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This Week's Recipe: Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup

Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup with Basil-Miso Pesto

 

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 PESTO:
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 2 cups fresh basil, stems removed, packed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon miso paste
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot and add the onions. On medium-low heat, cook until they are translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, cashews and chili. Turn up the heat and add the water. Cook until the mixture comes to a gentle boil.
  2. Transfer to a blender and blend on high until the soup becomes creamy. You may need to do this in two or three batches, using a large bowl to hold the extra blended soup. Once everything is blended, return the soup to the pot, give it a stir and add generous amounts of salt and pepper.
  3. The soup should have a nice creamy consistency. If it is too thick, add more water as needed.
  4. While the soup is cooking, make the pesto by combining all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Eat immediately or store for up to a week in the fridge. If storing in the fridge, use the smallest jar you can find to help prevent the pesto from oxidizing (turning brown) and pour a thin layer of olive oil on top. The also pesto freezes beautifully. Use an ice cube tray or mini mason jars to freeze the pesto in portions.
  5. To serve, pour the soup into bowls and top with a spoonful of miso-basil pesto.

Nat Bailey - End of Season

Last Saturday, April 22nd, was the last Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market before we kick off the summer season! We’ve got you covered this week with Hastings Park Farmers Market – open this Sunday, April 29th, 10-2pm at the PNE fair grounds. It has lots of FREE parking at Gate 2 – be sure to let the attendant know you are there for the farmers market. *Find Location Details here*

VFM would like to thank all the shoppers, vendors and community partners for making this another successful Winter Market Season! Your support is much appreciated, especially on all those wet days!

New – Riley Park Summer Market!

Like Shopping at Nat Bailey Winter Market? Live in the Riley Park Neighbourhood? VFM is excited to announce the opening of our brand new summer market in the newly renovated Riley Park – just across the street! Opening June 24thRiley Park Farmers Market will feature 30 local farms and producers bringing you a great selection of fresh fruits and veggiesethically raised and grass fed meat, eggs, and dairysustainable seafoodcraft beerwine, and spiritsartisanal prepared foodhandmade craft, and food trucks!

Keep up to date with Riley Park weekly news by updating your email subscription settings HERE.

Find your neighbourhood market!

We’re ramping up for the summer market season and look forward to continue on developing a sustainable food system in Vancouver that helps feed people in our region, supports the local economy and protects our local environment and farms for decades to come!

SHOP THE LOCAL FOOD REVOLUTION AT THESE NEIGHBOURHOOD MARKETS:

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opens May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • West End – opens May 27, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – opens May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – opens May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – opens June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

What's Fresh at Nat Bailey - April 22

Produce: acorn squash, apples, asian pears, beets, bok choi, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, chickweed, collards, crimini mushrooms, daikon, delicata squash, eggplant, endive, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, hazelnuts, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kabocha squash, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, radicchio, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salad mix, savoy cabbage, sorrel, spaghetti squash, spinach, shallots, sprouts, sunchokes, turnips, walnuts, wild mushrooms, winter squash, wheatgrass

Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs, Tuna

Other: Apple Cider, Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL NAT BAILEY VENDOR LIST

Market News

This is it folks, it’s the last week of the Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market before we kick off the summer season! We’ve got you covered next week though, because Hastings Park runs until April 29th. VFM would like to thank all the shopper, vendors and community partners for making this a wonderful Winter Market Season!

Like Shopping at Nat Bailey Winter Market? VFM is excited to announce the opening of our brand new summer market in the newly renovated Riley Park across the street! Opening June 24th, Riley Park Farmers Market will kick off it’s Grand Opening. We at VFM feel its going to be a lovely addition to Saturday’s in Vancouver.

Its Earth Day Saturday April 22. Let’s all try to do our part in the fight for a clean environment. Did you know, Earth Day has reached into its current status as the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year, and a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes. VFM invites you to be a part of Earth Day and help write many more chapters.

Don’t Miss

We want to hear from you! Help us plan healthy and thriving markets by filling out our weekly Shopper Survey. Come on by the Survey booth and show us some love by answering a few quick and easy Market related questions.

ElectroRecycle will be onsite this weekend, they will be ready to accept over 300 small appliances while you shop the best in local flavours at Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market. Have recycling questions? Ask their friendly staff onsite located near the information booth! For what they can accept please visit their website at electrorecycle.ca/

ChopSwap is a community campaign that helps turn local restaurants and their customers into zero-waste heroes, and they will have a station at the market this Saturday! Pay them a visit to swap your disposable chopsticks for a pair of reusable ones! All swapped + reclaimed chopsticks will be donated to local school arts programs, crafters and other creative initiatives (or sent to compost).

The David Suzuki Foundation and Eco justice are partners in the Blue Dot movement. They will be onsite this weekend at Nat Bailey. They are a national grassroots campaign to advance the legal protection of all Canadians’ right to live in a healthy environment. The Blue Dot movement is based on the simple but powerful idea that all Canadians have the right to clean air and water, safe food, a healthy climate, vibrant ecosystems and a say in decisions that affect their health and well-being. Check them out and show them some love!

Summer Markets

This is our last market day for the Nat Bailey market season! We’re ramping up for the summer market season and look forward to continue on developing a sustainable food system in Vancouver that helps feed people in our region, supports the local economy and protects our local environment and farms for decades to come!

