Market Produce – May 19th

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Summer starts in a month but it’s fast upon us, so is all the fruit that comes with the hot weather!

Here is what to expect at the market this Saturday:

  • Apples Ambrosia (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (Guat / Ecu & Organic)
  • Yellow Onion (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Pears Anjou (Wash)
  • Celery (Calif)
  • Cabbage Red (Calif)
  • Tomatoes (BC)
  • Mangoes Ataulfo (Mex)
  • Acorn Squash (Mex)
  • Green Onion (Mex)

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.

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Market Produce – May 5th

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Red cabbage at the market this month. Red cabbage makes a great sweet slaw paired with fruit.

Here is what to expect at the market this Saturday:

  • Apples Gala (Wash)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (Guat / Ecu & Organic)
  • Broccoli  (Calif)
  • Carrots snaptop (Calif / Wash)
  • Cucumber (BC)
  • Sweet Potato (Calif)
  • Yellow Onion (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Potato Red Nugget (BC)
  • Red Cabbage (Cdn)

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 21

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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.

Seedy Saturday: Specialty Gardening – Nov. 21

SeedySat11.21.15Chickens and bees and mushrooms, oh my! If you’ve ever considered including these beneficial additions in your garden but don’t know where to start, this is the workshop for you.

Join the Cedar Cottage Food Network and the Vancouver Public Library – Kensington branch for this introductory workshop, the last of our Seedy Saturday workshop series for 2015, on November 21st from 11am-1pm.

Instructor Kim Del Valle Garcia has many years of experience with farming and permaculture. She has chickens and bees at home, and is familiar with bioremediation techniques, which involve mushrooms. She will discuss her experiences with these three garden helpers, explaining the benefits and challenges that she has faced.

The Kensington-Cedar Cottage Seed Sharing Library will be open at the event, if you would like to take home some seeds or donate ones you have saved.

The workshop is free but space is limited so please register at kccspecialty.eventbrite.ca. See you there!

Market Produce for July 18

The local fruit and vegetables keep coming in! Along with leafy greens and other produce from Fresh Roots Urban Farm, we’ll have the following goodies at the mobile markets tomorrow:

  • Bananas (Organic)
  • Baby beets (grown in BC, organic)
  • Avocados
  • Blueberries (grown in BC)
  • Cherries (grown in BC)
  • Mangoes
  • Plums
  • Red cabbage (grown in BC)
  • Corn (grown in BC)
  • Tiger stripe tomatoes (grown in BC)
  • Mixed bell peppers (grown in BC)
  • Strawberries (grown in BC)

In the morning, we’ll be at Brant Villa (25th and Brant, near the Nanaimo skytrain) from 10am-12pm and in the afternoon, Kensington Community Centre (near Knight and 37th) from 2-4pm. See you there!

*Please note that produce availability is subject to change.* 

Market Produce: April 18

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

  • Avocados (Mexico and Organic)
  • Bananas (S America and Organic)
  • Carrots (California and Organic)
  • Spring Salad Mix (California and Organic)
  • Lacinato Kale ((California and Organic)
  • Red Delicious Apples (Washington)
  • Pink Zebra Lemons (California)
  • Ataulfo Mangoes (Mexico)
  • Red Anjou Pears (Washington)
  • Tangelos (California)
  • Broccoli (California)
  • Taiwan Cabbage (BC and Organic)
  • Red Russian Garlic (BC)
  • Red Onion (Washington)
  • Red Potatoes (BC)
  • Cherry Tomatoes (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.

Seedy Saturday: Garden care and seed saving – May 2

SeedySat050215Registration for the second workshop in the 2015 Seedy Saturday series is now open!

On May 2nd, 2015, the CCFN and Vancouver Public Library – Kensington are presenting a workshop on garden care and seed saving. During this workshop, participants will learn about the essentials of garden maintenance throughout the season including watering, harvesting, pest control, soil testing, and more! The instructor will also cover how and when to save seeds for next season (and to donate back to the seed library!).

Seeds will once again be available through the seed library and our donation box will be around if you have some you’d like to share with others in the community. Bring a notebook, your questions, and your appetite to learn. Although the event is free, registration is required. You can do so online at kccseedsave.eventbrite.ca or in-person at the Kensington branch of the library.

See you there!

 

Market Veggies – March 7

We are dedicating the entire month of March to Juice! Delish!

Swing by each of our market locations to sample some of our fresh, local, organic veggies in liquid form, available by donation. This week is carrots!

  • Broccoli (California and Organic)
  • Cabbage (BC and Organic)
  • Carrots (California and Organic)
  • Rainbow chard (California and Organic)
  • Black Kale (California and Organic)
  • Apples Royal Gala (BC)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Mangoes (Mexico)
  • Red Anjou Pears (Washington)
  • Red Onion (Washington)
  • Red Russian Garlic (BC)
  • Beets (BC)
  • Ginger (China)
  • Lemons (California)
  • Oranges (California)
  • Yukon Gold Potato (BC)
  • Red Garnet Yams (California)
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 Veggies for Feb 14th

It is week 2 of celebrating the Daikon radish, a traditional veggie for many lunar New Year festivities. This week one of our lovely board members, Janet, has provided us with her recipe for Daikon cake, which will be available for tasting in our tasting kitchen at Orchard Park from 2pm to 4pm.

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February is also our donate to the market month. A donation box will be available at each location, so feel free to give a little extra when you buy your veggies so that we can keep bringing the freshest veggies we can find to your door step.

Here is what to expect this week:

  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Salish Apples (BC)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Lemons (California)
  • Red Anjou Pears (Washington)
  • Beets (BC)
  • Broccoli (California)
  • Red Russian Garlic (BC)
  • Carrots (California)
  • Red Onions (Washington)
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes (BC)
  • Yams (California)
  • Daikon (California)
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.

Market Veggies for Feb 7th

To help our mobile market shoppers prepare for the Lunar New Year we will be featuring one very special veggie for the entire month: The Daikon Radish, which will be available at each of our locations.

February is also our donate to the market month. A donation box will be available at each location, so feel free to give a little extra when you buy your veggies so that we can keep bringing the freshest veggies we can find to your door step.

Radish is rich in vitamins C and B and an excellent source of potassium, calcium, iron, copper, sulfur, phosphorous and fiber, while it is very low in calories, virtually devoid of fat and cholesterol. Radish leaves contain almost six times more vitamin C than its root and are an excellent source of calcium.

Radish is rich in vitamins C and B and an excellent source of potassium, calcium, iron, copper, sulfur, phosphorous and fiber, while it is very low in calories, virtually devoid of fat and cholesterol.
Radish leaves contain almost six times more vitamin C than its root and are an excellent source of calcium.

Here is what to expect this week:

  • Collard greens (California and Organic)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Lemons (California)
  • Mangoes (Mexico)
  • Red Anjou Pears (Washington)
  • Broccoli (California)
  • Carrots (California)
  • Cauliflower (California)
  • Red Onions (Washington)
  • Yams (California)
  • Daikon (California)

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.