New Market Produce! – Thurs Jan 18

Our New Market with a Community Kitchen is located  at 395 Kingsway (at 12th ave) at Biltmore Housing.

On Thursday Jan 18 we will also have a market at Helping Spirit Lodge at 1pm to 2pm at 3973 Dumfries St!

In addition to the  Thursday market we will have our REGULAR Saturday market as well on JAN 20th 2018.  (we will post on Thursday what produce to expect on Saturday)

Here is what to expect at the market this Thursday:

  • Apples Gala (BC)
  • Avocadoes (Mex)
  • Bananas (South America & Organic)
  • Broccoli Crown (Calif/AZ)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Daikon (Calif)
  • Garlic imported
  • Kale Black Dino (Calif/AZ and Organic)
  • Limes (Mex)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Potatoes Yukon Gold Nugget (BC)
  • Sweet Potatoes (Calif)

So make sure to head down to this Thursday’s mobile market locations to stock up. 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 – Jan 6 – Happy New Year

Happy New year Everyone!  Hope everyone had a great holiday

Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Apples Fuji (BC)
  • Avocadoes (Mex and Organic)
  • Bananas (South America & Organic)
  • Broccoli Crown (BC)
  • Cabbage Green (BC)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Celery (Calif)
  • Lettuce Romaine (Calif)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Potatoes Yukon Gold Nugget (BC)
  • Sweet Potatoes (Calif)

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 – Dec 2

Instant Pot Butter Chickin Recipe

The cold has returned this weekend, it’s official curry weather!  I hear that instant pots are all the rage lately, perhaps a lot of people may have it on their nice list this holiday season.  Here’s convenience and curry yumminess all rolled into one recipe!  Try this Instant Pot Butter Chickin recipe!  Enjoy the flavour without the guilt this is a delicious yet dare I say healthy recipe!  For those without instant pots on their list there’s also on link  for good ole old school cooking.  Full disclosure there is no chicken or butter in this butter chickin recipe 🙂

Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Apples Braeburn (BC)
  • Avocadoes (Mex and Organic)
  • Bananas (South America & Organic)
  • Broccoli Crown (Calif/Az)
  • Cauliflower (Calif)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Lettuce Green Batavia (Sask)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Peppers H.H. Orange (BC)
  • Potatoes Yukon Gold (BC)
  • Sweet Potatoes (Calif)
  • Tomatoes OTV Campari (BC)
  • Zucchini Squash (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 3:30pm 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 – Nov 4

The rain is here and I already saw some white stuff falling from the heavens, oh my.  I’ve been experimenting with some  water Kefir lately.  Yum a nice alternative to soda and quite a healthy one.  A healthy gut can help boost your immunity perhaps a good weapon against the wet cold season.  Water Kefir contains many beneficial probiotics and yeast such as  Lactobacillus L. brevis, L. casei, L. hilgardiim, L. hordei, L. nagelii

 Acetobacter A. fabarum, A. orientalis

 Streptococcus, S. lactis and all sorts of beneficial yeast: Hanseniaospora valbyensis, Lachancea fermentati,
Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Zygotorulaspora florentina

Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Apples Golden Delicious (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (South America & organic)
  • Broccoli Crown (Calif)
  • Cucumbers (BC)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Lettuce Romaine (BC)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Oranges Valencia (Calif)
  • Potatoes Red Nuggets (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, 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 – 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 – Nov 19

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 Get involved and join the discussion!  The Hastings Sunrise Food Network is running focus groups to help meet the food and garden needs of the local community.  If you would like to be involved in helping to shape a caring community please lend your voice.

 

Here is what to expect at the market this week:
  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Grapes (Calf and Organic)
  • Gala Apples (BC)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Broccoli (BC)
  • Butternut Squash (BC)
  • Cauliflower (Calf)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Red Onions (Wash)
  • Oranges (Calf)
  • Orange Peppers (BC)
  • Orange OTV Tomatoes (BC)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at Brant Villa 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 – Nov 12

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  Mushroom are on the market menu this week.  Mushrooms have many magical health benefits. A study done by the American Society for Nutrition found that white button mushroom can help boost the body’s immune system.   Mushrooms such as Crimini and Portobello are high in antioxidants, as much as other more colourful veggies like red peppers.  Many varieties also contain good-for-your bladder selenium which can lower the risk of bladder cancer.  Containing loads of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and vitamin B3 (niacin) mushrooms can help kick up your metabolism.   Amazingly mushrooms are the only fruit or vegetable source of vitamin D.  Like us humans they produce vitamin when exposed to sunlight!

Check out one of my easiest and favourite recipes for Mushrooms with soy and honey

Here is what to expect at the market this week:
  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Carrots (BC/Calf and Organic)
  • Gala Apples (BC)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Broccoli (BC)
  • Kabocha Squash (BC)
  • Mushrooms (BC)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Navel Oranges (Calf)
  • Potatos white (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 at 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 5

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It’s a colourful fall fairy wonderland out there!  Our beautiful coastal rain forest is home to lush trees and amazing vegetation, like fungi.

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Mushrooms play an amazing ecological role in our environment and this time of year you might find a fungi surprise at the base of our local trees.  I expected to see a Cheshire Cat sitting on this  toxic toad stool  called Amanita Muscaria.  I found these resting under a oak tree in east Vancouver… not wonderland!  Fungi to look at but not to eat as these are toxic but play an import role in the ecosystem.

 

Here is what to expect at the market this week:
  • Akane Apples (BC and Organic)
  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Broccoli (BC)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Corn (BC)
  • Kabocha Squash (BC)
  • White Mushrooms (BC)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Red Potatos (BC)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at Brant Villa at 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 – Oct 22

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It’s winter squash season! Kan you say Kabocha….   This squash is bursting with nutrition, full of beta carotene, iron, vitamins A, C, fiber and some B vitamins and an anti-inflammatory food to boot.  It’s got 40 calories per cup AND less than half the carbs of most other squash.

Nothing warms you up like a curry, check out this Kale & Kaboucha Kombo recipe

Also this week is another order from Fresh Roots Urban Farm enjoy the last few bounties of the season! Fresh Roots provides 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/Calf and Organic)
  • Cauliflower (Calf and Organic)
  • Gala Apples (BC)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Broccoli (BC)
  • Bi coloured Corn (BC)
  • Kabocha Squash (BC)
  • Kale (BC)
  • Pink Grapes (BC)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Round Beans (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 at 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 – Oct 15

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This week we will be featuring locally grown venus grapes. 
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 and Organic)
  • Lacinato Kale (BC and Organic)
  • Red Bartlett Pears (BC)
  • Gala Apples (BC)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Kabocha Squash (BC)
  • Yellow Onions (BC)
  • Brocolli (BC)
  • Brussel Sprouts (BC)
  • Beets (BC)
  • Yellow Wax Beans (BC)
  • Red Garnet Yams (BC)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at Brant Villa 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.