This month, we are excited to highlight the work of our network member, Cedar Cottage Food Network in the Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighbourhood.
Cedar Cottage Food Network’s longest running and most popular program is their mobile markets.
Mobile markets travel throughout the Kensington-Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood to set-up pop-up produce markets.
The goal of this program is to increase food access in the community and tackle issues of both affordability and physical access.
Mobile markets address affordability by selling fresh, affordable produce, that is local and organic whenever possible, at a subsidized rate of 70% of wholesale costs.
They tackle issues of physical access by bringing the market to the community at multiple locations, addressing issues of food deserts (places where there are no nearby grocery stores) and travel for seniors and those with disabilities.
Cedar Cottage Food Network is now presenting a brand new market on the fourth Thursday of the month.
This is Cedar Cottage Food Network’s first afternoon market at Helping Spirit Lodge and their newest market at Biltmore Housing.
At Biltmore Housing, they are also offering a community kitchen in partnership with Raincity Housing, where individuals can join to make and share a hot meal together.
With their market and community kitchen, Cedar Cottage Food Network hopes to build awareness, strong partnerships within the community, and promote connection and kindness for those most vulnerable in the neighbourhood.
The Thursday Mobile Market location and times happen on the fourth Thursday of the month:
Helping Spirit Lodge
3973 Dumfries St, Vancouver
395 Kingsway, Vancouver
4-6pm (with Community Kitchen)
Cedar Cottage is always looking for more volunteers to support the Mobile Market program. Please read their volunteer postings.
Find out more about Cedar Cottage Food Network’s Saturday markets, locations, and other programs.
The Cedar Cottage Food Network Society (CCFN) is an independent, non-profit organization working toward more sustainable and just food systems at the neighbourhood level. They serve the Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighbourhood, running north to south from Broadway to 41st, and west to east from Fraser to Nanaimo.
CCFN goals are to:
- Increase access to nutritious, affordable, personally/culturally appropriate food
- Provide education on food skills and systems
- Partner with other organizations to expand the reach of their work and theirs
Connect with Cedar Cottage Food Network:
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