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.

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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.

Market Produce – Sept 2 – Happy Labour Day Weekend!

Happy Labour Day Long Weekend everyone!

Summer is winding up.  Hope everyone is enjoying their summer with celebration, family, friends and good food. Let’s enjoy all the loveliness of the summer bounty.  This weekend at the market we have some local Italian plums. Maybe this dish can make it on your table for a happy gathering this weekend.   Check out this yummy Late Summer Italian Plum Galette recipe

This week another order of veggies from Fresh Roots Urban Farm!  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:

  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (South America & organic)
  • Corn Bi-Colour (BC)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Kabocha Squash (BC)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Peaches (BC)
  • Peppers Yellow H.H Gold (BC)
  • Plums Italian Prune (BC)
  • Potatoes Kennebec (BC)
  • Spinach (BC)
  • Tomatoes OTV (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 – Aug19

Nothing yummier than the taste of summer, summer fruits are here.  My favourite cobbler is Peach!  There’s peaches in the market this weekend.  Check out this yummy peach cobbler 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:

  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (South America)
  • Corn Bi-Colour (BC)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Cucumbers (BC)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Peaches (BC)
  • Peppers Yellow H.H Gold (BC)
  • Plums Italian Prune (BC)
  • Potatoes Kennebec (BC)
  • Spinach (BC)
  • Tomatoes OTV (BC)
  • Zucchini (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.

Film Screening

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As part of our Seed Savers group, the Cedar Cottage Food Network in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library – Kensington Branch is hosting a free screening and discussion of SEED, The Untold Story.

  • DATE: Aug 26th
  • TIME: 11am
  • LOCATION: VPL – Kensington Branch (1428 Cedar Cottage Mews, Vancouver, BC)

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

SEED is Executive Produced by Academy Award Winning Actress Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine) and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams).

****The event is free and the facilities are fully accessible. ****
There will be a seed swap happening during the event so please bring seeds you would like to share with the community!

“Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foundation of our being.”

– Vandana Shiva

Market Produce – August 5

Happy BC Day long weekend

  August has roared in like a lion!  Whew what a heat wave this August has brought.   We’ve got a lot of lovely local summer fruits this market.  We’ve also got some yummy BC corn this weekend, Here’s a another way to keep the heat down in the kitchen, check out this super simple tastey Summer Corn Salad 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:

  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Blueberries (BC)
  • Broccoli (Calif)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Cherries (BC)
  • Corn Bi-Colour (BC)
  • Lettuce Romaine (BC)
  • Onions  Yellow (Wash)
  • Peaches (BC)
  • Potato White Nugget (BC and organic)
  • Spinach (BC)
  • Tomatoes OTV (BC)
  • Zucchini  (BC and organic)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood house  at 10:00am to 11:00pm and 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.

Pruning Workshop

We are so excited about our new partnership with Copley Community Orchard! Our first collaboration will be on this Summer Pruning Workshop with Randi-Lee Taylor of Simply Barefoot Gardening instructing us on how to tend our most important source of food crops…Trees!!

Workshop is free, so please spread the word and maybe think of joining Copley Orchard as a member.

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