September Long Market

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September Long Weekend often resonates as a bittersweet time for all of us here in the Creston Valley. But this summer, September Long almost feels like a fresh start. That awful smoke has finally cleared out leaving our spirits high, and our souls rejuvenated. I had almost forgotten what a beautiful valley we live in! […]

August 18 Market

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Hi Folks, August 17 marks a very special day for the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market and other markets and organizations around the world, a day to celebrate, a day to rejoice…75 years ago to the day, Robert Deniro was born! I kid, I kid. Actually, August 17 is recognized as “International Nonprofit Day!” This is […]

Happy Husking!

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    The absolute pinnacle of Summer BBQ Season, for me at least, is corn on the cob. Growing up in a valley where fresh corn comes available every August, has always embedded the vegetable in my diet as a summer staple. As far as vegetables go, it has such a nice sweetness and texture, […]

July 28 Market

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July in Creston is synonymous with cherries and we are absolutely obsessed with these little ruby reds! It’s not just the orchards that come to life this time of year, but the community as a whole. Erickson and downtown Creston are bustling with locals, tourists, and fruit pickers alike flocking to our hidden gem of […]

Cool as a Cucumber

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Cartwheel Farm have been bringing so many veggies to the market these past few weeks. I was so excited to see their double booth this past Saturday loaded with purple and orange carrots, salad turnips, radishes, snap peas, zucchini and summer squash galore! They also had a super impressive variety of cucumbers, ranging from field […]

July 21 Market

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It’s blueberry season, folks! I’ve included a poem and recipe both featuring the revered blueberry (or blueb as I like to call them) to inspire and tempt you to pick some up at the market this coming Saturday. The Blueberry Patch will be on site with oodles of them! Blueberry By Diane Lockward Deep-blue hue […]

Peas Please

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Another delicious nutritious little treat is officially in season in the Creston Valley! Snap peas! This vegetable has a fibrous pod that encases super sweet little morsels bursting with flavour. The pod can be eaten raw, but becomes very tender once cooked. Sautéing or steaming the whole pea pod is a great way to enjoy […]

July 14 Market

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  Orchards and farms in the Valley have been soaking in the sunshine and we are seeing more and more fresh fruits and veggies available at the market as the season progresses. We thought it might be helpful to include key ripening dates for some of some of Creston’s finest produce (also available online at http://www.crestonvalley.com/ripeningdates_w.html): […]