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.

日本語でのご案内👉バンクーバー新報

 

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

 Follow the signages for entry and exit

Wearing a mask is recommended, not mandatory

Wash hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water

 

NNMCC's Health Safety Plan

 


 

What's Happening

Manju Making Workshop - Sunday, September 12 ONLY

Each person will make two manju, one white mochi manju with anko and another pink mochi manju with shiroan in the well-equipped kitchen. Children are welcome. Adult supervision is required if they are under 6. The spots will be released at the information booth at Nikkei Garden Farmers Market 30 minutes prior to the upcoming session.
10:30am - 6 spots | 11am - 6 spots | 11:30am - 6 spots | 12pm - 6 spots | 12:30pm - 6 spots | 1pm - 6 spots

Performance by PICO - Sunday, September 26 ONLY

Pico Masaki is a singer-songwriter whose unique style combines singing and koto music to share Japanese cultural values and characteristics such as“mono no aware”(awareness of impermanence). She plays diverse music genres including Japanese traditional songs as well as Latin, folk, and Cetic, and actively forges collaborations with instrumentalists from other cultures.

Iron Willed: Women in STEM

FREE Admission on Market Days
Sunday, September 12 & 26
Gallery, 10am-2pm

Museum Shop

Special Opening Hours
Sunday, September 12 & 26
1st floor, 10am-2pm

Japanese Bookstore

Special Opening Hours
Sunday, September 12 & 26
2nd floor, 10am-2pm

Community Booth

Burnaby Art Council | September 12 & 26

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 September'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

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.

 

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.

 

 

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 cold brew iced coffee and experience that great first sip for summer!

Japonica Landscaping & Environment Farm

Japonica is a proud provider of fresh vegetables and local honey located in Surrey. Early summer you can find gobo, garlic, portulaca oleracea, horseradish, gobo tea, local honey and handmade pottery at our booth!

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Hans Farm

Enjoy our locally grown FRESH fruit!

 

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.

 

Takoyaki HATCHAN

Best Takoyaki in Metro Vancouver!

 

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!

 

Studio Brewing

Check out their best-selling IPAs, their new collaboration with Burnaby Neighborhood House: I HEART BBY, and more at the Nikkei Garden Farmers Market! You’ll also find them at their brewery just 5 mins from Royal Oak Station. Grab a drink and get refreshed on a hot day!

 

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.

 

Yukolicious

Yukolicious Artisanal Foods is a journey through time and taste of its founder, Yuko Kosuge. Growing up in Japan, Yuko learnt to transform simple ingredients into beautiful rustic delicacies in her grandmother’s tiny home kitchen. Over the years, she refined these family recipes to reflect her own multicultural heritage and gastronomic experiences from around the globe. With a vision to bring unique Japanese-inspired flavours to your table, Yukolicious products are handmade and prepared in small batches using natural and Certified Organic ingredients sourced locally from British Columbia.

 

 

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 and Mexican dishes from amazing restaurants of the area. As a self-proclaimed food quality perfectionist, all With/On's kimchi's and bold sauces are handcrafted in small batches. They rely on wild fermentation and local ingredients to ensure best-tasting products. Head over to With/On’s feed to check out their mouth-watering products!

 

Tea Lani 

Tea Lani is an organic loose leaf tea company based in Vancouver B.C. All our tea and herbs are carefully picked and hand-blended by Mayumi. Our blended teas are not only delicious but also nourishing your body and soul.

 

 

 

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.

 

Bali Bites

Bali Bites, introduces Authentic Indonesian Peanut Sauce, made only with select ingredients from grandma's original recipes. Balilicious restaurant combines embellished cooking techniques; the finest ingredients; spicy marination; all crowned with our unique premier peanut sauce. We cook and make everything from scratch!

 

Astro Foods

Astro Foods Freeze-dried snacks is a small, family-run company based in Vancouver. We offer freeze-dried fruits, candy, ice cream, and Pancake mixes, which taste "Out of this World!" If you are looking to try something unique and full of flavour, try some Astro Foods!

Beauty Secrets of Japan

Beauty Secrets of Japan provides handmade soap and body care products with the finest, carefully selected all-natural ingredients from Japan and organic when available. All our products are Vegan, Eco friendly, Palm oil-free and made in Vancouver, Canada.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Terry Sasaki Art

Japanese style clothes and colourful scarves. His one-of-a kind Art Card is sure to please too.

