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Vancouver Farmers Markets Holiday Market 2012

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 — 10:53am PDT
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vancouver holiday marketVancouver Farmers Markets are still going strong this season with the Saturday market at Nat Bailey Stadium and the 17 annual Holiday Market coming up this month.

Over 85 vendors will bring their finest selection of food, art, crafts, home accessories, and gift ideas to the Croatian Cultural Centre on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

The holiday market will have a silent auction, free coat check, gift wrapping by donation, and free entry for Vancouver Farmers Markets members. Tickets are $3 and kids 13 and under are free. You can also print out a coupon online for $1 off admission.

Vancouver Farmers Markets have put together a fantastic Holiday Market gift basket for me to give away to one lucky reader as well. This includes:

Vancouver Farmers Markets Holiday Market BasketA fresh baked cheese spread from
Gourmet classic Granola from The Granola King
Purenola and a Gourmet Selection Preserve Sampler from Preserved BC Sunshine
Fraser Valley honey from Jane’s Honeybees
A chocolate Christmas tree from Take A Fancy
Lemongrass Lavendar soap from The Other Eden
12 assorted macarons from French Made Baking
A double oval sterling silver necklace from Ildiko
A Vancouver Farmers Markets apron

The winner will also receive 2 tickets to the Holiday Market on December 15th. Here’s how you can enter:

  • Leave a comment naming something you’d pick up at a Holiday Market (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a @VanMarkets Holiday Market gift basket from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Follow Vancouver Farmers Markets on Facebook and Twitter for seasonal market information.

Update The winner is @lululadies!

Current contests on


  1. We love always getting fresh veggies from the Market… and perhaps a dessert or two ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Kristy says:

    I would get some cheese for parties, look for bath goodies and hand crafted items for friends.

    Merry Christmas

  3. KittyPride says:

    I would pick the Fraser Valley honey by Jane’s Honeybees, yum! The HoneyBee Center in Surrey is one of my favourite places to visit, nothing like buying local ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. tracy says:

    just ran out of honey at home so i would love to pick a jar up at the market.

  5. Tracey Flattes says:

    Some nice baked goods – minced pies, perhaps?

  6. Jenn says:

    Some fresh baked goodies!

  7. Sanaz says:

    Home made marshmallows

  8. Dee B says:

    I love to get baked goods and usually pick up unique earrings for my sister or Mum.

  9. tanya ci says:

    I tend to pick up gluten free treats (hello macarons!) and often end up going home with silver jewellery as well.


  10. Jennifer says:

    Anything that catches my fancy…from baked goods to jewellery!

  11. Rachel says:

    I would love to get some cheese at the Market!

  12. JANE says:

    I would love to get some one of a kind gifts like handmade natural soap…

  13. Phoenix says:

    Lemongrass Lavendar soap from The Other Eden for my mother in law and macarons from French Made Baking for me!!

  14. Jeremy says:

    I would buy some jam from the Jam Ladies ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Jen says:

    I would buy Christmas presents and get myself some treats from French Made Baking!

  16. Lauren says:

    Jam and tea. I could always use some jam and tea.

  17. Tava says:

    Jam from the Jam Ladies ๐Ÿ™‚ my toast is eagerly anticipating the market!

  18. iain says:

    would love to get some local goat cheese

  19. Kartik says:

    Cheese for the foodie in me and a sterling necklace for the most beautiful wife in the world!!! and making Xmas worth it!!!

  20. Elizabeth B says:

    probably pick up some baking to take the heat off Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Michael says:

    some Christmas crafts for the daughter with her new apartment…and some goodies for me!

  22. Tony says:

    Any kind of scrumptious treats.

  23. cindy quach says:

    lemongrass soap…mmmmm

  24. Justine says:

    Glad to have heard about this on your website. I’m going to get some preserves and soaps.

  25. Renfrew says:

    Cheese, of course!

  26. Jen says:

    Macarons! I’ve been sampling them from all over town trying to find my favorite. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. lindawwww says:

    I’m going to pick up some honey from Jane’s Honeybees

  28. Steve v. says:

    Those Macarons have been calling me ever since everyone and their dog started posting pictures of them in every food magasine related to Vancouver!

  29. Tori says:

    Macarons because they are a pain to make t oh so delicious.

  30. Linda says:

    I would have to pick up chocolate at the market, probably from Levni Chocolate.

