Jam with us at our canning workshop – Aug. 19

harvestcanningNext up in our summer workshop series at Trout Lake Community Centre: Harvest Canning!

Learn to preserve seasonal foods so that you may enjoy them all year long. Participants will walk away with their new knowledge and a jar of what the group made that night.

Register online (under Education > Cooking and baking) or in person at Trout Lake. The workshop is only $15. See you there!

Market Day – July 19

Growing season is in full swing and oh what a harvest our local urban farm partner, Fresh Roots, has for us this week! They will be providing us with the following:

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Collards
  • Fresh Garlic!
  • Assorted Lettuce
  • Assorted Herbs
  • Kale
  • Pearl Onions
  • Peas
  • Rapini
  • Chard
  • Turnips

On top of that we will also be selling:

  • Avocados
  • Bananas (organic)
  • Blueberries (Grown in BC)
  • Cherries (Grown in BC)
  • Mangoes
  • Peaches (Grown in BC)
  • Broccoli (Grown in BC)
  • Corn (Grown in Washington)
  • Red Onion (Grown in California)

We will be at Brant Villa (2290 E. 25th Ave near Nanaimo Skytrain station) from 10:30am-12:30pm and at our newest market site: Kensington Community Centre (5175 Dumfries Street near Knight) from 2pm-4pm.

Hope to see you there!

Market Day – July 12

So many delicious veggies! This week our farm partner, Fresh Roots Urban Farm has tons of options for this weekend’s mobile market, including:

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Mustard Greens
  • Green Onions
  • Peas
  • Chard

On top of that we also have an abundance of other tasty items including:

  • Avocados
  • Bananas (Organic)
  • Blueberries (BC)
  • Strawberries (California)
  • Rainier Cherries (BC)
  • Mangoes
  • Corn (California )
  • Broccoli (BC)
  • Cucumber (BC)
  • Sweet potatoes (California)
  • Zucchini (BC)
  • Limes
  • Eggplant (California)
  • Red onions (Washington)
  • Red potatoes (Washington)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. From 10:00am-12:00pm, we’ll be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House (Victoria Dr. and 24th ave.) and from 2-4pm, we’ll be at Orchard Park (Nanaimo St. and 45th ave.). Don’t forget to sample some of the delicious recipes at Orchard Park’s tasting kitchen. See you at the market!

An Evening with Iris Quinn – July 22


We regret to inform our readers that this workshop has been cancelled. 

The Cedar Cottage Food Network is hosting a workshop by local cookbook author Iris Quinn in two weeks! Iris lives in the Trout Lake area and is thrilled to have the opportunity to connect with her neighbours over food. Here is a quick introduction from Iris herself:

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be coming to Trout Lake Community Centre to cook with you, and to talk about my new cookbook. A professional actor by trade, I have been a foodie geek since I was ten years old, and have turn pseudo-pro in the past twenty years catering for weddings and other gatherings. My cookbook, SALIVATION, is a collection of recipes that I created over the last several decades, and along with recipes that have been blessedly bestowed upon me. It is a collection of the very best I have to offer. Each recipe is easily accessible with method and ingredients, all healthy and gourmet tasting.

The workshop is on July 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm and includes a three-course meal for only $20! Register here before this workshop sells out.


Market Day – July 5th with our new market location!

This Saturday will be our very first market at our new location at the Kensington Community Centre! Come look for us outside the front entrance on Dumfries St. near 36th.

This week we have so many options! Here is what to expect from Fresh Roots this week:

  • Assorted lettuce heads
  • Parsley
  • Green onions
  • Swiss chard
  • Fava beans
  • Collards
  • Garlic scapes (pictured above – they are great grilled or pickled)
  • Kale
  • Radishes
We will also have an abundance of other produce including:
  • Apricots (grown in Washington)
  • Avocados
  • Bananas (Organic)
  • Blueberries (BC)
  • Strawberries (Organic)
  • Grapes
  • Mangoes
  • Heirloom Tomatoes (BC)
  • Broccoli
  • Onions (California)
  • Potato(California)
  • Yellow Zucchini (BC)

From 10:30am-12:30pm, we’ll be at Brant Villa (2290 E 25th ave.) and from 2-4pm, we’ll be at Kensington Community Centre (5175 Dumfries St.). See you at the market!