Recipe: Maple Mustard Pork Chops

This easy recipe comes from family run farm Central Park Farms and their friend and local food educator Krista Ettles of Nourished and Whole. The pork chops are flavoured sweet and savoury with a simple four ingredient glaze – a quick and delicious option for a comforting evening meal. Catch Central Park Farms at Riley […]

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Recipe: Winter Radicchio & Citrus Salad

The beautiful hues of radicchio are cropping up all over the markets this week as we prepare to kick off Vancouver Radicchio Fest at Riley Park Farmers Market. Stop by their tent at the market this Saturday, November 9 for radicchio tastings, recipes, cooking tips, and more! Winter Radicchio & Citrus Salad   Ingredients 1 […]

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Don’t miss Radicchio Fest!

Do you love Radicchio? We Do! Radicchios and a range of chicories and are becoming more common at fall and winter farmers markets. Their colours are attractive and you might be tempted to buy one – but if you haven’t cooked with them before, their bitterness might be off-putting. If that’s the case, help is […]

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How to cook with Kimchi: Kimchi Soup

In Korean cuisine, kimchi is not only a condiment or pickle; it is also used as an ingredient in many cooked dishes! This hearty winter dish comes from Ms. Lee’s Natural Foods, makers of local authentic kimchi that is packed with probiotic benefits. Ms. Lee’s Natural Foods started vending with VFM this summer and will […]

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New this year at the Winter Markets

The air is decidedly chillier these days, which can only mean one thing: winter is coming, and so are our fabulous winter markets! Starting this Saturday November 2, fans of fresh can bundle up and shop for the best selection of local food in wintertime at Riley Park and Hastings Park Farmers Markets. Alongside a […]

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Halloween fun on the farm

Looking for a fun family outing to the pumpkin patch, or something scarier to get you and your friends in the Halloween mood? A handful of our vendors are offering harvest and Halloween activities this year on their farms – everything from hay rides and apple cider making to pumpkin cannons and haunted corn mazes. […]

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Have your say on the future of Trout Lake Farmers Market

  As we move into the final week of the season for Trout Lake Farmers Market, we are asking our friends and supporters in the community to add their voice to the discussion happening now around the future of this market. The Vancouver Park Board is currently seeking input from the community to refine and […]

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Bone broth for optimal health

  Starting to feel autumn’s chill creeping into your bones? Warm up and get healthy this season with bone broth, that age-old staple of traditional diets that is both nutrient-dense and deeply hydrating. The following nutritional info and recipes come from Andrea Potter, RHN, who teaches a wide range of whole foods cooking classes both […]

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