Baby Cucumber & Arugula Pesto Salad

  This salad recipe comes from Chef Bonnie Friesen for Taves Family Farms in Abbotsford, and includes a number of seasonal ingredients available at the markets right now! Find baby cukes from Taves, a.k.a The Applebarn, walnuts from Klippers Organics, arugula from Crisp Organics, Cropthorne Farm or Earth Apple Organics, and feta cheese from Golden […]

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Roman-style Broccoli Pizza with Pasta Boy Peter

  Ciao Bellos & Bellas! I’m honoured to be contributing a recipe to Van Markets where I used to sell my Pasta and where I met so many future students of my Italian Cooking Classes at Pasta Boy Peter. It is that time of year where the Brassicas are coming to the markets. I love […]

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Recipe: Super Greens Pasta with Crispy Mushrooms

  With spring just around the corner, we’re starting to see fresh greens return to the Winter Markets in the form of kale, chard, sorrel, watercress, and nettle. This week’s recipe from Just Giulia (Chef Giulia of Lombardo’s Pizzeria) for Super Greens Pasta with Crispy Mushrooms, incorporates pan fried mushrooms with dinosaur kale, red chard and […]

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Recipe: Wild Mushroom Miso Noodle Bowl

  Chef Haley Parrent of Vega is passionate about fresh, local food, which inspired her to initiate a bi-weekly delivery of the VFM Direct Fresh Box for Vega employees. Health-conscious Vega staff look forward to their box of fresh greens, fruits, and vegetables assembled for them every other week from local producers like Taves Family Farms, Tsawwassen Farm School, and […]

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This Week’s Recipe: Healing Bone Broths with Andrea Potter, RHN

This week’s In Season recipe for healing bone broth come from local registered holistic nutritionist and chef, Andrea Potter. Read on for her recipe for both beef and chicken stock, and for more in-depth info on the nutritional benefits of bone broths, make sure to check out Andrea’s guest post on our Market News blog! Brown […]

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This Week’s Recipe: Apple Almond Cake

  This week’s In Season Recipe comes from local food educator and self-described kitchen ninja Krista Ettles, whose Instagram feed @realfoodrealsimple abounds with beautiful pics of market-sourced meals. She suggests Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples for her Apple Almond Cake, but with so many varieties available from our farmers, we’ll let you pick your favourite!   Apple Almond Cake by: Real […]

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This Week’s Recipe: Sweet Pepper + Cherry Tomato Panzanella

Sweet Pepper + Cherry Tomato Panzanella By: Danica Studio Ingredients: 3 sweet peppers Olive oil Red wine vinegar 2 –4 slices bread (depending on size) 2 handfuls cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup small mozzarella balls (or quartered medium mozzarella balls) 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced Handful torn basil Salt & pepper Instructions: To toast the bread, […]

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This Week’s Recipe: Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup

Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup with Basil-Miso Pesto by: Abundant City Ingredients: FOR THE SOUP: 1 large onion, roughly chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 cups fresh tomatoes, roughly chopped (romas are ideal, but any variety will work) ½ cup roasted cashews ½ chili (optional) 3 cups water Salt and pepper to taste FOR THE […]

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