Quick Pickled Cucamelons

Quick Pickled Cucamelons by: Angie Quaale Makes 4 cups Ingredients: 1 1⁄2 cups white vinegar 1⁄4 cup sugar 1 tsp coarse salt 1 clove garlic, sliced 2 Tbsp chopped dill 1 Tbsp chopped mint 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp yellow mustard seeds 1 1⁄2 cups cucamelons Directions: 1. In a medium-size saucepan over medium-high […]

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Strawberry Risotto with VOLPE Artisan Baker

  There’s something particular to a locally-grown strawberry that makes all other versions (talking to you, California) pale in comparison. Like a fine wine, you can taste the spirit of a place in a strawberry, not to mention the weather and soil that produced it. Our opportunity to enjoy this simple pleasure is rapidly disappearing […]

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Butter Braised Radishes

  Long known for their nutritional and detoxifying properties, radishes can still be a tough sell for many people. Their pungent and peppery flavour and distinctive crunch make them a favourite for some and a no go for others. The following recipe for Butter Braised Radishes, taken from the cookbook Eating Local in the Fraser Valley […]

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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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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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