Tastes on the Fly Restaurant Group this week announced its first international expansion with the opening of Pacific Farms Market in the domestic terminal of Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
Located on the airport’s C Pier, Pacific Farms Market models Tastes on the Fly’s Napa Farms Market and Berkshire Farms Market as a celebration of local food, beverages and artisan producers.
Pacific Farms Market will offer fresh foods reflecting the British Colombian food scene, including breakfast items such as 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters, Rosemary Rocksalt bagels and Purebread pastries. Other offerings include F.I.S.H (Fresh Ideas Start Here), with local and sustainably harvested British Columbia seafood and local wines and craft beers, such as Fuggles & Warlock.
“We are thrilled to bring our award-winning Napa Farms Market concept to Canada with our cross-border expansion to Vancouver,” said Michael Levine, Tastes on the Fly co-founder and executive chairman.
Expanding Tastes on the Fly into Canada with Pacific Farms Market represents a significant milestone for the company, and is another major step for the YVR concessions program as it looks to broaden the retail and food and beverage options for travelers.
“We are transforming the culinary experience at YVR and adding Pacific Farms Market to the domestic terminal on C Pier is a huge step forward in our journey,” said says Mirela Rusu, director of passenger commercial at the Vancouver Airport Authority. “Our goal is to provide authentic, fresh, and of course delicious food for our passengers that is reflective of our community. To be able to partner with Tastes on the Fly to bring in this ‘farm to flight’ concept is really special and we think the community is going to love it.”