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.

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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 – Oct 8

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we will have an abundance of local, fall veggies for your feast!
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)
  • Zucchini (BC and Organic)
  • Red Bartlett Pears (BC)
  • Gala Apples (BC)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Kabocha Squash (BC)
  • Yellow Onions (BC)
  • Brocolli (BC)
  • Brussel Sprouts (BC)
  • Red Cabbage (BC)
  • Yams (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 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 – Oct 1

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These chilly mornings have been making me crave soup! Butternut squash soup is one of my favourites. Check out this recipe to make your own. 
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)
  • Zucchini (BC and Organic)
  • Anjou Pears (BC)
  • Gala Apples
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Corn (BC)
  • Butternut Squash (BC)
  • Red Onions (BC)
  • Blue Grapes (BC)
  • Beets (BC)
  • Brussel Sprouts (BC)
  • Yukon Gold 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.

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.