Nikkei Garden Farmers Market

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June - October | 2nd & 4th Sundays | 10am-2pm

Nikkei Garden Farmers Market "産地直送"

Stroll through the booths of fresh and locally grown produce, deliciously prepared food, uniquely crafted by local makers, all while enjoying the Japanese garden and its seasonal beauty!

The Nikkei Garden Farmers Market's first day will be on June 13, and the market will be hosted on the second and fourth Sundays of each month through October.

Nikkei Farmers Market is a member of the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets, BCAFM.

 

BECOME A VENDOR!

Interested in becoming a vendor at the Nikkei Farmers Market?

The Nikkei Farmers Market is now accepting applications from new vendors. If you are looking for a way to showcase your creations, join us at the heart of Burnaby.

We're currently accepting applications from vendors who can further enhance the vibrant community. The venue is in the garden at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.

Nikkei Farmers Market Interest Form

 

IMPORTANT RESOURCES

Any vendors selling food must be well versed in and compliant with the BC Centre for Disease Control's Guidelines and must provide documentation of approval from Fraser Health prior to the market.

Advisory for Farmers’ Markets

BCCDC - Guideline for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets

Temporary Food Premises Application

 

 

NGFM's Safety Protocols:

Please do not visit the market if you have symptoms of a cold, flu, or COVID

Keep your distance

 Follow the signages for entry and exit

Only shop in one direction in the grass area

Limited numbers of shoppers at each vendor stall

Wearing a mask is mandatory for vendors and inside the Nikkei Centre and it is strongly encouraged for the shoppers in the market space outside

Wash hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water

 

NNMCC's Health Safety Plan

 


 

What's Happening

Broken Promises Exhibit

FREE Admission on Market Days
Sunday, June 13 & 27
Gallery, 10am-2pm

Museum Shop

Special opening hours on Market Days
Sunday, June 13 & 27
1st floor, 10am-2pm

Community Booth

Kimono by Fumiko | June 27

With a stunning lineup of "tsumami-zaiku" accessories on display,  NNMCC's Kimono instructor, Fumiko Horan will introduce her new online program - tsumami-zaiku workshop.

Burnaby Art CouncilJune 13, July 25 and August 8

The Burnaby Arts Council (BAC) is a non-profit and registered charity located in the heart of Deer Lake Park. We host and sponsor a wide variety of community arts events from festivals, to live music and more. The BAC office is also home to the Deer Lake Art Gallery, a 750 sq. ft exhibition space, showcasing works by local Burnaby artists.

In the past 50 years, we advocated for the creation of urban art spaces across the city and continue to cultivate the Burnaby arts scene through exhibitions, festivals, and other programs. We aim to feature local, Burnaby artists and bring together people from diverse backgrounds under a shared appreciation for art.

Meet June's Food Truck | TAKENAKA

Though Vancouver already offers a diverse food culture, TAKENAKA is the first of its kind to introduce Bento Box on the go! What originated as a humble lunch box made by mom for the family to take to school or work, TAKENAKA carries on that loving spirit and prepares artfully delicious Bento Boxes for you. The TAKENAKA family may provide a wide variety of services including takeout, delivery and catering.

Meet our Makers | Vendor List

☑ All the vendors - person or organization located within British Columbia

☑ Products must be grown, made, baked, raised, or wild-harvested and processed in British Columbia

NNMCC Auxiliary

NNMCC Auxiliary joins Nikkei Garden Farmers Market and brings a great array of household plants and vegetable plants in June and July.

Tonari Gumi

Features unique Japanese vegetable seeds and seedling plants, along with our very popular gardening and cookbooks. In addition, beautiful handcrafted Japanese obento carriers, greeting cards, and three-layer silk masks and much more will be available. Proceeds from the market sales support the programs and services at Tonari Gumi.

Brave Child Farm

Brave Child Farm (勇子農園)is an ecologically run vegetable farm in Surrey, BC, focused on Japanese and other Asian vegetables. We believe in growing healthy food responsibility, in harmony with our natural environment.  We grow over 40 different types of vegetables and fruits in a small-scale intensive system; focusing on ecology, biology, and soil health.

