OSFM Holiday Artisan Markets: Dec 7th & 14!

The OSFM will be running two Holiday Artisan Markets at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver on:

Sunday December 7th from 10 am – 2 pm

Sunday December 14th from 10 am – 2 pm & 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Both days will feature unique, locally hand-crafted gifts like pottery, jewellery, photos and cards, organic skin and baby-care products, hand-painted silk scarves and stained glass window decor.

There will also be delicious baking from Sweet Thea, preserves, honey, gluten & sugar-free desserts and chocolate, Mexican sweets and Archimallows’ Gourmet Marshmallows – all perfect gifts or treats to make your holidays sweeter!

Finally look for Mr. Sharp and his knife-sharpening services in order to ensure that all of your knives are in tip-top shape for this holiday’s feasts!

Come and support local businesses this holiday season and also the OSFM as 10% of all proceeds will go towards our 2015 season! We hope to see you there!

 

Cooking Coach Workshop – October 11th

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Join the Cooking Coach – in the Kitchen!

Saturday, Oct 11th 2-4pm at Kits Community Centre at 12th & Larch
Free admission, samples, advice, and recipes

Cooking demo of:

  • Thin Pear Tart or Raspberry Buttermilk Cake
  • Wild Mushrooms with Pears and Green Peppercorns
  • Sweet Corn Relish

Sign up here to reserve a seat; space is limited
RSVP:  sheilacjones@shaw.ca

Sept 10th – Farmers Appreciation Week

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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!

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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.