Events

QUEST XMAS HAMPERS

This year Quest Food Exchange will have hampers available for individuals and/or families at $38 per hamper. All orders must be received NO LATER THAN 4 PM ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 1st.  In order to qualify, your association must have a charitable registration number.
Please note that although there is an order deadline, hampers are provided on a first come, first serve basis; therefore, please get your orders in as soon as possible.
FAMILY HAMPER (feeds 4-6 people) - COST $38.00:

* 1 10-12 lb Turkey                                                         * 1 box of granola bars
* 2 boxes instant mashed potatoes                            * 2 cans of soup
* 2 boxes stuffing mix                                                   * 1 box of crackers
* 2 cans of vegetables                                                  * 1 box of chocolates
* 1 can cranberry sauce                                               * 1 bag of fruit
* 2 packets instant gravy                                             * 1 bag of fresh seasonal vegetables
* 1 box cookies
*Please note:  this is the only type of hamper, we have and we cannot make any substitutions

HOW TO ORDER A HAMPER(S): ALL ORDERS MUST BE REQUESTED VIA EMAIL TO:  orders@questoutreach.org<mailto:orders@questoutreach.org>

The following must be included in the email to place the order:
*             Client name and Quest client card number
*             How many hampers you would like to order
*             How you would like to make your payment (cash, debit or credit card)
*             Which location you would like to pick up your hamper(s):

Vancouver:  2030 Dundas Street
Surrey:  13890 104th Avenue
Burnaby:  7753 6th Street
North Vancouver: 167 East 1st Street

HOW TO MAKE YOUR PAYMENT:
Once your order has been emailed, please allow us three (3) business days to process the order and an email will be sent to you confirming your order and how you can make your payment.  Payments for the confirmed orders must be paid within three (3) business days of receipt of a confirmation email. If you do not pay within 3 business days, the order will be cancelled and released to the next client in line requesting a hamper order.

PLEASE NOTE:
Hampers will be ready for pickup on December 20th, 21st, and 22nd at our Vancouver (2030 Dundas Street), Burnaby (7753 6th Street) and Surrey (13890 104th Street) and North Vancouver (167 East 1st Street) locations.

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Vancouver urban farming forum

The 7th Annual Vancouver Urban Farming Forum is coming up on Saturday November 18th in the Pacific Room at the Pacific Coliseum, and we’d love to see you there!

With a fantastic lineup of 20+ speakers and a locally-sourced lunch, the Forum provides an invaluable opportunity for Metro Vancouver’s food and farming community to learn, network, and connect.

Register at bit.ly/VUFF2017 and follow the event on Facebook for news and updates.

We’re pleased to welcome Andrea Wilkins y Martínez, Director of Farm Operations at Sole Food Street Farms, who will kick off the morning with a keynote address. Sessions throughout the day will include:

  • Best practices for starting up a CSA program
  • Best practices for farming across multiple urban sites, such as a network of yards
  • Discovering programs and resources to support farmers
  • Farm business planning
  • Exploring migrant worker dignity and justice, and
  • Opportunities for urban farmers in schools
We look forward to seeing you on November 18th, and would appreciate you spreading the word!

We’re pleased to welcome Andrea Wilkins y Martínez, Director of Farm Operations at Sole Food Street Farms, who will kick off the morning with a keynote address. Sessions throughout the day will include:

  • Best practices for starting up a CSA program
  • Best practices for farming across multiple urban sites, such as a network of yards
  • Discovering programs and resources to support farmers
  • Farm business planning
  • Exploring migrant worker dignity and justice, and
  • Opportunities for urban farmers in schools
We look forward to seeing you on November 18th, and would appreciate you spreading the word!

VPL GET HUNgry podcast Club

Farm 2 School Grandview Woodland Learning Circle

GOFUNDME – COTTONWOOD GARDEN FIRE

An early morning fire destroyed the Cottonwood Community Garden greenhouse and tool/bee shed this week. They’ve lost a lot and don’t have the money to replace the sheds, the tools and the beekeeping equipment and supplies that were all destroyed. So they have launched a GoFundMe page to raise money.

