First Seed Savers Meet-up of 2018!

VPL - KEN - SEED SAVERS MEETUP - 1ST SESSION - MAY 12 2018Interested in seed security in your community? Want to learn how to save seeds and join in a growing community of people wanting to share their knowledge, their passions, and their seeds? The Cedar Cottage Food Network, in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library – Kensington branch has teamed up for the second season of our seed saving group in Cedar Cottage.

Join us for our first meet-up of the season as we plant our seed crops at Kingscrest Community Garden. We will discuss the why’s and how’s of saving seeds, and learn about soil and the basics of planting. This will also function as an ongoing seed swap so bring your extra seeds and seedlings to share with the community.

No previous experience needed, and no garden needed! See our facebook event here

Location Note: We will meet at Kensington Library, but will be spending most of our time at Kingscrest Community Garden. Come prepared to do some weeding and planting and please dress for the weather.

This is a monthly series, stay tuned for info on these upcoming meet-ups. All will be at Kensington Library from 11am-1pm:
June 2nd
July 7th
August 18th
September 15th
October 20th
November 17th

 

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Market Produce – April 26

Please come check out the Thursday markets and have a tasting at the community kitchen.
We’re serving up pakora at Biltmore Housing this Thursday please come and bring a friend!

Here is what to expect at the market this Thursday:

  • Apples Gala (BC, Organic)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (Guat / Mex, Organic)
  • Carrots snaptop (Calif / Wash)
  • Cucumber (BC)
  • Zucchini (Calif)
  • Yellow Onion (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Potato Yukon Gold (BC)

So make sure to head down to this Thursday’s mobile market locations to stock up.  We”ll be at Helping  Spirit Lodge at 1:00pm to 2:00pm and Biltmore Housing at 4:00pm to 6:00pm with a Community Kitchen. 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 – April 21

photo courtesy burpee.com

Turnips are in season and at the market this month. Here are some ways to cook turnip.

Here is what to expect at the market this Saturday:

  • Apples Ambrosia (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (Guat / Mex & Organic)
  • Broccoli  (Calif)
  • Carrots snaptop (Calif / Wash)
  • Cucumber (BC)
  • Zucchini (Calif)
  • Sweet Potato (Calif)
  • Turnips (CA / US)
  • Yellow Onion (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Potato Yukon Gold (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 3:00pm 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 – April 7

 

photo by Darya Pino

Got organic celery this Saturday at the market.  Check the health benefits of celery

Here is what to expect at the market this Saturday:

  • Apples Gala (BC and Organic)
  • Avocadoes (Mex)
  • Bananas (Ecuador & Organic)
  • Broccoli  (Calif/Ariz)
  • Carrots snaptop (Calif)
  • Cucumber (BC)
  • Celery (CA/MX and Organic)
  • Leeks (BC)
  • Onions Red Jumbo(Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Potato Red nugget (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 3:00pm 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 – Thursday March 22


Please come check out the Thursday markets and have a tasting at the community kitchen.   We’re serving up tasty tacos at Biltmore Housing this Thursday please come and bring a friend!

Here is what to expect at the market this Thursday:

  • Apples Fuji (BC and Organic)
  • Avocadoes (Mex)
  • Bananas (South America & Organic)
  • Cabbage Red (BC)
  • Cucumbers (BC)
  • Carrots (Calif)
  • Garlic (Argentina and Organic)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Peppers Green (Mex)
  • Peppers Orange (Mex)
  • Tomatoes OTV (US)
  • Yams Red Garnet (Calif)

So make sure to head down to this Thursday’s mobile market locations to stock up.  We”ll be at Helping  Spirit Lodge at 1:00pm to 2:00pm and Biltmore Housing at 4:00pm to 6:00pm with a Community Kitchen. Take a look at our mobile market locations for more info on how to find us.

Hope to see you there!

Market Produce – March 17

Go Green! come on down to the market and load up spinach this weekend

Here is what to expect at the market this Saturday:

  • Apples Braeburn (BC and Organic)
  • Avocadoes (Mex)
  • Bananas (Ecuador & Organic)
  • Broccoli  (Calif/Ariz)
  • Carrots snaptop (Calif)
  • Cucumber (BC)
  • Celery (CA/MX and Organic)
  • Garlic (China)
  • Ginger (China)
  • Leeks (BC)
  • Onions Red (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Potato Yukon gold nugget (BC)
  • Spinach (Mex and Organic)

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 3:00pm 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 – March 3

We’re yamming this weekend come check out the market

Here is what to expect at the market this Saturday:

  • Apples Gala (BC and Organic)
  • Avocadoes (Mex)
  • Bananas (Ecuador & Organic)
  • Broccoli Crown (Calif/Ariz)
  • Carrots Bunched (Calif & Organic)
  • Cucumber (BC)
  • Celery (CA/MX and Organic)
  • Garlic (China)
  • Ginger (China)
  • Kale Dino (Calif/Mex & Organic)
  • Onions Red (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Peppers Orange (Mex)
  • Pears Bosc (Wash)
  • Yams Red Garnet (Calif )
  • Zucchini (Mex and Organic)

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 3:00pm 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 – Thursday Feb 21st!


Please come check out our latest market at Biltmore housing.  Please spread the word and bring a friend!  This Thursday at our Community Kitchen we are featuring Honey Soy Tofu with Stir fried vegetables come have a taste, its on us.  Check out the recipe here

Here is what to expect at the market this Thursday:

  • Apples Gala (BC and Organic)
  • Avocadoes (Mex)
  • Bananas (South America & Organic)
  • Broccoli Crown (Calif/Mex & Organic)
  • Carrots (Calif and Organic)
  • Garlic imported
  • Ginger (China)
  • Kale Black Dino (Calif/Mex and Organic)
  • Mushrooms White JBO (BC)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Peppers Orange (Mex)
  • Tofu Soyganic Super Firm (BC Sunrise & Organic)

So make sure to head down to this Thursday’s mobile market locations to stock up.  We”ll be at Helping  Spirit Lodge at 1:00pm to 2:00pm and Biltmore Housing at 4:00pm to 6:00pm with a Community Kitchen. Take a look at our mobile market locations for more info on how to find us.

Hope to see you there!

Market Produce – Feb 17

Happy Chinese New Year Eve!  It’s the year of the dog tomorrow.

Here is what to expect at the market this Saturday:

  • Apples Gala (BC and Organic)
  • Avocadoes (Mex)
  • Bananas (Ecuador & Organic)
  • Beets (BC/US)
  • Broccoli Crown (Mex)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Cucumber (BC)
  • Celery (CA/MX and Organic)
  • Leeks (BC)
  • Brown Mushrooms (BC)
  • Onions Red (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Potatoes Red Nugget (BC)
  • Spinach (AZ/CA/MX)
  • Pears Bosc (Wash)
  • Yams (Calif )
  • Zucchini (Mex and Organic)

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 3:00pm 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.