 

 

 

 

Milklady

Milklady Soap Co. is one-woman shop. The journey of making soap started with my child's eczema. I am a mother of two and the soaps I make is great for all family members including toddlers. I design, hand poured in small batch soap everyday in my home studio located in Burnaby, BC, Canada. Thanks for your supporting local business!

 

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!

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.

A Healthy Beginning

A Healthy Beginning is a small business based in East Vancouver. Their mission is to help people create the green, healthy lifestyle they desire by offering a line of handcrafted pure, ethical, and all-natural home and body care products. They take zero waste seriously, minimizing the amount of plastic they use in their packaging and choosing easily recyclable and compostable packaging.

 

I literally can knot

Christina is a Vancouver-based fibre artist who wants to share her love of modern macrame. From decorative art pieces to plant hangers and market bags, all her pieces are handmade with 100% recycled cotton rope and other sustainable materials. Christina feels most energized when travelling the world and is inspired by warm, cozy spaces in unexpected places.

 

Aisook

I am a pottery enthusiast and have been doing pottery since 2008. I started to learn pottery in Canada and also had opportunities to learn as an apprentice at 津軽金山焼きin Aomori, Japan. ai pottery & crafts is selling all handmade pottery and crochet crafts I made.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

YiEON

YiEON is a Apparel, Accessory and Art brand that is inspired by Japanese Culture. Influenced by sceneries, food, landmark and pop culture, YiEON strives to bring the colours of Japan into your life though our merchandise and designs. Each product is uniquely designed and printed by YiNa Wang.

 

agnit

All Girls Need is Treasures. Agnit is composed by a group of three who love making handmade jewelry using a fusion of beads and materials from both Canada and Japan. The jewelry is made and sold in both countries.

 

 

 

 

Nishijima Plants

Find the perfect plants for your garden - pots of shiso, myoga, sansho and maple trees available at the market. Grab them before they sell out!

 

 

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.

JL Collection

We are excited to introduce our premium quality sanitary fabric liners and pads. For the past few decades, we have been overly reliant on convenience and now we are noticing warning signals from our bodies and the Earth. We believe it’s more natural for our bodies to use less chemicals and less plastics, which intern reduces waste in landfills. We would love to share our experiences with you. We are here for you. Let’s move forward together to healthier living and for a healthier Earth.

 

 

Lovit Studio

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

 

 

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.

Case Boutique 

CASE Boutique specializes in cute food plush. I started sewing plush just over ten years ago, when an artist friend and I decided to exhibit at an Artist Alley at the local anime convention. CASE (which stands for Cute Adorable Stuff, Eh?...it's Canadian made after all) Boutique was officially started the following year.

 

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.

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.

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.

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!

 

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.

Hanes Healing Bracelet

These powerful stone bracelets are created by a Japanese jewelry maker in Vancouver. I am always attracted by power stones. They have special power to motivate me every time so I love making stone jewelry and just established in 2021, but a lot of people are following and supporting my small business. I hope you can enjoy my collections.

Lovabit

We are proud to offer the highest-quality unisex clothes, as well as handmade and fair-trade accessories crafted with lots of love and careful attention to each item. Our garments are sourced, designed, and printed locally in Vancouver, Canada. Let us take care of you and provide the best & personalized experience.

 

 

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!

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.

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.

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.

 

 

 

Little Joy Co.

Little Joy Co.'s items are made with selected ingredients. We employ the cold-process soap-making method, and they all are perfect for all skin types. Candles are also handcrafted with natural ingredients.

 

 

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.

 

Coconama

At Coconama Chocolate, our concept is simple: The result: fresh handmade chocolate creations that are indulgence at its purest. Our combination of high-quality ingredients, colorful presentation and smooth texture will surprise and delight you, and you can only find them here…we call it “Coconama” style chocolate.

BELGIAN SUPERWAFFLES

Belgian Superwaffles bakery is here to provide you with HIGH-END WAFFLES freshly baked right here in BC. These are not just simple waffles but HANDMADE flavoured Waffles - meticulously crafted with love and passion to bring you the very best of Waffles! Belgian Superwaffles uses honey to sweeten their Waffles instead of conventional sugar to promote healthy eating. Most ingredients used by Belgian Superwaffles bakery come from BC.