Busy Holiday Season

Our Christmas décor is up! Last weekend some Christmas elves snuck into the Market building and spread some cheer - the tree is up in Centre court and the garlands are adorning the railings and we cannot wait for the festive season to commence. As with every holiday season, our days are filling up quickly. We have so much happening here in the Market over the next few weeks!

Here’s a better idea of what to expect and some things to book into your calendars!

This weekend, Nov 19th and 20th, we have the Fibre Art Festival happening! There will be demonstrations and displays of (and an opportunity to buy) weaving, rug hooking, sashiko, basketry, and more!

Nov 27th, we are hosting an Indigenous Artisan Market on the Mezzanine from 11am to 4pm. Our cooking class that day will be part of this Market.

Dec 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, we are having our Christmas Market on the Mezzanine, the Holly Jolly Holiday Market (more on that below)!

Dec 9th, we have the return of Tuba Christmas from 12-1pm. Do not miss this! Read more about it here.

Holly Jolly Holiday Market

Our first independently run Christmas Market is making like Santa Clause and comin’ to town!🎅🎄🎶⁣⁣
With live music, festive décor, that holiday cheer, and most importantly, innovative artisans, we cannot wait to celebrate the spirit of the season with you!⁣⁣ On December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, from 10am to 6pm, find us on the upstairs Mezzanine- the weekend of your dreams♥️⁣⁣
We will have live music for the duration (schedule of performers below), over 25 vendors, kids activities, workshops, treats, photo-ops, and more!
✨Let’s get Holly and spread some Jolly!✨⁣⁣
  • Entertainment Schedule:
Claire Whitehead 2-Dec-21 10-12:30
Donald Waugh 2-Dec-21 1-3:30
Leanne Mayer and Frank Reynoso 2-Dec-21 4-6pm
Londomble 3-Dec-21 10-12:30
Gerry Rozo and band 3-Dec-21 1-3:30
David Rayo and Trio 3-Dec-21 4-6 pm
Cool Shoes Quartet 4-Dec-21 10-12:30
The Farewell Stanleys 4-Dec-21 1-3:30
Justin Maki 4-Dec-21 4-6 pm

Cooking Class Schedule

All of our chefs are booked! As are our classes. We’re both happy and sad to say that every spot for our cooking classes is filled. Cancellations are normal though, and someone might be open to sharing a table, so if you’re interested, stop by the class for 11AM and we might be able to squeeze you in (no guarantees!).

Last Saturday’s chef was Ankita Vaidya who we always love having at Market. This week’s chef is another favourite, Kimi Abdullah! I hear the theme is Seasonal Vegetables, Asian Flavours! Something I love about our cooking class is the opportunity to learn new things, especially about different food cultures than my own. Last week, we were even privy to an etymology lesson on some Hindi words we often find in recipes and on food menus. For example, “Tikka” is a Hindi word meaning small pieces or bits; having seen it on menus for so long, I had always assumed it was the name of a dish, or a specific flavour or spice used. Instead, it’s simply referring to the shape of the meat.

I wonder what we’ll learn this week! Here’s our chef line-up:

Nov 20: Kimi Abdullah

Nov 27: Vydel Sands

Dec 11: Sue Helm

Dec 18: Cindy Bircham

Farmers' Market!

Last week’s Market was wonderful. We had a bit of wind but the rain held off and we even got some sun! This Saturday, we’re expecting similar weather and a similar line up of vendors with some changes.

Dee was at Market this past Saturday but won’t be there this week. She will be back on Nov 27th and for two weeks in December!

Joy was back at Market and so was Doreen! Both will be there this week as well! Joyce Farms is surprising us with a longer season this year and we could not be happier! Their baked goods and holiday décor are a very welcome addition to their produce.

Vaka Chocolate is not at Market this week but will be back next week. If you’re looking for hot drinks in the meantime, have no fear! Polina from Polina’s Nostalgic Treats is coming to Market with Turkish Coffee! What a lovely surprise.

Also back this week is London Sandwich Co. Alex was off from Market last week (but certainly still busy preparing delicious meals!) and we can’t wait to enjoy his breakfast again this week as we shop and enjoy Market.

Cindy from Elgin Harvest has been adding more and more to her product line. Last week we saw lasagnas as well! Her pizzas and pastas and sauces are quickly becoming a staple for our Market and we’re so happy to have them with us.

Look for the full list below!

Saturday Vendor List

This is the list, folks! See who you can find at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday, November 20th from 8am to 1pm! Click on their names to find information on pre-orders and to learn more about their farms and businesses!

Check out their websites for more information about their products and to see what’s in season/currently available!