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What’s Fresh at Hastings Park – March 12

What’s in Season

acorn squash, beets, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, crimini mushrooms, delicata squash, endive, fennel, garlic, hazelnuts, kabocha squash, kohlrabi, leeks, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, oyster mushrooms, parsnips, potatoes, portabella mushrooms, radishes , savoy cabbage, shallots, shiitake mushrooms, spaghetti squash, sunchokes, turnips, walnuts

Veggie of the Week: Celeriac

Often overlooked, celeriac, or celery root, is a delicious root vegetable perfect for roasting, mashing or pureeing – think a cross between a potato, celery and parsley. Pick one up this weekend and try our cream of celeriac soup recipe, you’ll be hooked!

Cream of Celeriac Soup

4 tblsp Golden Ears Grassfed Butter
1 onion from Klippers Organic Acres, chopped
3 garlic cloves from Paul’s Produce, finely chopped
1 leek from Cropthorne Farm, finely chopped
1 celeriac root from Cropthorne Farm, chopped
4 cups of Georels Chicken Bone Broth or vegetable stock
3/4 cups of cream
salt & pepper to taste

  1. Heat a large frying pan or saucepan until medium hot, add 2 tblsp of the butter and the onion and fry for a couple of minutes to just soften. Add the garlic and leek, and fry for another minute; then add the chopped celeriac. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the celeriac is just tender.

  2. Blend the soup to a fine purée using a stick blender or a blender. Return to the heat in a pan. Add the cream and whisk in the remaining 2 tblsp of butter, season with salt and pepper.

(recipe adapted from BBC)

Featured Vendors

Dogwood Brewing: Don’t forget your growler 😉

Klippers Organic Acres: They’re back, bringing organic apples, veggies, dried fruit and canned veggies.

Yellow Basket Baking: Tasty treats baked without dairy, eggs or nuts!

We’re Hiring!

Care about your community? Interested in supporting Vancouver’s local food system? Have strong customer service skills? Willing to work in the rain or🌧 sun ☀️? Join our market crew team this summer! Find out more on our website (eatlocal.org/employment) – deadline to apply is March 21st at midnight.

Hastings Park Shoppers Card

Are you a regular Hastings Park shopper? Pickup your Hastings Shopper Card at our Information Booth and enjoy some great perks including:

  • Free Market Money transactions ($2 value)
  • Free “bunch” item after 5th visit*
  • Free “basket” or “bag” item after 10th visit*
  • Free “jar” item after 15th visit*

It’s free to join, just sign up for our weekly newsletter!

*all free items valued at a maximum of $3. Shopper card is available at Hastings Park only.

Help Spread the Word!

Love the market? Tell your friends and family about Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market to help this new market grow. Share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

Be a Market Champion! Get a Hastings Park lawn sign and let your neighbours know where to find the freshest in local produce, all within a few minutes of their home. Pickup your lawn sign at the Info Booth this week!

See you at the market!


Get a complete list of this week’s Hastings Park vendors here.

Find more information on the Hastings Park location here