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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BIPOC Foods Virtual Pop-Up Happening This Friday

By Avneet Takhar BIPOC Foods Van is a pop-up market that launched in July 2020 and is back again for the holiday edition this Friday. Cooked up by four WOC, Ariela Badenas of Tempea, Mithalee Rawat of Shorba Bone Broth, Anika Makim Talwalkar, photographer at The Indian Pantry and Avneet Takhar, a foodie originally from […]

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Help feed families in need, support Fresh to Families

Since 2015, our Fresh to Families Fund has provided fresh, local food direct from our farms and producers to low income families, newly arrived refugees, and at risk expectant mothers living in our community. We have been working with our partners at VCH Healthiest Babies Possible, Mt Pleasant Early Years Refugee Program and MOSAIC Building Blocks […]

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Handmade craft and more

Sadly, the recent update from the PHO means that farmers’ markets are once again only permitted to sell food items. Another blow for our crafters who had already lost almost all their sales outlets during what is usually their busiest season. These local gems are now only available to buy online – take a peep […]

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Riley Park Winter Market Zones

This year the market is split into 4 zones with vendors equally distributed between them. Before coming to markets please plan your shop! Refer to the below list to see which vendors are in which zone this week. NOTE: The zone list and online market map is updated at 3pm each Friday and is subject to […]

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Seasonal Food & Drink

Festive Eats   Bowen Is. Herb Salts – The Mulling Spice blend is an old family recipe that creates a rich blend of sweetness and spice ideal for simmering mulled wine or mulled cider (apple or cranberry). The apples in this blend are naturally grown on Bowen Island, British Columbia. Available in sets of 3 […]

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