Market Day – August 23rd

This week we have an abundance of healthy veggies so make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up on some of the delicious, fresh fruit and veggies. From our amazing local urban farm partner Fresh Roots we will be selling:

  • Kale
  • Chard
  • Parsley
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumber

On top of that we will also have the following:

Our featured veggie of the week is an artichoke! These biennial veggies are prickly member of the thistle family. The edible portion of the plant consists of the flower buds before the flowers come into bloom. They are great steamed, roasted or pickled!

Our featured veggie of the week is an artichoke! These biennial veggies are prickly member of the thistle family. The edible portion of the plant consists of the flower buds before the flowers come into bloom. They are great steamed, roasted or pickled!

  • Avocados
  • Bananas (Organic)
  • Blueberries (Grown in BC)
  • Mangoes
  • Honeydew Melons (Grown in BC)
  • Peaches (Grown in BC)
  • Artichokes (Grown in BC)
  • Broccoli (Grown in BC)
  • Corn (Grown in BC)
  • Cucumber (Grown in BC)
  • Onions (Grown in BC)
  • Kohlrabi (Grown in BC)
  • Turnips (Grown in BC)
  • Red Nugget Potatoes (Grown in BC)
  • Zucchini (Grown in BC and Organic)
  • Yams (Grown in California)

From 10:00am-12:00pm, we’ll be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House (Victoria Dr. and 24th ave.) See you at the market!

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Registration open for fall workshops

Fall14WorkshopPosterRegistration for our fall workshops is now open! For the first time ever, we have workshops at both Trout Lake and Kensington Community Centres.

Detailed at the left are our adult cooking workshops at Trout Lake. We also have a four-week after school program called Junior Cooks for ages 10-12.

At Kensington, we’ll have a Learn to Pickle workshop and a Little Cooks (ages 4-7) three-part series.

These programs will fill up fast so get your spot today! Look for us under Education, then Cooking and Baking or Gardening at the links below:

Online registration for Trout Lake

Online registration for Kensington

 

Market Day – August 16th

This little burst of rain has done wonders for our local urban farm partner, Fresh Roots, who will be providing us with their amazing, delicious, fresh veggies.

What is an Heirloom Tomato? An heirloom is generally considered to be a variety that has been passed down, through several generations of a family because of it's valued characteristics.

What is an Heirloom Tomato? An heirloom is generally considered to be a variety that has been passed down, through several generations of a family because of it’s valued characteristics.

On top of that we will also be selling:

  • Avocados
  • Bananas (Organic)
  • Blueberries (Grown in BC)
  • Cherries (Grown in BC)
  • Honeydew Melons (Grown in BC)
  • Strawberries (Organic)
  • Mangoes
  • Peaches (Grown in BC)
  • Broccoli (Grown in BC)
  • Corn (Grown in BC)
  • Red Onion (Grown in Washington)
  • Purple Potatoes (Grown in BC and Organic!)
  • Zucchini (Grown in BC and Organic)
  • Heirloom Tomatoes (Grown in BC)
  • Mini Cucumber (Grown in BC)

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 – August 9

So many delicious veggies! As usual we will have a fine assortment of veggies from our farm partner, Fresh Roots Urban Farm and an abundance of other tasty items including:

  • Avocados
  • Bananas (Organic)
  • Blueberries (Grown in BC)
  • Strawberries (Organic)
  • Cherries (Grown in BC)
  • Mangoes
  • Peaches (Grown in BC)
  • Watermelon
  • Corn (Grown in BC)
  • Broccoli (Grown in BC)
  • Red cabbage
  • Red nugget potatoes (Grown in BC)
  • Zucchini (Grown in BC)
  • Grey squash (Grown in BC)
  • Red onions (Grown in Washington)
  • Purple top turnips

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!

Community Literacy Survey

Screen shot 2014-08-01 at 9.37.46 PMA couple of years ago, the Kensington-Cedar Cottage Literacy Task Force was formed by representatives from several social service agencies in the neighbourhood. The Task Force published this great report on literacy in our community.

The definition of literacy has expanded over the years to include many types outside the generally recognized scope of reading and writing. Food literacy is one of those newer additions. For example, Decoda Literacy Solutions (which funds some of the work of the agencies in the Task Force) has helped the Cedar Cottage Food Network and the Vancouver Public Library put on our Seedy Saturday events and start our seed sharing library this year.

Now, the Task Force has a survey out for all Kensington-Cedar Cottage residents to complete. Which forms of literacy are most important to you? What sorts of educational opportunities would you like to see more of in the neighbourhood? Give your thoughts here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2F9ZKTQ. Share it with your friends too!