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

Harvest Time suggestions for your Fall visit to Vancouver Farmers Markets

Photo credit: Nicli Antica Pizzeria

Photo credit: Nicli Antica Pizzeria

Harvest time has arrived in Vancouver. This time of year is all about going to movies, making big pots of soup and large, shared meals with friends.

What a lot of summer-focused shoppers don’t realize, is that harvest season is still a fantastic time to frequent Vancouver’s numerous farmers’ markets. Did you know that the Trout Lake, Kitsilano, WestEnd, Kerrisdale and Mt. Pleasant farmers markets all run to mid-October this year?

The fall markets are almost as Technicolor as the summer. Bushels of beets, misshapen winter squash, glorious apple-smelling apples all jockey to catch you eye. While berries may be mostly gone (sniff, sniff), there are so many other in-season ingredients for sale at local farmers’ markets: garlic, pears, carrots, onions, hazelnuts and broccoli.

To break my soup and stew habits, I approached a chef from Nicli Antica Pizzeria and one of Vancouver Farmer’s Markets in-house foodies for their fall food recommendations. Below you’ll find some of their suggestions for your next autumnal visit to the farmers market. Continue reading:
Harvest Time suggestions for your Fall visit to Vancouver Farmers Markets

Berry season in Vancouver

Berries and yogurt dessert Photo credit: Raincity Grill

Berries and yogurt dessert at Raincity Grill. Photo credit: Miranda Post

Fingers stained red and violet. Lips stained blue. Juicy goodness on your salad, ice cream or in your drink. Berry season is here.

From June to mid-September each year, greater Vancouver literally bursts with the flavourful, anti-oxidizing orbs, thimbles and caps. Berry fans congregate to celebrate, bake, drink and pick strawberries, blueberries and others throughout the summer months. In fact, on July 17th, the Main Street Farmers’ Market is hosting a Berry Festival. Continue reading:
Berry season in Vancouver