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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

Long Table Dinner In Red August 29th At The Italian Cultural Centre – SOLD OUT

23 Jul

CenaInRossoThe Italian Cultural Centre is hosting a long table dinner Wednesday, August 29th. The theme is Cena In Rosso, translation Dinner In Red. The event is a collaboration with Vancouver Farmers Market’s Tomato Fest and will celebrate the star of the summer: the tomato. It’s fitting then that the dress code is red. The menu has not yet been announced as of today’s writing, but we will update it once we know it. We do know guests will be among the first to taste top varieties of Italian Corno di Toro (bull’s horn) peppers being grown at UBC Farm. The peppers are part of a North America wide research quest to find and refine the best Italian-style roasting peppers.  Tickets for the Dinner In Red are $45 and are available online or by calling the Italian Cultural Centre between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 604.430.3337. Event runs from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Photo Credit: Italian Cultural Centre

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

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

Vancouver Farmers Market Holiday Market Croatian Cultural Centre December 12

10 Dec

HolidayMarketThe Vancouver Farmers Market is hosting their annual Holiday Market this Saturday, December 12th at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive.  Now in its 19th year, this event is a seasonal celebration of food and art and runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This Saturday, you will find over 60 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 such as handmade cutting boards.  There will be lots on hand perfect for gift giving or holiday entertaining this holiday seasons such as BC Wine Studio’s Siren’s Call Pinot Noir.   Admission to the market is $3.00, but free if you are a Market Member. Hint: If you check the most recent edition of the Georgia Straight, you will find a 2 for 1 coupon for entrance to the Holiday Market.

Vancouver Farmers Market Returns To Hastings Park March 8th

2 Mar

HastingsParkSpringVancouver Farmers Market is pleased to announce the Hastings Park Farmers Market is returning this Spring. As many will recall, it had a 9 week trial run this past winter at this location and by all accounts it was a great success. So it’s back starting Sunday, March 8th every weekend until April 26th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The market will again be located at Hastings Park between the Forum and the Agrodome. You will be able to stroll down tree-lined pathways under twinkling lights and wander through the Italian Garden. There is a playground close at hand for those coming with little ones. The market will, of course, feature many great local vendors and will have a great selection of produce, fish, meat & dairy, artisan prepared foods, baking & treats, coffee, local crafts and of course some hot food trucks. The market runs rain or shine. See you at the market!

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