Market Produce – Nov 18

 It’s been a bit of a windy week.  It’s interesting how our climate seems to be changing.  According to a United Nations report 18 percent of all green house gases is due to livestock agriculture that’s more than all the world cars, planes and all other transport put together Eek!  Perhaps we could breath a little easy this week and go a little more green with our meals or how about orange?!  I was a bit pressed for time and energy and decided this weekend to make this easy peasy carrot soup.  Check out this tasty carrot soup recipe that’s quick to put together in a pinch.

The season is over for Fresh Roots but please come check out what we have for you this weekend

Here is what to expect at the market this week:
  • Apples Ambrosia (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (South America & Organic)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Cauliflower (Calif)
  • Kaboucha squash (BC)
  • Lettuce multi leaf trio (Sask)
  • Kabocha Squash (BC)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Oranges (Calif)
  • Sweet Potatoes(Calif)
  • Potatoes Red Nugget (BC)
  • Zucchini squash (Mex and Organic)

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.

Also this weekend make sure to check out the Special Film Screening of “Tending the Wild”

See you this weekend!

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

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Tending The Wild – Film Screening and Acorn processing

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*This event occurs on unceded Coast Salish Territories*

Join us for this special film screening and knowledge share.
“Tending the Wild” shines light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California by exploring how they have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia, in the process developing a deep understanding of plant and animal life. This series examines how humans are necessary to live in balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation of Californians to tend their environment.

We will watch the hour long film, followed by discussion and a knowledge share on how to process acorns for flour.

Date: Saturday Nov 18th

Time: 11am to 1pm

Location: 1428 Cedar Cottage Mews, Vancouver

Brought to you by the The Cedar Cottage Food Network Seed Saving Group, in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library – kensington branch. This will also function as an ongoing seed swap so bring your extra seeds and seedlings to share with the community!

Market Produce – Nov 4

The rain is here and I already saw some white stuff falling from the heavens, oh my.  I’ve been experimenting with some  water Kefir lately.  Yum a nice alternative to soda and quite a healthy one.  A healthy gut can help boost your immunity perhaps a good weapon against the wet cold season.  Water Kefir contains many beneficial probiotics and yeast such as  Lactobacillus L. brevis, L. casei, L. hilgardiim, L. hordei, L. nagelii

 Acetobacter A. fabarum, A. orientalis

 Streptococcus, S. lactis and all sorts of beneficial yeast: Hanseniaospora valbyensis, Lachancea fermentati,
Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Zygotorulaspora florentina

Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Apples Golden Delicious (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (South America & organic)
  • Broccoli Crown (Calif)
  • Cucumbers (BC)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Lettuce Romaine (BC)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Oranges Valencia (Calif)
  • Potatoes Red Nuggets (BC)
  • Spinach (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, 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 – Oct 21

photo by Vanessa Rees

  Fall is in like a lion… another wet one in our temperature rain forest.  It’s Kale season a wonderful super food.  Once cup of Kale contains:

  • Vitamin A: 206% of the RDA (from beta-carotene).
  • Vitamin K: 684% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin C: 134% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B6: 9% of the RDA.
  • Manganese: 26% of the RDA.
  • Calcium: 9% of the RDA.
  • Copper: 10% of the RDA.
  • Potassium: 9% of the RDA.
  • Magnesium: 6% of the RDA.
  • Then it contains 3% or more of the RDA for Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Iron and Phosphorus

Kale is one of the most nutritionally dense foods that can dramatically boost up your nutrient intake perhaps a good addition to fight the cold season.

Wondering what to do with all that lovely green stuff here’s a recent favourite, been making a lot of this lately a yummy tummy warmer great for this wet weather check out this Coconut Chana Saag recipe

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

Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Apples Royal Gala (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (South America & Organic)
  • Baby Bok Choy (BC)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Cauliflower (Calif)
  • Kabocha Squash (BC)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Pears Bosch (BC)
  • Peppers Yellow H.H Gold (BC)
  • Potatoes Yukon Gold Nugget (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, 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.

Reminder! Medicine Wheel Garden Build this Sunday Sept 24

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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.

In celebration of Wild Salmon and Indigenous Food Sovereignty come join the Cedar Cottage Food Network in creating a medicine wheel garden in Trout Lake Park. This garden will 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. On Sept 24 we will be working together to build the garden, plant the medicines and celebrate the healing powers of the elements.

This event will include a potluck, so please feel free to bring a dish to share!!

Come for the whole day or drop by for a visit. Tools are provided

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.

Many thanks to the Trout Lake Community Centre for all their support in making this project happen.

Check out the facebook event here.

Market Produce – Sept 16

Fall is fast approaching, there’s a bite in the air and leaves are slowly changing to their fall colours.  Nothing warms you up like a hearty creamy soup on a cool day.  Kabocha is in season again and on the menu at the market this weekend.  Check out this tummy warming Curried Kabocha Squash Soup recipe

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

Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Apples Royal Gala (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (South America & Organic)
  • Corn Bi-Colour (BC)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Kabocha Squash (BC)
  • Nectarines (BC)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Peppers Yellow H.H Gold (BC)
  • Pears Bartlett (BC)
  • Potatoes Kennebec (BC)
  • Spinach (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, 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.

Medicine Wheel Garden Build

GARDEN WSC WEB USE ONLY

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.

In celebration of Wild Salmon and Indigenous Food Sovereignty come join the Cedar Cottage Food Network in creating a medicine wheel garden in Trout Lake Park. This garden will 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. On Sept 24 we will be working together to build the garden, plant the medicines and celebrate the healing powers of the elements.

This event will include a potluck, so please feel free to bring a dish to share!!

Come for the whole day or drop by for a visit. Tools are provided

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.

Many thanks to the Trout Lake Community Centre for all their support in making this project happen.

Check out the facebook event here.