Seedy Saturday: Engaging Kids with Gardening – June 13

SeedySat06.13.15We have a very exciting new addition to our Seedy Saturday series this year: Engaging Kids with Gardening! This interactive workshop for parents/caregivers and children has two parts:

1) Join librarian Ning for a garden-related Storytime at the Kensington branch of the Vancouver Public Library. At Storytime, parents and caregivers are supported in their roles as their children’s first and most important teachers and shown ways to share language with them.

2) Participants will move across the street to join gardening instructor Jennifer (from West Coast Seeds) for some fun activities at the Kingcrest Community Garden. These activities can be transferred to home gardens where the adults and their kids can continue learning together.

This workshop has very limited space so please pre-register. This workshop is for families with children ages 3-7 (no more than 2 children per family at this time).

This workshop is brought to you by Decoda Literacy (Raise-a-Reader) and the City of Vancouver. As always, thank you for your generous support!

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Market Produce for May 23

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Have you ever heard of the dirty dozen? These are  the 12 most contaminated varieties of produce. When we order our produce we try to use this as a guide.
Here is what to expect at this week’s market, yum yum!
  • Red Delicious Apples (BC and Organic)
  • Avocado (Mexico and Organic)
  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Carrots (California and Organic)
  • Collard Greens (California and Organic)
  • Swiss Chard (California and Organic)
  • Spring Salad mix (California and Organic)
  • Apricots (California)
  • Cantaloupes (Mexico)
  • Pink Zebra Lemons (California)
  • Anjou Pears (Washington)
  • Mangoes (Mexico)
  • Broccoli (California)
  • Cabbage (BC)
  • Red Onions (Washington)
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes (BC)
  • Sweet Potatoes (California)
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 South Van Neighbourhood House (Victoria Dr. and 49th ave.). Don’t forget to sample some of the delicious recipes at South Van’s tasting kitchen. See you at the market!

Market Produce for May 16

It’s going to be a beautiful Saturday! Here is what to expect at the markets this week:

  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Apricots (California and Organic)
  • Bananas (S America and Organic)
  • Carrots (California and Organic)
  • Swiss Chard (California and Organic)
  • Spring Salad Mix (California and Organic)
  • Lacinato Kale ((California and Organic)
  • Ambrosia Apples (BC)
  • Pink Zebra Lemons (California)
  • Red Anjou Pears (Washington)
  • Broccoli (California)
  • Cabbage (BC and Organic)
  • Sweet Potatoes (BC)
We will be at Brant Villa from 10:30am to 12:30pm and Kensington Community Center from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Take a look at our mobile market locations for more info on how to find us.

Market Produce for May 9th

The mobile market is on the move this week to the Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House and Orchard park which features an amazing tasting kitchen from 2pm to 4pm.

The first of the summer fruit is available at the market this week...Apricots!

The first of the summer fruit is available at the market this week…Apricots!

Here is what to expect this week:

  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  •  Lacinato Kale (California and Organic)
  • Spring Salad Mix (California and Organic)
  • Ambrosia Apples (BC)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Mangoes (Mexico)
  • Tangelos (California)
  • Apricots (California)
  • Broccoli (California)
  • Mini Cucumber (BC)
  • Sweet potatoes (California)
  • Cherry Tomatoes (BC)
We will be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House from 10:00am to 12:00pm and Orchard Park from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Take a look at our mobile market locations for more info on