Food Day Canada!

Hello, and happy Thursday, market friends! I hope everyone had a good market day last Saturday! Unfortunately, The Corn Crib was unable to make it out to the market last Saturday as their corn was not quite mature enough. This is the reality of farming, folks. Good food doesn't grow on demand, but when it's ready, it's fresh and delicious! They hope to be back this week, along with The Whole Grain Hearth! Last time they were scheduled to come, the heat wave made it near impossible to do any baking, but they hope to be back this week. Make sure to come by if you can as they won't be at our market every week this year! August is fast approaching, and so is the long weekend! I know many of you may be heading away for the weekend and won't be able to come out to the Farmers' Market this Saturday, but whether you spend your weekend with us or away, we hope it's a good one, and a safe one! This Saturday, August 1st, is also "Food Day Canada," a day to celebrate Canadian food and cuisine! Read below for some more information on this, and how to celebrate! And, as always, scroll down to find a list of who will be at the Farmers' Market this Saturday!

Food Day Canada

Food Day Canada – I’m not sure if you’ve heard of it, but it’s pretty neat! It all started in 2003 in response to the hardship placed on the agricultural community due to the sanctions placed on Canadian beef exports. The “World’s Longest Barbecue” was held in response, and its success has developed into Food Day Canada, celebrated on the Saturday before the Civic Holiday each year. This year, the annual mid-summer celebration of Canadian food and cuisine will be this Saturday, August 1st.

Shopping at the farmers’ market or actively sourcing local, fresh Canadian foods is a weekly and daily celebration of Canadian foods (and more specifically for us, South-Western Ontario foods). But, there is something special about setting aside one day each year to think about and reflect on the bounty that Canada offers us every day, three times a day, and to thank the growers, farmers, producers, chefs, home-cooks, and researchers who bring the food to our plates!

How should you celebrate Food Day Canada? There are no rules! Go out and find some local Canadian food, thank the farmer or producer, cook it up however you prefer, and ENJOY. It’s as easy as a trip to the Farmers’ Market.

Fun Happenings at our Market!

We have a few fun and safe things happening on our square this month, London!

  1. Saturday, August 1st: Socasize Class // Free Up London 2.0!
  • 2:30 to 4:30 PM
  • Pre-registration is required and tickets are available online for the Soca Class and for Chicken Roti
  • Click the link for more information!

2. Wednesday, August 5, 12, 19, 26: Wellness Wednesday Exercise Class with Downtown London! 

  • 9:30 to 10:30 AM
  • Pre-registration is required but the event is FREE
  • Click the link for more information!

Who Can you Find at the Outdoor Farmers' Market this Saturday?

This is the list, folks! See who you can find at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday, August 1st! 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!