Tabouli

adapted from Mollie Katzen, Moosewood Cookbook This is one of my go to recipe’s for a cool summer salad. Aunt Linda requested we bring Tabouli Salad to the family reunion August long weekend. We obliged. Cool & light, yet filling. The citrus keeps it bright, the garlic, tomatoes & scallions make it so flavourful. We find Tabouli is even better after a day or two in the fridge. 1 cup dry bulgur wheat 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1 tsp. salt 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil 2 medium cloves garlic black pepper, to taste 4 scallions,…

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Are you ready for the veg? Taking stock: kitchen tools

The garden beds are seeded, irrigation is laid and bountiful Spring and Summer vegetables are on their way! I’ve been taking stock of the kitchen to be ready for the bounty. Here are my top five favorite tools to have on hand when the harvest box veggies and herbs start coming our way. The goal? To eat ALL the veg, reduce food waste & maximize what I’m getting out of the market garden.   1. Spatula This is hands down my favorite kitchen tool. I love the way the rubber wipes clean the sides of bowls, jugs, plates and food…

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MAY 12TH, 2018 – JOIN OUR WEEKEND FARM BUILD!

Calling all weekend farm warriors: Mark your calendars! Saturday, May 12th 10am – 2pm Come to the George Pearson Centre for our Weekend Farm Build! Dress for rain or shine, and expect to get dirty as we build the new site for the Farmers on 57th Urban Farm. We’ll spend the day tackling a big mound of soil with our shovels and wheelbarrows and moving it to raise brand new farm beds for winter crops.         What to bring: Sunscreen & hat Water bottle Gardening gloves (if you have them – otherwise we have some extras) Sturdy…

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Sign up for your Harvest box now!

Hey folks! The sun is shining, people are smiling and folks are thinking about what they’ll do this summer. Well, if you want to get your hands on some delicious & ridiculously fresh vegetables and whiling away the summer at Marpole’s neighbourhood farm, it’s time to sign up for our harvest box program. The first harvest box will be in our member’s kitchens May 29th. Sign up now. Space is running out.

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The Tarps are Down

As the redevelopment on the Pearson-Dogwood site begins to take shape, we farmers must relocate the market garden by the end of 2018. There are many phases of the redevelopment project, and the first phase builds where the existing market garden is currently located. The future permanent location of the farm will not be established for several years. So – we are building a transition farm! It will be tucked between Pearson residences and will deliver the same programs and same delicious organic veggies. There are many ways to build a farm where there is existing lawn. We decided we…

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Pea Salad Soup Recipe & Cooking Demo by Brigitte Gemme

We had a wonderful cooking demonstration at the market garden Tuesday. Our very own CSA member, Brigitte Gemme of Smart Vegan Kitchen shared some recipes to help use up the greens in the weekly harvest box. She whipped up some samples under the Norway Maple tree and us lucky farmers & CSA members lapped them up! The all-things-green Pesto used blanched carrot tops, was super smooth and lemony from the purslane, and had chopped walnuts sprinkled atop to preserve the crunch. The Pea Salad Soup was delicious, and who knew you could cook salad greens? Super useful in what has been an…

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First Annual Weed Takedown! Part Deux

Sunday July 30th, 2017 10am-4pm Farmers on 57th Market Garden 650 West 57th Avenue Weeds happen every year, but this season we’re gonna win! This is part two of our end of July Weed Party Series. Come on out, get your hands in the soil, and help a farmer out. Please bring: Sunscreen Sunhat Water bottle Your own lunch/ snacks Gardening gloves (if you have them – we have some extras if you don’t) Kids welcome! Drop by anytime you like, even to visit.

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First Annual Weed Takedown!

Sunday July 23rd, 2017 10am-4pm Farmers on 57th Market Garden 650 West 57th Avenue Weeds happen every year, but this season we’re gonna win! Come on out, get your hands in the soil, and help a farmer out. Please bring: Sunscreen Sunhat Water bottle Your own lunch/ snacks Gardening gloves (if you have them – we have some extras if you don’t) Kids welcome! RSVP hello@farmerson57th.ca or text Farmer Karen 778-997-3609 to let us know you’re coming.

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