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Vancouver Farmer Markets Kick Off Summer Season

30 Apr

Spring is here which means lots of local products at our farmer markets in East Vancouver. Each of the markets hosted by Vancouver Farmer Markets has a lot to offer in the way of locally grown produce, handmade goods, artisan breads and baked goods, locally made jams, cheese, free range and organic eggs and of course wineries, breweries as well as spirits to name just a few.  Trout Lake as many readers may know is the largest market in East Van and with Covid protocols, do expect a bit of a line up.  Mount Pleasant Farmers Market which is in Dude Chilling Park is a smaller market, but we love that it’s on a Sunday. Riley Park Farmers Market is next to one of the most beautiful community gardens we’ve seen and happens year round every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Main Street Farmers Market is currently closed due to construction. We have set out below the dates when the markets begin and end for the Spring/Summer season. We encourage you to stop by and support our local producers this season.

Trout Lake Farmers Market
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Saturday: May 1, 2021 to October 30, 2021
Location: Lakewood Drive & E 13th Avenue

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Sunday:  May 23, 2021 to October 31, 2021
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: All Year Round (Sumer Kick Off May 1st)
Location: 30th Avenue and Ontario Street

Main Street Farmers Market
Currently Closed Due To Construction

Vancouver Farmers Markets Kick Off Summer Season

1 May

VFMChardVancouver Farmers Markets bring back summer markets the first weekend of May.  Things will be a bit different in light of COVID-19. Having recently attended Riley Park Winter Farmers Market, my experience showed that vendors were well spaced out and counts were being kept on the number of people entering each area of the market. Granted some vendors had some spaced out lines, personally I prefer standing in a brief line outdoors vs. a long line indoors.

What’s new if you haven’t heard is vendors are now accepting online orders. Currently, you need to pick up your online order from each vendor, but Vancouver Farmers Markets are looking to implement a centralized pick up and delivery in the near future.    Our local farmers and producers need our support during this time and we invite you to keep them in mind when making your weekly grocery shop.  We’ve set out below the markets taking place in East Van. To see a full listing of Vancouver Farmer Markets, visit eatlocal.org.

Trout Lake Famers Market
13th Ave & Lakewood Drive
Saturdays 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
May 2, 2020 – October 24, 2020 

Riley Park Farmers Market
30th Avenue & Ontario Street
Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
May 2, 2020 – October 24, 2020 

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
8th Avenue & Guelph Street
Sundays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
May 24, 2020 – October 25, 2020

Main Street Farmers Market
1100 Station Street (Thornton Park)
Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
June 3, 2020 – October 7, 2020

Fall/Winter Schedule for East Vancouver Farmers Markets

5 Oct

Pumpkins & Squash

There is something about the Farmers Market in the fall when many grocery stores seem to have less local produce available. In the the fall and winter, going to the Farmers Market is one of my favourite things. Something about bundling up in the fresh brisk air and wandering about. Of course, there is so much more than produce at these markets.  This coming week you can expect to find squash, cranberries, soup, breads, cheese, eggs and so much more.   As for which farmers markets are on when and for how long this fall and winter,  see the rundown below: 

Main Street:  This market has finished for this season. Last one was Wednesday, October 2nd.

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market:  Has only 2 more weekends. You can still catch it Sunday, October 6th and October 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Guelph Street between 7th and 8th Avenue.

Trout Lake Farmers Market:  This market continues at John Hendry Park on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. until  October 19th.

River District Farmers Market:  Four more markets to go for this season.  You can catch this market on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the River District, 8683 Kerr St, in SE Vancouver until October 26th.

Nat Bailey Stadium Farmers Market: The Winter Market starts November 2nd at Nat Bailey Stadium for its third season.  Vancouver Farmers Market is planning a great vendor line up  as well as hot food choices and heated seating areas. You will be able to find vendor listings for each week over the winter on the Vancouver Farmers Market website.  This Winter Market will run until April 26th with one day off on Saturday,  December 28th.

Whichever market you choose to visit, come out and support these local vendors!

Photo Credit: Deborah Waller

Tomato Festival at Trout Lake Farmers Market Sat. Sept 14th

12 Sep

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This Saturday come to the Trout Lake Farmers Market and celebrate tomatoes! Vancouver Farmers Market will be showcasing the diversity of tomatoes grown by local farmers with over 100 varieties on hand. You will be able to find all sorts of shapes, colours, sizes, heirlooms, hybrids, organic, greenhouse and conventional.

Activities include a tomato display and tasting station with recipes,  tomato facts and information on seed saving. You can also check out the Fun With Food program which is a food literacy education program for kids and adults. Best of all, contests!  One will be “How Many Cherry Tomatoes” are in the jar contest and another will be the Speediest De-Seeder Contest. Prizes awarded for each.  Come out and test your knowledge of tomatoes and show off your de-seeding skills!  The Tomato Festival kicks off at 9:00 a.m. and runs to 2:00 p.m.

Top 10 Things To Do In East Vancouver This Weekend

19 Jul
Looking for some fun things to do this weekend in East Vancouver?
Here’s our Top 10 List:

1.  Illuminares Lantern Festival, John Hendry Park, Sat. 6:30 p.m. procession at dusk

2.  Bollywood Wedding, PNE Italian Gardens, Sat & Sun. 2:00 p.m.

3.  Don’t Forget Your Pants, Havana Theatre, Fri & Sat. 8:00 p.m.

4.  Vancouver Urban Winery Sunday Market, Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

5.  Mount Pleasant Park Festival, Sat. 6:00 p.m., movie ‘Despicable Me’ at dusk.

6.  Trout Lake Farmers Market with Cookbook Swap, Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

7.  Fraser River District Farmers Market, Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
with yoga at 11:00 a.m. (Level 1) and 12:15 p.m. (Level 2)

8.  Gelato at La Casa Gelato 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Try one of their 218 flavours)

9.  Playland, PNE, Sat & Sun, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

10. JJ Bean Railtown BBQ Fundraiser, Fri 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

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