Market Produce – December 15th

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Photo from Tesco

This week come on down to one of our Community Food Markets and look for Green Peppers! Listen to them sizzle when creating food favorites like fajitas or tacos! Yum.

Here’s what to expect at the market:

  • Bananas (Guat/ Ecu / Mex & Organic)
  • Apples Honey Crisp (BC)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Avocadoes Hass (Mex)
  • Grapefruit (Texas)
  • Red Potatoes (BC)
  • Green Peppers (BC)
  • Yellow Onions (Wash)
  • Carrots (CA/WA)
  • Bok Choy (Calif)

Come on down to this Saturday’s Community Food Market locations to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies! We will be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House from 10:00am to 11:00 am, and Kensington Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Take a look at our Community Food Market locations for more info on how to find us.

See you this Saturday!

*As always, produce lists are subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.

Market Produce – December 1st

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Photo from Care2

We have Butternut Squash at the market this week! Enjoy as a sweet and tasty soup or as a roasted side this week! Don’t forget that the seeds are edible too, a quick toast in the oven will make them crispy. Add olive oil and your favorite seasoning. Mine is chili powder.

Here’s what to expect at the market:

  • Bananas (Guat/ Ecu / Mex & Organic)
  • Apples Honey Crisp (BC)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Avocadoes Hass (Mex)
  • Beets (BC)
  • Butternut Squash (BC)
  • Cucumbers (BC)
  • Yellow Onions (Wash)
  • Carrots (CA/WA)
  • Bok Choy (Calif)

Come on down to this Saturday’s Community Food Market locations to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies! We will be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House from 10:00am to 11:00 am, and Kensington Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Take a look at our Community Food Market locations for more info on how to find us.

See you this Saturday!

*As always, produce lists are subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.

Community Food Market Schedule Changes

We have decided to make a couple changes to our Community Food Market Schedule and unfortunately, we will be discontinuing our Thursday Markets starting this Thursday. However, we encourage everyone to join us at our Saturday Markets that will be running every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month until the end of this year. Check out the times and locations of our Saturday markets here.

See you there!

 

Market Produce – November 17th

Photo from My Zucchini Recipes

Organic red cabbage at the market this week! Add colour to your winter salads and soups!

Here’s what to expect at the market:

  • Bananas (Guat/ Ecu / Mex & Organic)
  • Apples Honey Crisp (BC)
  • Avocadoes Hass (Mex)
  • Orange Navel (Calif)
  • Zucchini (Mex & Organic)
  • Pears Bosc (BC)
  • Red Cabbage (BC & Organic)
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes (BC)
  • Campari Tomatoes (BC)

Come on down to this Saturday’s Community Food Market locations to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies! We will be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House from 10:00am to 11:00 am, Kensington Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and Brant Villa at 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Take a look at our Community Food Market locations for more info on how to find us.

See you this Saturday!

*As always, produce lists are subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.

Seed: The Untold Story Film Screening at Kensington Public Library

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As part of our Seed Savers group, the Cedar Cottage Food Network in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library – Kensington Branch is hosting a free screening and discussion of SEED, The Untold Story.

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

SEED is Executive Produced by Academy Award Winning Actress Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine) and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams).

****The event is free and the facilities are fully accessible. ****
There will be a seed swap happening during the event so please bring seeds you would like to share with the community!

Facebook event here
“Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foundation of our being.”

– Vandana Shiva

Market Produce – November 3rd

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Photo from Nancie’s American Seed Boutique

With the weather turning, we’re headed steeply into soup season. Grab some organic celery at this weekend’s Community Food Market!

Here’s what to expect at the market:

  • Bananas (Guat/ Ecu / Mex & Organic)
  • Apples Honey Crisp (BC)
  • Avocadoes Hass (Mex)
  • Orange Navel (Calif)
  • Celery (BC & Organic)
  • Broccoli Crowns (Calif)
  • Carrots Snaptop (BC)
  • Cauliflower (Calif)
  • Onions Yellow (Wash)
  • Potato Red (BC)
  • Kennebec Potatoes (BC)

Come on down to this Saturday’s Community Food Market locations to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies! We will be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House from 10:00am to 11:00 am, Kensington Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and Brant Villa at 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Take a look at our Community Food Market locations for more info on how to find us.

See you this Saturday!

*As always, produce lists are subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.

Market Produce – October 20

Photo by Free-Photos

We’re back this Saturday with fresh produce at the Community Food Markets! This time, we’re bringing you brussel sprouts in all of their nutritious glory. Enjoy them roasted, steamed, or even pan fried!

Here’s what to expect at the market:

  • Bananas (Guat/ Ecu / Mex & Organic)
  • Apples Royal Gala (BC)
  • Avocados Hass (Mex)
  • Orange Valencia (Calif)
  • Broccoli Crowns (BC)
  • Brussel Sprouts (BC)
  • Carrots Snaptop (BC)
  • Tomatoes (BC)
  • Yams Jewel (Calif)
  • Potato Red (BC)

Come on down to this Saturday’s Community Food Market locations to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies! We will be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House from 10:00am to 11:00 am, Kensington Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and Brant Villa at 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Take a look at our Community Food Market locations for more info on how to find us.

See you this Saturday!

*As always, produce lists are subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Seed Saver’s Meet Up #6

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Interested in seed security in your community? Want to learn how to save seeds and join in a growing community of people wanting to share their knowledge, their passions, and their seeds? The Cedar Cottage Food Network, in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library – Kensington branch has teamed up for the second season of our seed saving group in Cedar Cottage.

At our 6th seed savers meet-up, we’ll harvest the rest of our seeds at Kingcrest, clean up the bed and plant some garlic! This also functions as an ongoing seed swap so bring your extra seeds and seedlings to share with the community.

Saturday October 20th, 11am-1pm at Kensington Library and Kingcrest Community Garden.

No previous experience needed, and no garden needed!

Facebook post here

November 17th will be out last meet up of the season and we will be screening Seed: the Untold Story, watch the trailer below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmaZPXMd9BM

Winter Garden Prep Work Party at Copley Orchard

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This event takes place on unceded and occupied Coast Salish territory, specifically that of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and mi ce:p kʷətxʷiləm (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

This will be the last work party at Copley Orchard work party this year and we will spend it preparing the orchard for the coming winter months. Work will include compost turning, pruning and finishing lasagna mulch on the native plant bed. Come celebrate the wonderful growing season we’ve had!

Check out the Facebook event here
—> Prior to this workshop (10am – 11:30am) there will be a work party for Copley Orchard which everyone is welcome to attend. Come learn what the orchard it all about and meet some wonderful gardening neighbours! There will be a potluck lunch beginning at 1pm for all orchard members and workshop participants.

Accessibility: ** This workshop will be at the Copley Community Orchard. Major paths are accessible, but much of the terrain is not. ***

For more information please contact ccfneducation@gmail.com