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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 Trout Lake - July 22

It’s stone fruit season at the Markets! Come get your peaches, plums, apricotscherries and more…. Stop in at Stein Mountain Farm for delicious organic cherries and apricots. Also be sure to pop by Klippers Organics for some sweet summer peaches.


Produce: beans, beets, blackberriesblueberries, broccolini, bok choi, cabbage, callaloocarrotscauliflower, chard, cherrieschives, collards, currents, eggplant, garlic, heirloom tomatoes, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mini cukesmini peppers, mushrooms, onions, peachespeas, potatoes, radishes, raspberriessalad mixspinach, strawberries, turnips, wild mushrooms, zucchini


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

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


CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL TROUT LAKE VENDOR LIST

THE TROUT LAKE FARMERS MARKET RUNS EVERY SATURDAY, 9AM-2PM UNTIL OCT 21


Recyclefest

Bring your old, broken or unwanted small appliances for a day of family fun! Located in the Trout Lake Park neighbouring the market, Recyclefest is happening Saturday July 22! They will have Bouncy Castles, Photo Booths, Popcorn, Arts and Crafts, Caricaturists and much more….


Visit us at our other Summer Market locations opening soon all across the city!

Looking forward to sunny warm days and the produce that comes with them. Our other summer markets can be found here:

Kitsilano – Sundays, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

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-2pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Riley Park – *NEW* Saturdays, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave. 


For more Info on the Trout Lake Farmers Market click here

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


Join us at Trout Lake - July 15th

Berries are out in full swing at the Trout Lake Farmers Market. Come and get them! Stop in at Apple Barn for delicious goose berries and currents. Visit Langley Organics for sweet locally picked raspberries, soo good you may just want to buy them by the flat…


Produce: beans, beets, blackberriesblueberries, broccolini, bok choi, cabbage, callaloocarrotscauliflower, chard, cherrieschives, collards, currents, eggplant, garlic, garlic scapes, heirloom tomatoes, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mini peppers, mushrooms, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, raspberriessalad mixspinach, strawberries, tayberries, turnips, wild mushrooms, zucchini


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

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


CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL TROUT LAKE VENDOR LIST

THE TROUT LAKE FARMERS MARKET RUNS EVERY SATURDAY, 9AM-2PM UNTIL OCT 21


Featured Vendor

JASBIR COOKING UP HER FAMOUS
VEGGIE PAKORAS ONSITE AT THE MARKET

Jasbir Mandair has been coming to VFM markets since early 2016, and currently sells her berries, mixed vegetables, and hot pakoras at our markets. She has been growing commercially in British Columbia since 1983, but her farming roots go much deeper to a childhood spent on her family’s farm in the Punjab. VFM staffers recently had the opportunity to talk with her and tour the farm she runs with her son Sajan in Abbotsford.

FOR THE FULL Q & A WITH JASBIR CLICK HERE!

Mandair Farms is at the Riley Park Farmers Market all season!


Upcoming Events

Berry fest – It’s time again to celebrate our annual Berry Festival at Mount Pleasant Market Yay! There will be tons of fun Berry related activities for all! We will be hosting a Berry Tasting, Kids Activities and of course our BC Berry Pie Contest!

Where/When?

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market (Pie Contest Day) – Sunday July 16th from 10am to 2pm

  • Berry Fest Info Page here

Visit us at our other Summer Market locations opening soon all across the city!

Looking forward to sunny warm days and the produce that comes with them. Our other summer markets can be found here:

Kitsilano – Sundays, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

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-2pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Riley Park – *NEW* Saturdays, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave. 


For more Info on the Trout Lake Farmers Market click here

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