July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022
This is the list, folks! See who you can find at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday, July 30th! 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!
London Cycle Link is a volunteer-driven organization that advocates on behalf of all Londoners to make London a safe, healthy, cycle-friendly city. Partnering with local businesses, community groups, non-profit organizations, and city hall, London Cycle Link campaigns for better bike lanes and roads, promotes cycling safety to both motorists and cyclists, and organizes events and promotions to get more cyclists on the road.
Helm Baked is welcoming PEACH season with a Gluten-Free Cinnamon Peach Loaf with Vanilla Glaze! They will also have a Blueberry Corn Cobbler; these mini cobblers are perfect to share, made with DeFauw’s blueberries and a crumble of fresh corn kernels and cornmeal. Find these gluten-free baked goods and more 8am to 1pm at the Farmers Market or until sold out!
“Say No to Hunger.” Never has there been a more appropriate business slogan than that of our newest food vendor, Rob, AKA The Brisket Man!
You’ll love this classic Southern BBQ; smoked on site using local hardwood in a massive custom built smoker. Bring your appetite because you are going to love the drool worthy brisket and tangy pulled pork. Served “classic” with all the fixins’ or piled high on a sandwich. You will leave satisfied.
The Brisket Man caters weddings and parties; his meats can also be purchased by the pound on weekends. “It’s the best way to feed a crowd,” says Rob. We’d have to agree.
Mulberry Moon Farms sweet summer mini cabbages are back! Come get them (and beets, salad mix, garlic, cucumbers, kale, young onions, and tomatoes for the early birds) this Saturday!
Ever bought a big cabbage, cooked half of it for a meal and then found it languishing in the fridge weeks later?
Mulberry started growing mini cabbages by mistake (aka weed pressure) but found people were pretty into them. So now they space them out on purpose to be small.
These cabbages are not your grocery store variety. They are light, fresh, crisp and sweet – full of flavour. They love them in coleslaw. And if you happen to forget them in your fridge…. They do last a really long time!
Zoolbia & Bamieh back on the menu this Saturday from Polina’s Nostalgic Treats!
What Is Zoolbia?
Zoolbia is a sweet, crunchy Iranian fritter typically served alongside a cup of tea. The sweet fritter consists of corn starch, yogurt, and flour that is lightly fermented, added to a squeeze bottle, and deep-fried in hot oil. The result is a crispy tangle of dough that resembles funnel cake.
Lucas Tensen will be performing on the Rotary Square this Saturday, July 30th from 8:30am to 10:30am.
Lucas Tensen uses his skills as a multi-instrumentalist, instrument maker, vocalist and songwriter to facilitate interactive community events, performances and workshops. After years of classical training as a cellist, Lucas travelled to Senegal in 2008 to learn the kora. Using gourds and wooden salad bowls as resonators, Lucas now makes koras of various shapes and sizes. He also plays the Japanese shakuhachi flute, the rav drum (an instrument similar to the hang drum) and vintage aluminum pots transformed into singing bowls.
Donald Waugh will be performing this Saturday, July 30th from 11am to 1pm on the Rotary Square.
A little background on Donald Waugh…
“I was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. I started playing the piano at the age of 7 with encouragement from my parents. When I was 17 years old, I found my brother-in-law’s bass guitar and by the next morning I had taught myself the bass lines to a few songs. My passion for the bass guitar and for music in general grew from there.
When I started College, I became serious about my music career. I studied visual arts, Jazz theory and the bass guitar at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica. During my studies my main influences were the various bands I performed in; the Javier Latin Jazz Band, the Jill Gibson Trio and the Kathy Brown Band, which allowed me to tour all around Jamaica.
During my final year of college, I started my own band called Airplai®. For the next four years my sole focus was on Airplai® Band, which was my first independent endeavor. I was then approached by GeeJam Studios to audition for their band, the Jolly Boys. This was not a simple task as I needed to learn to play the banjo. I arrived early for the audition and in three hours I taught myself how to play the banjo with the help of Mr. Google. For the next year I toured with the Jolly Boys around Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East. During my time with the Jolly Boys, I collaborated on an album project called Quantum Reggae with song writer, Jim Belleau, and musician/singer/song writer, Maroghini.
I am also the owner and founder of Airplai® Productions, where we do album production, song writing, composing/arranging, video editing, film scoring, and jingles. Also, over a decade ago, I created the Perfect10course, which continues to offer online music lessons for bass guitar, guitar, drums, and piano. In 2013, I was discovered online by an agent, which led me to my current venture as a Solo Bassist/Guitarist onboard cruise ships.
In 2014, I released my first solo album, Just Passing Through, under the label Airplai®️ Productions. This project was ten years in the making. My second album, Feel Brand New, was released at the end of 2016. My most recent album, Early Days, was released in the summer of 2018. I’m very excited to announce that my fourth album is currently in the works and will be out very soon! All my albums are available on iTunes, GooglePlay and Amazon right now to download.”
This Saturday, join us in the market kitchen for our cooking class hosted by Himadri Vyas. Himadri will be demonstrating how to make her favourite breakfast sandwiches!
July Cooking Class Schedule
July 30th | Himadri Vyas
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! Here’s how it works:
Pick out your own geode and wait to see what surprises are within!
Price for admission is just the price of your geode or geodes so enjoy and have fun!
Something ELECTRIC is in the air!
Electric Market is a free, all-ages music series outside the Covent Garden Market in the Rotary Square. The Electric Market features some of the best local DJs and their styles of electronic dance music, a licensed tented area, live artists, craft vendors, food trucks, games, giveaways and an illuminated electric dance floor which will come to life at night.
Our 1st event on July 9th brought close to 600 people together to dance in our downtown core and thus smashed all our expectations and showed why our local DJs are some of the best around. For our final weekend on Saturday, July 30th, we plan to take things to another level with a fresh new DJ lineup, different vendors and some other welcomed additions.
Follow Electric Market’s Facebook page for all the event info: http://www.facebook.com/electricmarketlondon
Join us on the first Saturday of each month from June until September for our Pop Up Artisan Market upstairs in the Mezzanine! We’ve got a stellar group of local artisans ready to help you find unique gifts for baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, or even just to spoil yourself! We will have FREE face painting in Blue Lounge as well as local musicians performing upstairs to make your Saturday stroll through the market that much more enjoyable!
Check out what vendors will be here below! Click on their name, give them a follow, and check out some of the items they have to offer!
Cora & Co; polymer clay accessories
Pixie Painthings; foraged botanical resin jewelry & art
Oh That’s Neat; clay jewelry & accessories
Sophie Magic Bow; Brazilian handmade kids accessories
Simple Key Home Decor; farm house / vintage / modern décor and accessories
The Risen Co.; ethically conscious candles, soaps & crochet
Rosie Co.; dog bandanas & accessories
Magdalena’s Minerals; crystals & crystal accessories
Bubba & Little Mel’s Crayon Co.; 100% non toxic crayons (names, shapes & custom designs)
Solaire Sprout; embroidery / jewelry / candles
Craftyma’s Creation’s by JJ; personalized, uplifting handmade gifts
Two Cities Co., unique, timeless and trend setting jewelry
Ghosted; small batch hot sauce
MADart London; art
A Vow To My Skin; 100% natural & organic oils
Azoora; bags & bling
Butterfly Craft Studio; creative handmade bags and mugs
Love, Calista; jewelry handcrafted with love
Next Sunday, August 7th 11am to 5pm – Minosa Bar, Food Vendors, Live Music and more! Stay tuned for more details!