Summer Celebration

Get ready to embrace the summer spirit at our first-ever

Saturday, July 22, 2023 | Noon to 5:00 pm
City Centre Artist Lodge | 2111 Main Street at 5th


Food Vendors + Trucks • Craft Beer • DJ Skylar Love • Open Artist Studios
• Face Painting • Henna Art • And More • All Welcome

A fundraising event in support of VFM’s Fresh to Families Fund!

Share the event with your friends and family  Join for a fun filled Saturday!


Vendors + Food Trucks

Steve’s Smoked Meats // Texas-style BBQ and Montreal smoked meat 
Casa De Nata // Sweet + savoury Portuguese tarts
Indish // Bold Indian flavours with a modern flair
Seed of Life Blooms // Flowers and everything beautiful
Baker’s Breakfast Joint // Taiwanese Breakfast Items, Treats & more
Oh Yas Goodies // Gluten-free vegan donuts & donut ice cream sandwiches
Johnny’s Pops //Artisan popsicles
Crema Ice Cream  //  Latino, Asian and Classic flavours of icecream
Sea to Sky Agua Fresca  //  Traditional Mexican Refresment Drinks
Merci Boulangerie //  French Bakery
House of Yee Dumplings  //  Gluten Free Premium Dumplings
Focacciaza  //  Zero Emission Italian Street Food

Mom’s Grilled Cheese or Melt// Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Planted Love  //  Vegan Food Truck
Jack and The Bean Coffee  // Full service mobile espresso bar
Pretty good Sandwiches  // Unique sandwiches made to order

Craft Beer

Main St. Brewing // BEER! Really good BEER!
Dageraad Brewing  //Small batch artisan brewery bringing Belgian Beer Culture 

And More

79 Open Artist Studios
DJ Skylar Love
Tarot Reader
Henna artist
Face Painters

A free fundraising event benefiting VFM’s Fresh to Families Fund

We believe that fresh, locally-grown food should be available to everyone regardless of income.Through our partners at Mosaic, Vancouver Coastal Health, Kitsilano Neighbourhood House and Vancouver Community Connections, Fresh to Families provides coupons that can be redeemed at BC farmers markets, providing access to fresh, locally grown food that may otherwise be inaccessible while giving participants the dignity to choose the foods that work best for them. Every dollar redeemed goes straight to BC farmers and producer vendors. 

Last year we raised $80K that supported 160 vulnerable families, seniors, and newly arrived refugees. Your donation will help us serve even more people this year!


Visit our information booth  to make a donation with cash, credit or debit. You can also donate online here.

Thank you to our incredible partners and sponsors!

Become a sponsor today!

Be a part of something extraordinary in our community! By sponsoring our Summer Celebration benefiting Fresh to Families, you are helping to ensure equitable access by the most vulnerable in our community to fresh, local food.

Contact Bree Hayden at bree@eatlocal.org to connect, we’d love your support.