July 28 Market

News & Events

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): […]

July 7 Market

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Hi folks! We are so looking forward to a hot sunny market this Saturday. After seemingly endless rainy and overcast days we are feeling reinvigorated by the warmer weather – and our gardens are, too! This week you’ll see a lot more fresh produce available at the market. Check out Purple House Farm for some […]

Let’s Talk About Gluten

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Gluten, oh gluten. The protein that is on the forefront of everyone’s dietary concerns, surrounded by plenty of discussion and plenty of confusion. To explicitly define gluten: it is a protein made up of different compounds that lend desirable elasticity and rigidity to food like bread, pasta and other baked products. Unfortunately, for some people […]

June 23 Market

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The Creston Valley Farmers’ Market is very excited to announce it’s first week of running the 2018 Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program! Thirty-two local families, seniors, and pregnant women are enrolled in the program which aims to strengthen food literacy through community programming and access to healthy, affordable food. The program was expanded this year […]