Support Local Farmers and Producers at Vancouver Farmers Markets

Photo: Vancouver Farmers Markets (Kitsilano Market)

Vancouver Farmers Markets have just launched their spring season, with various markets open all across the city. These vibrant local food hubs have a long and proud history in this city that began nearly three decades ago. Continue reading:
Support Local Farmers and Producers at Vancouver Farmers Markets

Most Instagrammable Fall Locations around Vancouver

A couple enjoys fallen leaves at a Vancouver Park

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Fall in Vancouver is spectacular as pumpkin patches open, botanical gardens transition to autumn colours, and trees all over the city light up in hundreds of shades of yellow, orange, and red.  If you want to capture the magic, head to one of these incredibly Instagrammable fall locations around Vancouver.

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Most Instagrammable Fall Locations around Vancouver

Where to get farm fresh veggies & fruits at fall/winter farmers’ markets in Vancouver

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Now that the summer farmer’s markets have wrapped up for the season, you might be thinking that it’ll be harder than usual to get access to those super tasty, farm-fresh veggies and fruits you’ve come to expect from local markets…

Luckily, Vancouver boasts several year-round markets that offer a one-of-a-kind chance to stay stocked with fresh goodness all through the long Vancouver winter season.

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Where to get farm fresh veggies & fruits at fall/winter farmers’ markets in Vancouver

Freshly picked: Spring Farmers Markets opening for the season

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Spring has sprung and so have the delicious fruits and veggies that are filling up the local farmers markets! Now that the winter farmers markets have closed for the season, the larger spring/summer markets will be opening throughout May and June!

You can check the eatlocal.org website to find out what’s in season, but there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find apples, chard, dandelion greens, kale, nettles, potatoes, mushrooms, grass-fed beef & lamb, craft beer, and a whole lot more.

Check out the list below of the spring farmers markets that will be open across Vancouver starting next month:

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Freshly picked: Spring Farmers Markets opening for the season

Cool as a Cucumber: 6 Summer Farmers Markets in Vancouver

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There’s always something fun about wandering through farmers markets in Vancouver. The sun is usually shining, people are handing out free samples of apples, and there’s a neighbourly vibe that makes you smile at everyone you pass.

For fresh food lovers, Vancouver is a mecca for farmers markets. In the summer, there are 6 excellent farmers markets in a wide array of neighbourhoods around the city to make sure that you can get access to locally grown goodies almost every day of the week. Whether you’re looking for veggies, freshly baked bread, or hand-made souveniers, definitely take some time to check out one of these excellent markets:

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Cool as a Cucumber: 6 Summer Farmers Markets in Vancouver

3 Vancouver Farmers Markets open this week: here’s when and where

Trout Lake Farmers Market Facebook | Julia Montague photo credit

Trout Lake Farmers Market Facebook | Julia Montague photo credit

Get out your reusable shopping bags! Spring has sprung and summer is on its way…and with that, Vancouver Farmers Markets are gearing up for a busy season.

Three of the seven markets are opening this week (Yaletown, Trout Lake, and Kitsilano). The West End market opens on May 30, and three others follow in June.

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3 Vancouver Farmers Markets open this week: here’s when and where

Eat Local Think Global Vancouver: 5 Foodie Resolutions for 2014

Dungeness Crab: in season now! Photo credit: Andree Lau

Dungeness Crab: in season now! Photo credit: Andree Lau

January is here and with it is a time for reflection and resolution. Last year I resolved to do a lot of budget-friendly yoga. This year I plan to focus on building my brain and making food choices that will not only feed my growing little family, but also tread lightly on the planet.

Vancouver is a locavore hotspot. Our city is the birthplace of the 100-mile diet phenomenon. Chefs from restaurants like Bishops, Forage, Raincity Grill and Campagnolo regularly change their menus to match the seasons and embrace vendors and suppliers who source local and organic food.

This year I looked for resolution inspiration from two local foodies who are passionate about ‘eating local and thinking global.’ Below you’ll find new year’s resolutions ideas from Lindsay Coulter, David Suzuki Foundation’s Queen of Green, and Katharine Manson of the Chef’s Table Society and Hastings North Business Improvement Association. Their food and drink resolutions inspired me to share my own commitments to becoming a better locavore.

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Eat Local Think Global Vancouver: 5 Foodie Resolutions for 2014