A BREAD AFFAIR

A BREAD AFFAIR was conceived by a passion for great bread.  Our organic-certified artisan breads are lovingly made in small batches by the hands of our skilled artisan bakers, without preservatives, using slow fermentation to coax the flavours out of each and every loaf. We have searched locally, across Canada and the world, to source what we believe are the best and purest ingredients. Once you taste our breads, nothing else will do.

Takoyaki HATCHAN

Best Takoyaki in Metro Vancouver!

Rocket 7 Coffee

We use quality coffee that meets rigorous economic and social standards. Our beans are laboriously picked from farms in Central America & South America and are freshly roasted in Canada. Our high-quality and ethically produced coffee is imported in an effort to benefit farmers in need. Try our coffee and experience that great first sip every morning

 

Creme Brulee To Go

Creme Brulee To Go is a Vancouver-based dessert shop. We locally source fresh and natural ingredients. Our products are handmade in small batches.  We believe putting a little twist on tradition will give this rich and creamy custard-based dessert a redefining and flavourful experience.  We offer a variety of assorted flavours and different toppings to choose from.

Cocoaro Craft Chocolate

Cocoaro Craft Chocolate is chocolate with good heart, beginning with better conditions for cacao farmers and ending with an exceptional tasting experience. Japanese-Canadian chocolate maker, Margaret Inoue, crafts chocolate from bean-to-bar reflecting her values as well as an exploration of culture, nutrition and flavour. When adding additional ingredients, we focus on the best ingredients, local and organic where possible.

Bon Mano Bon

Bon Mano Bon is a Vancouver-based company specializes in vegan/gluten-free nuts, chocolates, and confectionaries.  Everyday, we derive great joy in hand making healthy and high-quality desserts and treats using fresh and natural ingredients. Our handmade goodies are a great pantry staple, while also making wonderful, personal gifts for loved ones.

 

Van Koji Foods

Since 2013, Vankoji has been producing and selling Shiokoji and other koji-based seasonings at craft fairs and festivals. Every year, sales have grown as more and more people from different nationalities enjoy this product in their everyday cooking.

Dori Spicy Chili Sauce

Dori Spicy Sauce is an oil-based sauce made with lots of crunchy and tasty ingredients such as fried onion, fried garlic, dried squid, sesame seed and almond. It is ready-to-eat, you can put it on anything you like such as ramen, fried rice, chow-mein, dumpling, even pasta!

With/On

Owner, and classically trained chef, Hope Yang started With/On with inspiration from his early years. Growing up in Southern California, Hope enjoyed homecooked Korean dishes and Mexican food from the amazing restaurants and taquerias of the area. A self-proclaimed food quality perfectionist, all of With/On's kimchi's and bold sauces are handcrafted in small batches. They rely on wild fermentation and local ingredients, where possible, to ensure the best tasting products. Head over to With/On’s feed to check out all of their mouth-watering products!

Meditating Bunny Studio Inc.

Meditating Bunny Studio Inc. is an award-winning boutique animation studio and children’s book publisher. The studio was founded in 2001 by Emmy® nominated animation and documentary filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns. The studio’s first children’s books, Mixed Critters (2018) and Nori and His Delicious Dreams (2020), written and illustrated by Jeff Chiba Stearns, feature diverse stories. The studio released Jeff’s first graphic novel, On Being Yukiko (2021) with famed Japanese Canadian artist, Lillian Michiko Blakey.

HINTO: handmade for your smile

Let’s find some “HINTO (clues in Japanese)” to brighten up your smile with a touch of Japanese hand craftsmanship! We make small bags and pouches with Japanese antique fabrics. Our accessories made with Japanese-style hand embroidery and beads work bring “one and only” additions to your style. We also accept special orders for birthdays, seasonal holidays, weddings or anything.

Oil.Herb.AndMe

Making handmade natural skin products is my hobby, my passion. I spend my leisure time creating product recipes and designing all my packaging. The process of creating from start to finish gives me tremendous satisfaction. I use natural ingredients and avoid all chemicals. All of my products aim to be eco-friendly and reduce packaging waste that would affect the water supply.

