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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, 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!