February Fun

Did January fly by in the blink of an eye, or is it just me? I feel like just yesterday it was New Year’s Day, and I was excited about the fact that I made it through two years of this pandemic without getting COVID... but boy did I jynx it! Unfortunately, my new year started off much different than expected. What I thought was going to be a fresh start to the New Year with a new job, celebrating friends who are expecting and newly engaged, actually turned into being stuck in the house for over a week with COVID watching endless Netflix series, doing puzzles, and playing Crazy Eight Countdown with my partner eating homemade soup from my mom. Although the downtime was nice after the Christmas holidays, I was completely ready and prepared to get out of the house and get the new year started on a productive note. Oh well, my dogs did not complain and loved every extra minute of snuggle time! Now that I have been in the office for a couple weeks, I am feeling excited about what is to come this year with our Farmers’ Market and the events we are planning throughout the year!

First Indoor Farmers' Market

I am filled with joy for our local vendors and our customers that we are able to put on the Indoor Farmers’ Market this year as last year’s market was cancelled. We have an amazing bunch of vendors coming together to sell their local food, products, baked goods, etc. each Saturday upstairs in the Mezzanine from 9AM-1PM starting Saturday, February 5th with Live Music every weekend! This week we will have live music from Donald Waugh!


Saturday Vendor List: 

La Houlette De Vie

Carver’s Natural Farms

Greystead Gardens

The Den Bestens Trout Farm

Blanbrook Bison Farm

Harvest Moon Trading Co.

Kynk Naturals

Nightingale Pie Co.

Pillitteri Estates Winery

Helm Baked

Elgin Harvest

Vaka Chocolate

Pied Piper Treats

Proper Heathen Hot Sauce

Cooking Classes

As you know, each week we host a cooking class upstairs in the Market Kitchen. This class has become very popular, and we are beyond excited to see so many people interested in expanding their knowledge on local food: where to find it, what to do with it, how to eat it, and why to LOVE it. I hope to start organizing our weekly cooking classes in the Market Kitchen and aim to have this in effect by mid February to early March.

If you are interested in being a Saturday Chef this year between February and December, please email so you can be added to the email list! We will be organizing the cooking classes similar to last year, through Eventbrite. We want to ensure we have the proper amount of people within the kitchen to safely social distance and follow any restrictions in place at the time. Please stay tuned for more information to sign up for these classes!

Beet Ravioli - Calendar Recipe

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.

Devon’s Beet Ravioli (4 portions)

Beet Puree

2 small beets (approx. 200 g)

Simmer the beets until fork tender, peel and puree.

For the dough

2 Cups AP flour

5 Lg Egg yolks

1 Whole egg

1 Tbs Olive oil

¼ Cup Beet puree

1 Tsp Kosher salt

Pour the flour in a mound on a clean work surface, make a well in the center. Pour egg, olive oil, beet puree and salt into the well and use a fork to begin incorporating flour into the egg mixture.  Once the flour is incorporated begin to knead by hand.  Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.  Cover and rest 30 minutes.

Ravioli filling

6 Baby golden beets, roasted and chopped

½ Cup Ricotta

½ Cup Chevre

½ Cup Walnuts, roasted and chopped

1 Tbs Mint, chopped

Combine the cheese, walnuts, mint and beet puree. Season.

Root vegetable cream sauce

1 Lg Parsnip, chopped

¾ Cup Rutabaga, peeled and diced

4 cloves Garlic, smashed

2 Cups 35% cream

1 Cup Vegetable stock

3 Tbs Butter

Combine all ingredients in a medium pot and cook gently until the vegetables are very tender. Transfer to a high speed blender and pure until very smooth.   Adjust consistency with a little extra vegetable stock if needed.

Upcoming Events

Valentine’s Day Farmers’ / Artisan Market

When: Saturday February 12th

Where: Upper Level; Mezzanine

Time: 9AM-1PM

What: In combination with our ongoing Farmers’ Market, we will have 15 Artisan Vendors ready to show off and sell their handmade crafts, art, jewellery, etc for Valentine’s Day

Bonus: 100 treats to the first 100 people (a rose from Forget Me Not Flowers or Bloomers at the Market, a cookie from Laura’s Cookies, and a Seed Tag from Artful Designer)


Valentine’s Day Mini Photoshoot

What: Professional Mini Photoshoot from North London Lens

When: Friday, February 11th & Saturday, February 12th

Where: Rotary Square Skating Rink

Time: 3PM-5PM

Cost: $125.00

How to Book: Message North London Lens on Instagram or email him at

Bonus: Hot beverages and treats of your choice will be provided for your shoot as well as $25 from each session goes directly to 519 Pursuit and the Market will provide each booking with a $20 Gift Certificate to use at any vendor within the Market.


Date Nights on the Square


Friday, February 11th 4PM-8PM

Saturday, February 12th 12PM-4PM
Monday, February 14th 4PM-8PM (Valentine’s Day)
Friday February 18th 4PM-8PM
Saturday, February 19th 4PM-8PM
Monday, February 21st 12P-4PM (Family Day)
Friday, February 25th 4PM-8PM
Saturday, February 26th 12PM-4PM
Outside on the Rotary Square / Skating Rink
Live DJ, Hot Drink & Comfort Food Vendors, Heated Patio @ Oliver R. Twist
Photo ops, Memories, Light show on Friday nights

Vendor Decoration - Voters Giveaway

As you may notice while walking through the market, our vendors are participating in a Market Vendor Decoration Challenge.  For February our theme is Valentine’s Day and there will be 3 prizes given out to the vendors who have received the most votes for best decorated store.

There will be a ballot box on the calendar table (across from The Chocolate Factory), where you can enter to vote for your favourite decorated store. Everyone who votes has the chance to win an amazing gift basket to be won for one lucky individual who has entered their ballot. Contest details will also be posted on our Facebook and Instagram page; however, entries can only be in done in person at the market. The draw date for all prizes will be Tuesday February 15th, so come stop by, take a look at each vendors decorations while you’re shopping and make sure to vote for a chance to win a gift basket!

The Market is OPEN!

The Market is open Monday – Saturday 8AM-6PM.

Here’s who’s open…


Havaris Produce

Doris Family Prouce

Butchers, Seafood, Poultry:

Chris’s Country Cuts

Mark’s Fine Meats

Seoul Seafood Shoppe

Cheese, Dips, Sauces:

Smith Cheese

Organic, Health Food Store:

Homeopathy London

Foods of the World:

Alo Chicken


Cucina Italiana

Seoul Seafood Shoppe

Hot Oven

Kleiber’s Deli

Mercado Burrito

Mona’s Shawarma & Grill

Rice Box

Thai Delight

The Salad Bowl

The New Delhi Deli

The Piping Kettle

Olive-Me & Co.

Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Frozen Desserts, Baked Goods:


The Tea Haus

Better Blend Smoothie Bar

The Ice Cream Bowl

Chocolate Factory

Market Cafe

Pastry Culture

International Bakery


Carpe Diem Massage (By appt. only)

Market Lottery

Mr. Kwik Fix

London Community Foundations

Flowers & Gifts:

Bloomer’s at the Market

Magpie’s Collected Creations

Forget-Me-Not Flowers & More

Happy Wear

Tina’s Treasury


Olive R Twists (519-204-9184)

Waldo’s on King (519-318-5029)

Tanakaya (519-850-8838)