Creamy Nettle & Potato Soup

Creamy Nettle & Potato Soup by: Meg De Jong This is a perfect dish for this time of year and a great way to incorporate wild nettle! Nettle is an iron rich super food loaded with tons of vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory properties. Serving size: 4 bowls Cook time: 40 minutes   Ingredients 1 Tbsp. […]

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Spring Eggstravaganza at Hastings Park

We’re hosting an egg-stra special market on Sunday, April 21st at Hastings Park! Meet a chicken, learn about egg-laying hens and dye eggs naturally. Activity Line-Up Egg Display: Learn about the breeds of hens that lay brown, white, spotted and blue eggs Natural Egg Dyeing: Dye eggs with beet, turmeric & purple cabbage Live Chickens: […]

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Thanks for shopping on Community Giving Day!

Thanks to everyone who came out to shop at Metro Vancouver Whole Foods Markets last Thursday, April 18th! With your help, we raised $33,185.17 – enough to send 82 families in need to the farmers markets this summer! If you’ve been saving up for that fancy French walnut oil or maybe a box of Maldon […]

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Your 2019 Guide to a Locally-Sourced Seder Plate

  Come by the Riley Park Farmers Market this Saturday (or next) and the Hastings Park Farmers Market this Sunday to get some fresh ingredients for your Seders on the 19th and 20th! For your Beitzah: Pick up some eggs from Rockweld Farm (Sat & Sun), Langley Organic Growers (Sat), Goldwing (Sat), Outwest Ranches (Sat 13 […]

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Q & A with The Crazy Chicken Lady

We’re celebrating our local egg farmers on Sunday, April 21st at our annual Spring Eggstravaganza at Hastings Park! In light of this egg-citing event, we asked The Crazy Chicken Lady to share a bit about her farm so we could get to know her better. This year Hilliar Farms a.k.a. The Crazy Chicken Lady joined […]

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April Member Specials!

  It’s our last Member Appreciation Week of the Winter Market season. If you’re a Market Member who shops at Riley Park or Hastings Park, make sure to bring your card to the market this weekend to save on the following deals from our vendors: Sweet Thea Bakery – 10% off all purchases at Riley […]

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Olives & Greens in Angry Sauce

A little salty, a little heat, and just a hint of sweet – Olives & Greens in Angry Sauce by Pasta Boy Peter   Ingredients: Serves 4 1 bag of a Good Bronze Extruded Pasta or your home made orechietti, cavatelli or gnochetti sardi (Check out Wikipedia’s history of it) 200g of canned Italian or Californian Cherry […]

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Welcome back, farmers!

Photo: Caitlyn Warmerdam Spring is here and there will soon be more than nettles and tulips popping up at the Winter Markets. Over the next several weeks, many of our farms and producers will be returning to the markets after a winter break, adding their early season produce to the mix of great offerings. Check […]

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