Hey Everyone! Happy Harvest Season! I love this season to enjoy delicious crisp BC apples, baked squash and mashed sweet potatoes! There is lots going on this month and for the fall season. Read on to find about food-related events happening within the community and around Vancouver and of course to check out what will be at this week’s markets, tasting kitchens and workshops!
At this week’s pocket markets:
This week’s markets are taking place at Helping Spirit Lodge (3965 Dumfries St-near Kingsway) from 10-12pm and at Orchard Park (5988 Nanaimo St-near 41st Ave) from 2-4pm. We’ll be having tasting kitchens at both of these locations and also a very special fall stew making workshop at Helping Spirit Lodge- email me if you are interested! It’s free and everyone is welcome! It’s a great way to learn about new ways to cook and integrate lots of different types of food into your diet!
Here is what we are expecting to have at this week’s markets:
Baby Carrots- from Washington
Bananas- from South America
Yams- from California
Black Plums-from California
Hope to see everyone out there. Remember if you haven’t yet bought tokens- you can buy them at Orchard Park, Brant Villa, Culloden Court, Helping Spirit Lodge, South Van Neighbourhood House, Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House or the Warehouse. Also, cash sales are available at all the markets for a small mark-up. Open to everyone, come check it out!
Events and happenings for October
FALL STEW MAKING WORKSHOP
October 8th 10-12 at Helping Spirit Lodge
Engage in a hands-on- learning approach to cooking new things. This month’s workshop will feature learning how to make a fall harvest stew! Come check it out.
Contact Aja for more information:
COMMUNITY KITCHEN LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS
During this workshop you will have the opportunity to find out more about community kitchens, different ways a group can work and how you can lead or start a community kitchen. Learn the history of the community kitchen movement and the effect it has had around the province. Hear about the different kitchen models that run successfully in our communities. Experience a community kitchen first hand! Lunch will be provided.
Dates/Times: Choose from one of the following dates:
Thurs, Oct 13, 2011, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm, Thurs, June 7, 2011, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Vancouver Food Bank, 1150 Raymur Ave.
Cost: $45.00 (lunch provided)
To register: Contact Darlene Tanaka, at 604-216-2325 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
FRUIT TREE HARVEST CELEBRATION AND FILM SCREENING OF THE “QUEEN OF THE SUN: WHAT THE BEES ARE TELLING US?”
The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project and the Grandview Woodland Food Connection invite you to an end of harvest celebration and special film screening. Come learn about our efforts to harvest urban fruit. Meet others interested in local food security. Information tables, door prizes, silent auction, snacks.
Film Screening: QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? (2011) examines the dire global bee crisis through the eyes of biodynamic beekeepers, scientists, farmers, and philosophers. This engaging, alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together a dramatic story that uncovers the problems and solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.
Britannia Community Centre, Upstairs Canuck Family Education Centre (next to Grandview Park)
1661 Napier St
Friday October 14, 5 – 10pm. Film Screening 7pm
FIRST STEPS TO PREVENTION
(Vancouver Coastal Health)- A fun and interactive prevention program for individuals at risk for chronic conditions who are ready to make Healthy Lifestyle Changes- including Healthy Eating!
Dates: Oct 20, Oct 27 and Nov3 – from 5:30-7:30 at South Community Health Centre (6405 Knight Street- Knight and 49th)
Call 604-267-4430 to register!
CHECK OUT THE SHARED HARVEST NEWSLETTERS
Shared Harvest Canada lets you find locally produced food or donate food to those in need. It's like an online farmers' market and food-bank rolled into one.
- Cedar Cottage Food Network Society
- 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.
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