Here’s a link to the GoFundMe page:https://www.gofundme.com/cottonwood-fire

 

Here’s a link to their Facebook page which has a link to the GoFundMe page: https://www.facebook.com/SaveCottonwoodCommunityGarden
If you haven’t already, please read the article about the fire with more photos. This post has had 2900 views!

Please make a donation, if you can, and please share the link to our GoFundMe page – on your FaceBook page and/or with family and friends. If you have a website, there are instructions below for adding the GoFundMe widget/button.

HELP THE GWFC FUNDRAISE WITH ORGANIC PRODUCE

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CEDAR COTTAGE COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOTS AVAILABLE

Interested in community gardening and growing food. Consider Cedar Cottage Garden located at Victoria Drive and Hull Street (close to 22nd Avenue & Victoria).

Check out our garden website at www.cedarcottagegarden.org and info on the “join” page if you want to become a member.

Also, drop in to our annual spring fling May 27th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for food, music, a bit of shopping (plants, vendors, seeds, etc.) and a fun time for all!

 

Grandview Woodland Food Connection COMMUNITY KITCHEN

Community kitchen poster

NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING SERVICE

Nutrition counseling services by a certified holistic nutritionist will be available for under-served residents and open to all community members on a sliding scale basis – $0 – $50. This service is aimed at helping you navigate the food choices available in our area and choose the foods that are best suited for your health, taking into consideration any health issues or goals you may have. Improved eating habits can help boost your physical and mental health. This service also aims to help connect residents to affordable, accessible, healthy food programs and options.

Bonnie Chung is a registered holistic nutritionist with many years of experience working in the natural foods industry.  She is also working with Choices Markets.  She’s eager to share her nutrition knowledge with the community with a friendly approach.

Contact Bonnie Chung at 778-995-7299 or gorealnutrition@gmail.com to book an appointment. More info: http://www.gorealnutrition.com/
Appointments at Britannia Community Centre
Supported by the Grandview Woodland Food Connection

PRUNING PROJECT

VFTP_LOGO_CS3-167x300The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project is proud to present our new pruning social enterprise project for the 2014 season, “Fruit Tree Pruning with ISA arborist Todd Barisky”. Proceeds will go to support The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project.

The details, in brief:

A professional pruning service with competitive rates.
The better maintained your tree, the more bountiful your harvest!
Have our professional Arborist visit your fruit trees this season!

About Todd Barisky:

I have been a practicing Arborist since 2007. I received a diploma in Arboriculture Apprenticeship at Humber College in Toronto, and I am also certified with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

In my view, tree pruning is a form of art; Skilled arborists are equipped both with the knowledge of optimal tree health and the imagination to craft aesthetically pleasing and durable specimen. Every tree is unique and grows in response to its environmental conditions. Mindful pruning encourages trees to develop stronger branching, yield a hardy fruit crop, and help to minimize tree defects and diseases. This is the kind of pruning I use to guide trees to grow towards their optimum form.

Many trees in the urban landscape suffer from improper pruning. When a tree has been haphazardly pruned, the tree’s future health is at stake. It is possible in some cases to restore poorly pruned and damaged trees, however nothing compares to responsible and mindful tree care from the start of a tree’s life. To achieve best results, it is always advisable to seek assistance from a certified professional Arborist.

For more information visit: https://vancouverfruittree.com/pruning-project/

Grandview WoodLand Food COnnection BULK BUYING

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CURBSIDE FRESH MARKET COMES TO LITTLE MOUNTAIN

Visit the Curbside Fresh Market:
City Heights
(115 E 37th at Main)
Friday 11am-2pm.
Everyone is welcome. Local produce and staples. Prices below market rate.

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LITTLE MOUNTAIN HEALTHY COMMUNITIES PROGRAM

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