BIPOC vendors at BC Farmers' Markets
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Jamaican patties, stylish candles, baked goods and more you can find at your local farmers market this year

If youre stuck for holiday shopping ideas, the local farmers market is a great place to browse: instead of big brands and questionable food court cuisine, you get handmade goods from local businesses and the best food trucks in town. Heres a list of 37 BIPOC vendors who are tabling at markets around the Lower Mainland this winter. For more information about when and where each market is, check out bcfarmersmarkettrail.com.

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1. Bahamanada 

What they’re selling: Bahamian desserts! Bahamanda rum cake, guava steamed pudding, carrot cake and cassava bread pudding  
Where you can find them: UBC 
More info: bahamanada.ca 

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2. Bali Bites 

What they’re selling: Indonesian peanut sauce and spicy chili sauces 
Where you can find them: Hastings Park and Riley Park 
More info: balibites.ca 

3. Bannock Queen 

What they’re selling: Traditional Indigenous bannock, plus new adaptations like cheddar, green onion and tomato flatbread bannock (pictured above)
Where you can find them: Hastings Park and Riley Park 
More info: instagram.com/bannockqueen

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4. BC Garlic

What they’re selling: Almost every kind of garlic you can think of. Types on offer include Asian Tempest, Bogatyr and Chestnut Red (black garlic is sold out for now)
Where you can find them: Hastings Park and Riley Park 
More info: bcgarlic.com

5. Cedar Isle Farms

What they’re selling: Organic grain and flour farmed in Agassiz
Where you can find them: Hastings Park and Riley Park 
More info: cedarislefarm.ca

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6. Barakah Eats 

What they’re selling: Heat-and-eat South Asian meals like beef haleem, butter chicken and chana masala
Where you can find them: Hastings Park and Riley Park 
More info: barakaheats.com

7. Coconama 

What they’re selling: Bean-to-bar chocolate and truffles in flavours like mango, matcha, blueberry and lemon basil
Where you can find them: Hastings Park and Riley Park 
More info: coconama.com

8. Disco Cheetah

What they’re selling: Korean street food (yes, theres fried chicken) 
Where you can find them: Hastings Park and Riley Park 
More info: discocheetah.com

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9. Don Asperin Woodworks

What they’re selling: Maple cutting boards and jewelry boxes
Where you can find them: Riley Park 
More info: No website or social—go scout em out!

10. Drunken Chocolatier

What they’re selling: Pretty (and tasty) artisan chocolates in flavours like bourbon blood orange, corpse reviver and Earl Grey
Where you can find them: Hastings Park and Riley Park 
More info: drunkenchocolatier.com

11. Indish Food Truck

What they’re selling: Indian fusion (coconut korma poutine, anyone?) 
Where you can find them: Hastings Park and Riley Park 
More info: indishfoods.ca

12. Infinity by Ray

What they’re selling: Stylish soy candles and body wash
Where you can find them: UBC 
More info: infinitybyray.com

13. Kaaj Artisan Chocolate

What they’re selling: Classic dark chocolate bars as well as fancy flavours like saffron and pistachio
Where you can find them: Hastings Park 
More info: kaajchocolate.com

14. Kanadell Japanese Bakery

What they’re selling: Japanese baked goods, including some very cute sponge cakes
Where you can find them: Riley Park 
More info: kanadell.com

15. Mandair Farms

What they’re selling: Frozen and fresh berries, plus handmade jams and spreads
Where you can find them: Hastings Park, Riley Park, Port Moody 
More info: mandairfarms.com

16. Marie’s Guilt-Free Bakery

What they’re selling: Sugar-free and gluten-free baked goods
Where you can find them: Riley Park 
More info: mariesguiltfreebakery.ca

17. Melaney Gleeson-Lyall

What they’re selling: Indigenous art and design
Where you can find them: UBC 
More info: facebook.com

18. Mis Cazuelas

What they’re selling: Heat-and-eat Mexican comfort food like vegan chorizo, Tarascan soup and Pastel Azteca
Where you can find them: Hastings Park 
More info: miscazuelasmexicanfood.com

19. MJ’s Caribbean Cuisine 

What they’re selling: Jerk chicken, patties and more Caribbean treats
Where you can find them: Hastings Park and Riley Park 
More info: instagram.com/mjscaribbean

20. Morgan’s Harbour 

What they’re selling: Jamaican patties
Where you can find them: Hastings Park and Riley Park 
More info: morgansharbour.ca

21. Ms. Lee’s Kimchi 

What theyre selling: Kimchi in three traditional flavours (Korean cabbage kimchi, radish Korean kimchi and white Korean kimchi)
Where you can find them: Riley Park 
More info: mslees.com

22. Mukasi Coffee

What they’re selling: Gourmet coffee
Where you can find them: Hastings Park, Riley Park, UBC, New West
More info: mukasicoffee.com

23. Nami 

What they’re selling: Vietnamese staples like bahn mi and vermicelli bowls
Where you can find them: Hastings Park, Riley Park 
More info: namivietnamese.com

24. Paul’s Produce

What they’re selling: Fresh fruits and veggies
Where you can find them: Hastings Park and Riley Park 
More info: facebook.com

25. Rocco and Co.

What they’re selling: Soy candles and soap (a portion of proceeds goes to local animal shelters)
Where you can find them: Ambleside
More info: roccoandco.ca

26. Salty Cabbage Kimchi

What they’re selling: Kimchi! Options include premium cilantro, premium cucumber, premium green onion and extra spicy
Where you can find them: Riley Park 
More info: saltycabbagekimchi.com

27. Shameless Buns

What they’re selling: Filipino street food (and some of the best fries in Vancouver)
Where you can find them: Hastings Park and Riley Park
More info: shamelessbuns.com

28. Snowgoose Brewery

What they’re selling: Rice wine, honey wine and blueberry wine
Where you can find them: Hastings Park and Riley Park
More info: snowgoosebrewery.ca

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29. Solecito Foods

What they’re selling: Traditional Mexican foods like salsa verde, salsa roja and mole sauce
Where you can find them: Hastings Park and Riley Park 
More info: solecitofoods.ca

30. Sriracha Revolver

What they’re selling: Hot sauce options include habanero, clean mango and avocado ginger
Where you can find them: Riley Park 
More info: sriracharevolver.com

31. Super Dishes

What they’re selling: Traditional Egyptian dishes like koshery, hawashi, lentil soup and date cookies
Where you can find them: Hastings Park
More info: superdishesegyptian.com

32. Syrian Gourmet

What they’re selling: Syrian baked goods and dips
Where you can find them: Riley Park 
More info: instagram.com/syriangourmet

33. Tempea Natural Foods

What they’re selling: Tempeh (a soybean-based food often used as a vegan substitute for meat)
Where you can find them: Riley Park 
More info: tempea.ca

34. The Real Patty

What they’re selling: Jamaican patties
Where you can find them: Hastings Park and Riley Park 
More info: eatherealpatty.com

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35. Tinkerbake

What they’re selling: Decorated cookies and Mexican treats
Where you can find them: Hastings Park
More info: tinkerbake.com

36. Vankoji Foods

What they’re selling: Koji sauce (flavours include the original shio koji, garlic koji, barbecue koji and shoyu koji)
Where you can find them: Hastings Park and Riley Park 
More info: vankoji.com

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37. Xinachtli

What they’re selling: Authentic Mexican foods, including corn tortillas and pecan butter (pictured above)
Where you can find them: UBC
More info: xinachtli.ca

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