Monday, August 25, 2014

Blogger Call-Out

Do you love cooking and making the best of fresh local ingredients (especially veggies!)? Do you often find yourself snapping photos of your food? We're looking for budding chefs and foodies share their recipes with the McGill community by blogging for us.

If you think you have what it takes, shoot us an email at mcgillfarmersmarket {at} gmail {dot} com to let us know you're interested! We are primarily looking for vegetarian or vegetable-centric recipes, but there is no strict criteria.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Black Bean Burgers

Ingredients
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 bell pepper
1/2 onion
3 cloves garlic
2 eggs
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
2/3 cup bread crumbs
Parsley, salt & pepper to taste


Feel free to experiment with adding whatever other veggies you have on hand as well! Zucchini and beets are two that I've been wanting to try.



Instructions

This recipe is easiest if you have a food processor. If you don't, it's still super easy.

1. Mash the beans until they form a thick paste.
2. Chop the veggies as finely as possible and mix them with the beans.
3. In a separate bowl combine the spices and eggs and stir.
4. Stir the eggs and spices into the beans, adding bread crumbs until it all holds together well.
5. Cook your black bean burgers according to your method of choice! Bake them for about 10 minutes each side on a baking sheet or throw them on the grill.

These burgers go really well with chipotle mayo, avocado, red onion, lettuce and tomato. To make chipotle mayo, simply blend canned chipotle chiles, adding a bit of the juice, with mayonnaise until you achieve the desired spiciness.

They also go great with sweet potato fries.


Adapted from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/homemade-black-bean-veggie-burgers/

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mediterranean Grilled Corn Salad

This delicious and healthy recipe comes from Melanie and Tina at Petit Pots, one of our new vendors for the upcoming year!



2 cups Sweet Corn Nibs (off the cob)
1 cups Cucumber diced
1 cups Garbanzo Beans
3/4 cups Feta Cheese
1/2 cup Walnuts
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/8 cup Oregano
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
pinch Pepper & Salt



Directions:

Heat a cast iron or a nonstick pan to high. 
Cook corn in dry pan till browned about 3 minutes. 
Transfer to a large bowl with cucumber, chickpeas, and walnuts. 
Mix in lemon juice, oregano, olive oil, and garlic & feta 
Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.



You can jar this recipe and keep it in the fridge up to a week. Makes a great side dish or a main :)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Quick and Easy Hummus Recipe



Ingredients:
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas  (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 lemon
  •  1/4 cup roasted tahini
  • 1 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt, pepper and paprika to taste


Directions:
  • Drain chickpeas from can and rinse well in cold water
  • In a food processor blend together chickpeas with clove of garlic and olive oil, add water as needed to create a smooth texture.
  • Blend in rest of ingredients adding spices to taste.
  • Sprinkle paprika to finish.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Chocolate Haystack Cookies

Looking for an easy no-bake treat? These chocolate haystack cookies are simple, delicious and a surefire crowd-pleaser. The best part is the take less than 10 minutes to prepare!



Prep time: 10 minutes 
Freezer time: Minimum of 1 hour, several hours for best results 

Ingredients: 
  • 2 cups of sugar 
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • ½ cup almond milk 
  • ½ cup butter 
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla 
  • 3 cups rolled oats 
  • ½ cup coconut flakes or crushed almonds (optional) 

Directions: 
  • In a medium saucepan melt butter and chocolate together. 
  • Mix in sugar, salt and almond milk. 
  • Stir regularly until you have a smooth texture 
  • Pour chocolate mixture in with rolled oats and stir carefully. 
  • Mix in vanilla and coconut and/or almonds if desired. 
  • Once you have stirred all of the ingredients together into a consistent mix, drop by spoonful onto wax paper. 
  • Cool cookies in freezer prior to serving. Store in freezer. 

Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

We're Hiring -- Deadline Extended!

Because we know everyone has been in the middle of midterms, we've extended the deadline to apply for a coordinator position to March 5th 2014 by midnight. Thanks for all who have applied already, and we look forward to reading more applications!

