Market Veggies – July 16

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BC Cherries are in this week!

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)
  • Broccoli (BC)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Peaches (BC)
  • Yellow Onions (Washington)
  • White Potatoes (BC)
  • Zucchini (BC and Organic)
  • Green Cabbage (BC)
  • Blueberries (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.

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Seedy Saturday: Engaging Kids with Gardening

file-page1Hi folks! Just a reminder that our upcoming Seedy Saturday: Engaging Kids with Gardening is just a little over a week away! We still have spots available for this free workshop! You can register online or in person at the Vancouver Public Library — Kensington Branch. Hope to see you there!

Seedy Saturday: Engaging Kids with Gardening July 16th

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Join the Cedar Cottage Food Network and the Vancouver Public Library for the fourth of our 2016 Seedy Saturday workshop series. Each event includes a workshop on a gardening topic and a seed swap.

This interactive workshop for parents/caregivers and children has two parts:

Firstly, join us for a garden-related Storytime at the Kensington branch of the Vancouver Public Library. At Storytime, parents and caregivers are supported in their roles as their children’s first and most important teachers and shown ways to share language with them. Lastly, participants will move across the street to join gardening instructor Frankie Filippelli for some fun activities at the Kingcrest Community Garden. These activities can be transferred to home gardens where the adults and their kids can continue learning together.

This workshop has very limited space so please pre-register. This workshop is for families with children ages 3-7 (no more than 2 children per family at this time).

This event is free but seating is limited so please pre-register online or in person at the library branch. Light refreshments will be available. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

See you there!

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 Veggies – May 21

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Here is what to expect at the market this week:
  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Carrots (California and Organic)
  • Broccoli (California)
  • Romaine Leaf Lettuce (California and Organic)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Royal Gala Apples (BC)
  • Apricots (California)
  • Cantaloupes (California)
  • Green Kale (BC)
  • Yellow Onions (Washington)
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes (BC)
  • Spinach (BC)
  • Sweet Potatoes (California)
  • Green Cabbage (California)

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. 

Seedy Saturday: Garden care and seed saving – May 28

SeedySat05.28.16The Cedar Cottage Food Network and Vancouver Public Library – Kensington are proud to present our third workshop in the 2016 Seedy Saturday series: Garden care and seed saving. During this workshop, participants will learn about the essentials of garden maintenance throughout the season including watering (especially with summer restrictions on the way), harvesting, pest control, soil testing, and more! The instructor, Kim Del Valle Garcia, will also cover how and when to save seeds for next season (and to donate back to the seed library!). Seed saving is an important part of garden care, as it helps you plan for next season and maintain the heritage and biodiversity of seeds – it’s nice to know exactly what you’re planting and eating.

Seeds will once again be available through the seed library and our donation box will be on hand if you have some you’d like to share with others in the community. Although the event is free, registration is required either online or in person at the library branch. Light refreshments will be served.

Seedy Saturday: Starting seeds indoors – March 5

SeedySaturday03.16It’s back! Our Seedy Saturday workshop series in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library – Kensington branch is returning for the 2016 season and kicking off on March 5th.

Our first session will cover starting seeds indoors, an important skill for beginner and advanced gardeners alike. Instructor Tamiae Squibb will show participants how and when to start which seeds indoors (and which to sow directly), go over caring for the seeds, and discuss transplanting those little seedlings.

As always, our Seed Sharing Library will be open and full of seeds for participants to take home to experiment with in their gardens. We also accept donations of seeds – if you save seeds yourself and have extras, please bring some to share with everyone.

This workshop is free but seating is limited so please pre-register online or in person at the Kensington branch of the Vancouver Public Library. Light refreshments will be served.

See you there!

Market Veggies – February 13th

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Mobile Market!
Here is what to expect at the market this week:
  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Carrots (BC and Organic)
  • Broccoli (California and Organic)
  • Cauliflower (California)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Royal Gala Apples (BC)
  • Navel Oranges (California)
  • Green Cabbage (BC)
  • Kale (California)
  • Pink Zebra Lemons (California)
  • Onions (Washington)
  • Red Potatoes (BC)
  • Yams (California)

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 – 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. 

Grow food in your neighbourhood!

Knight_DSC_2587_bigGrowing your own food is a great way to get involved in your community, have greater access to healthy fruits and vegetables, and stay active. Good news for those in the Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighbourhood: there are garden plots available at Kingcrest Community Garden for the 2016 growing season!

The garden has 35 lower plots and 3 accessible beds (great for those in wheelchairs or with mobility issues). Located in Kingcrest Park at Knight and King Edward, the garden is easily reached by bus or bike. Join us in our second year of growing for what promises to be a great season!

Kingcrest Community Garden members have the added benefit of being able to attend Seedy Saturday workshops and get free seeds from the Seed Sharing Library at the Kensington branch of the Vancouver Public Library across the street.

To find out more or to reserve your plot for the year, e-mail kingcrestgarden[at]gmail[dot]com.