VFM: Essential to Local Farms

In March 2020, the Province of BC designated farmers markets an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since that time, Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) has been operating multiple weekly farmers markets under strict COVID-19 protocols in order to serve the community’s need for fresh, healthy food. Our markets also play an vital role in the […]

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ElectroRecycle is back this summer!

Get your grocery shopping & small appliance and power tool recycling done in one convenient stop!   Vancouver Farmers Markets has been partnering with ElectroRecycle since 2015 by setting up regular recycling days at markets. Over the last 6 years, ElectroRecycle has collected over 17,000 lbs of small appliance and power tools from market shoppers! […]

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Summer season starts May 1st!

May 1st marks the start of another summer season for Vancouver Farmers Markets, with markets opening at Riley Park (Sat, 10am-2pm), Trout Lake (Sat, 9am-2pm), and Kitsilano (Sun, 9:30-2:30pm)! As we continue to operate our markets under strict COVID-19 protocols, we ask our shoppers for their continued support in following physical distancing and other safety […]

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Go Zero Waste and support your local Meal Kit

Sponsored content Fresh Prep to showcase Zero Waste Kit at the Riley Park Farmers Market Fresh Prep is a sponsor of the Riley Park Farmers Market. This spring, Fresh Prep is offering VFM shoppers $44 off their first order. Keep reading to learn more on how Fresh Prep is reducing their packaging and how to […]

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Help us bring back soap and flowers!

Dear VFM Community, As many of you know, non-food vendors were taken off the list of approved products for farmers markets in December – a time when many of our artisans rely on craft fairs (cancelled), holiday events (cancelled) and markets for over 50% of their annual income. Many of you had to rely on […]

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Help keep farmers markets a priority in Vancouver parks

Trout Lake Farmers Market, May 2015. Photo: Kaishin Chu The Vancouver Park Board is seeking community input on their Local Food Action Plan around how they can contribute to a just and sustainable food system through their network of parks, facilities, programs, and community connections. Four of our farmers markets – Trout Lake, Kitsilano, Riley Park, […]

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2021 New Vendor Boot Camp

This January we’re excited to welcome eleven small businesses to our Winter Markets, as part of VFM’s New Vendor Boot Camp – we can’t wait to introduce you! Now in it’s 5th year, our New Vendor Boot Camp has become a successful business incubator programme for new farm and food entrepreneurs, providing a low-barrier marketplace entry […]

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Donate to Fresh to Families this Giving Tuesday

Quadruple your impact this Giving Tuesday! We believe fresh, local food should be accessible to everyone, regardless of income. Our Fresh to Families Fund helps to bridge that gap by providing fresh, local food from BC farms and producers to newly arrived refugees, lower income families and at-risk new and expectant mothers in our community. […]

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