The McGill Farmers’ Market is hiring!
Interested in helping to organize the 2014-2015 Farmers’ Market and CSA Program? 

We're looking for passionate and committed members of the McGill community who want to help prepare next year's market! We are hiring for 4 coordinator positions: two (2) co-coordinators, one (1) promotions & outreach coordinator, and one (1) finance coordinator. All backgrounds and levels of involvement are welcome. Candidates must be available April 2014 - May 2015.

Please email your application to mcgillfarmersmarket@gmail.com with subject line “Coordinator Call.” Include your CV, which position you are applying for, and a cover letter stating why you are the ideal candidate for this position. Stipends for all positions are $1250 for the year (May 2014 - May 2015). Deadline for applications is February 24th, 2014 by midnight. We will contact you for an interview. Coordinator training is in April 2014.

Farmers’ Market Co-Coordinator (2) – Stipend position
Responsibilities:
  1. Must be available from April 2014 - late spring 2015.
  2. Hold weekly to bi-weekly meetings with coordinator team, and meetings with stakeholders.
  3. Oversee all necessary rentals, permits, strategies and grant applications.
  4. Manage the coordination of the market, including space, vendors, and general market activities.
  5. Manage the coordination of the CSA program, including space, vendors, and general procedures.
  6. Provide support to the other coordinators.
  7. Work with the finance coordinator to  continue MFM’s financial self-sustainment.
  8. Work closely with the promotions coordinator to create an effective, comprehensive and environmentally-friendly promotional campaign.
  9. Attend and assist CSA pick-up and farmers’ markets.
  10. Provide support for general market activities.
  11. Analyze and strategize about ways to improve market’s institutional structure, the CSA program, finances, and promotions.

Assets:
  • Bilingual (French & English)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Available during the summer of 2014 and into early summer 2015

Promotions and marketing coordinator (1) – Stipend position
Responsibilities:
1.     Must be available from April 2014- late spring 2015.
2.     Work with finance coordinator to create a comprehensive and environmentally friendly promotions & merchandise campaign.
3.     Advertisement for the fall market and the summer & fall CSA project. This includes:


  • Design tasks (posters, promotional packages, merchandise, etc)
  • Outreach to other student groups (first years, listservs, etc)
  • Outreach to wider community (businesses, potential vendors, faculty, etc)
4.     Maintain MFM social media outlets (website, fb, twitter, booking interviews)
5.     Attend and assist at CSA pick-up and farmers’ markets.
6.   Attend all coordinator team and stakeholders meetings.
7.     Provide support for general market activities, including market co-coordinator tasks.
8.    Responsible for volunteer coordination.  This includes:


  • Recruiting volunteers
  • Planning volunteer training
  • Creating and updating the volunteer schedule
  • Planning tasks for volunteers

Assets:
  • Experience working in promotions
  • Bilingual (French & English)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable promoting MFM among the McGill and downtown Montreal community, including student groups and local businesses and organizations
  • Experience in web design and other promotional media is an asset
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team



Finance coordinator (1) – Stipend position

Responsibilities:
  1. Must be available from April 2014- late spring 2015.
  2. Manage finances and bank account for the farmers’ market and CSA project. This includes accounting and recording financial transactions.
  3. Finalize 2014 budget and draft 2014-2015 budget in conjunction with other co-coordinators to ensure a financially sustainable market.
  4. Work with promotions coordinator to create a comprehensive and environmentally-friendly promotional campaign.
  5. Attend and assist CSA pick-up and farmers’ markets.
  6. Provide support for general market activities.
  7. Attend all coordinator meetings and stakeholder meetings.

Assets:
  • Experience working in finance
  • Excellent accounting skills
  • Comfortable working with marketing principles
  • Interested in organizational structure and strategy
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team



Please email your application to mcgillfarmersmarket@gmail.com with subject line “Coordinator Call.” Include your CV, which position you are applying for, and a cover letter stating why you are the ideal candidate for this position.Deadline for applications is March 5th, 2014 by midnight. We will contact you for an interview. Coordinator training is April 2014.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

We're Hiring!

