Market Produce Available: October 19

Halloween is around the corner, so come and get your pumpkins! We have pie pumpkins which are perfect for making delicious treats or carving spooky faces and mini pumpkins for the kids to decorate and take home free of charge.

This week we will again be featuring some of Fresh Roots Urban Farm’s very local produce including:

  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce mix
  • Parsley
  • Dill

You can also expect to see an abundance of fruits and veggies at the market including:

  • Apples (BC grown)
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Pears (Washington grown)
  • Quince
  • Broccoli (BC grown)
  • Red potatoes (BC grown)
  • Pie pumpkins (BC grown)
  • Tomatoes (BC grown)
  • Kabocha squash (BC grown)
  • Brussels sprouts (BC grown)

We will be at Brant Villa from 10:30am to 12:30pm and then Culloden Court from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Make sure to swing by to sample the tasting kitchen at Culloden Court.

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

For all the fruit tree owners out there, the Vancouver Fruit Tree Project (VFTP) is holding a pruning workshop on November 16th from 10am-12pm on the westside of Vancouver. Pruning is important to the health of your fruit trees and for their productivity in coming seasons. The workshop is $30 and all money goes to support the work of the VFTP volunteers.  Learn something new and give back to the volunteers who collect fruit from trees around the city that are used in programs such as the ones run by the Cedar Cottage Food Network.

More information on the workshop here:

Market Produce Available: October 12

The leaves are beginning to change and the weather is growing colder, but that doesn’t mean that the mobile markets are slowing down! This week we will again be featuring some of Fresh Roots Urban Farm‘s very local produce (grown at Vancouver Technical Secondary) including:

  • Carrots
  • Sweet Onions
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Stirfry mix (kale, mustard, chard)

You can also expect to see an abundance of fruits and veggies at the market including:

  • Apples (BC grown)
  • Bananas
  • Avocados
  • Pears
  • Cranberries (Organic)
  • Cantaloupe
  • Broccoli (BC grown)
  • Kale (BC grown)
  • Pumpkins (BC grown)
  • Butternut squash (BC grown)
  • Yams
  • Tomatoes (BC grown)
  • Brussels sprouts (BC grown)

We will be at the Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House from 10:00am to 12:00pm and then Orchard Park (45th and Nanaimo) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Make sure to swing by to decorate pumpkins  at both locations or check out the Sustenance Festival and sample the tasting kitchen at Orchard Park.

DIY Building and Design Workshops at Vancouver Tool Library


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Ever wanted to create your own garden bed, chicken coop, or tool shed? Our friends at the Vancouver Tool Library (just around the corner from Trout Lake!) are hosting some workshops this fall focused on the basics of designing projects and power tool use. Here is the list of what’s on the schedule for the next few weeks:

The workshops are affordable and fun! Pre-registration is required through the links above or in the VTL shop at 3448 Commercial Street. E-mail manager[at]vancouvertoollibrary[dot]com with any questions.

John Hendry Park (Trout Lake) Open House: Oct. 19

Add your voice to the discussion on the future of John Hendry Park, commonly known as Trout Lake. The Vancouver Park Board is undertaking a process to develop a long-range master plan for the park. The master planning process will ask people to share their ideas and hopes for the area.

The Idea Open House, happening on October 19 from 9am-3pm, is the first step of this process, designed to introduce the project and gather initial thoughts and concerns.

If you can’t make it, check out the project webpage:

John Hendry Park (Trout Lake) - first open house flyer October 2013

Community Potluck at Orchard Park: October 12th


As part of this year’s Sustenance Festival, the Cedar Cottage and South Vancouver Food Networks are co-hosting a community potluck at our Orchard Park location (45th and Nanaimo, in Nancy Styles Hall) on October 12th from 2-4pm.

Along with the usual market festivities (affordable fresh produce and recipe sampling) there will be live music, fun activities, and a chance to share your favourite dish with your neighbours.

This is sure to be a fun time, so come out to support your food networks and meet new friends!