A Call For Support

To our London and Market community, this is a call for support. On July 30th, Eddie of @cheroshouseofpupusas was proudly watching his daughter play soccer in Ottawa when he suffered an aneurysm rupture. ⁣Eddie is currently in intensive care fighting for his life. Eddie and his family are a big part of our Market family & London community. We are devastated by the news and looking for ways to support his family through this very difficult time. His wife, Jody has created a go fund me in support of the family and we ask that you contribute however you're able.⁣ Our thoughts are with Eddie and his family. ⁣ Fundraiser for Jody Davis by Leanne Edwards : Support Eddie’s family (


This recipe is brought to you by Chef Kyle Fee and Chef Erin Circelli-Russell with the help of their students from The Chef’s Table at Fanshawe College.


Chef’s Table Caprese Salad (4 portions)

  • 4 Cups Salad greens
  • 4 Beef steak tomatoes
  • 1 piece Fresh mozzarella
  • 1tbs Vinegar reduction
  • 3tbs Extra virgin olive
  • 1 bunch Basil leaves
  • 4 pcs Candied bacon
  • 4tbs Pickled shallot
  1. Lightly toss your favorite salad greens with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Slice the tomatoes and place on the greens alternately arranged with the sliced mozzarella. Garnish with the basil leaves, shallots and candied bacon.  Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar reduction.

Pickled Shallots (4 portions)

  • ½ Cup Water
  • ¼ Cup + 2tbs Distilled white vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • 2tbs Salt
  • 1 Red beet, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Whole cloves
  • ¼ Cinnamon stick
  • 2 pcs Star anise
  • 2 Shallots, cut into 1 mm rings
  1. First slice all of the shallots, and separate into rings, set aside. Bring all of the brining ingredients to a full rolling boil in a non reactive sauce pot.
  2. Once the brine has come to a boil, add the entire quantity of shallots to the pot. As soon as the brine comes back up to a boil, pour the whole mixture into a storage container and refrigerate

Vinegar Reduction (100mL)

  • 1 Cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 3tbs Maple syrup
  1. Combine vinegar and syrup in a saucepan. Reduce mixture by 2/3 and cool.


You can also find it here on our Recipes page!


This is the list, folks! See who you can find at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday, August 13th! 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!


Red Onion – classic, sweet and crunchy

Melon – Diplomat, a green honeydew

Savoy cabbage – the tender leafed crinkly one

Jalapeños – if this isn’t salsa season, I don’t know what is!

Salad mix – lettuce hates the weather we have been having for the last few weeks – this week the salad mix will have some lettuce, but also some radicchio, and a little spinach.


Summer harvest is upon us and Mulberry Moon Farm is stocked! This week they have:

  • Beets
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Salad mix
  • Beans
  • Young onions
  • Mini cabbages
  • Garlic
  • Garlic braids
  • Kale
  • Chard
  • Zucchini


Thames River Melons is into the dog days of summer now, with so many of there crops available for purchase including their namesake – MELONS!

Muskmelon (aka Canadian cantaloupe) are one of the original crops they grew on the farm during their first year of farming back in 1984. They hold a special place in their hearts because of this, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that they’re also incredibly delicious!

Find their melons at the farmers’ market this Saturday along with a wide variety of produce & other local delights!


Joyce Farms is over flowing with fruit and veg at this time of year! This Saturday you can expect to find peaches, berries, green & yellow beans, potatoes, peppers, zucchini, kale, tomatoes, and so much more!


Ray from Janssens Farm Fresh Produce now has apples back at the farmers’ market!


Storage Tips

The best place to store your apples is in your fridge crisper. Please do not leave your apples out on the counter or in non-ventilated plastic bags. Storing apples in non-ventilated plastic shortens the storage period of apples. Apples naturally release gases that become trapped inside plastic which greatly reduces the lifespan of apples. It’s not uncommon for perfectly fresh and crisp apples to turn bad after being left on the counter wrapped in a plastic bag for a week or two or sometimes even less.


Friends of the London Public Library will be here this Saturday outside at our Farmers’ Market with MANY books for sale! Proceeds raised by the book sales support enhancements to the library programs and services. Friends of the London Public Library is a volunteer organization that provides community support for our library system in London, Ontario. The Friends’ mandate is to advocate on behalf of the Library and to raise funds to provide value-added enhancements to Library programs and services.


Iain McNally will be performing on the Rotary Square this Saturday, August 13th from 8:30am to 10:30am.

Iain McNally is a versatile musician/producer/songwriter who plays guitar, piano, bass, and percussion. He has toured around the world backing recording artists, playing some of the biggest venues in the world. He currently owns I-Level studio where he produces and engineers. His production and songwriting has won various awards and his guitar playing can be heard on many top 10 hits. Iain was the 2022 recipient of the Forest City London Music Awards Fantasy Band for guitar player. Iain also plays solo jazz guitar at various venues.


