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Winter Farmer Markets In East Vancouver

30 Oct

FarmersMarketProduceRiley Park Farmers Market – Every Saturday

In case you missed the news, Riley Park Farmers Market is now a year round market happening every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 30th & Ontario.   This is a great space located next to a community garden with ample parking and located on a bike route.

Hastings Park Farmers Market – Sundays Nov. 4 – April 28, 2019

The Hastings Park Farmers Market kicks off Sunday, November 4th at Hastings Park and happens weekly every Sunday until April 28, 2019 except for Sunday, December 30th. The market is located on the PNE grounds by the Hastings Skatepark.

Whichever market you choose, stop by and support your local makers!

Book Launch The Plant-Based Foodie Cookbook October 27th At Riley Park Farmers Market

22 Oct

PlantBasedFoodieCoverBrad Hill, creator of a series of Foodie cookbooks officially launches The Plant-Based Foodie Cookbook this Saturday at Riley Park Farmers Market.  More people are looking to add plant-based foods to their diet, whether it is for health, taste or ethical reasons. It’s a flourishing area in the world of food which means there are some innovative and delicious plant-based foods now available in Vancouver. The Plant-Based Foodie -Vancouver cookbook explores the stories and recipes of the restaurants and foodie businesses behind this boom.

Hot on the heels of The North Shore Foodie, The East Van Foodie, and The Gastown Foodie, Foodie Book series creator, Brad Hill, has changed things up and focused on vegan and vegetarian restaurants from across Vancouver. The book features a thorough showcase of Vancouver’s veggie venues, from the casual comfort of MeeT restaurants to the roots of Vancouver’s veggie scene at The Naam, to the polished perfection of the Acorn and Heirloom, plus everything in between.

Creators of the book say that the 27 restaurants that were selected in this book represent the most influential, exciting, and progressive plant-based cuisine in the city.  It showcases the restaurant’s stories, written by food writer Chris Dagenais, snapshots in time and engaging vignettes that focus on the ‘why’ of the businesses, not just the who, what, when, where. There are recipes from each restaurant that is presented. The recipes range from a decadent hearty comfort food to light healthy meals that provide perfectly balanced nutrition.  Brad Hill adds beautiful photography of the recipes as well as the restaurants featured in The Plant-Based Foodie Cookbook.

You are invited to stop by this Saturday for the book launch from Noon to 2:00 pm at Riley Park Farmers Market. The book creators will be on hand along with some delicious plant-based finger food. If you can’t make the book launch, check out Where To Buy the cookbook online or instore.

Photo Credit: Brad Hill

Spring & Summer Markets In East Van 2018

25 Apr

Spring is finally here which means lots of lots of farmer markets starting around East Vancouver. There is always a great selection of  local produce, handmade goods, artisans breads, locally made jams, cheese, free range and organic eggs and of course wineries, breweries as well as spirits.  Each market is unique and offers a little something different. Trout Lake hosted by Vancouver Farmers Market is the largest. The location makes it rather perfect to have a picnic on the spot in the nearby park with your new purchases.  Mount Pleasant Farmers Market which is in Dude Chilling Park is a smaller market, but we love that it’s on a Sunday. The Italian Market is held approximately once a month during the summer months on Friday afternoon in the parking lot in front of the Italian Cultural Centre. It offers a similar selection of goods, but with more emphasis on Italian which includes food trucks and other gourmet food items. The Italian Cultural Centre also has a number of other events going in the summer including art exhibits, live music and/or dancing.  The Main Street Farmers Market is a great afternoon market and perfect for those just leaving downtown for home, or a quick cycle from Mount Pleasant and the Olympic Village. We have set out below the dates when the markets begin and end for the Spring/Summer season. We encourage you to stop by one or all of these markets during the summer season and support local.

Trout Lake Farmers Market
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Saturday: May 5, 2018 – October 20, 2018
Location: Lakewood Drive & E 13th Avenue

Main Street Station Farmers Market
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Every Wednesday: June 6, 2018 – October 3, 2018
Location: 1100 Block Station Street along Thornton Park across from the VIA Rail Station and near the Main St Skytrain Station

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Sunday:  May 27, 2018 – October 7, 2018
Location: Guelph Street between 7th & 8th Avenues (on the paved play area between Mt. Pleasant Elementary and Guelph Park/Dude Chilling Park)

Riley Park Farmers Market
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Saturday: April 28, 2018 – October 27, 2018
Location: 30th Avenue and Ontario Street

Italian Market
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fridays: June 15, 2018 + July 13, 2018 + August 17, 2018
Location: Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan Street

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.

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