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Meet Your Maker: Nutrition Tours

You are what you eat! Discover what nutrients are contained in your food and why they matter in this series of Meet Your Maker: Nutrition Tours.

Lead by Holistic Nutritionist Carol Crenna of Enerex Botanicals, each tour will focus on a particular market-sourced recipe as a basis for exploring the health benefits of local food. On the tours, you will visit a series of VFM vendors that produce the ingredients contained in the recipes, gaining insight on their growing and production methods as they pertain to the nutrition in your food.

Tours run at the Trout Lake Farmers Market on the following dates: July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6. Carol will lead two 60 minute tours per date at 11am & 12:30pm, leaving from the Market Info Booth.  Sign-up online and remember to include the tour time of your preference!

July 5: “Inside Guide to Salmon Salad”

 What You Will Learn

  • What nutrients are in every forkful of your salmon salad? and why does it matter?
  • What’s more important for health – local or organic?
  • Herbs: beyond flavourings
  • The relationship between farmer, field, fork and your own physical and mental health

Salad Ingredients Discussed: Greens – Kale, arugula, salad mix with spinach & mustard greens, Microgreens, Sprouts, Hazelnuts, Goat Cheese, Edible Flowers, Berries

Seared Salmon and Marinade/Dressing Ingredients Discussed: Fresh Local Sockeye Salmon, Honey, Garlic, Herbs: Dill, Tarragon, Cilantro

Nutrition handout included for each participant.


Meet the Makers

Arila Apiary – Honey | Fresh Off the Boat – Sockeye Salmon | Lowland Herb Farm – Edible Flowers | Little Qualicum Cheese – Goat Cheese | Klippers Organics – Garlic and Hazelnuts | Organic Farm Connection – Salad greens | Shalefield Organics – Sprouts | Sole Food Street Farms – Berries and Herbs | Vancouver Food Pedalers Co-op – Microgreens


Meet the Educator

Carol Crenna has been a national health journalist for 20 years, and a certified holistic nutritionist for 10 years. She has written features for Reader’s Digest, Best Health, MORE and Canadian Living, and conducted seminars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association, Stroke Recovery Association, GF Strong Amputee Recovery, Inspire Health, Capilano University and Langara College.