Market Produce – June 17

Check out our newest market this weekend!

  Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Bananas (South America and org)
  • Apples Gala (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Broccoli Crowns (Calf)
  • Carrots (Calf)
  • Cucumbers (BC)
  • Lettuce Romaine (BC)
  • Mangoes Ataulfo (Mex)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calf)
  • Potatoes White New (BC)
  • Spinach (BC)
  • Sweet Potatoes (Calf)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at Cedar Cottage  at 10:00am to 11:00am, Helping Spirit Lodge from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and Brant Villa at 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Take a look at our mobile market locations for more info on how to find us.

See you this weekend!

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

Market Produce – June 3

  Welcome to June!  I had a lovely mint spinach pea soup this weekend and it was one of the best soups I’ve every had,  definitely in the top ten.  It was a little wet this week and this was such a great tummy warmer.  Check out this pea soup with a mint twist recipe

 Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Gala Apples (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Carrots (Calf)
  • Cucumbers (BC)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Navel Oranges (Calf)
  • Peppers Yellow H.H. (BC)
  • Spinach (BC)
  • Shanghai Bok Choy (BC)
  • Sweet Potatoes (Calf)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood house  at 10:00am to 11:00pm and Kensington Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and Brant Villa at 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Take a look at our mobile market locations for more info on how to find us.

See you this weekend!

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

Seed Savers Group

The Cedar Cottage Food Network is excited to launch our first Seed Savers Group! To promote local food security and resiliency we will be supporting community members in growing and saving our own seeds. Join us for our first meeting June 10th at the Vancouver Public Library – Kensington Branch. We will also be launching our brand new seed library!

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Market Produce – May 20

Happy Victoria Day weekend everyone!

If you decided not to fight the traffic out of town come check out our newest market at the Helping Spirit Lodge!

  Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Bananas (South America)
  • Apples Gala (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Carrots (Calf)
  • Cucumbers (BC)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calf)
  • Potatoes Red (BC)
  • Spinach (Calf/Az)
  • Sweet Potatoes (Calf)
  • Tomatoes OTV (BC)
  • Zucchini (Mex)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at Cedar Cottage  at 10:00am to 11:00am, Helping Spirit Lodge from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and Brant Villa at 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Take a look at our mobile market locations for more info on how to find us.

See you this weekend!

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

Sabina’s Tofu Recipe

Long time volunteer Sabina shares with us her amazing recipe for home made tofu. Keep an eye out for upcoming workshops where Sabina will show us how to make it.

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Ingredients

  • 400 g dried soybean
  • 1.7 L water
  • If conventional soybean
    • 25 g coarse sea salt
    • 30 g white vinegar
  • If organic soybean
    • 30 g coarse sea salt
    • 35 g white vinegar

Directions

  1. Soak dried soybeans with warm water (about 12-15 hours depending on cold or warm water), remove the skin of soybeans.
  2. Blend soybeans with 1.7 L water to get soybean juice, and boil in medium sized pot until it reaches 100 degrees Celsius. Turn off heat and skim off the foam.
  3. Remove pot from heat, add sea salt and vinegar and stir. Place lid on pot and let site for 15-20 min until tofu condenses.
  4. Wrap condensed tofu with moist cotton towel or cheese cloth, and press it for about 30 min for soft tofu, longer for harder tofu.
  5. Boil tofu with water a second time to remove salt and vinegar taste.

Market Produce – May 6

  What’s better than a potato that’s sweet… how bout some good old chilli revamped with sweet potatoes.  Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. They also have loads of dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus.  Check out this sweet potato chilli recipe

 Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Gala Apples (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Broccoli (Calf)
  • Carrots (Calf)
  • Cucumbers (BC)
  • Eggplant (Mex)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Valencia Oranges (Calf)
  • Spinach (CA/AZ)
  • Sweet Potatoes (Calf)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood house  at 10:00am to 11:00pm and Kensington Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and Brant Villa at 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Take a look at our mobile market locations for more info on how to find us.

See you this weekend!

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

Market Produce – Apr 15

photo by Rick Cox

Happy Easter everyone!

Coincidentally there’s egg shaped yummy purple eggplant this weekend at the market.  Eggplant is one of my favourite foods.  It’s good to eat a variety of colours on your plate here’s the purple on that rainbow.  Check out this easy to make Eggplant tofu recipe

  Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Apples Gala (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Carrots (Calf)
  • Cucumbers (BC)
  • Eggplant (BC)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calf)
  • Pears Comice (Wash)
  • Yellow Peppers H.H.  (BC)
  • Spinach (Calf/Az)
  • Sweet Potatoes (Calf)
  • Tomatoes H.H. (BC)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at Cedar Cottage  at 10:00am to 11:00am, Orchard Park from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (with Tasting Kitchen) and Brant Villa at 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Take a look at our mobile market locations for more info on how to find us.

See you this weekend!

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

Market Produce – April 1

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  Spring has sprung!… we managed to make it through another record of rain.  Ah Vancouver …our wonderful temperate rain forest.  The first signs of spring is in the air…blossoms are  tentatively making they’re appearance.  It’s still slowly warming up and nothing like a curry in your belly to help with the dampness of rain. We have spinach on the menu this market and one of my all time favourite curries is Palak Paneer… a spinach curry!  It may sound oddly unappealing but trust me it will surprise you.  Once you try it, it might make it on your favourite food list too!  Check out this Palak (Spinach) Tofu Paneer recipe.

 Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Gala Apples (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Carrots (Calf)
  • Cucumbers (BC)
  • Eggplant (Mex )
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Navel Oranges (Calf)
  • Pears Bartlett (Wash)
  • Potatoes Yukon Gold (BC)
  • Spinach (CA/AZ)
  • Tomatoes H.H (BC)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood house  at 10:00am to 11:00pm and Kensington Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and Brant Villa at 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Take a look at our mobile market locations for more info on how to find us.

See you this weekend!

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

Market Produce – March 18

picture by jules

There is cabbage on the menu for the market this weekend.  Have you had your kraut today?  Sauerkraut is a great ally to aid in digestion and health.  Check out this Sauerkraut Recipe on how to make your own

  Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Apples Gala (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Green Cabbage (BC)
  • Carrots (Calf)
  • Cucumbers (BC)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calf)
  • Red Peppers H.H.  (Mex)
  • Spinach (Calf/Az)
  • Sweet Potatoes (Calf)
  • Tomatoes (Mex)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at Cedar Cottage  at 10:00am to 11:00am, Orchard Park from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (with Tasting Kitchen) and Brant Villa at 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Take a look at our mobile market locations for more info on how to find us.

See you this weekend!

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