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Recent media releases


November 4, 2021: Stay fresh this winter with the Vancouver Farmers Markets

July 22, 2021: Farmers market coupons help local farms and families

April 28, 2021: Vancouver Farmers Markets opens two new locations to support local farms and eaters during COVID-19

October 29, 2020: Shop fresh all winter at the Vancouver Farmers Markets

April 24, 2020: Vancouver Farmers Markets launch 2020 summer season as an essential service during COVID-19

October 30, 2019: Vancouver’s original winter market celebrates 10 years this Saturday at Riley Park

May 9, 2019: Vancouver Farmers Markets add $60,000 in matching funds to ministry coupon program

Vancouver Farmers Markets in the news


November 27, 2021: CityNews, B.C. farmers market missing some travelling producers due to weather, highway closures 

November 27, 2021: CTV News, Financial Strain for BC Farmers 

November 7, 2021: CBC News, Sunday Evening News

September 21, 2o21: Daily Hive, Best fall and winter farmers’ markets in Metro Vancouver

August 31, 2021: Scout Magazine, The Tip Out Vol. 12

July 29, 2021: Lonely Planet (online), Vancouver’s most amazing parks

July 23, 2012: Scout Magazine (online), Vancouver Farmers Market coupons helping local farms and families

April/May 2021: Edible Vancouver & Wine Country Magazine, Fresh Food and Building Community (p. 14)

May 27, 2021: News 1130 (0nline), Your Guide to the Lower Mainland’s farmer’s markets

May 25, 2021: Daily Hive (online), Where to find the best farmers markets across Metro Vancouver

May 2, 2021: Global Times (online), 2021 summer Vancouver Farmers Markets kick off

April 28, 2021: Miss604 (online), Vancouver Summer Farmers Markets 2021

March 20, 2021: CBC News (online), Farmers’s markets get the green light to sell non-food items

March 4, 2021: 980 CKNW (radio), Interview re: non-food vendors featuring VFM’s ED Laura Smit (search March 4, 12pm – interview starts at 35:00)

March 2, 2021: National Observer, Why farmers markets are here to stay

February 26, 2021: Vancouver Sun, COVID-19, Metro Vancouver flower vendors seek return to farmers’ markets

February 25, 2021: CBC News (online), Flowers vendors frustrated by BC’s COVID restrictions at farmers markets

October 30, 2020: Scout Magazine, The Tip Out Vol. 5

October 15, 2020: The National Observer, Vancouver farmers markets look back – and ahead – after pandemic summer

September 25, 2020: Fairchild TV (online), Farmers Markets during COVID-19

July 2, 2020: The Tyee, A Dozen Local Food Heroes on what pandemic teaches us

June 10, 2020: CityNews/Breakfast TV, Operation Support Local: Vancouver Farmers Markets

May 28, 2020: Globe & Mail (print, online), Farmers’ markets grow creative to connect vendors and consumers in a crisis

April 28, 2020: CBC Radio The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn, Why summer farmers markets may be more important than ever


April 25, 2020: CTV News Vancouver (television), Changes to farmers markets during COVID-19

April 24, 2020: CTV News (online), First Vancouver farmers market to open May 2 under COVID-19 protocols

April 24, 2020: Vancouver Is Awesome (online), All six summer Vancouver Farmers Markets will open as ‘essential service’

April 24, 2020: Scout Magazine (online), Vancouver’s Farmers Markets Set to Return Next Weekend, Albeit With Big Changes

March 27, 2020: Vancouver Sun (online), COVID-19: BC farmers markets go online during pandemic

March 27, 2020: Vancouver Is Awesome (online), B.C. farmers’ markets going online to keep us connected to farmers during COVID-19 crisis

March 21, 2020: Vancouver Sun (online), COVID-19: Virus leads to surge in local food, seed sales

Vendors in the News

January 27, 2021: Scout Magazine (online) featuring A Bread Affair, The Bench Bakehouse, Kafka’s Coffee, Livia, Rising Knead, Ritchie’s Bakery, Sweet Thea Bakery, Tall Shadow Breads, Vancouver’s Best Bread, Mapped

October 7, 2020: Odd Society Spirits launches new gin

June 22, 2020: Georgia Strait (online), featuring Bannock Queen – Three places to find bannock in Greater Vancouver

June 3, 2020: Scout Vancouver (online), featuring Fresh Roots – Fresh Roots’ Weekly Pop Up Market Kicks Off June 3

June 3, 2020: The Peak (online), featuring Kasama Chocolate – SFU grad’s business venture is a delightful culmination of chocolate and friendship

May 17, 2020: Globe & Mail (online), featuring Myers Organic Farm, Hannah Brook Farm – small-organic-farms-see-crops-go-to-waste-despite-demand-for-local

April 8, 2020: Vancouver Sun (online), featuring Hannah Brook Farm – how-one-boutique-farm-is-getting-its-produce-to-consumers

December 27, 2019: Globe & Mail (online, print), featuring Klippers Organics, Livia’s Bakery – the-ten-best-new-vancouver-restaurants-of-2019-plus-one-gem-in-the

December 23, 2019: Vancouver Magazine (online), featuring Marie’s Guilt Free Bakery – The-Best-Things-We-Ate-This-Year

November 12, 2019: CBC News (online), featuring BC Garlic – every-chef-needs-farmer-farm-to-table-local-food-bc

October 3, 2019: West Coast Food (online), featuring Mixers & Elixirs – mixers-and-elixirs-give-vancouver-fruit-a-new-life

October 2, 2019: Georgia Straight (online), featuring Kula – best-vancouver-2019-food-drink

Autumn, 2019: Edible Vancouver (online, print), featuring Sole Food Street Farms – onlinedigeditions.com/publication

Summer 2019: Edible Vancouver (online, print), featuring Central Park Farms – onlinedigeditions.com/publication

August 23, 2019: Daily Hive (online), featuring BCB Honey – vancouver-honey-best-in-world