  31. Megan H says:

    I’d pick up cheese!

  32. Denbi says:

    I would pick up ground hazelnuts from Poplar Grove Arbour – I have a lot of Christmas baking to do!

  33. Brenda says:

    Local honey

  34. Cliff says:

    Hazelnuts for holiday baking

  35. Linda says:

    Cheese! ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Tina says:

    baked goodies

  37. Meg says:

    Rubs for stocking stuffers, flavored honey, antipasto… oh wait! We had to pick one? Gingerbread yummies!

  38. Debra says:

    Those macarons sound awesome!

  39. Brad says:

    Chocolate…and lots of it!

  40. Leah says:

    Baked goods. Yum!

  41. Mai says:

    I would get some chocolates and jams ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Lucie B says:

    Chocolate from Bad Girl Chocolate.

  43. heather says:

    I would pick up some jewelery ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Erin says:

    I’d get some chocolates to give as gifts!

  45. Samantha says:

    I’d get chocolates!

  46. c wilson says:

    I’d like some homemade soaps

  47. Ella says:


  48. Debbie f says:

    I would buy some of the baked goods.

  49. Greg says:

    I would buy some of the honey.

  50. Krista says:

    Local honey.

  51. Ed says:

    local veggies

  52. Ro says:


  53. Gigi says:

    Would love to get some macaroons!!

  54. David D says:

    Anything baked containing chocolate!

  55. Jocelyn says:

    some freshly baked goods ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Katie says:

    macaroons are delicious

  57. mary says:

    cheese or apple cider

  58. Jennifer Breakspear says:

    chocolate… lots of chocolate

  59. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    Fruit cake ๐Ÿ˜‰

  60. Robyn C says:

    unique earrings

  61. Carol says:

    Some handmade from the Other Eden. I think it will make a wonderful hostess gift for over the holidays

  62. Kirsten says:

    I love hand made jewelry!

  63. lucy kabatoff says:

    Jam & Tea Love It!

  64. Sara says:

    I would pick up anything from Sam Bradd Designs. His letterpress cards are outstanding.

  65. Locally made chocolates taste great… but local fruits & veggies are better for you.

  66. Anna says:

    cheese, cheese and more cheese

  67. Vanessa J says:

    I never leave a craft fair without picking up at least one piece of jewelry and some artisan soap or edible goodies!

  68. Ruby says:

    jellies and jams

  69. peterk says:

    Bad Girl Chocolates sounds like an excellent source for tasty gifts.

  70. Areta says:

    Macarons for sure!

  71. Xing says:

    Chocolates for my wife

  72. Siobhan S. says:

    I must admit … I am partial to macarons! ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. Diana says:

    It’s all about the macarons!

  74. Sherry F says:

    I would definitely get some cheese and preserves.

  75. Jane says:

    Some cheese and baked goods. Or chocolates maybe.

  76. Maya says:

    Yum yum! I would get 12 assorted macarons from French Made Baking!! I am looking forward to going!

  77. Hillary says:

    I think I’d like to pick up some baked goods (MIX bakery) and/or cheese from the little qualicum cheeseworks. Yum!

  78. leah says:

    i’d get some cheese, honey and baked goods

  79. Sue says:


  80. Jenn S says:

    Fresh baked goods and cheese

  81. Lindsay Simmons says:


  82. Shirley says:

    Something sweet

  83. Vuitton says:

    Gotta love macarons!

  84. DB says:

    Very nice!

  85. Vince says:

    Cheese would be my first pick!

  86. Jan says:

    always pick up soaps

  87. Katy says:

    Fresh baked bread.

  88. Dana says:

    Piiiiiieee! ๐Ÿ˜›

  89. Zlata says:

    I will pick up cheese and some chocolate.

  90. Eugenia says:

    silver necklace from Ildiko

  91. Glenda says:

    baked goods!

  92. cindy quach says:

    some artisan cheese..yum

  93. Kim says:

    Some fresh baked goods and cheese!

  94. Mercedes G. says:

    Definitely the Gourmet classic Granola from The Granola King. Always wanted to try this.

  95. Dave says:

    Apple pie!

  96. Teresa says:

    Delicious baked goods!

  97. Paula O'Connor says:

    I’d love to purchase jewellery for gifts. Bakery for me.

  98. Stephanie S says:

    I would pick up hand knitted slippers! I always love those

  99. Vaughn says:

    All sorts of cheese.

