What’s at Hastings Park – March 19

What’s Fresh


Coast Mushrooms: Certified Organic Oyster, King Oyster, Portabella, Shiitake Mushrooms

Cropthorne Farm: Certified Organic cabbage, celeriac, kohlrabi, leeks, specialty potatoes, golden beets, red beets, chioggia beets, heirloom carrots, rutabaga, spaghetti squash, parsnips

Ossome Acres: Certified Organic sprouts, eggs, walnuts

Paul’s Produce: onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes, beets, leeks,  frozen berries


Blue Comet Seafoods: flash frozen at sea black cod, halibut, salmon, tuna, canned sockeye salmon, canned smoked pink salmon, canned albacore tuna, canned smoked albacore tuna, cold smoked sockeye lox-sliced, cold smoked white spring chunks, hot smoked spring-peppered and natural, springs salmon maple nuggets, salmon candy

Greendale Meats: beef, pork, turkey

Rockweld Farm: chicken, eggs

Specialty Farm Products

Bryan & Agnes Warmerdam: specialty daffodils

Cedar Isle Farm: Certified Organic barley,  flour, oats, specialty potatoes, garlic, eggs

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters: grassfed butter, velvet brie cheese, jersey blue cheese, gouda cheese, havarti cheese, cheese curds

Valley Gold Bee Company: clover honey, blueberry honey, raspberry honey

The Promised Land Farm: Wild Harvest nettles, dried chantrelle mushrooms, dried pine mushrooms, dried lobster mushrooms, spouts, dried kombu seaweed

Veggie of the Week: Rutabaga

Photo Credit: Shira McDermott


2 tbsp cooking oil
2 medium yellow onions, chopped from Paul’s Produce
4 medium carrots, peeled and chopped from Cropthorne Farm
4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped from Cropthorne Farm
1 large rutabega, peeled and chopped from Cropthorne Farm
1 small-medium head of green cabbage, roughly chopped into pieces from Cropthorne Farm
1/2-1 cup Passata
8 cups water or bone broth from Georels
3/4 cup medium or light miso
3 tbsp honey from Valley Gold Bee Company

The magic of this recipe is how easy and very simple it is. The vegetables included here are all readily available (and inexpensive) this time of year, and the key to soup success is cutting the veggies in consistent sized pieces. The cabbage makes the soup. You could use 2-3 tbsp of tomato paste instead of the Passata here.

Start by preparing all of the vegetables. Heat the oil in a large soup pot on medium high and add the onions, cooking for 6-8 minutes until browning and soft, being sure to stir as you go. Add the carrots, potatoes, and rutabega and cook on medium-high heat for another 5-6 minutes, stirring intermittently. Add the water and Passata, and bring the soup to a light boil with the lid just slightly ajar. Cook at a rolling simmer for about 10-15 minutes. Add the cabbage and cook a further 10-15 minutes, until all of the veggies are tender and the cabbage is soft and wilted. At the end, stir in the Miso and honey, and stir well to break up the Miso clumps. It will help to let the soup sit a few minutes off the heat, 10 minutes or so with the lid on, to let the miso settle in and fully permeate the entire pot of soup. Stir well, and re-heat as needed. To serve, enjoy piping hot in a bowl or a favourite mug garnished with chopped fresh herbs, olive oil, or simply as is.

Recipe Source: In Pursuit of More

We’re Hiring!

Care about your community? Interested in supporting Vancouver’s local food system? Have strong customer service skills? Willing to work in the rain or🌧 sun ☀️? Join our market crew team this summer! Find out more on our website (eatlocal.org/employment) – deadline to apply is March 21st at midnight.

 Don’t Miss

Evo Car Share will have a booth set up at Hastings Park this weekend. Take advantage of their great sign up promo for market shoppers – free membership + 30 mins driving!

Hastings Park Shoppers Card

Are you a regular Hastings Park shopper? Pickup your Hastings Shopper Card at our Information Booth and enjoy some great perks including:

  • Free Market Money transactions ($2 value)
  • Free “bunch” item after 5th visit*
  • Free “basket” or “bag” item after 10th visit*
  • Free “jar” item after 15th visit*

It’s free to join, just sign up for our weekly newsletter!

*all free items valued at a maximum of $3. Shopper card is available at Hastings Park only.

Help Spread the Word!

Love the market? Tell your friends and family about Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market to help this new market grow. Share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

Be a Market Champion! Get a Hastings Park lawn sign and let your neighbours know where to find the freshest in local produce, all within a few minutes of their home. Pickup your lawn sign at the Info Booth this week!

See you at the market!

Get a complete list of this week’s Hastings Park vendors here.

Find more information on the Hastings Park location here