South Vancouver Harvest Festival – October 3

unnamedIn case you didn’t get enough harvest celebrations after our Festival and Food Swap at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House this past Saturday, there is another event in South Vancouver this weekend!

Join our community partners Fresh Roots Urban Farm and South Vancouver Neighbourhood House (SVNH) for their own version of a Harvest Festival. The event will take place Saturday, October 3rd from 12-3pm at David Thompson Secondary School, where Fresh Roots grows their veggies. This year’s festival will feature:

  • apple pressing: bring a reusable bottle to fill with juice
  • a community salad: bring a veggie to contribute
  • delicious soup prepared by SVNH volunteers
  • BBQ lunch for $4/person or $10/family
  • youth-led games and activities

RSVP on Facebook!

Market Produce for Sept 26

Harvest season is in full swing, so make sure to come by the markets this week to stock up on your favourites. The Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House will be hosting their annual harvest festival and food swap, which is tons of fun!

Have you ever used spaghetti squash as a pasta alternative. Check out this website for some great recipes! http://crazyhappyhealthy.com/5-excellent-ways-eat-spaghetti-squash/

Have you ever used spaghetti squash as a pasta alternative. Check out this website for some great recipes! http://crazyhappyhealthy.com/5-excellent-ways-eat-spaghetti-squash/

Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Beets (BC)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Zucchini squash (BC and organic)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Kale (BC and Organic)
  • Red Onions (Washington)
  • Kabocha squash (BC)
  • Spaghetti Squash (BC)
  • Gala Apples (BC)
  • Cantaloupes (BC)
  • Blue Grapes (BC)
  • Broccoli (BC)
  • Red Cabbage (BC)
  • Red Potatoes (Washington)

In addition, we’ll have a selection hyper-local goodies from Fresh Roots Urban Farm. Fresh Roots’ produce is grown in schoolyards right here in Vancouver (Van Tech and David Thompson Secondary Schools, to be exact). That means the footprint of this produce is much smaller than conventional as it travels less than 10km to get to our markets. You can taste the difference in their food!

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House from 10:00am to 12:00pm and South Vancouver Neighbourhood House from 2:00pm 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. 

New date: Seedy Saturday – Sept. 19

Our Seedy Saturday that was scheduled for last week has been pushed back to this Saturday, the 19th from 1-3pm. Again, the topic is covering preparing your garden for winter: fall planting, cover crops, beneficial insects, and more! Registration is at kccwinter.eventbrite.ca. See you there!

Market Produce for September 19th

Can you guess our veggie of the week?

Can you guess our veggie of the week?

Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Beets (BC and organic)
  • Carrots (BC and organic)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Peaches (BC)
  • Red Onions (Washington)
  • Kabocha squash (BC)
  • Jonagold Apples (BC)
  • Anjou Pears (BC)
  • Romanesco Broccolli (BC)
  • Red Potatoes (BC)
  • Brussel Sprouts (BC)

In addition, we’ll have a selection hyper-local goodies from Fresh Roots Urban Farm. Fresh Roots’ produce is grown in schoolyards right here in Vancouver (Van Tech and David Thompson Secondary Schools, to be exact). That means the footprint of this produce is much smaller than conventional as it travels less than 10km to get to our markets. You can taste the difference in their food!

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

See you this weekend!

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

Market Produce for Sept 12

My oh my do we have quite the harvest for our mobile markets this week. This week we will be featuring our first BC grapes and Washington Purple Potatoes

grapes

Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Beets (BC and organic)
  • Carrots (BC and organic)
  • Patty pan squash (BC and organic)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Peaches (BC)
  • Corn (BC)
  • Red Onions (Washington)
  • Kabocha squash (BC)
  • Macintosh Apples (BC)
  • Yellow Wax Beans (BC)
  • Red Cabbage (BC)
  • Purple Potatoes (Washington)

In addition, we’ll have a selection hyper-local goodies from Fresh Roots Urban Farm. Fresh Roots’ produce is grown in schoolyards right here in Vancouver (Van Tech and David Thompson Secondary Schools, to be exact). That means the footprint of this produce is much smaller than conventional as it travels less than 10km to get to our markets. You can taste the difference in their food!

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. 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 how to find us.

See you this weekend!

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

Market produce for Sept 5

My oh my do we have quite the harvest for our mobile markets this week. This week we will be featuring our first BC apples of the season and local purple beans.
Wondering how to cook purple beans? Try out this recipes for bean and potato salad: http://honestcooking.com/purple-yard-bean-potato-salad/

Wondering how to cook purple beans? Try out this recipes for bean and potato salad: http://honestcooking.com/purple-yard-bean-potato-salad/

Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Honeydew Melons (BC)
  • Beets (BC and organic)
  • Carrots (BC and organic)
  • Patty pan squash (BC and organic)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Peaches (BC)
  • Corn (BC)
  • Red Onions (Washington)
  • Kabocha squash (BC)
  • Macintosh Apples (BC)
  • Purple Beans (BC)
  • Savoy Cabbage (BC)

In addition, we’ll have a selection hyper-local goodies from Fresh Roots Urban Farm. Fresh Roots’ produce is grown in schoolyards right here in Vancouver (Van Tech and David Thompson Secondary Schools, to be exact). That means the footprint of this produce is much smaller than conventional as it travels less than 10km to get to our markets. You can taste the difference in their food!

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at Brant Villa from 10:30am to 12:30pm and Kensington Community Center from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

See you this weekend!

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

Harvest Festival and Food Swap – Sept. 26

HarvestFestival2015It’s that time of year again! Join us for the third annual Harvest Festival and Food Swap at the Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House.

Here’s how it works. Bring your homegrown produce and homemade preserves to share with other attendees. Go home with something fun and exciting made by a neighbour! Last year, I left with some winter squash, fresh rosemary and bay leaves, and delicious jam.

Other activities include learning stations, kids activities, food demonstrations, Chinese line dancing performances, mobile produce market, and a loonie/toonie garage sale. Come on down and celebrate the beginning of the fall season. See you there!

Seedy Saturday: Preparing your garden for winter – Sept. 12

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THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT. 19TH AT 1PM. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Join the Cedar Cottage Food Network and the Vancouver Public Library – Kensington branch for the latest instalment in our 2015 Seedy Saturday workshop series.

Summer is coming to an end and it’s time to start thinking about a fall/winter harvest and putting your garden to bed for the season. This workshop will cover staggering growth cycles, mulching for soil protection, what to plant for the colder weather, and more. The Kensington-Cedar Cottage Seed Sharing Library will be open for participants to use or donate to.

As always, the event is free but seating is limited to please pre-register at kccwinter.eventbrite.ca. Light refreshments will be provided.

Hope to see you there!