Market Produce – September 1

Photo by elle_kh

The summer heat is long gone and the weather is cooling down, we finally have tomatoes at the mobile market! Come and grab them this Saturday at one of the three markets.

This week another order of veggies from Fresh Roots Urban Farm!  Every week throughout the summer we will be getting hyper local, organic veggies grown on school sites throughout Vancouver.

Here’s what to expect at the market:

  • Bananas (Guat / Ecu / Mex & Organic)
  • Apples Royal Gala (BC)
  • Avocadoes Hass (Mex)
  • Peaches (BC)
  • Orange Navel (Aust)
  • Carrots Snaptop (BC)
  • Broccoli Crowns (BC)
  • Corn Bi-Color (BC)
  • Onions Sweet (BC)
  • Sweet Banana Peppers (BC)
  • Tomatoes (BC)

Come on down to this Saturday’s mobile 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 mobile 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 – August 23

Photo by Lou Stejskal

We’re making pitas at this week’s community kitchen, so be sure to come on over to Biltmore Housing from 4:00pm to 6:00pm for some delicious stuffed pitas!

This week another order of veggies from Fresh Roots Urban Farm!  Every week throughout the summer we will be getting hyper local, organic veggies grown on school sites throughout Vancouver.

Here’s what to expect at the market:

  • Bananas (Guat / Ecu / Mex & Organic)
  • Apples Royal Gala (BC)
  • Orange Navel (Aust)
  • Avocados Hass (Mex)
  • Peaches (BC)
  • Broccoli Crowns (BC)
  • Celery Root (Calif)
  • Carrots Snaptop (BC)
  • Cucumbers  (BC)

So make sure to head down to this Thursday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We’ll be at Helping Spirits Lodge at 1:00pm to 2:00pm and Biltmore Housing at 4:00pm to 6:00pm with a Community Kitchen. Take a look at our mobile market locations for more info on how to find us

See you this Thursday!

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

Aug 25th Medicine Wheel Garden Work Party

Medicine Wheel Garden work party (3)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.

We need your help with tending the garden! We’ll be weeding, planting and sharing knowledge together. Participate in tea tasting and learn about local native, medicinal plants.

The garden was created in September 2017 for the Wild Salmon Caravan and was built to provide space for our urban communities to access traditional medicine plants of the Coast Salish Peoples, while also creating a space of sanctuary and healing.

* All Experience Levels & Ages Welcome
* Wheelchair Accessible
* Food & Drink Provided

Special Thanks to Lori Snyder and the Renfrew-Collingwood Permaculture students for contributing new plants to the garden.

Facebook event here

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***Accessibility notes: The Trout Lake Community Centre is within a short walking distance and includes wheel chair accessible and gender neutral washrooms. All pathways are wheel chair accessible and terrain is level. There will be some heavy lifting and tough work, but all bodies are welcome to participate in any way they can.

Market Produce – August 18

Photo by keem1201

Nothing’s better than some fresh BC corn in this summer heat. Be sure to grab them at one of the mobile markets this Saturday!

This week another order of veggies from Fresh Roots Urban Farm!  Every week throughout the summer we will be getting hyper local, organic veggies grown on school sites throughout Vancouver.

Here’s what to expect at the market:

  • Bananas (Guat / Ecu / Mex & Organic)
  • Apples Sunrise (BC)
  • Orange Valencia (Calif)
  • Peaches (BC)
  • Broccoli Crowns (BC)
  • Plums (BC)
  • Onions Red (Wash)
  • Potato Kennebec (BC)
  • Yams Jewel (Calif)
  • Avocadoes Hass (Mex)
  • Corn Bi-Color (BC)

Come on down to this Saturday’s mobile 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 mobile 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 #4

VPL - KEN - SEED SAVERS MEETUP - August 18 (1)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 fourth seed savers meet-up, we’ll pick some tomatoes at our Kingscrest Garden plot and use the fermentation method for saving seeds. We’ll also discuss watering methods and drought gardening techniques. This also functions as an ongoing seed swap so bring your extra seeds and seedlings to share with the community.

No previous experience needed, and no garden needed!

**This is a monthly series, stay tuned for info on these upcoming meet-ups. All will be at Kensington Library from 11am-1pm:

September 15th
October 20th
November 17th

Facebook event here

Market Produce – August 4

Photo by PIRO4D

We’re back this weekend at the Mobile Markets with a variety of fruits and veggies! What better way to cool down this weekend than with a tasty and nutritious salad? Check out this easy Arugula and Pear Salad for some inspiration.

Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Bananas (Guat / Ecu / Mex & Organic)
  • Apples Jazz (Wash)
  • Orange Valencia (Calif)
  • Avocadoes Hass (Mex)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Broccoli Crowns (Wash)
  • Cucumbers (BC)
  • Potato Kennebec (BC)
  • Yams Jewel (Calif)
  • Onions Yellow (Wash)
  • Pears Bartlett (Calif)

Come on down to this Saturday’s mobile 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 mobile 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.