  100. Gerry says:


  101. @plumerea says:

    We don’t live in the area, but we do try to get out when we can. It is always such a treat to pick up gourmet cheeses and chocolate, especially this holiday season as we will be having company.

  102. Krissy says:


  103. Gigi says:

    Baked goods. ๐Ÿ™‚

  104. Jess says:

    We always pick up a jar of honey!

  105. Azin says:

    Nice oils or vinegar.

  106. I love to shop for unique items, special cheeses, spreads or jams that I can serve to my friends when they come over. I also like to buy fresh baked goods.

  107. Sevie says:

    As a French person I definitely go for the cheese!!

  108. Elaan says:

    Cheese, pastries and some other organic goodies!

  109. ADAM says:

    I’d add: goodies, like, Fraser Valley honey from Jane’s honeybees

  110. Mike says:

    I’m a clean guy, so I’d pick lavendar soap.

  111. Linda says:

    say cheese, cheese, cheese

  112. Leora says:

    The chocolate Christmas trees! You can never have enough chocolate at Christmas!

  113. Jennifer Breakspear says:

    Chocolate… lots of different chocolate. Or baked goods. Or both.

  114. Cindy Smith says:

    Some handmade jewelry would be nice.

  115. Morgan says:

    Some hazelnuts for milking to make vegan eggnog with! ๐Ÿ™‚

  116. Jessica R.F says:

    It’s all about Dundarave Olives’ blue cheese stuffed olives. Yum.

  117. L. J , Lawton says:

    I just got to have some of that honey. Sweet. !!

  118. bucks14 says:

    Cheese or baked goods

  119. Alex says:

    Cheese! and lots of it.

  120. Ramona says:

    OMG yum!!! I need this in my belly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  121. fiona says:


  122. Mag says:

    Honey and chocolate

  123. anne says:

    A chocolate sea salt shortbread cookie from French Made Baking

  124. lisa says:

    some fresh bread yumyum!

  125. Gary Lee says:

    Aged Grass Fed Organic Cheese

  126. Kathleen says:

    Something sweet like a macaron

  127. Maryanne says:

    fresh baked cheese spread = yum!

  128. Vanessa W says:

    We still need to make it to the market, this would be a perfect accompaniment!

  129. Meg says:

    Baked goods, cheese, and homemade jewellery/house items for friends.

  130. Susan B says:

    Freshly baked fruit pies. Delish!!

  131. Blueberries! Or whatever’s seasonal.

  132. Nicole says:

    Would be great to pick up some christmas baking!

  133. Lor says:

    German Christmas cookies

  134. Moshe says:

    a pickle for the tree

  135. Kathy says:

    Kalley Kandy

  136. Sharylin says:

    I’ll be picking up some unique soaps and baked goods

  137. Steve says:

    Some jewelry for my wife

  138. Marlene says:

    Handmade soap

  139. Tiffany says:

    I’d pick up small items to top up Christmas presents.

  140. Martha says:

    I’d definitely go for some baked bread or pastries!

  141. linda says:

    Yummy! What an excellent way to taste the season.

  142. Erin says:

    I would buy macarons from French Made Baking.

  143. Tracy says:

    Definitely cheese!

  144. Amy says:

    Fine cheeses (to share!)

  145. Eileen says:

    Natural soaps and suds – I buy them for presents and then end up using them myself.

  146. Sigrid says:

    I would pick up artisan cheese!

  147. Judy says:

    I would pick up baked goods they are yummy.

  148. Nicolb says:

    Earnest Ice Cream & Apple juice. Mmm..

  149. Stotes says:

    Cheese and desserts!

  150. janice montroy says:

    I would pick up some baked goods like cookies and muffins

  151. gene d says:

    baked goods!

  152. mitzi m says:

    macarons and cheese!

  153. Grace says:

    Honey, definitely!

  154. Arjun Rudra says:

    Would pick up some macarons if available.

  155. shelly says:

    cheese and a fresh loaf of bread

  156. Marilee P says:

    cheese and chocolate!

  157. Wally says:


  158. Susan says:

    Cheese & baked goods!

  159. Rebecca says:

    fruit, veggies, and cheese

  160. Michelle says:

    Definitely the honey, good for making drinks ๐Ÿ™‚

  161. Mike Gismondi says:

    I would get some baked goods!

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