OSFM Holiday Artisan Markets: Dec 7th & 14!

The OSFM will be running two Holiday Artisan Markets at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver on:

Sunday December 7th from 10 am – 2 pm

Sunday December 14th from 10 am – 2 pm & 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Both days will feature unique, locally hand-crafted gifts like pottery, jewellery, photos and cards, organic skin and baby-care products, hand-painted silk scarves and stained glass window decor.

There will also be delicious baking from Sweet Thea, preserves, honey, gluten & sugar-free desserts and chocolate, Mexican sweets and Archimallows’ Gourmet Marshmallows – all perfect gifts or treats to make your holidays sweeter!

Finally look for Mr. Sharp and his knife-sharpening services in order to ensure that all of your knives are in tip-top shape for this holiday’s feasts!

Come and support local businesses this holiday season and also the OSFM as 10% of all proceeds will go towards our 2015 season! We hope to see you there!


Cooking Coach Workshop – October 11th


Join the Cooking Coach – in the Kitchen!

Saturday, Oct 11th 2-4pm at Kits Community Centre at 12th & Larch
Free admission, samples, advice, and recipes

Cooking demo of:

  • Thin Pear Tart or Raspberry Buttermilk Cake
  • Wild Mushrooms with Pears and Green Peppercorns
  • Sweet Corn Relish

Sign up here to reserve a seat; space is limited
RSVP:  sheilacjones@shaw.ca

Sept 10th – Farmers Appreciation Week



Check out What’s at the Market for a full list of vendors and to sign up for our weekly newsletter.
- Write a note of thanks to our local growers Forstbauer Family Farms, Anderson Organic Farm & Langley Organic Growers.
- Stay for fun activities & customer raffles every 15 minutes, including a Grand Prize Basket draw at 6:45pm. (Must be present to win)
- Bring your worn out reusable shopping bags for Caede of Sewlutions to mend, and your dull knives and tools for Mr. Sharp.
-We will have liquor sampling from Steamworks Brewing, Bench 1775 Winery & Campbell’s Gold Mead.

Cooking Coach’s Recipe: Easy Portobello Mushroom Sauté


Did you know we have Organic Richmond Specialty Mushrooms for sale at our market every week?
Here’s a little easy dinner inspiration.


• 4 tablespoons olive oil

• 1 garlic clove, minced

• 1⁄4 onion, cut into chunks

• 2 portobello mushroom caps, sliced

• Salt and pepper to taste

• Freshy grated Parmesan and Asiago cheese


1. Remove stems from mushrooms; slice caps.

2. Warm 3 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Stir in onions and mushrooms; reduce heat to low, and cook until the mushrooms are soft and blackened and the onions are black around the edges.

3. Turn off the heat, drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle generously with Parmesan and Asiago cheeses.


July 2nd – YVR Pie Fest: Berry Pie Contest & Pie Eating!


Do you make amazing pies? Enter our Inaugural Berry Pie Competition!

Open to both amatuer and professional bakers of all ages.

The Rules:
1) Must be made with local BC grown Berries such as: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries
2) Must include low-risk ingredients. Sorry, No cream or dairy pies
3) All Pies must be made from scratch
4) Must provide a list of ingredients & label bottom of pie dish with name & phone number
5) Pies must be dropped off for judging at the Market Info Booth by 5:45pm
Hint: Bonus points for creative flavour pairings!

All pies that meet the entry guidelines will be judged by celebrity pie baker Jenell Parsons of The Vancouver Pie Hole at 6pm.


How fast can you eat a WHOLE pie?

Enter to compete in our July Pie Chowdown!

Three lucky contestants will go head to head with their hands tied behind their backs in our Timed Pie-eating Chowdown Competition.

Think you have what it takes? Entering is simple:

1) Tweet “Pie Me! @oakstreetmarket July 2nd Pie Chowdown#yvrpiefest” – 1 Entry
2) Like Oak Street Farmers’ Market Facebook page & share this post – 1 Entry

The Pie-Eating Contest will take place at 6:15pm sharp! Contestants must check in at the Market Info Booth by 6pm.