Sept 10th – Farmers Appreciation Week

FAW

 

Check out What’s at the Market for a full list of vendors and to sign up for our weekly newsletter.
- Write a note of thanks to our local growers Forstbauer Family Farms, Anderson Organic Farm & Langley Organic Growers.
- Stay for fun activities & customer raffles every 15 minutes, including a Grand Prize Basket draw at 6:45pm. (Must be present to win)
- Bring your worn out reusable shopping bags for Caede of Sewlutions to mend, and your dull knives and tools for Mr. Sharp.
-We will have liquor sampling from Steamworks Brewing, Bench 1775 Winery & Campbell’s Gold Mead.

Cooking Coach’s Recipe: Easy Portobello Mushroom Sauté

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Did you know we have Organic Richmond Specialty Mushrooms for sale at our market every week?
Here’s a little easy dinner inspiration.

Ingredients

• 4 tablespoons olive oil

• 1 garlic clove, minced

• 1⁄4 onion, cut into chunks

• 2 portobello mushroom caps, sliced

• Salt and pepper to taste

• Freshy grated Parmesan and Asiago cheese

Directions

1. Remove stems from mushrooms; slice caps.

2. Warm 3 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Stir in onions and mushrooms; reduce heat to low, and cook until the mushrooms are soft and blackened and the onions are black around the edges.

3. Turn off the heat, drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle generously with Parmesan and Asiago cheeses.

 

July 2nd – YVR Pie Fest: Berry Pie Contest & Pie Eating!

Piefest

Do you make amazing pies? Enter our Inaugural Berry Pie Competition!

Open to both amatuer and professional bakers of all ages.

The Rules:
1) Must be made with local BC grown Berries such as: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries
2) Must include low-risk ingredients. Sorry, No cream or dairy pies
3) All Pies must be made from scratch
4) Must provide a list of ingredients & label bottom of pie dish with name & phone number
5) Pies must be dropped off for judging at the Market Info Booth by 5:45pm
Hint: Bonus points for creative flavour pairings!

All pies that meet the entry guidelines will be judged by celebrity pie baker Jenell Parsons of The Vancouver Pie Hole at 6pm.

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How fast can you eat a WHOLE pie?

Enter to compete in our July Pie Chowdown!

Three lucky contestants will go head to head with their hands tied behind their backs in our Timed Pie-eating Chowdown Competition.

Think you have what it takes? Entering is simple:

1) Tweet “Pie Me! @oakstreetmarket July 2nd Pie Chowdown#yvrpiefest” – 1 Entry
2) Like Oak Street Farmers’ Market Facebook page & share this post – 1 Entry

The Pie-Eating Contest will take place at 6:15pm sharp! Contestants must check in at the Market Info Booth by 6pm.

Free Organic Gardening Workshop June 21st

Learn how to grow your own pesticide- free vegetables and herbs – for free!

A hands on class in a local backyard conducted by Victory Gardens, a team of urban farmers who specialize in transforming all types of urban space for food production. Learn how to grow healthy organic food and participate in the movement towards new and sustainable food within our community.

Join your neighbors in this class funded by City of Vancouver’s Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants.
Free seedlings, lemonade and summer dessert &  spray bottle of pesticide-free bug discourager

June 21st 1pm-2:30 pm – Kerrisdale Backyard

Reserve soon, space is limited -  kathy.sayers@yahoo.ca

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