Hello September!

This summer seemed to pass in the blink of an eye. It's hard to believe September is here already, and it's back-to-school time! Let's take a moment to recap the exciting weekend we just had. Our always-loved Farmers Market kicked off as usual on Saturday, running from 8 am to 1 pm. But the excitement didn't stop there; later in the day, the Mom Market was in the square from 3 pm to 7 pm, a day filled with market goodness! On Sunday, the Manifest Music Festival took center stage, keeping the fun going. With it being the long weekend, we were closed on Monday.
Now, let's take a sneak peek at what's in store for you this week. Our Farmers Market is on, bright and early, from 8 am to 1 pm. If you're a food enthusiast, attend our cooking class from 11 am to 12 pm. The best part? It's free; no registration is required - it's first-come, first-served. Then, on Sunday, we're thrilled to present the Kokedama Workshop, hosted by Of The Earth Co., from 3 pm to 7 pm.
Looking ahead, mark your calendars and get excited because the Multicultural Market is returning on September 17th. Get ready to savour delicious foods and discover incredible artisan finds. It's an event you will want to attend!


Thank you for coming back; this is our Eighth installment of Vendor Highlights, where we dive in and explore a different vendor each week, allowing you to learn more about them and discover their story and some hidden gems. Today, we would like you to have a glimpse at the story behind Hasbeans.

In the heart of Hasbeans Coffee lies a story that’s as warm and comforting as the brew itself. The journey begins in 1969 when Paul Smith, affectionately known as Papa, embarked on an extraordinary roasting adventure. It was a time when coffee roasting was a hidden gem, a secret world waiting to be discovered.

Paul’s journey began with a whisper from his son, who lived in sunny California, about this intriguing concept: coffee roasting. This ignited a spark in Paul’s heart; he knew deep down that this concept was bound to resonate and flourish in their neck of the woods.

Fast-forward to today, coffee roasting has become a widespread art. Yet, what truly sets Hasbeans Coffee apart is its rich history and the tight-knit family that’s been pouring their hearts into every cup. When Joel (Paul’s grandson), the current owner, stepped into the family business, he couldn’t have predicted the depth of passion that would course through him. In 2018, Joel officially took the reins, continuing the legacy that his Papa lovingly started. Just like his grandfather, Joel fell entranced with his love of coffee.

The African Violet blend is one of the most cherished gems in Joel’s coffee repertoire. This coffee creation is a heartfelt tribute to the man who laid the foundation, his Papa. The name is a testament to Paul’s profound love for the delicate African Violet flower which covered his home.

For Joel, it’s not just the incredible aroma of roasting beans that brightens his day at the Market; it’s the smiles and familiar faces that greet him daily. It’s the sense of community that’s been cultivated over decades, shared within one cup of coffee at a time.

In an age where coffee businesses have boomed, Hasbeans Coffee remains a testament to the enduring power of love and family ties. It’s not just about the coffee; it’s about the heart, the soul, and the warmth that fills every cup, drawing people back time and time again. If you’ve had the pleasure of sipping from Hasbeans’ brew, you know every cup is a blend of love, served with a big smile and a hearty laugh, making it more than just a coffee shop; it’s a home away from home.

Vendor highlights are all about shining a spotlight on the heart and soul of each vendor and learning more about the who, the what and the why around their story. If you’ve enjoyed this journey, join us again next week for another vendor and a new highlight as we continue celebrating the outstanding contributors that make our Market a genuinely magical place.


This is the list, folks! See who you can find at the Outdoor Farmers’ Market this Saturday, September 9th from 8AM to 1PM on the Rotary Square. Click on their names to find information on pre-orders and to learn more about their farms and businesses! 


Friends of the London Public Library will be here this Saturday outside at our Farmers’ Market with many books for sale! Proceeds raised by the book sales support enhancements to the library programs and services. Friends of the London Public Library is a volunteer organization that provides community support for our library system in London, Ontario. The Friends’ mandate is to advocate on behalf of the Library and to raise funds to provide value-added enhancements to Library programs and services.


Aidan Hough will be performing on the Rotary Square this Saturday from 8:30am to 10:30am.

20-year-old Aidan Hough has spent more than half of his life singing and playing guitar, and now this recent graduate of the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College, in London, Ontario, is ready to take his talents to bigger stages in his hometown and beyond. If you are within earshot of this developing singer/songwriter while he is performing, his infectious tone and impressive range draws you in, making it difficult to turn away.


Shelly Faris & Guy Miskelly will be performing on the Rotary Square this Saturday from 11am to 1pm.

Shelly Faris (vocals) & Guy Miskelly (guitar) give an entertaining and fun performance of songs from the 50s to today. They’ll have you tappin’ your feet, singing along & even full-out dancing to the many different off the cuff tunes, while making you laugh and feel like you’re in the comfort of your own living room!! Come on out & have a ball with the Off The Kcuf duo 😎


This Saturday, join us in the market kitchen for our cooking class hosted by Doreen Kool. Doreen will be demonstrating how to make Lentil Kabobs on Celeriac & Chicken Celeriac Tacos on Lentil Shells.


  • Saturday, September 9 | Doreen Kool – Lentil Kabobs on Celeriac & Chicken Celeriac Tacos on Lentil Shells
  • Saturday, September 16 | Kimi Abdullah – Fall Salads
  • Saturday, September 23 | Polina Shadman – Persian Appetizers – Gluten free & some vegan options available
  • Saturday, September 30 | Jaime Pena – Burgers

Doors open at 10:40am, class starts at 11am. No registration is required. First come, first served.