In season recipe: Grilled Corn on the Cob

This simple recipe comes from Angrybbq.com, and includes a number of seasonal ingredients available at the markets right now! Find corn from Paul’s Produce, Mandair Farms, Klippers Organics or Forstbauer, garlic from BC Garlic, cilantro from Farm Circle Organics, and thyme from Fresh Roots or Organic Farm Connection Find these vendors and products using our Product/Vendor […]

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It’s time to support local farms

Photo: Vancouver Farmers Markets   Even as farmers markets across the province fill up with an abundance of fresh summer produce, they continue to see reduced foot traffic and vendor sales due to the impacts of COVID-19. Many BC farms and producers have short growing seasons and rely on weekly markets as a major (or […]

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VFM Online Orders – UPDATE!

We’re launching the next phase of VFM Online Ordering – making it easier for you to connect with vendors and pickup up your orders quickly and safely. ORDERING ONLINE Our online ordering platform, Local Line, is now divided into separate market stores. This change will make it easier for you to look up your favourite […]

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Shop local craft from the comfort of your home

We were happy to learn yesterday that Dr. Bonnie Henry has lifted restrictions on the sale of non-food items at farmers markets in BC. While we work to bring our craft vendors back to the markets, why not support local makers at the Got Craft? Virtual Market, taking place Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7? […]

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VFM Online Orders

Looking for a faster, more convenient way to shop with your fave VFM vendors? VFM Online Orders, our new online ordering platform, helps you: >> Skip the line for safer, more convenient pick-up. Pre-order with individual Riley Park vendors and arrange pick-up from them outside the market, on your selected date. >> Get what you need. Ordering ahead […]

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Market shopping during COVID-19: how and why to support local right now

With the opening of the West End and Mt. Pleasant Markets this weekend, Vancouverites will have two more places to shop direct with local farms and producers during COVID-19. And while it’s no secret that the summer markets are very different from the relaxed, community gatherings they were pre-pandemic, it’s now more crucial than ever […]

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In season: peonies

Photo: Warmerdam Flowers We’re sadly missing our flower growers at the markets right now, especially as one of our favourite blooms is just coming into season – peonies! These gorgeous and delicately fragrant beauties will be available from a number of our flower vendors between now and mid-June – read a full list of what’s […]

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COVID-19 Update on the Winter Markets: April 17

April 17: The Riley Park and Hastings Park Winter Markets continue to operate as essential services during the COVID-19 crisis. You can view this week’s Riley Park Market Map here, and Hastings Park Market Map here. Please note that while we aim to update these maps by noon each Friday, vendor schedules can and do […]

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