Farmers' Market Blog and Updates for Artisan Farmers Market Society

For Real Meals, Success is all about Community and Planning

Since her first farmers’ market, Sarah hasn’t looked back. Having started from scratch, she now runs a  successful, growing family business! Sarah knows first-hand how hard it is to juggle work, a household, extracurricular activities and the time to squeeze in preparing healthy meals. Real Meals was born out of the importance her family placed […]

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Doggie Fashion Show a Treat for Your Camera Lens and Dog Lovers!

Visit the 2019 Doggie Day and Fashion Show blog post There’s a new dog in town and her name is Ginger! Ginger, the motorcycle dog, will be strutting her stuff at the Doggie Fashion Show taking place at Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market. Ginger’s friends, the St. John Ambulance’s Therapy Dogs will be at both North […]

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August 31, 2017

Back to School – A Time for Canadians to Consider Food Security?

Do you have children in school or an interest in food security? If so, you should find this morning’s ‘The Current’ story’ Canada Needs National School Lunch Program‘ informative. The story reminded us why we are active partners in the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets ‘Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program’.    Here are a few of the facts […]

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Veggie Salsa Celebration!

#BCBuyLocal’s Veggie Salsa Celebration Means Sampling Flavours from Around the World Celebrate Sauces Made from Fresh, Local Farm Products This month, we’re continuing to celebrate sauces made from fresh, local farm products that are inspired by tastes on all continents. Given the mix of people living in British Columbia, our markets feature flavours from around […]

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: AMBLESIDE MARKET will be in a DIFFERENT LOCATION – THIS SUNDAY ONLY. This Sunday, August 20, 2017, to accommodate a District of West Vancouver request, the market will be in the parking lot off 13th near the police station, just to the left before crossing the railroad track. After this weekend we’ll return […]

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Hooray, Hooray! The Zucchini Races are Here!

Hey Kids, and Big Kids!  It’s that time of year again! Time for Artisan’s annual Zucchini Races taking place at Burnaby, Lonsdale and Ambleside Artisan Farmers’ Markets! The Artisan Zucchini Races have been happening at Artisan Markets for many years. It’s all thanks to Mary Forstbauer’s Zeal for kid’s events at the market! The race […]

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August 3, 2017

BC Forest Fires – A Letter from the Trenches

I received this letter from one of our vendors, Barrie Redl of Redl Home Grown Beef, who’s family was evacuated because of the BC forest fires. I want to share it with you because it paints an informative picture of what ranchers and residents are dealing with at this time in BC’s affected areas. Ron Gorman […]

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Links to Farmers’ Market Site Maps

Pick your market and click to see the market site map. Find out who’s at the market this weekend. Our Market Managers are working diligently to update these vendor maps weekly, along with last minute changes, by Friday noon. Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market Site Map Lonsdale Artisan Farmers’ Market Site Map Ambleside Artisan Farmers’ Market Site Map  

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Bike to Shop Days – This Weekend! (July 21 to 23)

Ride Your Bike to the Market and Join in the FUN! The event is taking place all weekend from Friday morning Sunday evening. Celebration Stations ‘Celebration Stations’ will be found across Metro Vancouver will be set up for a few hours each, but the event continues the thought each day The celebration stations closest to […]

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