Cooking Classes are BACK this Saturday!

Wow. I was looking through photos yesterday of Market earlier this year and last year and also from the early years of Market. Some vendors then didn't even have canopies, just umbrellas over their tables! I immediately wondered what they did when it rained. The Rotary Clock was also missing! How different the Market looks with no clock - almost like a different building. There was also a photo of Shirley from Blanbrook Bison Farm with what I believe are her children when they were probably under 10! It goes to show you just how long their family has been a part of our Market now that those same children are fully grown and starting their own families. Some things were the same in the photos, though. Armloads of dill, baskets and baskets of cucumbers, a table full of bread... Thankfully, some things never change.

Indoor Cooking Classes

They’re Back! As we said last week, Indoor Cooking Classes are Back!

Classes run on Saturdays from 11AM to 12PM, starting with a cooking demonstration and ending with a sample of the dish. Classes are free but require registration. We have limited spaces at this time, and guests are asked to book by table with their friends/family as if making a dinner reservation. Of course, please feel welcome to book a table for yourself if coming alone.

  • If there is space left on the day, we will accept walk-ins!

COVID protocols: Attendees will be asked to screen before entry, provide contact info for contact tracing, wash their hands, and show proof of vaccination with proper ID. Masks are also mandatory until instructed by the chef to remove masks to sample the meal.


Here is the link to book a table. Each table has four seats and you can book for a group of friends! All dates are available to be booked, and as we book our chefs, we will update the description. This Saturday’s chef is Ankita Vaidya! You’ll notice that we also have Sue Helm booked to lead a class which we are very excited for (it’s her first one in her three years of being a vendor!).

Please note: Doors open 20 minutes before the class starts.


Speaking of cooking classes, all recipes from this summer should now be uploaded on our website! If there is one you can’t find, please shoot me a message and I will upload it!

Here’s the link for easy access.

Simply filter to just recipes without blogs and the list will be available.

Let me know which recipe was your favourite from this year! And, is there something you’d love a chef to teach? We might be able to make that happen!

Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

Whoops. We forgot to tell you who won the costume contest on Halloween! We announced it on Instagram but unfortunately not here. The winners are: (*drum roll…*)

1st Place: Wandering Bee Family (dressed as the Wizard of Oz characters)

2nd Place: Hallie from Orchard Hill Farm (dressed as Eowyn from Lord of the Rings)

3rd Place: Ellen from Orchard Hill Farm (dressed as Ted Lasso from the show with the same name)

Dan received a basket of Market goods as their prize. (The only prize I’d like to win!)


We’ve got a lot going on at Market this weekend! Here are some things to look out for!

  • Dee is back! I’m sure you’re all familiar but Dee makes wonderful baked goods and will be back for a few different weeks throughout Nov and Dec. This weekend is one of them! Make it count!
  • Joyce Farms is still with us! While Applemeadow and Wandering Bee Farm and also Thames River Melons have now said their good-byes for the Winter, Joyce Farms plans to be at Market for longer! They will still have some veg, depending on the weather and what they can get from the field, but they will also have more things that you can usually only find at their Farm Store! Baked goods, décor, and more, friends! Coming at you this Saturday. (P.S. Wandering Bee is joining us for our special Christmas Market on Dec 2, 3, and 4 ~ you’ll see them again soon!)
  • Did you enjoy the fresh hot drinking chocolate from Vaka last Saturday? Because it’s back again this weekend! It looked and smelled and tasted like heaven. Knowing it’s ethically sourced, locally made, true chocolate? That’s just the perfect bonus.
  • I hope you’ve introduced yourself to Erik already from Belvedere Lavender Farm! They will be with us for the rest of the season. They sell lavender products made from their own lavender that they grow nearby in Woodstock!
  • Embellish Co. is also back this week with handmade hats, slippers, blankets, accessories, and more! They are absolutely beautiful – Doreen came to Market on a Thursday in October and we can’t wait for more of you to see her beautiful products this weekend AND next!
  • Like we said last week, Joy from Wreaths with Joy (Empire Valley Farm) is also back! Right now, she’s planning to be at Market with her wreaths and other holiday décor for only three weeks, so make sure to make it count!

Saturday Vendor List

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