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The farmers market is the perfect one stop shop to make this year's Christmas extra special.
With Christmas right around the corner, it’s officially crunch time to get those presents underneath the Christmas tree. For all you last minute shoppers (don’t worry, we won’t tell) the Vancouver Winter Farmers Market is the perfect spot to pick up high-quality, handcrafted gifts while supporting local businesses within the community. The market features over 100 vendors who offer items such as skin care, baked goods, spirits, cosmetics, candles, and artisanal craft goods in addition to all the fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood that we love. Choose a few items bundled up together to make the perfect gift basket for even the pickiest gift receivers on your list. Check out some of our favourite picks below for a little inspiration.Don’t dawdle though! This Saturday is the last scheduled market before Christmas, (and 2014—it will be closed on the 27th) so make it a point to attend!Vancouver Farmers MarketNat Bailey StadiumEvery Saturday from 10-2 until April 25From left to right: Key Lime & Mint Cordial (Frostbites, $14), frostbitesfun.com; East Van Vodka (Odd Society Spirits, $36-$44), oddsocietyspirits.com; Maple Cutting Board (Legacy Woodcrafts, $40-$80), maplemagic.com.From left to right: Lemon Blueberry & Spiced Lemon Marmalade (Kics Lemonade, $8), kicslemonade.ca; Garlic Dill Pickles (Klippers Organics, $8), klippersorganics.com; Beef Jerky (Jerky Baron, $5/5 for $20), jerkybaron.com; Canned Tuna variety pack – includes regular, no salt, smoked, & in olive oil (Estevan Tuna, $6-$7.50), bctuna.com; Lemon & Vodka Marmalade – featuring East Van Vodka (Le Meadow’s Pantry, $10), lemeadowsfoodstories.com; Cranberry Sauerkraut (Rooted Nutrition, $9), rootednutrition.ca; Jalapeno Jelly (Three Feet Below, $8), threefeetbelow.ca; Kiwi Jam (Petkov Kiwi Production, $5), petkovkiwi.com; Maple Cutting Board (Legacy Woodcrafts, $40-$80), maplemagic.com.From left to right: Lemon Poppyseed Soap ($6.95/3 for $18), Brown Sugar Body Polish ($16.95), Aromatherapy Roll-On in Exotica ($11.95), Bliss Body Butter ($16.95), all from Sentimental Creations, scentimentalcreations.com; Shea Butter Hydrating Cream ($18), Relax Bath Salts ($12), Lemongrass Lavendar & Sandalwood Soap ($7.50), all from The Other Eden, theothereden.com; Hand Dipped 100% Beeswax Candles (von Hardenberg Candles, $$1.25-$8.00/pair), vonhardenbergcandles.com; Maple Cutting Board (Legacy Woodcrafts, $40-$80), maplemagic.com.
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