Volunteers Wanted for the 2015 Season!


We are actively seeking volunteers to help out at this year’s market!

Come find out how much fun it is to be a part of strengthening the local food economy and gain valuable work experience.

We need volunteers to help us with the following:

  • Outreach & Community Marketing
  • Market Setup and Takedown
  • Staffing our information table
  • Special Events
  • Traffic management
  • Promotions and surveys

If you are interested, please fill in the Volunteer Application Form

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.


June 3rd – October 14th, 2015