Market Produce – June 16

photo by GregMontani

The best part of summer is here! Fresh mangoes are back at this weekends produce market, along with a variety of other amazing fruits and veggies.

 

Here’s what to expect at the market this Saturday:

  • Apples Spartan (BC & Organic)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (Guat / Ecu & Organic)
  • Mangoes Ataulfo (Mex)
  • Pears Anjou (Wash)
  • Cucumbers (BC)
  • Onions Yellow (Wash)
  • Cabbage Red (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.

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All Things Weeds n’ Water Workshop

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As a part of this months Copley Orchard work party, Cedar Cottage Food Network is facilitating a workshop on simple and effective weeding and watering techniques.

We will do some sheet mulching, make a mulch pit to help the trees conserve water in the summer months and learn to identify some common ‘invasive’, medicinal and edible weeds.

Details: June 9th, 10:30am-12:00pm at Copley Orchard – map here 
Note: The work party runs from 10:00- 2:00pm with a break for a potluck lunch at 1pm. You are more than welcome to come for the whole duration and get to know the community of gardeners who take care of the orchard.

Come prepared to do some hands on work, bring water and dress for the weather!

What is Copley Orchard all about? —> Copley Community Orchard is an urban orchard located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is a place to celebrate the benefits of growing fruit trees, berry bushes and other perennial plants, educating people on their cultivation, and creating a beautiful and productive space accessible to all.

Visit http://www.copleycommunityorchard.com/ for more info and to get involved !

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

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.

For more information please contact cedarcottagefoodnetwork@gmail.com, or visit the facebook event page here

Market Produce – June 2nd

photo by Erin Silversmith

Fresh produce at the market from Fresh Roots Urban Farm starts this Saturday! Expect local, organic veggies grown on school sites throughout Vancouver.

Here is what to expect at the market this Saturday:

  • Apples Ambrosia (BC & Organic)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (Guat / Ecu & Organic)
  • Red Plums (Calif)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Cucumbers (BC)
  • Red Peppers (BC)
  • Red Potatoes(BC)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at  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.

We will not be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House, as they are busy with their Community Carnival! Check out their silent auction, games and more, event details here.

See you this weekend!

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

Seed Savers Meet-up #2

winnowingInterested 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.

Join us for our second meet-up of the season. We will discuss the why’s and how’s of saving seeds, check up on our seedlings, and plant some tomatoes! This will also function 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!

*Location Note: We will meet at Kensington Library, but we will also be spending time at Kingscrest Community Garden. Come prepared to do some weeding and planting and please dress for the weather.

**This is a monthly series, stay tuned for info on these upcoming meet-ups. All will be at Kensington Library from 11am-1pm:
July 7th
August 18th
September 5th
October 20th
November 17th

Intergenerational Gardening Project

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The Intergenerational Gardening Project is a Cedar Cottage Food Network initiative aiming to connect youth and seniors through a shared gardening experience. Interested youth will be trained in gardening basics in late May and early June, and then during the summer will connect with seniors in the community who could use an extra hand and spend time applying those new skills.

For Youth ages 12-17:
Youth training workshops will be held at the Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House on May 25th and June 8th from 3:30 – 4:30.

Topics will include:
Seed starting, soil make-up and amendments, transplanting, weeding, companion planting, beneficial insects/pollinator information and more!
Youth are strongly encouraged to attend at least 1 work party during the summer.

* No gardening experience is necessary!

Please email ccfneducation@gmail.com to register or for more information.

For Seniors:
This season we will be looking for 4 seniors in the Cedar Cottage/Kensington community with gardens in their yard to participate in the program. The seniors must be comfortable having a large group of people in their yard. All materials will be provided.

Please email ccfneducation@gmail.com to register or for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

Market Produce – May 19th

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Summer starts in a month but it’s fast upon us, so is all the fruit that comes with the hot weather!

Here is what to expect at the market this Saturday:

  • Apples Ambrosia (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (Guat / Ecu & Organic)
  • Yellow Onion (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Pears Anjou (Wash)
  • Celery (Calif)
  • Cabbage Red (Calif)
  • Tomatoes (BC)
  • Mangoes Ataulfo (Mex)
  • Acorn Squash (Mex)
  • Green Onion (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, 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 weekend!

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

Pregnancy Workshop Series – Healthy Eating and Herbs!

Join midwife Rebecca Geddes in exploring healthy eating and safe herbs during pregnancy and afterwards through this 2 part workshop series.

Attend a single workshop or both!

Pregnancy

Session 1 – Healthy Eating in Pregnancy and with a Newborn
May 19th 1pm to 3pm at the Trout Lake Community Centre
A helping hand on how to eat healthy in pregnancy! An overview of your increased dietary needs and how to fit them into your diet! We will make a complete vegetarian meal as well as homemade nut butter to take home. Also overview of great herbs to take while breastfeeding.
https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/healthy-eating-in-pregnancy-and-with-a-newborn/153545

Session 2 – Safe Herbs in Pregnancy and Postpartum Period
May 26th 1pm to 3pm at the Trout Lake Community Centre
An introduction to a few safe herbs to take in pregnancy and post partum while breastfeeding! We will be making an Iron Tincture together to take home as well as a wonderful breastfeeding tea!
https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/safe-herbs-in-pregnancy-and-postpartum-period/153547

***Pre-registration is required***

Market Produce – May 5th

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Red cabbage at the market this month. Red cabbage makes a great sweet slaw paired with fruit.

Here is what to expect at the market this Saturday:

  • Apples Gala (Wash)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (Guat / Ecu & Organic)
  • Broccoli  (Calif)
  • Carrots snaptop (Calif / Wash)
  • Cucumber (BC)
  • Sweet Potato (Calif)
  • Yellow Onion (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Potato Red Nugget (BC)
  • Red Cabbage (Cdn)

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, 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 weekend!

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