Mom's Care Natural Handmade Soap

The Mom’s Care products have been brought forth by a mom’s inspirations to care for sensitive skin.  All of our products are made with natural and organic ingredients. Mom’s Care’s soap is for everyone who suffers from dry, sensitive, or troubled skin. Some of the ingredients are Medicinal herbs that have been used for a long time in Japan.

Ninja Craft Studio

Ever since I have been gifted a sewing machine from a very special friend of mine, I have been enjoying sewing face masks, aprons, pet collars and more. I love exploring different fabrics that the stores offer, and also any Japanese-style fabrics that I can get. See you at the Nikkei Garden Farmers Market for a limited time!

Craftology

Craftology is a team which loves to create and innovate wonderful crafts. Our team specializes in creating cute and whimsical handmade greeting cards, gift tags, gift card holders and party stationery. Every card has its own unique style and characteristic, especially our interactive card. All materials are carefully hand selected with love. Each product is designed, handcrafted, and assembled in Vancouver, Canada.

Windigo Beewax Wrap

Windigo Beeswax wrap is an eco-friendly alternative to plastic cling wrap that is compostable, reusable and washable.  They have anti-microbial properties and made with all-natural ingredients including beeswax, jojoba oil, pine resin and 100% cotton. They're perfect for wrapping leftovers, snacks to go, cheese, fruits & veggies while helping them stay fresh longer. Yay to reducing single plastic use and reducing food waste.

Art Cards by Valerie

I make over 100 designs of paper folded cards.  I also create gift cards, bookmarks, chiyogami covered notebooks, designer clips and coasters to add beauty to your home.

 

 

 

Picchie Zakka

Picchie Zakka makes Japanese culture-inspired fabric zakka(little things in your everyday life) using natural materials like cotton and linen.  We believe what is good for you can be good for the earth as well and create these items that support your comfortable and sustainable living.  Items include washable double gauze cotton masks, reusable Azuma lunch/market bags, Azuki bean-filled eye pillows/neck warmers.  All items are carefully created locally using mostly Japanese fabric.

Wren Creation

My love for washi paper brought me the idea of creating Japanese-inspired jewelry. Enjoy finding your favourite to add a little colour to your life!

K2 Creations

While the 2 Karen’s and their families were camping at Crater Lake, Oregon, K2Creations was
only a campfire dream. Two years later, in early 2021, it became a reality. All of our handmade
products share a common theme, the outdoors. We offer a variety of handmade items for the
home including, hand towels, potholders, soaps, mugs, plates and magnets.

 

Beads Ya

It has been 20 years since we have been selling handcrafted beading jewelry in Metro Vancouver. Jewelry made with colourful and small beads - that is the work of Beads Ya. Each one is carefully made from glass and/or gem stones beads. Enjoy "Retro" and "Cute" jewelry made with special attention to colour.

Lovid Studio

Our products are all handmade with 100% natural ingredients. Our products include soaps, bath bombs, bath bars and aesthetic candles & diffusers.

 

Photographs by Kimiyo Kamimura

I sell photographs in greeting cards and matted enlargements that I took in Japan or in Canada of many subjects to do with food and others with Japanese esthetics.

Karet Jewellery

Fascinated by the nature of my native land Hokkaido, Japan, I began creating “Karet Jewellery”. Each piece of jewellery is made using materials found all around us, such as leather, authentic flowers and antique watches. Which is what makes every design so unique. After I have moved, the breathtaking nature of British Columbia, Canada, inspired my work of art and expanded my style. And now, I’m happy to share my passion with you!

Art of Soap
I sell cupcake soap, gemstone soap and other kinds of soap which I make from scratch. These soaps are fun and cute, more importantly, I have got lots of good feedback like it is very creamy and gentle to the hands. Newley added product, charcoal soap is super good. It is made from mostly olive oil and a touch of Tamanu oil. It cleans skin without drying out.

Bunny Bunny Kids

We are a startup small local business founded with 2 moms called Bunny Bunny Kids. BBK sells Babies & Kids clothes with high quality yet affordable price tag.