Help keep farmers markets a priority in Vancouver

  Dear Market Supporters, The Draft Vancouver Plan dropped earlier this month and we need your help connecting farmers markets to the ideas and policies. The feedback survey closes on Sunday, and every voice and mention counts.  Interested in helping but short on time? Fill out the feedback survey for the Vancouver Plan and simply […]

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Farming: The Next Generation

Guest blog by filmmakers Tamer Soliman & Sarah Douglas “There are some really big questions and problems that we’re facing today – land acquisition and access to capital are huge barriers to farming – but maybe the most important one is that we don’t have enough young farmers.” – Stuart Oke,Youth President of the National Farmers […]

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Meet the 2022 Seeds for Growth vendors!

Seeds for Growth offers new entrepreneurs one-on-one mentorship and a more accessible, low-barrier entry point to markets. Now, after a month of recruitment, a food panel, new vendor onboarding and expert guidance, our five participants are ready to launch their products at the Hastings Park and Riley Park Winter markets. Each vendor is trialing the […]

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Drink Hot Chocolate and Support Fresh to Families!

  The Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is back bigger and better than ever! Until February 14th you can find over 100 hot chocolate designs at 67 cafes across Greater Vancouver, including two hot chocolate creations from Emkao Foods available exclusively at Riley Park and Hastings Park winter farmers markets.  This year our Fresh to […]

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5 Reasons to Eat Local this Year!

  You’ve likely written your list of New Year’s resolutions by now, so in case you’ve forgotten to add “eat local” to it, let us inspire you with our top five reasons to shop at farmers markets in 2022. 1. Eating local tastes better. Most food lovers are driven by the pursuit of flavour. If […]

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Winter Market Holiday Guide – 2021 Edition

  VFM staff have rounded up our top picks from the Winter Markets to help make your local holiday gift giving and entertaining a breeze. Craft spirits, artisanal cheeses, deluxe baked goods, seasonal wreaths and bouquets, specialty food items, and fine craft are just a few of the hundreds of festive ideas on hand at Riley Park & Hastings Park […]

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Introducing the Seeds for Growth Program

Pictured: 2021 boot camp vendor Gingeraki

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Have your say on the future of the West End Farmers Market

  We are asking our friends and supporters in the West End community to add their voice to a discussion happening now that will effect the future of the West End Farmers Market.  The City of Vancouver is currently seeking input from the community to help refine draft project goals and develop conceptual designs for […]

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