Fall is in full swing! Autumn is the season of the large intestines and the lungs. This is the time for concentrating on elimination and cold prevention. Turning toward more warming foods, such as carrot, sweet potato, onions, and garlic are healing to the body.
Here are some suggestions of foods in season:
Fall: Apples, Arugula, Asian pears, Beet Greens, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Burdock, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collard Greens, Corn, Cranberries, Cucumbers, Daikon, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic, Grapes, Green Beans, Horseradish, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mesclun, Mustard Greens, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions (red, yellow), Parsnips, Peas (snap, snow), Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Quince, Radishes, Raspberries, Rutabagas, Scallions, Shallots, Spinach, Sprouts, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnip Greens, Turnips.
Some local farmers markets open during the fall, include:
Trout Lake Farmers Market: open every Saturday 9am-2pm each week. Saturday May 8, 2010 to October 23, 2010.
West End Farmers Market:open every Saturday 9am-2pm each week. Saturday June 5, 2010 to October 23, 2010.
Kitsilano Farmers Market: open every Sunday 10am-2pm each week. Sunday May 23 to October 24, 2010.
July to early October Farmer's Markets, include:
West End Farmer's Market: Fresh fruits and vegetables, hand made crafts every Saturday from 9:30 am – 2 pm. Nelson Park (Comox Street between Bute and Thurlow), Vancouver; 604-879-3276.
May to early October
East Vancouver Farmer's Market: Sale of produce from local farms, food, and crafts. Every Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Trout Lake Community Centre, 3350 Victoria Dr., Vancouver; 604-879-3276.
Coquitlam Farmer's Market & Agricultural Festival
Open every Sunday, 9:00 – 1:00 pm, May to October
Coquitlam Recreational Centre (at Winslow and Poirier Streets)
White Rock Farmer's Market
Sunday 9 am – 1 pm
From Father's Day to Thanksgiving
Fresh Local produce at the Upper Town Centre at 152nd. (Johnston Rd.) and Russell Ave.
Langley City Market In The Park!
Vendor's wares vary from locally grown produce to homemade fudge, natural remedies, handmade artifacts and jewelry, art photography and garden accents and plants. The Market is located in beautiful Douglas Park, 20550 Douglas Crescent (corner of Douglas and Park Lane).
Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, June to October
Surrey Farmers' Market
10275 – 135th St., Surrey, B.C.
June to October
MissionCityFarmers' MarketSecond Ave.and James St.
Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm, May to September
Ladner Village Market
48th Ave. in Ladner Village
Sundays, June to August
Mt. Lehman Country Market
Community Hall, 6418 Mt. Lehman Rd.
Mt. Lehman, B.C.
April to November
Cloverdale Farmer's Market
17600 56A Avenue, Surrey
Saturdays, May to October
GranvilleIsland sells a mix of local and imported produce. During the late spring, summer, and fall several farmers have tables loaded with fresh produce. As well a small farmers’ market operates in front of Carousel Theatre during the summer months (Every Thursday 9 am – 6 pm, May to October).
Lonsdale Quay Farmer's Market(east side)
123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm, May to late October
Yaletown Farmers' Market
Corner of Mainland and Davie St., Vancouver
Every Saturday from 12 to 4 pm, Summer
Farmers' Market at Nat Bailey Stadium
30th and Ontario Streets, Vancouver
1:00 pm to 6:30 pm. every Wednesday from June to October