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Kitsilano Farmers Market

Where market meets yoga meets beach!

Each week the parking lot of Kits Community Centre fills with organic and conventional product, meat, cheese, seafood and plants as well as tasty baked goods, beautiful crafts and musical entertainment by local musicians. Kids can enjoy the playground and waterpark nearby and parents will find the best selection of organic produce around. Hot coffee and hot food available on site each week.

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Trout Lake Farmers Market

Where it all began

This is where you’ll find the vendors who have been doing it since the beginning; what started as 14 farmers ‘squatting’ at the Croatian Cultural Centre back in 1995 has grown into Vancouver’s most well-known and beloved market. Visitors come from near and far to sample artisan breads and preserves, stock up on free-range and organic eggs and meats, get the freshest, hard-to-find heirloom vegetables and taste the first Okanagan cherries and peaches of the season.

Come meet your friends and neighbours, pick up supplies for a picnic by the lake, or just rub shoulders with farmers who care about the future of the land as much as the food they put on your plate.

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Special Event Volunteer - Tomato Festival 1 8/25/2018 8/25/2018

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Mission Statement

Vision

be a leading force toward healthy farms and people

Mission

transform our global food system by creating and nurturing a local, sustainable and vibrant marketplace for our community, environment and economy.

Values

As a society that oversees and administers multiple neighbourhood farmers markets in Vancouver, YLFMS operates with the following set of defined values.

Local

The shortest distance between the producer and the consumer for seasonal and value- added items grown and made in B.C., or for those products that are “uniquely Canadian” and are brought to market by the producer. No out-of-Canada imports are allowed and nothing is re-sold.

Sustainability

Sustainability is defined by a self-sufficient non-profit society (where outputs do not exceed inputs on any resource level including human, financial, creative, environmental, etc) with: clear governance policies that define the nature of full participation from its main stakeholder groups; clear recognition, endorsement and support from the municipality; fair and clear working standards for all staff; simple, user-friendly working systems in office and at markets; well-articulated, realizable plan for growth and development in all areas.

Community approach

A community approach actively seeks participation from, and development with, community members including neighbourhood market residents and supporters, area businesses, and institutions. A community approach also operates with an awareness of who is not participating, evaluates why this is and if and how those left-out can be included.