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Winter Farmer Markets Are Back At Nat Bailey Stadium & Hastings Park

31 Oct

ProduceEricUrquhartVancouver Farmers Market hosts two winter farmer markets this year. Both kick off this weekend. Nat Bailey Stadium kicks off this Saturday, November 4th and Hastings Park happens Sunday, November 5th. These markets happen rain or shine and continue into April.  So if they can be out there in all the elements, so can we to support our local growers and makers.

Nat Bailey Stadium – November 4 to April 21 / 10 – 2

The biggest Winter Farmers Market is at Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario Street on Saturday November 4th and runs each Saturday until April 22nd, 2018 save for December 30th.  The market runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Hastings Park – November 5 to April 29 / 10 – 2

If you prefer heading to the farmers market on a Sunday, then be sure to check out the now popular market at Hastings Park.  This farmers market will run every Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm until April 30, 2018 save for December 24th and December 31st.  The market is located on the Centregrounds.

Photo Credit: Eric Urquhart

Winter Markets In East Vancouver  

19 Oct

Pumpkins & SquashVancouver Farmers Market host two great  markets during the winter months. We’ve set out the dates and times below, but both have some great additions to entice you to join them, rain or shine, in January and February.  Hastings Park is showcasing some new vendors that can only be found at Hastings Park including The Smallflower Gluten Free Bakery, Tempea Tempeh, North Pacific Kelp & Wild Foods, Cedar Isle Farms, Georels Smokehouse, Lita’s Mexican Foods.  This February Food Truck February is back at both markets, Nat Bailey Stadium and Hastings Park with the biggest line up ever of food trucks. Purchase a Food Truck Passport and get it stamped at each stop and you have the chance to win a Food Truck Golden Ticket which means a free food truck meal every week for a year!  Just a little extra entice to get out and support local.

Nat Bailey Stadium – November 5 to April 22 / 10 – 2

The biggest Winter Farmers Market is at Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario Street on Saturday November 5th and runs each Saturday until April 22nd, 2017 save for December 24th and 31st. The market will run each day from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Hastings Park – November 6 to April 30 / 10 – 2

If you prefer heading to the farmers market on a Sunday, then be sure to check out the now popular market at Hastings Park.  This farmers market will run every Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm until April 30, 2017 save for December 25th and January 1st.  The market is located on the PNE grounds by the Hastings Skatepark.

Photo Credit: Deborah Waller

Winter Farmer Markets In East Vancouver

29 Oct

Pumpkins & SquashNat Bailey Stadium – November 7 to April 26 / 10 – 2

Vancouver Farmers Market returns to Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario Street for their winter market starting Saturday November 7th and will run each Saturday until April 23 save for December 26th.  The market will run each day from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.   This is a great opportunity to shop local all winter long. Each week you can expect to find locally grown fruit and vegetables, meat and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods and prepared foods.  Also on hand, as usual, will be a few food trucks, hot drink vendors and a little live music to keep you entertained.

Hastings Park – November 8 to May 1 / 10 – 2

If you prefer heading to the farmers market on a Sunday, then be sure to check out  the market at Hastings Park beginning Sunday November 8th.  This farmers market will run every Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm until May 1, 2016 save for December 27th.  The market is located on the PNE grounds by the Hastings Skatepark. This market will also feature a great selection of local produce, including fish, poultry, meat and dairy products.  You will also find locally sourced  artisan prepared foods, baked goods, local crafts and food trucks serving hot food to keep you warm in the cooler months. Come out and support local this winter.

Photo Credit: Deborah Waller

Food Truck Fest February At Vancouver Farmers Market – Nat Bailey Stadium

6 Feb

FoodTruckFestFebruary2015Vancouver Farmers Market invites you to Food Truck Fest starting Saturday, February 7th at Nat Bailey Stadium. Vancouver Farmers Market plans on a bit of a competition amongst the participating food trucks at this month’s event. There will be several honours bestowed. VFM will be challenging each of the food trucks to come up with a new Market Menu item and you get to decide which one is the best.  While the food trucks work on their new Market Menu item, they will be asked to submit their sources so they can determine who is using the most local ingredients for Most Local honours.  Next up is Judge’s Choice. A panel of esteemed judges (to be announced) will sample all the Market Menu items and decide which one is the best.

Food Truck February is a zero waste event. All food trucks are asked to use only compostable or recyclable serving containers and utensils. There will be lots of seating and heaters to keep everyone warm and of course there will  amazing live music.  Vancouver Farmers Market kicks off Saturday at 10:00 am and runs till 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium with an amazing line up of local vendors as well as all the delicious food trucks. Note keep an eye out for some construction in the area, the market may get moved across the street to Riley Park.  Watch Vancouver Farmers Market website for updates.

Below, is Vancouver Farmers Market rundown of participating food truck vendors over the next few weeks:

February 7th February 14th February 21st February 28th
Aussie Pie Guy Aussie Pie Guy Aussie Pie Guy Chilitank
Blue Smoke BBQ Blue Smoke BBQ Blue Smoke BBQ Disco Cheetah
Chilitank Creperie La Boheme Chilitank Feastro The Rolling Bistro
Creperie La Boheme Disco Cheetah Culver City Salads Guanaco Salvadoran
Culver City Salads Feastro The Rolling Bistro Disco Cheetah J-brûlée
Eli’s Serious Sausage Guanaco Salvadoran Eli’s Serious Sausage JJ’s Trucketeria
J-brûlée JJ’s Trucketeria Guanaco Salvadoran Le Tigre
Old Country Pierogi Le Tigre J-brûlée Soho Road Naan Kebab
Soho Road Naan Kebab Taser Grilled Cheese Old Country Pierogi Taser Grilled Cheese
The Bean Buggy The Bean Buggy Soho Road Naan Kebab The Kaboom Box
The Kaboom Box The Schnitzel Shack The Bean Buggy The Schnitzel Shack
The Schnitzel Shack West Best Coffee The Kaboom Box West Best Coffee
West Best Coffee The Schnitzel Shack Yolk’s Breakfast
Yolk’s Breakfast West Best Coffee

If you wish to follow the food festivities on Instagram or Twitter, use the hashtag #foodtruckfeb.

