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Halloween! 🎃⁣

Happy Thursday! Who can believe that we're nearing the end of October already and that Halloween is this weekend? We are so excited to celebrate this spooky holiday! While we can't host our traditional Pumpkin Patch event this year, we can still celebrate and have fun in a safe way. Look below for more details! Don't forget that this weekend is also the last time that 519Pursuit will be at the Farmers' Market so make sure to bring your sock donations! The pledge will be continuing until the middle of November so if you forget, there is still time to donate at their donation centres. Also, check below for our vendor list - something exciting is that Dee from Made From Scratch will be at the market this Saturday! She'll only be joining us for a few weekends before Christmas so make sure to say hello!

Halloween at the Market!🎃⁣

This Saturday, October 31st, 10AM-Noon!⁣

Kids, show off those costumes and don’t forget your Mask! 🦹‍♀️🦸‍♂️⁣ Head up to the Mezzanine, search for a small cut out pumpkin and once you find it- you get a TREAT Bag! 🍭

There will be an opportunity to win Market Gift Certificates by guessing the weight of a giant PUMPKIN! ⁣And- get photo ready for a fun photo op with the Family! 👻We will have an amazing photo wall for your chance to grab Halloween pictures! Make sure to tag us in those photos for a chance to win even more! ⁣

✨100 treat bags available, limit 1 treat bag per child✨⁣

 

Fall Planting

You’re probably all aware that it’s harvest season across Ontario – but did you know that there’s also a lot of planting happening right now? Farmers plant seeds in the fall, too!

Garlic, for example, is planted in the fall and needs cold days to grow and split. Leafy greens, onions and carrots, among many others, can also be planted in the fall for a winter, spring, or even summer harvest!

Some flower varieties like tulips and peonies are also planted in the fall. This photo from The Wandering Bee Farm is of the farm family planting peonies to be cut and enjoyed in a few years!

Farming requires a lot of planning and hard work and we are so thankful for the wonderful people who do that work for us!

#thankafarmer #farmersfeedcities

Vendor Updates!

It’s nearing the end of some of our vendor’s seasons and that means some changes.

This Saturday will be the last Saturday that Joyce Farms will be with us. Sungold Market Garden and AppleMeadow Organics are also nearing the end of their seasons – they will definitely be here this weekend and may be here for a couple of more weeks, depending on weather and other factors!

This doesn’t mean that all of our farmers are leaving! Orchard Hill Farm, Thames River Melons, Fisher’s Fungi Farm, Lynch Farms, and Greystead Gardens will be with us until December 19, and Janssens Farm Fresh Produce may join us for a few weeks in November and December as well. Blanbrook Bison and Den Besten Trout Farm will also be with us until the end of December and we may see Dave’s Beef & Lamb and Carver’s Natural Farms pop their heads in every so often as well!

Additionally, we have many other vendors joining us who were with us for the summer, or new vendors who are only joining for November and December. So don’t you worry! We have many exciting things in store for the Farmers’ Market and can’t wait to ring in the holidays with you all. In the meantime, check below for who will be at the market this weekend!

Who Can You Find at the Farmers' Market this Saturday?

This is the list, folks! See who you can find at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday, October 31st! 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!

Live Music (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.): Rick McGhie

Extra: 519Pursuit Sock Drive (this is the last time) and, as always, Mark’s Fine Meats will have sliders!

Monday to Saturday: 8am - 6pm