Vancouver Farmers Market has introduced a new winter market location, the Hastings Park Winter Market.
The 9-week trial market will run on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting October 5 through until November 30 at the PNE. The Market will feature many of VFM’s summer vendors with a broad selection of winter produce; fish, meat and dairy; and artisan prepared food; as well as hot food trucks for shoppers to enjoy.
“We’re thrilled to finally join the Hastings-Sunrise community. It’s a bustling neighourhood with many who are passionate about local food and supporting local producers,” said Tara McDonald, Executive Director for VFM. “Having it at the PNE Fairgrounds is fitting as it’s a community hub for family-friendly activities and entertainment.”
The flagship Winter Market at Nat Bailey Stadium will continue to run on Saturdays starting November 1 until April 25, 2015. The addition of the Hastings Park Winter Market to VFM’s roster of markets means that shoppers will have the opportunity to shop fresh, local ingredients all weekend.
“The Hastings Park Winter Market is a great addition to the fantastic line-up of events that we host year-round at Hastings Park,” said Mike McDaniel, PNE President and CEO. “We know this community has expressed an interest in having access to locally sourced food – now, they’ll be able to get it right in their own backyard.”
Hastings Park Winter Market is located North of the Forum Building where shoppers can enter at Gate 2 off of Renfrew St.
For more information, please visit: http://www.eatlocal.org
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