Market shopping during COVID-19: how and why to support local right now

With the opening of the West End and Mt. Pleasant Markets this weekend, Vancouverites will have two more places to shop direct with local farms and producers during COVID-19. And while it’s no secret that the summer markets are very different from the relaxed, community gatherings they were pre-pandemic, it’s now more crucial than ever […]

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In season: peonies

Photo: Warmerdam Flowers We’re sadly missing our flower growers at the markets right now, especially as one of our favourite blooms is just coming into season – peonies! These gorgeous and delicately fragrant beauties will be available from a number of our flower vendors between now and mid-June – read a full list of what’s […]

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Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Vancouver Farmers Markets is proudly sponsored by local companies that value local food, sustainability and healthy communities.  Our sponsors provide essential funding for operational expenses, equipment purchases and other needs that help our farmers markets running successfully and keep BC farms in production. During this unprecedented year, our sponsorship dollars have been more valuable than […]

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COVID-19 Update on the Winter Markets: April 24

April 24: It’s the final weekend of the season for Riley Park and Hastings Park Winter Markets. You can view this week’s Riley Park Market Map here, and Hastings Park Market Map here. Riley Park shoppers please note: We will reserve the first 30 mins (10-10:30am) for seniors (65+), shoppers with mobility challenges, and others […]

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Support the makers

Let your loved ones know you’re thinking of them during this solitary time, with a local, handmade gift. Our markets have become food-only during the COVID-19 crisis, and our craft vendors have adapted, making their well-loved products available for you to purchase online. Support these small businesses and read on for a listing of some […]

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COVID-19 Update on the Winter Markets: April 17

April 17: The Riley Park and Hastings Park Winter Markets continue to operate as essential services during the COVID-19 crisis. You can view this week’s Riley Park Market Map here, and Hastings Park Market Map here. Please note that while we aim to update these maps by noon each Friday, vendor schedules can and do […]

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2020 Summer Season update

We can confirm at this time that all six of our scheduled summer markets will open between May 2nd – June 3rd as essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Full physical distancing and safety measures will be in place – learn more about those on our FAQ page. For the time being, our summer markets […]

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COVID-19 Update on the Winter Markets: April 10

April 10: The Riley Park and Hastings Park Winter Markets are rolling into their 4th week of operations during the COVID-19 crisis. You can view this week’s Riley Park Market Map here, and Hastings Park Market Map here. Please note that while we aim to update these maps by noon each Friday, vendor schedules can […]

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