Super Greens Pasta with Crispy Mushrooms

  With spring just around the corner, we’re starting to see fresh greens return to the Winter Markets in the form of kale, chard, sorrel, watercress, and nettle. This week’s recipe from Just Giulia (Chef Giulia of Lombardo’s Pizzeria) for Super Greens Pasta with Crispy Mushrooms, incorporates pan fried mushrooms with dinosaur kale, red chard and […]

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Wild Mushroom Miso Noodle Bowl

  Chef Haley Parrent of Vega is passionate about fresh, local food, which inspired her to initiate a bi-weekly delivery of the VFM Direct Fresh Box for Vega employees. Health-conscious Vega staff look forward to their box of fresh greens, fruits, and vegetables assembled for them every other week from local producers like Taves Family Farms, Tsawwassen Farm School, and […]

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Fall cooking & nutrition tips to keep you nourished this season

  Our friends at Canadian School of Natural Nutrition know a lot about good, healthy food. They run a number of classes and food skills workshops across the year at their Vancouver campus – everything from probiotic foods & beverages to knife & kitchen skills to raw food fundamentals. We asked CSNN’s marketing coordinator Lynne Faires, RHN to […]

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In Season: Bone broth for optimal health

  Starting to feel autumn’s chill creeping into your bones? Warm up and get healthy with this week’s In Season post on bone broth, that age-old staple of traditional diets that is both nutrient-dense and deeply hydrating. The following nutritional info and recipes come from one-time VFM vendor Andrea Potter, who teaches a wide range of whole foods […]

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This Week’s Recipe: Healing Bone Broths with Andrea Potter, RHN

This week’s In Season recipe for healing bone broth come from local registered holistic nutritionist and chef, Andrea Potter. Read on for her recipe for both beef and chicken stock, and for more in-depth info on the nutritional benefits of bone broths, make sure to check out Andrea’s guest post on our Market News blog! Brown […]

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This Week’s Recipe: Apple Almond Cake

  This week’s In Season Recipe comes from local food educator and self-described kitchen ninja Krista Ettles, whose Instagram feed @realfoodrealsimple abounds with beautiful pics of market-sourced meals. She suggests Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples for her Apple Almond Cake, but with so many varieties available from our farmers, we’ll let you pick your favourite!   Apple Almond Cake by: Real […]

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This Week’s Recipe: Sweet Pepper + Cherry Tomato Panzanella

Sweet Pepper + Cherry Tomato Panzanella By: Danica Studio Ingredients: 3 sweet peppers Olive oil Red wine vinegar 2 –4 slices bread (depending on size) 2 handfuls cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup small mozzarella balls (or quartered medium mozzarella balls) 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced Handful torn basil Salt & pepper Instructions: To toast the bread, […]

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In Season: Peppers

Peppers are stealing the show these days at the markets, appearing at farmers’ stalls in a rainbow of shapes and sizes, flavours and spiciness. As versatile as they are nutritious (they contain more than 200% of your daily vitamin C intake), peppers can be stewed, stuffed, sauteed, dried, or – our favourite – eaten raw […]

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