Don’t miss Tomato Fest!


Ok folks, let’s talk tomatoes. Are tangy Green Zebras your thing, or do you prefer the candy-like sweetness of a Sungold? Do your tastes lean towards the intense flavour and slight saltiness of a Black Krim, or is the complex and tropical taste profile of a Juane Flamme more your cup of tea? Whatever your preference, come sample 20+ tomatoes varieties this weekend at Trout Lake (Aug 25) and Kitsilano (Aug 26) as part of our annual Tomato Festival!

Each year at the festival, we celebrate the beauty, flavour, and sheer abundance of love apples that our farmers grow – more than 200 different heirloom and specialty varieties! Come view a large selection of some of our favourites, or discover your new fave at our Tomato Tasting Station. Tomato sampling is by donation and proceeds go to support our Fresh to Families Project. Come pay homage to one of our favourite fruits this weekend at Tomato Fest!

Tomato Fest Event Details:

  • Trout Lake – Saturday, August 25, 9am-2pm (Located in the North Parking lot of John Hendry Park

  • Kitsilano – Sunday, August 26, 10am-2pm (Located on the corner of 10th ave and Larch)

Member Perk: Are you an active VFM Market Member? Stop by Tomato Fest, show your membership card, and be entered to win a flat of tomatoes from our vendors ($25 value)! Not a member yet? Sign up for a Market Membership at the Info Tent this weekend to be eligible to win!

Plus! Learn to can your own tomatoes and preserve the harvest all winter long with our friends at Italian Cultural Centre! Join them this Wednesday, August 22nd for an evening workshop that teaches the boiling water bath method for preserving tomatoes. More info on registration here.

Looking to load up on tomatoes? Be sure to check out any of these farms during the festival:

Albert’s Herbs and Nursery, Applebarn Pumpkin Farm, Crisp Organics, Cropthorne Farm, Earth Apple Farm, Farmer Koo, Fresh Quality Produce, Forrest Nelson, Glenn Valley Farms, Golden West Farms, Harvey’s Orchards, Hill Top Farm, Ice Cap Organics, Klippers Organics, Langley Organic Growers, Organic Farm Connection, Paul’s Produce, Sapo Bravo Organics, Shalefield Organic Gardens, Soban Organic Farm, Sole Food Street Farms, Stein Mountain Farm, Stoney Paradise