This Saturday, join us in the market kitchen for our cooking class hosted by Jamie Pena. Jamie will be demonstrating how to make Rosemary Focaccia.


August Cooking Class Schedule


Saturday, August 20th

Chef: Himadri Vyas | Indian Street Food; Pani Puri and Bhel

Saturday, August 27th

Chef: Kimi Abdullah | Late Summer Soups


A side note:

The food banks are experiencing increased demand due to inflation. If you are able to, we are asking attendees to bring a donation for the London Food Bank to the cooking classes this month. It would be greatly appreciated!


This just Cracked… Magpie’s Collected Creations is now hosting their very own Geode Workshops! Join them at there shop on Saturday, August 13th from 11am to 3pm!


Here’s how it works:

  • Pick out your own geode and wait to see what surprises are within!

Step 1- select your geode or geodes
Step 2- purchase your geode or geodes
Step 3- take your geode over to the geode cracking station
Step 4- get cracking!

  • Price for admission is just the price of your geode or geodes so enjoy and have fun!


Live Music – Seafood – Cocktails


Cocktail Show Seafood Edition this Saturday, August 13th 4pm to 11pm on the Rotary Square!


Participating Food Vendors

  • Unique Choices
  • El Jefe Tacos
  • Oyster Bar
  • Q-bites


Participating Beverage Vendors

  • Pure Spirits
  • Paradigm Spirits
  • Los Vatos
  • Havana Mojito Bar
  • Wine & Sangria Bar
  • La Santa Caesar Bar


Make a #SplashForKids to help change lives!


Next Sunday, August 14th join us on the Rotary Square for the 3rd annual Great Canadian Splash for Kids in support of Sunshine Dreams! Get involved in fun and easy ‘SPLASH-TIVITIES’ or compete to win in epic team SPLASH CHALLENGES and raise funds from wherever you are to WIN PRIZES and change the lives of children and youth living with severe physical disabilities across Canada. 


Sunshine is the only charity in Canada that changes the lives of kids and youth living with severe physical disabilities through customized dream experiences. For many, a Sunshine Dream is a ray of hope and gives them a foundation to build a brighter future.
Help raise awareness of the power of a Sunshine Dream and fundraise to support more dreams come true for kids near you. 
Your support today will help ensure dreams like receiving adaptive technology to connect with peers and online learning, or musical instruments to increase skills and confidence will come true next year for kids in your own community.
Gather your water toys, fundraise, and #SplashForKids to help change lives.


Larry Smith will be performing on the Rotary Square this Sunday, August 14th from 11am to 1pm during the Splash For Kids event!

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Larry Smith has over 45 years experience as a professional musician. From his early years in the Toronto Roots scene, Larry knew that his life would always head in a musical direction and eventually that road led him to London, Ontario. In addition to performing, Larry also teaches guitar, bass and computer.


Zero the Mime will be out on the Rotary Square this Sunday, August 14th from 11am to 1pm during the Splash For Kids event!

Dan has been performing and teaching mime since the 1980s. His mime teachers were Tom McCamus, Adrian Pecknold, and Dave Conron. For the London Arts Council, he has created a clown character called Zero. Also a writer, his published works are the plays ‘Home and Native Land’ and ‘As Night to the Day.’ He is co-writing the history book ‘Crazy Beautiful People: 50 Years of Enchanting Stories of Home County Festival.’ His acting, directing, playwriting credits encompass local theatre companies behindthewire productions, AlvegoRoot Theatre, Theatre Aezir, Theatre Nemesis, and Original Kids. Dan has written and performed 6 one-person shows at the London Fringe Festival.


Team Dotsy will be out on the Rotary Square this Sunday, August 14th from 11am to 3pm during the Splash For Kids event with FREE face painting!


Miss T the Bubble Queen will be out on the Rotary Square this Sunday, August 14th for a Bubbleology Show from 1:30pm to 2:30pm!

During the Outdoor Bubbleology Show guests will be surprised to see mega bubbles the size of mini coopers, millions of beach ball sized bubbles filling the sky, learn how to and see bubbles blown inside of bubbles, ameba shaped bubbles chasing you, the bubble destroyer that creates massive clouds of clumped together bubbles that no one can resist, learn and see how to catch and hold a bubble, be surprised by a giant bubble foam hat and even if the wind is just right a chance to be put inside an actual giant bubble tube. This is not a sit down show, it is an active bubble performance that is set to joyful music. A show to inspire and create memories that last a lifetime.