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This week's recipe: Mint Greens Smoothie

 

Mint Greens Smoothie

by: The Forest & Fig

  • 1 handful kale
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1/2 a medium cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 1 lime (peeled and halved)
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves 
  • 1 apple (cored & sliced)
  • 2 cups water

Blend it up & enjoy!


In Season: Cooling Fruits & Veggies

 

As temperatures rise in the city this week, enlist some foods with a hydrating, cooling quality to help you beat the heat and stay energized. Green foods like mint, cucumber, lettuce, and kale pair well with melons, citrus, and berries to produce light meals that skip a lot of fussy food prep and save you on dishes.

Credit: Style By Beauty

Salads, smoothies, and raw veggies with dip feature heavily in the VFM staff summer rotation, but for true hydration, check out Style By Beauty’s flavoured water recipes, featured recently on their lifestyle blog.

We’ve all stuck some cucumber and mint in our water from time to time, but Style’s Oz and Tarah take it to another level with the addition of berries, citrus, and raw honey. Read their full post about their flavoured waters here.

For something more substantial, try local food blogger Sara Steven’s (a.k.a. The Forest & Fig) Mint Greens Smoothie (recipe below). You can pick up most of the ingredients from Natural Village, Cropthorne Farm, or Sole Food at Main St. Station Farmers Market on Wednesday.

No time to make your own? Pick up a ready-to-blend Crimson Wave smoothie mix from The Good Stuff – they’ll be at Downtown Farmers Market this Thursday with a range of pre-made smoothies that are as healthy as they are convenient.

 

Credit: The Forest & Fig

Mint Greens Smoothie

  • 1 handful kale
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1/2 a medium cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 1 lime (peeled and halved)
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves 
  • 1 apple (cored & sliced)
  • 2 cups water

Blend it up & enjoy!

 



What's Fresh at Kitsilano - July 23

What’s Fresh

Peaches from Klippers Organic Acres

Cherries | Lettuce | Beets | Peas | Eggs | Chicken | Raspberries | Mushrooms | Apricots | Herbs | Kale | Cucumbers | Seafood | Collard Greens | Zucchini | Carrots | Cheese | Blackberries

Check out our In Season at the Markets  blog to read about stone fruit and summer abundance!

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL KITSILANO VENDOR LIST


Don’t Miss

Evo 

Evo Car Share will be at the market this week! Come and get 30 minutes and free membership, spin a prize wheel with swag and free minutes, and a draw box for more free minutes and swag!


Peach Kuchen Recipe

Despite having no German heritage, this recipe was a part of my childhood. It is incredibly easy and lets the peaches really take the stage.

You’ll need:

  • 1⅓ c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • ½ c. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅓ c. cold stick margarine
  • 1 can peach halves (substitute for fresh peaches!)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 c. plain lowfat yogurt
  • 1 large egg

This specific recipe and all of the directions are from Woman’s Day, check them out!


  Summer Market Schedules

  • Trout Lake – Saturdays 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • West End – Saturdays 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – Sundays 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – Wednesdays 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – Thursdays 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – Saturdays June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

Get a complete list of this week’s Kitsilano Market vendors here.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page.


What's Fresh at Kitsilano - July 16

What’s Fresh

Cherries | Garlic Scapes | Lettuce | Turnips | Radishes | Peas | Eggs | Chicken | Raspberries | Mushrooms | Herbs | Kale | Cucumbers | Seafood | Collard Greens | Zucchini | Carrots | Cheese | Blackberries

Check out our In Season at the Markets  blog to read about all the summer berries!

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL KITSILANO VENDOR LIST


Don’t Miss

Telus

Telus, a sponsor of the markets, will be bringing promo and service activations of PureFibre internet, as well as be sure to stop by for a Market Money draw for $50!

KidSafe Donation Station

The KidSafe Project Society is a Vancouver-based charity whose mission is to provide nurturing safe havens fro vulnerable inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed. This week, drop by the KidsSafe Donation Station and donate, so the project can provide nutritious meals to children using market produce.


Kits Cafe Special 

Three Sisters Winery Vineyard

 At the south end of the market around the corner is the Kits Cafe, full of fun products and with its own busker! There is often coffee, alcoholic drinks, and other treats. Serving up sweets are Johnny’s Pops & Take A Fancy Chocolate.  Left Field Cider and Three Sisters Winery will be serving up cold beverages for you to enjoy (at home) and sample. Enjoy handmade delights from Old Country Pierogi and The Raw Guy. The farmers market can’t leave out the farmers though! Home Farm Gardens is a lavender farm and nursery and Hill Top Farms will have an abundance of cherries!

 


  Summer Market Schedules

  • Trout Lake – Saturdays 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • West End – Saturdays 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – Sundays 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – Wednesdays 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – Thursdays 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – Saturdays June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

Get a complete list of this week’s Kitsilano Market vendors here.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page.