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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Support a long-term location for the Trout Lake Farmers Market

  East Vancouver residents and Trout Lake Farmers Market supporters may already be aware of the Vancouver Parks Board renewal plan for John Hendry Park . In 2019 many of you gave feedback in the first round of engagement, supporting our requests for essential amenities and adequate space. The Vancouver Park Board has now prepared […]

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Quadruple your impact this Giving Tuesday

Donate to Fresh to Families this Giving Tuesday, November 30th 2021 We’re approaching this Giving Tuesday with our regional food security top of mind. The damage and disruption of the BC floods and slides will be long lasting, and serves as a stark reminder of how fragile our regional food system is. We’re looking ahead at […]

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Devastating flooding in Fraser Valley farmland

Updated Nov 22: It’s been a devastating week. We’ve been thinking non-stop about the farmers & producers impacted by the BC flooding, many of whom are our vendors and friends. To learn more about the state of the disaster follow this link.  Our team has heard from farmers and producers, many are physically well but […]

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