A Rainbow of Colours at the Farmers’ Market!

We are starting to see an array of colours at the Farmers Market and it's only going to get more colourful and abundant from here! I think we can officially fill a rainbow with all the fresh fruit and veg we have out there! Let's take a look...   Red
  • tomatoes
  • raddishes
  • peppers
  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • beets
  • potatoes
  • carrots
  • tomatoes
  • beets
  • zucchini
  • yellow beans
  • salad mix
  • green beans
  • snap + shelling peas
  • zucchini
  • herbs
  • cucumbers
  • garlic scapes
  • cabbage
  • swiss chard
  • blueberries
  • eggplant
  • broccoli
  • radishes


This is the list, folks! See who you can find at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday, July 16th! 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!


Joyce Farms will have a potatoes, tomatoes, beans, peas and berries this Saturday at the Farmers Market! Come early for the best selection!


Have you tried this Bourbon Garlic Marmalade from Everything Garlic? They are a new vendor at our Farmers Market this year and have such a unique product! Everything Garlic is a versatile product. It can be used in Stews, Chilis, Marinades, Grilled Cheese, Seafood, Omelettes, or warm it up and put it on a piece of fresh bread!


You can find them outside every Saturday (except this Saturday) from 8am to 1pm near the Olive R. Twists patio! If your coming to the market this Saturday and want to check out what they have to offer, head over to Chris’ Country Cuts inside the market – he is selling there Garlic Oil, Garlic Sauce, and Garlic Marmalade!


Head over to Sungold’s stand this Saturday to shop their wide selection of veg! The first tomatoes and eggplant, green beans, chieftain new potatoes, beets, carrots, spinach, spring mix, onions, purple sprouting broccoli, sprouting cauliflower, chard, kale, radicchio, bok choy, basil, cabbage, fresh garlic romaine, and some other bits and bobs.


Looking for a new recipe to add to your dinner roster? Alex from Thames River Melons has you covered with  these Cheesy Smashed New Potatoes & Garlic Scapes! Head to the Recipes tab on there website to get all the details and to check out other recipes they have created! Click here!



  • 12small to medium-sized new potatoes
  • 10 garlic scapes
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Salt & Pepper
  • ½ cup cheese of choice
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce



  1. Place new potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then cook for8-10minutes, until they form small splits and are fork tender.

  2. While they boil, preheat the oven to 425°F and make the garlic scape topping.

  3. To make the scape topping, roughly chop the garlic scapes. Add to a blender along with ¼ cup water, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Blend until a rough, thick sauce forms.

  4. Transfer boiled potatoes to a baking sheet lined with parchment and smash down using a flat-bottomed cup.

  5. Top each potato with a dab of butter. Olive oil could work too! Next, top each potato with a teaspoon of the garlic scape sauce.

  6. Finally, sprinkle the shredded cheese over top of the potatoes.

  7. Place the prepared potatoes into the oven and bake for 12 minutes, until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

  8. While they bake, whisk together the hot sauce & Greek yogurt. Serve the smashed potatoes with your yogurt dip and enjoy!

Note: there will be leftover garlic scape sauce. Save this and use it for mixing into pasta or scrambled eggs or topping your burgers, sandwiches, or wraps.

Recipe developed and photographed by on-farm Registered Dietitian Alex Chesney


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

Connor Morand is an award-winning alternative pop singer-songwriter from London, Ontario. His crossover blend of contemporary pop with influences of hip hop and indie rock consistently push the boundaries of anything traditional and familiar. Connor’s combination of soaring vocal melodies and smooth guitar playing make for entertaining and lively shows in performances all around the world.


Frank Moreau will be performing on the Rotary Square this Saturday from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Frank Moreau is a composer/ saxophonist/ flautist and singer who also play keyboards. He has managed to access many cultures and styles in music from Latin / Caribbean/ R&B/ Blues to Jazz. His forte is improvisation, able to play unscripted by arranging on the spot. Frank has participated in the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival along w the Calgary and Winnipeg Jazz Festivals. He has played in jams in Las Vegas, Denver, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Minneapolis, Savannah, and London England. Starting out in Winnipeg he has been playing in bands and jams here in London after moving here in 2012.


This Saturday, join us in the market kitchen for our cooking class hosted by Kimi Abdullah. Kimi will be demonstrating how to make 2 summer salads!

July Cooking Class Schedule

July 16th | Kimi Abdullah

  • Summer Salads – Kathcumber Pasta Salad & Creamy Sesame Chicken Salad

July 23th | Kimi Abdullah

  • Breakfast Sandwiches

July 30th | Himadri Vyas

  • Mixed Vegetable Paneer Butter Masala & Paratha


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!


The SOKONI Monthly Market is a celebration of local Black-owned entrepreneurship. Sokoni is a Swahili word, which means “in the market”, “to the market”, “at the market”.


Discover the flavours, fabrics, and artistry of Black entrepreneurs in London, Ontario. A unique shopping experience for all age groups and cultures — explore, mingle and shop!

Vendors include:

  • Afrochic Community Couture
  • Kimi Beulah
  • Seventh Gemstones
  • African Queen Styles
  • Azoora
  • Crafted Crown
  • Achy’s Hair & Accesories
  • Stocious Living Inc

And more..

Hosted by NCCEEP (Nigerian Canadians for Cultural, Educational and Economic Progress)

Saturday, July 16 11AM to 5PM
2 hours FREE parking
Upstairs; Mezzanine (Elevator available)


Join us this Saturday and Sunday for the Colombian Gastronomy Festival outside on the Rotary Square! Two full days of food, music, entertainment, drinks and more! Music by @renzogarciadj


Saturday, July 16th 4PM to 11PM
Sunday, July 17th 12PM to 7PM


2 hours FREE parking
Outside; Rotary Square