Local Food Global Flavours

chinese_lettuceLocal Food Global Flavours at the Markets


We’re celebrating the diversity of local foods available from our growers at the markets in a program called Local Food Global Flavours.

Did you know our farmers produce dozens of Asian greens and vegetables – such as tatsoi, bitter melon, daikon, amaranth greens, shiitake mushroom, and spicy Thai pepper – right here in the Lower Mainland?

Our Local Food Global Flavours campaign will highlight these unique offerings and much more this November at Nat Bailey and Hastings Park Markets – here’s how you can experience the diversity of our food system this season:



COLLECT  limited edition Local Food Global Flavours recipes and cooking tips from local chefs, food bloggers, and VFM vendors.

Celery & Cashew Soup – RECIPE   /   Tempeh with Tomatoes & Eggplant – RECIPE
Quick Kimchi – RECIPE   /  Rabbit Food (thanks to Clement Chan 0f Torafuku) – RECIPE   /  Green Bean & Oyster Mushroom Stirfry – RECIPE  /  Gai Lan Fried Rice – RECIPE  /  Stir-fried Asian Greens – RECIPE   /  Sausage, Red Pepper & Spinach Pesto Pizza – RECIPE   /  Kohlrabi & Apple Slaw – RECIPE  /  Udon Soup with Bok Choy & Poached Egg – RECIPE  /  Slow Cooker Veggie Stew – RECIPE

ENTER our Instagram contest & get a chance to win a limited edition market shopping tote with graphics by local designer, Jane Koo.   Find a recipe at the market or check out all of them in this blog post. Make the recipe & snap a shot, tagging it on Instagram with #lfgfrecipes. You’ll be automatically entered to win!  We’ll give away one prize a week in November so get cooking!

TALK to vendors who speak your language.

LOOK FOR  the Chinese language signage in produce vendor stalls at the markets.

ASK  a farmer’s advice on how to choose the freshest produce and inquire about best ways to store, prepare and cook crops that are new to you.

TOUR the Trout Lake Farmers Market in this short video tour with subtitles in English and Chinese.

Meet the farmers who grow your food including the students of Fresh Roots Farm.

You never know what you’ll find at your local market but one thing you can be sure of is that it is the freshest & tastiest you will find.

Follow along as the chefs of Torafuku shop, cook and serve a local food meal with global influences.