Market Produce – June 18

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This week our features fruit is a Sugar Kiss Melon – Round with netted skin and light salmon-colored flesh. The texture is soft, juicy and sweet like candy

Also this week is another 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:
  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Broccoli (California)
  • Avocados (California)
  • Pink Rose Apples (BC)
  • Sugar Kiss Melons (California)
  • Nectarines (California)
  • Red Onions (Washington)
  • Red Potatoes (BC)
  • Yellow and Green Zucchini (BC)
  • Green Cabbage (BC)

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 Centre 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 Veggies – June 8

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This week is our first order of 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:
  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Carrots (BC and Organic)
  • Broccoli (California)
  • Avocados (California)
  • Royal Gala Apples (BC)
  • Nectarines (California)
  • Cantaloupes (California)
  • Yellow Onions (Washington)
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes (BC)
  • Green Onions (BC)
  • Zucchini (BC)

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 Centre 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 – February 6

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Fermented foods are a great way to include some good bacteria in your diet!  Sauerkraut is a fermented food that will help keep the flora in your gut well balanced, aiding in digestion and overall health.

Here is what to expect at the market this week:
  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Carrots (BC and Organic)
  • Broccoli (California and Organic)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Royal Gala Apples (BC)
  • Navel Oranges (California)
  • Green Cabbage (BC)
  • Kale (California)
  • Pink Zebra Lemons (California)
  • Onions (Washington)
  • Red Potatoes (BC)

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 Centre 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 – Jan 16

potassium-potato2Potatoes are a very popular food source. Unfortunately, most people eat potatoes in the form of greasy French fries or potato chips, and even baked potatoes are typically loaded down with fats such as butter, sour cream, melted cheese and bacon bits. Such treatment can make even baked potatoes a potential contributor to a heart attack. However, by taking away the extra fat and deep frying, a baked potato once again becomes an exceptionally healthful, low calorie, high fiber food that offers significant protection against cardiovascular disease and cancer.

 

Here is what to expect at the market this week:
  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Carrots (BC and Organic)
  • Broccoli (California and Organic)
  • Kabocha squash (BC)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Royal Gala Apples (BC)
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes (BC)
  • Navel Oranges (California)
  • Green Cabbage (BC)
  • Kale (California)
  • Pink Zebra Lemons

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 Centre 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 Dec 12

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One of the oldest known fruits, found in writings and artifacts of many cultures and religions, the pomegranate (punica granatum) is an original native of Persia. This nutrient dense, antioxidant rich fruit has been revered as a symbol of health, fertility and eternal life.

Here is what to expect at the market this week:
  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Carrots (BC and Organic)
  • Kabocha squash (BC)
  • Fuji Apples (BC)
  • Red Anjou Pears (BC)
  • Yellow Onions (BC)
  • White Nugget Potatoes (BC)
  • Navel Oranges(California)
  • Savoy Cabbage (BC)
  • Kale (California)
  • Purple Top Turnips (BC)
  • Sweet Potatoes (California)
  • Pomegranates

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 – Dec 5

Here is what to expect at the market this week:
  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Carrots (BC and Organic)
  • Brussel Sprouts (BC)
  • Kabocha squash (BC)
  • Fuji  Apples (BC)
  • Red Anjou Pears (BC)
  • Yellow Onions (BC)
  • White Potatoes (BC)
  • Oranges (California)
  • BC Cabbage (BC)
  • Kale (California)
  • Beets (BC)
  • Avocados (Mexico)

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 – Nov 28

Here is what to expect at the market this week:
  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Carrots (BC and Organic)
  • Brussel Sprouts (BC)
  • Spring Salad Mix (California and Organic)
  • Spaghetti squash (BC)
  • Cameo Apples (BC)
  • Red Anjou Pears (BC)
  • Red Onions (BC)
  • White Potatoes (BC)
  • Pink Zebra Lemons (California)
  • Taiwan Cabbage (BC)
  • Baby Bok Choy (California)
  • Beets (BC)

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. 

Market Produce – Nov 21

Here is what to expect at the market this week:
  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Brussel Sprouts (BC)
  • Kale (BC)
  • Kabocha squash (BC)
  • Jonagold Apples (BC)
  • Broccoli (BC)
  • Red Anjou Pears (BC)
  • Yellow Onions (BC)
  • Red Potatoes (BC)
  • Pink Zebra Lemons (California)
  • Red Cabbage (BC)
  • Bok Choy (California)
  • Red Garnett Yams

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 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. 

Mobile Market FAQ

photo (26)This Saturday coming up is the 5th in the month of August which means there are no mobile markets. We’ll be at our usual locations on September 5th! In the meantime, here is more information about the markets. Please take the time to give it a read!

Is this a farmers’ market?
Not quite. The mobile produce markets look like farmers’ market in appearance but that’s where the similarities end. Our markets are not meant to make a profit; we run a cost-neutral program. The purpose of the markets is to make food more accessible for those who can’t regularly purchase affordable food. The cost of living in Vancouver is high and we know that it can be difficult for low-income families, seniors, newcomers to Canada, and other folks to afford nutrient-rich food all the time. That’s why the markets were established!

Where do you get the food?
Every week, market staff pick up fresh produce from a distributor and our local farm partner, Fresh Roots. While we try to provide as much local and organic produce as possible, it is important to us that community members are able to afford the produce. Sometimes the food is conventional to keep costs lower. Local and organic food is more expensive (because hard-working farmers need a living wage too!) and that reflects in our prices.

What is the Cedar Cottage Food Network?
The Cedar Cottage Food Network is a non-profit organization with a mandate to increase access to affordable, healthy food as well as to provide education around all levels of the food systems from seed to table. The organization’s programs operate mainly in the Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighbourhood, hence our name. Besides the markets, we run cooking workshops, gardening workshops, educational community events, grocery store tours, and more! We are generously supported by the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Coastal Health, and Decoda Literacy (Raise-a-Reader).

How can I contribute?
Volunteers are always a huge help to us, at the market and in other programs. If you come to the markets regularly and feel that you are in a position to pay a little more for the produce you’re purchasing, we would appreciate the donation. Money we make at the markets helps the program run for those in the community who really need it.

Thank you so much to all of our market customers – see you in September!