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CCFN is an active collaboration of community members, agencies, service providers and organizations working together to enhance the health and well-being in our neighborhoods by supporting and coordinating local food security initiatives and improving access to community health, social services and community-based programs. Join us. It's free, fun and makes a difference! Email the coordinator and receive our monthly e-newsletter.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Saturday September 17th Pocket Markets

Hello Again,

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Pocket Markets last week at Helping Spirit Lodge and Orchard Park. It was a gorgeous day and so wonderful to meet everyone!

We have two more markets coming up this Saturday at Brant Villa from 10-2 and at Culloden Court from 2-4.

Here's what we're expecting to have it store for tomorrow:

From BC:
Red & Green Peppers


From Elsewhere:
Oranges from California

Hope to see you all there! 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

September Updates- Pocket Markets are back

September Newsletter

New TLCC Food Security Coordinator

Hey everyone! I’m Aja Peterson, and I am the new TLCC Food Security Coordinator. As a member of this community, resident of this neighbourhood and lover of great fresh food I am excited to take on this position! I look forward to meeting all of you at the upcoming pocket markets this September. See you all then!

POCKET MARKETS ARE BACK! Fall Schedule: Dates and Locations

The TLCC’s mobile pocket markets will be back in full swing starting September 10th. Take advantage of the harvest season and grab some wonderful fresh produce at affordable prices. Watch for our tasting kitchens at Helping Spirit Lodge and Orchard Park! See you there.

When: 2nd Saturday of the month
Time: 10am-12noon
Market dates: Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10
Where: Helping Spirit Lodge, 3965 Dumfries Street near Kingsway Ave

When: 2nd Saturday of the month
Time: 2pm-4pm
Market dates: Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10
Where: Orchard Park, 5988 Nanaimo St near E. 41st Ave

When: 3rd Saturday of the month
Time: 10am-12noon
Market dates: Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17
Where: Brant Villa, 2290 E. 25th Ave near the Nanaimo SkyTrain Station

When: 3rd Saturday of the month
Time: 2pm-4pm
Market dates: Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17
Where: Culloden Court, 1375 E. 47th Ave near Knight Street

* Here’s what we are expecting for Saturday’s Market*

From BC:
Apples, Pears, Peaches, Broccoli, Carrots, Cucumber, Lettuce, Tomatoes and Kale

From Elsewhere:
Avocados, Bananas

Upcoming events, workshops and information sessions:

Sept 9- Healthy Selves, Healthy Communities (program series)
Sept 10-8th Annual Corn Festival
Sept 16- UBC Farm’s 9th Annual FarmAde


When: Fridays 11:00am-12:30pm (10 sessions beginning Sept.09 and ending Nov.08)
Where: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House: 3981 Main Street (at 24th avenue and Main St).
What: Free health literacy program for newcomers and other community members. Includes free child minding, bus tickets, healthy snacks. Participants will receive a certificate of accomplishment and health manual. This program is a partnership between Little Mountain Neighbourhood House and BCIT Nursing Program, with funding from Vancouver Coastal Health.

Who it’s for: Newcomers and other community members wanting to learn how to live healthier lifestyles; increase their understanding of chronic diseases including stress and stress management; learn about nutrition and active living. Sessions are facilitated by trained nurses and staff. Program incorporates peer based focus groups, educational lessons, community building games and other activities. Learn different ways to manage health and wellness; Increase understanding of chronic disease and prevention; Learn about stress and stress management; Participate in health games, and activities, and presentations; Be involved in conversation and dialogue; Share experiences and learn from others; Approach health and wellness from a multicultural perspective

REGISTRATION is necessary. For more information or to register contact: Welcoming & Inclusive Communities Coordinator, Jennifer: 604-879-7104, ext. 315 or email: jennifer_wesman@Lmnhs.bc.ca


Come and share in the Latin-American community’s corn harvest celebration. Free family fun! Enjoy a day of Latin-American art and entertainment and try delicious ethnic dishes like pupusas, tamales, tostadas and more. Check out the kid’s zone and the yearly “Queen of Corn” contest for girls.

Organized by CELSAN (Canada El Salvador Action Network) and CEBES (Comunidades Eclesiales de Base de El Salvador).

Saturday, September 10 Britannia Community Centre, Gym “D”, 1661 Napier Street.
11pm to 5pm.For information: José: 778-385-5394 or cornfestival2011@gmail.com


Come on out to this free-admission, all-ages event to celebrate food, music and community at Vancouver's last working farm!
Please stay tuned for updates on our 9th annual event. This year, we're excited to feature:
- Family-friendly local bands
- Audience-participation square dancing!
- UBCimprov
- Belly dance performances
- Vegan, vegetarian and beef burgers
- Smoothies & juice from The Juice Caboose (organic, vegan, gluten free and soy free)
- Farm-fresh corn and organic UBC Farm veggies
- A beverage garden featuring handcrafted brew from East Van's Storm Brewing
- A supervised children's area with face painting, bubble wands and more!
- Free tours of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm
- Free shuttle van and bicycle valet