Winter Farmers Market At Nat Bailey Stadium November 1st – April 25th: Starts Today!

1 Nov

Pumpkins & SquashVancouver Farmers Market returns to Nat Bailey Stadium for their winter market starting today, November 1s,t from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The market will run every Saturday until April 25th save for December 27th.  This is a great opportunity to shop local all winter long. Each week you can expect to find locally grown fruit and vegetables, meat and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods, prepared foods and artisanal craft. Also on hand, as usual, will be a few food trucks, hot drink vendors and a little live music to keep you entertained. And we hear covered seating areas and warming stations.

And if you miss Saturday’s Winter Market at Nat Bailey Stadium, don’t forget there is also the new Hastings Park Winter Market on Sundays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm until November 30th. Find this market in the Hastings Sunrise area on the PNE grounds between the Forum and the Agrodome.

Photo Credit: Deborah Waller

Food Truck Fest In January At Winter Farmers Market

3 Jan

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Join Vancouver Farmers Market as they kick off 2014 with a Food Truck Fest this Saturday, January 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Outside of some delicious reasons to shop local from all the great vendors on hand, you will now have double the choices from food cart vendors so you can lunch and shop.

Vancouver Farmers Market will be introducing some new recruits to their food cart line up. They will be hosting 4 new recruits every week at January’s Food Truck Fest. Just a few of the new recruits include Mangal Kiss Mid East BBQ, Culver City Salads and Mogu Japanese Street Eats.  The new recruit with the most votes will be invited to join their summer markets.  Sounds like a winning combination to me. The Winter Farmers Market is held at Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario Street. The Food Truck Fest will continue every Saturday throughout the month of January.

18th Annual Holiday Market Croatian Cultural Centre December 14th

9 Dec

THolidayMarkethe Vancouver Farmers Market presents the 18th Annual Holiday Market which is a seasonal celebration of food and art.   The event takes place at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive (at 15th Avenue) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. this Saturday, December 14th.   You will find over 75 vendors offering everything from delicious food items such as cheese, fresh bread, olive oil, chocolates jams, coffee and honey as well as handmade jewellery, delectable desserts including homemade pies plus home accessories and lots of items perfect for gift giving this Christmas or edible eats for entertaining over the holidays.

Also, on hand will be Vancouver Tool Library. Stop by and learn more about this interesting cooperative tool lending library in East Vancouver.  Or stop by and visit Old Country Pierogi which is a local family business that operates a fully self-contained food cart offering pierogies (regular and gluten free ) with various fillings, potato pancakes, hunter’s stew, red borscht soup and cabbage rolls.  Note, the outdoor winter market at Nat Bailey Stadium runs as usual from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Anyone who attends both markets is eligible to get a ballot stamped at each market for a chance to win a hardcover copy of Edible: A Celebration of Local Food.

Winter Farmers Market In Photos

24 Mar

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It was a busy day in the beautiful sunshine at yesterday’s Winter Farmers Market. In case you missed it, here is a sample of what will be in store when they do it all again next weekend, March 30th. Same time 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., same place adjacent to Nat Bailey Stadium at 30th & Ontario. For more information as to which vendors are at the market next week, checkout their website www.eatlocal.org.

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Award Winning Marmalade At This Weekend’s Winter Farmers Market

22 Mar

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I recently had the pleasure of attending an artisan bread making class presented by local artisan bread maker, Chris Brown, of Rise Artisan Bakery.  Chris sells his delicious artisan breads at the Winter Farmers Market held at Nat Bailey Stadium. He will be there in good form this Saturday, March 23rd along with his hot cross buns just in time for Easter.  What is notable is that Chris also makes world class orange Seville marmalade and I do mean world class.  Chris recently entered his marmalade  “The Bitter End” in the World’s Original Marmalade Awards held in Penrith, England.  There were over 1,500 entrants from around the world. Chris made away with the Silver Medal in the Artisan Category.  I can attest that the marmalade is really that good, in my humble opinion.   The award winning marmalade will also be available at this weekend’s Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   To learn more about Rise Artisan Bakery, check out their Facebook page. Congratulations Chris!

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Winter Farmers Market At Nat Bailey Stadium Until April 27th, 2013

17 Feb

Fresh Produce

If you have not tried the sinfully delicious Earnest artisan ice cream, the delectable root chips or the white truffle and vinegar potato chips, you are missing out.  Not being a morning person, it took some time for me to make my way to the Winter Farmers Market held at the Nat Bailey Stadium eat Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. I must say leaving my warm abode, was well worth it.  I have now converted a few neighbours , who are not exactly early birds themselves, who have made the trek out and are now planning to make regular stops at the Winter Farmers Market.  I must say there is something to be said for being the early bird though.   There are a number of items that do sell out by Noon.  So if you want first dibbs on the many wonderful offerings, it is best to get there earlier rather than later. Having said this, there are usually many similar offerings at hand, as there about 70 vendors which include live music, local food trucks as well as the Chili Tank which always seems to have a line up. The longest line up seems to go to Creperie La Boheme which makes hot crepes on site with fresh local seasonal ingredients.  Winter Farmers Market is held every Saturday at Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you wish to receive updates of what vendors will be at the market each week, visit www.eatlocal.org.

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