SHOP THE LOCAL FOOD REVOLUTION AT THESE NEIGHBOURHOOD MARKETS:

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opens May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • West End – opens May 27, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – opens May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – opens May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – opens June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

Weekly Recipe

Looking to try something new for dinner? Check out this quick and easy recipe for Collard Green Wraps from the people at  feedfeed. They are delicious!

 


Hastings Park Winter Market

If you miss Nat Bailey, be sure to head to the east side to pick up your weekly groceries! Every Sunday the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market runs 10-2pm until April 30th. It has lots of FREE parking and more vendors than ever before! *Details here*

Visit us at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St.), Saturdays, 10am-2pm 

Click here for more info on Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market 


What's Fresh at Nat Bailey - April 15

Produce: acorn squash, apples, asian pears, beets, bok choi, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, chickweed, collards, crimini mushrooms, daikon, delicata squash, eggplant, endive, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, hazelnuts, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kabocha squash, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, radicchio, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salad mix, savoy cabbage, sorrel, spaghetti squash, spinach, shallots, sprouts, sunchokes, turnips, walnuts, wild mushrooms, winter squash, wheatgrass

Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs, Tuna

Other: Apple Cider, Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL NAT BAILEY VENDOR LIST

Don’t Miss

We want to hear from you! Help us plan healthy and thriving markets by filling out our weekly Shopper Survey. Come on by the Survey booth and show us some love by answering a few quick and easy Market related questions.

Looking to stock up for your Easter dinner? The market has you covered with all your table fixings you could need. Potatoes, Carrots, Greens, Buns, Pie….

Vendors

Farmer Koo will be at Nat Bailey Market this weekend for the first time this season. With his arrival he brings a splash of spring! Stop by and pick up some of his cool weather starts that include broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale, snow peassnap peas and sugar peas . Also make your day brighter or a special someone’s with his beautiful Tulips and Daffodils.

Hannah Brook Farm is making their first appearance of the season at the Market this weekend. They will have a variety of Salad mix and greens, go check them out!

Twin Oaks Farm will be bringing their awesome Carnivorous Plants to Nat Bailey this Saturday. They carry 6 different varieties including – Venus fly traps, Sundews, Butterworsts and Pitcher Plants.

Summer Markets

There are only 2 weeks left in the Nat Bailey market season! Our last day onsite is April 22nd. We’re ramping up for the summer market season and look forward to continue on developing a sustainable food system in Vancouver that helps feed people in our region, supports the local economy and protects our local environment and farms for decades to come!

SHOP THE LOCAL FOOD REVOLUTION AT THESE NEIGHBOURHOOD MARKETS:

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opens May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • West End – opens May 27, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – opens May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – opens May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – opens June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

Weekly Recipe

Spring is sprung and we should celebrate! Check out this easy recipe for Individual Salad Cups with Rhubarb Vinaigrette from feedfeed.

 


Hastings Park Winter Market

If you miss Nat Bailey, be sure to head to the east side to pick up your weekly groceries! Every Sunday the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market runs 10-2pm until the end of April. It has lots of FREE parking and more vendors than ever before! *Details here*

Visit us at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St.), Saturdays, 10am-2pm 

Click here for more info on Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market 


What's Fresh at Nat Bailey - April 8

Produce: acorn squash, apples, asian pears, beets, bell peppers, bok choi, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, chickweed, collards, crimini mushrooms, cucumber, daikon, delicata squash, eggplant, endive, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, hazelnuts, herbs, kabocha squash, kale, kiwi, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, radicchio, radishes, rutabaga, salad mix, savoy cabbagesorrel, spaghetti squash, spinach, shallots, sprouts, stinging nettles, sunchokes, turnips, walnuts, wild mushrooms, winter squash, wheatgrass

Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs, Tuna

Other: Apple Cider, Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL NAT BAILEY VENDOR LIST

Vendors

Applebarn Pumpkin Farm will be returning to Nat Bailey for the first time this season. Be sure to check them out! With their arrival they bring fresh eggplant, mini peppers, bell peppers, their delicious apple cider and plenty more.

Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery will be back at Nat Bailey this weekend after a few weeks off.  They will have beautiful fresh wild caught seafood. Stop by and check them out!

 Don’t Miss

We want to hear from you! Help us plan healthy and thriving markets by filling out our weekly dot surveys for Survey April. Come on by the Survey booth and show us some love by answering a few quick and easy Market related questions.

The BCSPCA will be onsite this weekend educating customer about the SPCA Certified certification requirements for BC farms. The BC SPCA actively advocates on behalf of 100 million farm animals raised each year in BC. Their initiatives involve pressing for evidence-based changes to provincial and national laws, increasing public awareness about farm animal welfare issues, and promoting individual actions that lead to improved animal welfare. Go check them out and show them support!

Market News

There is only 3 weeks left in the Nat Bailey market season! Our last day onsite is April 22nd. As our winter markets comes to a close, VFM prepares to transition into the summer market season. Stay tuned for upcoming dates and info on our seven awesome summer markets across the city!

Weekly Recipe

Looking for a new recipe to change things up? Check out this lovely Roasted Red Pepper, Carrot and Squash Soup from feedfeed.


Hastings Park Winter Market

If you miss Nat Bailey, be sure to head to the east side to pick up your weekly groceries! Every Sunday the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market runs 10-2pm until the end of April. It has lots of FREE parking and more vendors than ever before! *Details here*

Visit us at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St.), Saturdays, 10am-2pm 

Click here for more info on Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market