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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 Main St Station - July 19


Stone Fruit From Rai Produce

July Fresh Guide

Apricots | Blueberries | Raspberries | Cauliflower | Lettuce | Bison | Turnips | Radishes | Eggs | Chicken  | Patty Pan Squash | Herbs | Kholrabi | Cucumbers | Seafood | Collard Greens | Peaches | Cherries | Cheese | Grass Fed Butter | Strawberries | Peas | Zucchini

Check out our In Season at the Markets blog for a full market fresh guide.

Get a complete list of this week’s Main St Station vendors here


In Season Now: Stone Fruit!

Peaches, apricots and cherries are popping up at the market and we couldn’t be more excited for these juicy fruits. This week Rai Produce will have 2 varieties of cherries, peaches and apricots. Stay tuned until we get organic cherries from Summerland from Golden West Nurseries on July 26th.


 


Get a complete list of this week’s Main St Station vendors here

Find more information on the Main St Station location here

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page


Berry Fest at Main St Station! July 12


Berries, Berries, Berries!

Limited-Edition Verrry Berrry Shrub from Mixers & Elixirs

Join us at Berry Festival and celebrate the berry best season! Find berry recipes, limited-edition berry items and taste berries from our local farmers including Sull Farms, Shalefield Organic Gardens, Mandair Farms & Maan Farms.

A few berry-filled treats to look forward to:

  • Blueberry Pakoras from Mandair Farm
  • Blueberry Pierogies from Old Country Pierogi
  • Verrry Berrry Shrub from Mixiers & Elixirs

Don’t forget Berry Festival continues at Mt Pleasant Farmers Market on Sunday, July 16th with our BC Berry Pie Competition! Pie entries are now FULL but you can taste the winning pies by donation.


July Fresh Guide

Blueberries  | Garlic Scapes | Raspberries | Lettuce | Turnips | Radishes | Eggs | Chicken  | Patty Pan Squash | Herbs | Kholrabi | Cucumbers | Seafood | Collard Greens | Cherries | Cheese | Grass Fed Butter | Strawberries

Check out our In Season at the Markets blog for a full market fresh guide.

Get a complete list of this week’s Main St Station vendors here


Recipe of the Week: Pan Seared Salmon with Blueberry Reduction

Ingredients

4 (6-oz.) wild salmon fillets, skin on – from Blue Comet Seafood
2 tbsp. coconut oil
¼ cup chicken broth
¼ cup dry white wine
salt-free garlic powder
2 tbsp. shallots, minced
freshly ground black pepper
1 cup fresh blueberries

  1. Pat salmon dry with paper towels.  Season with freshly ground pepper and garlic powder.
  2. In skillet over medium heat, warm oil. Place salmon in skillet with skin side down and cook for two minutes. Flip salmon and cook for two additional minutes (or longer if preferred).
  3. Transfer salmon to a plate and tent with foil.
  4. Add shallots to skillet and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in broth and wine and bring to a simmer, using spatula to scrape up browned bits.
  5. Add berries; mash with spatula.
  6. Remove skillet from heat and let mixture cool slightly. Pour mixture into food processor and puree.
  7. Spoon mixture on top salmon and serve with your favorite fresh veggies

Recipe Source: Blue Comet Seafood


Get a complete list of this week’s Main St Station vendors here

Find more information on the Main St Station location here

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page