Market Produce – Feb 25

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 A friendly reminder about the Intercultural Food Exchange this Weekend!  Hope you all managed to sign up for it.  But if not please still come out meet your neighbours and check out the Market this weekend.  Lots of goodies like exotic mangoes, chinese eggplant, organic zucchini and tomatoes… leafy greens…

Reminder there is a new market schedule for March!  If you didn’t get a flyer check out the Market locations link below

Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Tomatoes Roma (Mex and Organic)
  • Zucchini Squash (Mex and Organic)
  • Apples Royal Gala (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Broccoli Crowns (Mex)
  • Bunched Carrots (Mex )
  • Chinese Eggplant (Mex)
  • Mandarins (Pakistan)
  • Mangoes Ataulfo (Mex)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Spinach (Calif/Az)
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes (BC)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s market 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.

Starting in March we have a new Schedule!  Take a look at Market locations for the new schedule and 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 28

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  Happy Chinese New Year everyone!

This Saturday rings in the year of the Rooster on the Lunar Calendar.  Many events and activities happening around the city check out a few of them here.  Another interesting story is Historic Chinatown is at a crossroads, big development knocking down the door and sadly historic might become history, check out savechinatownheritage.org

 Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Gala Apples (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Carrots (Calf )
  • Eggplant (Mex)
  • Pink Zebra Lemons (Calf)
  • Green Leaf Lettuce (Calf/Az)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Mandarin Oranges (China)
  • Ataulfo Mangoes (Mex)
  • Red Peppers Hot House (Mex)
  • Red Potatoes (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 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 – 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 – July 23

 

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Fresh, local tomatoes are in! You will find an abundance of Roma tomatoes at this week’s market. If your anything like me, I will be busy making tomato sauce and canning them!


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)
  • Crimini Mushrooms (BC)
  • Roma Tomatoes (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 Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House from 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 – January 23

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This week’s featured vegetable is Cauliflower. Have you ever tried roasting Cauliflower? Check out this recipe for steps.

 

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)
  • Beets (BC)
  • Navel Oranges (California)
  • Green Cabbage (BC)
  • Kale (California)
  • Pink Zebra Lemons (California)
  • Cauliflower (California)
  • Red Onions (Washington)

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 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 24

Happy Halloween! With all this warm sunny weather our farmers are still harvesting for the mobile markets this week.
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Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Beets (BC)
  • Carrots (BC and Organic)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Kale (BC)
  • Kabocha squash (BC)
  • Jonagold Apples (BC)
  • Broccoli (BC)
  • Brussel Sprouts (BC)
  • White Potatoes (Washington)
  • Cauliflower (BC)
  • Cantaloupes (California)
  • Mangoes (Brazil)
  • Red Bartlett Pears (BC)
  • Red Onions (BC)

In addition, we’ll have a selection hyper-local goodies from Fresh Roots Urban Farm. Fresh Roots’ produce is grown in schoolyards right here in Vancouver (Van Tech and David Thompson Secondary Schools, to be exact). That means the footprint of this produce is much smaller than conventional as it travels less than 10km to get to our markets. You can taste the difference in their food!

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 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. 

South Vancouver Harvest Festival – October 3

unnamedIn case you didn’t get enough harvest celebrations after our Festival and Food Swap at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House this past Saturday, there is another event in South Vancouver this weekend!

Join our community partners Fresh Roots Urban Farm and South Vancouver Neighbourhood House (SVNH) for their own version of a Harvest Festival. The event will take place Saturday, October 3rd from 12-3pm at David Thompson Secondary School, where Fresh Roots grows their veggies. This year’s festival will feature:

  • apple pressing: bring a reusable bottle to fill with juice
  • a community salad: bring a veggie to contribute
  • delicious soup prepared by SVNH volunteers
  • BBQ lunch for $4/person or $10/family
  • youth-led games and activities

RSVP on Facebook!

Market Produce for Sept 26

Harvest season is in full swing, so make sure to come by the markets this week to stock up on your favourites. The Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House will be hosting their annual harvest festival and food swap, which is tons of fun!

Have you ever used spaghetti squash as a pasta alternative. Check out this website for some great recipes! http://crazyhappyhealthy.com/5-excellent-ways-eat-spaghetti-squash/

Have you ever used spaghetti squash as a pasta alternative. Check out this website for some great recipes! http://crazyhappyhealthy.com/5-excellent-ways-eat-spaghetti-squash/

Here is what to expect at the market this week:

  • Bananas (South America and Organic)
  • Beets (BC)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Zucchini squash (BC and organic)
  • Avocados (Mexico)
  • Kale (BC and Organic)
  • Red Onions (Washington)
  • Kabocha squash (BC)
  • Spaghetti Squash (BC)
  • Gala Apples (BC)
  • Cantaloupes (BC)
  • Blue Grapes (BC)
  • Broccoli (BC)
  • Red Cabbage (BC)
  • Red Potatoes (Washington)

In addition, we’ll have a selection hyper-local goodies from Fresh Roots Urban Farm. Fresh Roots’ produce is grown in schoolyards right here in Vancouver (Van Tech and David Thompson Secondary Schools, to be exact). That means the footprint of this produce is much smaller than conventional as it travels less than 10km to get to our markets. You can taste the difference in their food!

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 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 for June 27

On top of our regular order of delicious greens, herbs and root veggies from Fresh Roots Urban Farm, here is what to expect at this week’s market, yum yum!
    • Avocados (Mexico)
    • Bananas (S America and Organic)
    • Carrots (California and Organic)
    • Collard Greens (California and Organic)
    • Apricots (California)
    • Blueberries (BC)
    • Kent Mangoes (Mexico)
    • Kale (BC)
    • Nectarines (California)
    • Green Cabbage (BC)
    • Broccoli (California and Organic)
    • Green Onions (BC)
    • Zucchini (BC)
    • White Potatoes (BC)
So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. From 10:00am-12:00pm, we’ll be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House (Victoria Dr. and 24th ave.) and from 2-4pm, we’ll be at South Van Neighbourhood House (Victoria Dr. and 49th ave.). Don’t forget to sample some of the delicious recipes at South Van’s tasting kitchen. See you at the market!