Cedar Cottage Food Network’s longest running and most popular program is their mobile market.
The mobile market travels throughout the Kensington-Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood to set-up pop-up produce markets. This program is about increasing food access in the community and aims to tackle both affordability and physical access.
At the mobile markets, they 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 – this addresses issues of food deserts (places where there are no nearby grocery stores) and travel for seniors and those with disabilities.
It is exciting to share that Cedar Cottage Food Network is now presenting a brand new Thursday Market on the fourth Thursday of the month!
This is their 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. Please check them out!
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)
If you are interested in supporting this initiative, Cedar Cottage is always looking for more volunteers to support the Mobile Market program. Please read their volunteer posting.
Check out Cedar Cottage Food Networks’ other Saturday markets and programs on their website.