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Friday, August 10, 2012

August 11th Orchard Park Market

Good Afternoon!

Here is what we are expecting for tomorrow's Orchard Park Pocket Market

For Fruit:

For Veggies:
Red Sweet Onions
Green Peppers
Red Potatoes

Yum! And don't forget about our awesome tasting kitchen too!

Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Summer Markets

 Happy Summer!

Come check out our lovely summer market at Orchard Park this weekend! Great Produce at great prices!
5988 Nanaimo St. Right at the corner of 45th!
We'll have tasty treats too for you to try!

Here's what we are hoping to have in store:

Cherries (from BC!)
Black plums
Organic Bananas
Green Beans
Romaine Lettuce
Red Peppers

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day Pocket Market

Happy Mother's Day Weekend to you all!

We will be having our Orchard Park Market this weekend from 2-4pm with a very special Mother's Day Tasting Kitchen! 45th and Nanaimo Street. 

Here's what we are hoping to have this week: 

BC Rhubarb
BC Gala Apples
Organic Bananas

BC Red Nugget Potatoes
Organic Carrots
BC Spinach
BC Long English Cucumbers
Red Peppers

See you there!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patty's Day Markets

Happy St. Patty's Day Everyone!

Come down to the market and grab your fresh, affordable produce.

This weekend we will be at Brant Villa from 10-12 and at Culloden Court from 2-4.

Here is what we are expecting to have at this week's market:

Granny Smith Apples
Organic Celery

Anjou Pears
Sweet Potatoes
Russet Potatoes

Butter Lettuce
Long English Cucumbers

Hope to see you all there!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Feb 18th Markets and Trout Lake Community Centre Grand Opening

Hello Everyone,

For those of you that came out to the Community Potluck at Orchard- Thank you for all your amazing dishes and wonderful company. It was truly a great success and tons of fun.

We have exciting things going on this weekend as well. In addition to our pocket markets operating as usual at Brant Villa (10-12pm) and at Culloden Court (2-4pm), Trout Lake Community Centre will be celebrating their grand opening. The Cedar Cottage Food Network (us!) will be there from 12-3pm doing healthy cooking demonstrations. Come sample our yummy treats and learn more about your role in our community food system.

As I mentioned, we will be at both our usual '3rd Saturday of the month' locations.

Brant Villa: 2290 E.25th Ave (near Nanaimo Skytrain)
We will be at this location from 10-12pm

Culloden Court: 1375 E 47th Ave
We will be at htis location from 2-4pm.

Here is what we are hoping to have at this week's market:

Red Cabbage
Gala Apples

Hope to see everyone there!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Feb 11th Market and Potluck Party!

Hi All,

Hope you all had a wonderful week and had time to enjoy some of that beautiful sunshine!

This Saturday morning, we unfortunately won't be at our usual location at Helping Spirit Lodge but we will be at our Orchard Park location for extended hours.

Orchard Park: 5988 Nanaimo St. (just at the corner of 45th and Nanaimo)

We will be there from 1-4pm. We are also having a community potluck. If you want to learn more about community food security in South Vancouver, connect with your neighbours or get health information come bring a labelled dish to share and join us!

Here is what we will hopefully be featured at this week's market at Orchard Park- Don't forget we also will have our incredible Tasting Kitchen to showcase this week's food!

Fuji Apples
Bosc Pears
Red Cabbage

Sweet Potatoes

From elsewhere:
Blood Oranges

We have tons of delicious produce items this weekend at really affordable prices. Come and check us out!

Also- check out our workshops at the new Trout Lake Community Centre- just look to their website and search for the Food Security workshops. We have a container gardening workshop this March!

Friday, January 20, 2012

January 21st markets

Happy Friday Everyone!

Come and brave the cold and wet tomorrow and warm up with fresh produce and delicious recipes at our pocket markets.

Tomorrow we will be at Brant Villa (2290 E. 25th Ave) from 10am-noon and then at Culloden Court (1375 E. 47th Ave) from 2pm-4pm.

Here is what we are hoping to have at this week's markets:

From BC:
Gold Nugget Potatoes
Gala Apples
Red Onions

Spring Mix (clamshells)

From Elsewhere:
Hosui Pears
Navel Oranges
Grape Tomatoes
Here's an example of what you can make with beets: Moist Chocolate Beet Brownies. Yum!

I hope to see you all there!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy New Year- January Markets

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope your holidays were filled with fun, family and food! Are you hoping to eat healthier in the New Year?
 Markets will resume as always, at Helping Spirit Lodge & Orchard Park on the 2nd Saturday of each month and at Brant Villa and Culloden Court on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Come check out our January Markets. This Saturday we will be at our usual spots.

Helping Spirit Lodge-
3965 Dumfries Street near Kingsway Ave (right across from the Rona on the West side)
We will be there from 10-12

Orchard Park-
5988 Nanaimo St near E. 45th Ave
We will be there from 2-4 (plus there is a tasting kitchen with some delicious recipes being made!)

Here is what we are hoping to have at this week's markets:

From BC:
Gala Apples
Red Nugget Potatoes


From Elsewhere:
Hosui Pears
Navel Oranges
Baby Bok Choy

Please come down and check it out.

** In other news**
If you are interested in food security, and community health and development please come to our Community Engagement Meeting on February 1st from 6:30-8 held at the Kensington library.(Parking is available). Space is limited so please email me if you plan on attending at tlccfoodsecurity@gmail.com. It will be a great opportunity to get to know your neighbours, network with others and to provide some input into what's going on in your community.