In Season: Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup

Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup with Basil-Miso Pesto by: Abundant City 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 […]

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In Season: Tomatoes!

  Did you know that VFM’s producers grow over 150 varieties of tomatoes – everything from Green Zebra to Black Krim to Brandywine Pink? Many of these will be on display and for tasting at our 16th Annual Tomato Festival, taking place at Trout Lake Market on August 26 and Kitsilano Market on August 27. With so […]

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In Season: 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!

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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 […]

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In Season: Peach & Mascarpone Tart

Peach & Mascarpone Tart by: foodiecouver Ingredients: Crust 3.5 ounces gingersnap cookies 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted Filling 4 ounces mascarpone cheese 3 ounces cream cheese, 2 tablespoons sour cream 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger Topping 1-2 ripe peaches, […]

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In Season: Sensational Stone Fruit

Summertime, and the eatin’ is easy…   Folks, we’ve officially arrived at that point in the year when you’ll find a dizzying array of fruits and vegetables at the markets – Christmas in July for all us locavores. It’s the time of year when you often buy more than you can eat, just because everything looks […]

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In Season: Fresh Pea Hummus

Fresh Pea Hummus by: Vanessa Vorbach Ingredients 2 cups fresh shelled peas 3 Tbsp olive oil 4 Tbsp lemon juice ¼ cup of your favourite fresh herb. Dill, parsley, cilantro, basil or mint work great! 1-2 gloves of garlic salt, pepper to taste Optional: Dijon mustard Directions 1.    Bring a pot of salted water to […]

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In Season: berries, berries, berries

It’s high season for berries at the markets right now, and we know you’re all hard at work jamming, baking, and preserving them at their peak. Our vendors are busy too – not only the farmers, but our artisanal food producers who are using seasonal berries in a number of amazing food items in celebration […]

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