The McGill Farmers’ Market is hiring!
Interested in helping to organize the 2014-2015 Farmers’ Market and CSA Program? 

We're looking for passionate and committed members of the McGill community who want to help prepare next year's market! We are hiring for 4 coordinator positions: two (2) co-coordinators, one (1) promotions & outreach coordinator, and one (1) finance coordinator. All backgrounds and levels of involvement are welcome. Candidates must be available April 2014 - May 2015.

Please email your application to mcgillfarmersmarket@gmail.com with subject line “Coordinator Call.” Include your CV, which position you are applying for, and a cover letter stating why you are the ideal candidate for this position. Stipends for all positions are $1250 for the year (May 2014 - May 2015). Deadline for applications is February 24th, 2014 by midnight. We will contact you for an interview. Coordinator training is in April 2014.

Farmers’ Market Co-Coordinator (2) – Stipend position
Responsibilities:
  1. Must be available from April 2014 - late spring 2015.
  2. Hold weekly to bi-weekly meetings with coordinator team, and meetings with stakeholders.
  3. Oversee all necessary rentals, permits, strategies and grant applications.
  4. Manage the coordination of the market, including space, vendors, and general market activities.
  5. Manage the coordination of the CSA program, including space, vendors, and general procedures.
  6. Provide support to the other coordinators.
  7. Work with the finance coordinator to  continue MFM’s financial self-sustainment.
  8. Work closely with the promotions coordinator to create an effective, comprehensive and environmentally-friendly promotional campaign.
  9. Attend and assist CSA pick-up and farmers’ markets.
  10. Provide support for general market activities.
  11. Analyze and strategize about ways to improve market’s institutional structure, the CSA program, finances, and promotions.

Assets:
  • Bilingual (French & English)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Available during the summer of 2014 and into early summer 2015

Promotions and marketing coordinator (1) – Stipend position
Responsibilities:
1.     Must be available from April 2014- late spring 2015.
2.     Work with finance coordinator to create a comprehensive and environmentally friendly promotions & merchandise campaign.
3.     Advertisement for the fall market and the summer & fall CSA project. This includes:


  • Design tasks (posters, promotional packages, merchandise, etc)
  • Outreach to other student groups (first years, listservs, etc)
  • Outreach to wider community (businesses, potential vendors, faculty, etc)
4.     Maintain MFM social media outlets (website, fb, twitter, booking interviews)
5.     Attend and assist at CSA pick-up and farmers’ markets.
6.   Attend all coordinator team and stakeholders meetings.
7.     Provide support for general market activities, including market co-coordinator tasks.
8.    Responsible for volunteer coordination.  This includes:


  • Recruiting volunteers
  • Planning volunteer training
  • Creating and updating the volunteer schedule
  • Planning tasks for volunteers

Assets:
  • Experience working in promotions
  • Bilingual (French & English)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable promoting MFM among the McGill and downtown Montreal community, including student groups and local businesses and organizations
  • Experience in web design and other promotional media is an asset
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team



Finance coordinator (1) – Stipend position

Responsibilities:
  1. Must be available from April 2014- late spring 2015.
  2. Manage finances and bank account for the farmers’ market and CSA project. This includes accounting and recording financial transactions.
  3. Finalize 2014 budget and draft 2014-2015 budget in conjunction with other co-coordinators to ensure a financially sustainable market.
  4. Work with promotions coordinator to create a comprehensive and environmentally-friendly promotional campaign.
  5. Attend and assist CSA pick-up and farmers’ markets.
  6. Provide support for general market activities.
  7. Attend all coordinator meetings and stakeholder meetings.

Assets:
  • Experience working in finance
  • Excellent accounting skills
  • Comfortable working with marketing principles
  • Interested in organizational structure and strategy
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team



Please email your application to mcgillfarmersmarket@gmail.com with subject line “Coordinator Call.” Include your CV, which position you are applying for, and a cover letter stating why you are the ideal candidate for this position. Deadline for applications is February 24th, 2014 by midnight. We will contact you for an interview. Coordinator training is April 2014.