Rea­sons to Love Van­cou­ver

Be­cause we’re still crowd­ing farm­ers’ mar­kets, even in the dead of win­ter.

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We’re ob­sessed with farm­ers’ mar­kets.

sneak­ing sus­pi­cion that Van­cou­verites might have a bot­tom­less ap­petite for kale. How else do you ex­plain the pro­lif­er­a­tion of win­ter farm­ers’ mar­kets—there’s Nat Bai­ley on Satur­days and Hast­ings Park on Sun­days—that hawk the hearty green come sleet, come rain, come snow? Once a gath­er­ing of hard-core year-round farm­ers and 100-mile food­ies, th­ese Novem­ber-to-April week­end events now bring to­gether dozens of cheese­mon­gers, sea­son­ally savvy grow­ers, bread smiths (is that right?) and those with an in­sa­tiable hunger for all things lo­cal. Baby, it may be cold out­side, but to a Van­cou­ver foodie, farm­ers’ mar­kets are al­ways hot, hot, hot.

Hast­ings Park Mar­ket A chill in the air won’t stop Van­cou­verites from hit­ting the mar­ket.

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