Arugula! How fun of a word is that to say? Say it with zest and it sounds like a call to action. Feel free to consider this newsletter a call to action as well – to eat more arugula! There's more arugula fun below, but first, we have some wonderful news about the Indoor Market and our Skating Rink! And let me just say that we miss you and seeing you each week at the Farmers' Market! We have been hard at work here to bring you back together with your local farmers and producers again soon, so stay tuned for news! Even though our farmers may not be at market, they are still working hard - a farmers' work is never done. Whether they are planning, preparing, planting, growing... all of that work happens behind the scenes before we can see the beautiful product of their labour. Think of all those lil' arugulas and turnips keeping warm in their greenhouses, just waiting to meet you.

More Indoor Tenants are Now OPEN!

We are so excited to have more of our Indoor Tenants open again! 😁 ⁣

Those vendors include: Magpie’s Collected Creations, Happy Wear and Bloomers at the Market! More to follow next week! The Market is OPEN Monday to Saturday 8am-6pm!⁣

And even more good news! Our seating is BACK upstairs on the Mezzanine & main floor! 🙌👏🤗⁣


Skating Rink NOW OPEN!

The Good News just keeps on coming! As of tomorrow, THURSDAY, Feb 18th our Skating Rink will be OPEN!! ❄️🧊⛸⁣

Please make sure to read through the following information as there have been some changes!⁣

Our skating rink hours are:⁣
❄️ Monday to Saturday: 10am-6pm⁣
❄️ Sunday: 11am-5pm⁣

❄️ We will have a maximum time limit of 1 hour for all skaters. Please arrive at the top of the hour as we will be tracking in 1-hour increments. *Please note, if there are no other skaters waiting, you will be able to continue skating past the hour.⁣
❄️ No sign up or pre-registration required⁣
❄️ The rink will be monitored at all times and will not exceed a limit of 25 people⁣
❄️ The hours above are always pending weather conditions⁣
❄️ The Skating Rink is Open on Sundays but the Market is closed on Sundays.⁣

❄️ Happy Skating! ❄️⁣

Farmers' Market Vendors Who Are Available to You!

A few of the vendors who were hoping to join our Farmers’ Market in February are still offering their goods to you! Here’s how to contact them and place an order. Hopefully we’ll be able to see their familiar faces soon.

Greystead Gardens: You can support their farm by visiting their website where you can view a current list of available produce and place an order! If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact them by email at or by phone at 519-872-6096.

Pillitteri Estates Winery: Head to their website for all things wine and get it delivered straight to you!

Harvest Moon Trading Co.: You can shop your favourites from Harvest Moon Trade Co. by heading to their website or shoot them an email at with any questions!

The Den Besten Rainbow Trout Farm: You can purchase smoked trout and much more for curbside pickup or local delivery (dependent on location) by heading to their website, or sending them an email at , or a call at 519-875-2782. Their home address hours are Mon to Fri 9-6 at 244 Concession Road #11 Langton.

La Houlette de Vie (Seth’s Bread): Missing Seth’s Bread? You can contact Seth through email at or by phone at 519-319-3517.

What's That Veg?

Today, we’re taking a closer look at arugula, a veg with a peppery taste and, in my opinion, enough of a flavour profile to enjoy on its own or with very minimal added ingredients! Who else enjoys snacking on some plain leafy greens?

This Mediterranean vegetable is one of many, m a n y, different types of leafy greens, and has its own many varieties itself. If you haven’t gotten hooked on this peppery green, it may be you haven’t found your favourite variety… yet!♥️

Arugula is a fast-growing cool-season green that can actually be grown all year as long it’s given protection from extreme cold and heat ☀️❄️ (That’s where our amazing farmers come in!)

Arugula leaves can be harvested at different sizes, but smaller leaves usually mean a milder flavour while bigger leaves that have grown longer have a stronger taste.

Arugula can be used in soups, salads, pastas, as pesto, on pizza, on bread, and so much more! 🥗🍲 All it needs is a gentle wash and it’s ready to use. This green should be kept in the fridge – you can wrap it in a cloth or paper towel to absorb excess moisture. It’ll be good for about 10 days, but should be eaten within 3-6 for the best taste!

And boy, that taste. Look below for some amazing arugula recipes we’ve been drooling about.👩‍🍳

Arugula that has bolted* will form seed pods along the stem. These seeds can actually be eaten fresh (they have a radish flavour) or dried and kept to plant next time! Some make these seeds into an oil called taramira oil which can be used for pickling, salad dressings, cooking, or even as a massage oil.

  • *Bolting is a growing term for when a plant prematurely runs to seed. Instead of putting its
    energy to producing leaves, it will produce seeds or flowers instead, often after a
    disrupted growing season or high heat.


FACT OR MYTH: Some say you can chew arugula to combat sour breath! If you’ve got the opportunity, give this a try and let us know: is it fact or myth?

Arugula, Mozzarella, Sun-dried Tomato, and Basil Oil Bruschetta

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  • 3 slices bread (homemade)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1 mozzarella (ball)
  • 4 sun dried tomatoes
  • basil leaves (to taste)
  • olive oil (to taste)
  • salt

Green Gazpacho

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  • 2 pounds English hothouse cucumbers (about 2 large), chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped arugula
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped mixed tender herbs (such as basil, parsley, cilantro, and/or mint)
  • 3 tablespoons (or more) sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • ¾ cup (or more) olive oil

L:inguine with Arugula, Garlic and Parmesan

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  • 12 ounces linguine or other dried pasta
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 7 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 very large handfuls (about 5 ounces) baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup freshly shredded or shaved Parmesan, plus extra for topping
  • (optional: 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts)

Spicy Chickpea Salad

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  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder/ garam masala
  • 2 tsp ginger, grated
  • 2 big cloves garlic, grated
  • A pinch of cinnamon powder
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • 2 cups arugula
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • ⅛ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 to 6 cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ English cucumber


  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Honey
  • Salt