March’s Market

The Market is bustling with excitement and activities this month:
Cooking Class:
  • Join us every Saturday in the Market kitchen from 11am-12pm. No registration required, it's first come, first served.
Farmers Market:
  • Every Saturday upstairs in the Mezzanine from 9am-1pm. Don't forget on March 30th 8am to 1pm, it is the first outdoor Farmers Market of the Season!
March Break Kids Events:
  • March 13th: Ricky Magic will be enchanting audiences from 11am-12pm.
  • March 14th: Enjoy a Bouncy Castle & Face Painting from 11am-1pm, and Mustang Desserts Cake Pop Decorating upstairs from 1pm-2pm.
  • March 15th: Delight in the magic of the Bubble Queen from 11am-12pm.
Maple Fest:
  • Join us upstairs on March 16th from 9am-1pm to celebrate Maple Fest with a bouncy castle, live music, maple products for sale & more!
  • Join us on the main floor near Magpie's Collected Creations for a kids craft zone!
Outdoor Farmers Market:
  • On March 30th, we're moving the Farmers Market back outside to the square from 8am-1pm. Don't miss the Kids Easter Workshop across from Magpie's from 9am-3pm.
Holiday Closure:
  • Please note that the Market will be closed on March 29th, March 31st, and April 1st for Easter

We can't wait to share the joy and fun with everyone this March!


Do you know the history of the Market?!

The Market dates back to 1835, when a patent was issued for a “public fair or mart” in the area of Richmond, Dundas, and King Streets.

In 1845, it found a permanent home, becoming the bustling heart of the city. Despite challenges post-World War 1, the Market persisted, and in 1958, a new chapter began with the formation of Covent Garden Market Building Inc.

In 1999, a new Market emerged, continuing its legacy as a center of commerce and community in London. With the Covent Garden Market’s fresh produce, gourmet foods, unique gifts, Public Square, seasonal outdoor farmers’ Market, ice rink, and regular family events, it continues to build on its long and rich traditions!

The Market is soaring with history and still stands as a staple to London. We still have a few amazing vendors that were here when the Marker was being rebuilt in 1999.


Easter’s just around the corner and Chris’ Country Cuts is your go-to spot for all your Easter dinner needs!:

  • Fresh Ontario Lamb:
      • Sourced weekly from a small family farm called Fowl Play Farms near Thamesford.
  • Schinkels Hams:
      • Bone-in traditional smoked or honey-glazed spiral options available, along with 1/2 black forest hams for smaller gatherings.
  • Brunch Essentials:
      • Indulge in peameal bacon, side bacon, 28 sausage flavours, farm-fresh eggs from Frisa Farms, and artisanal bagels and bread are from La Noisette bakery here in London!

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Preorder now to ensure you have the perfect Easter feast!


Discover Downtown London’s exclusive bulk store, My Spice Thyme the Market! Offering an array of spices, baking essentials, herbal teas, candies and so much more!


Exciting News Coming This Spring! Brace yourselves as the famous Culberts Bakery from Goderich gears up to join the Market family! Since the 1800s, they’ve delighted their customers with fresh treats like sticky loaves, old recipe cookies and their very special cream puff donuts They even carry a great array of different types of fresh breads We can hardly contain our excitement for this delicious addition! See you in spring, ready to indulge, Culberts fans!


Join us in the market kitchen for our cooking class hosted by Polina Shadman. Polina will be demonstrating how to make an Aab Goosht – easy one pot beef stew!


  • Saturday, March 9 | Polina Shadman – Aab Goosht (easy one pot beef stew)
  • Saturday, March 16 | Nancy Salamanca – Skor Shortbread Cookies
  • Saturday, March 23 | Polina Shadman – Macaroni (Persian spaghetti)
  • Saturday, March 30 | Jaime Pena – Shrimp Ceviche

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


Heading down to the Market this weekend? Make sure to stop by the Farmers Market 9am to 1pm. For the month of March it will be taking place back upstairs in the Mezzanine!

Attending Farmers Market Vendors


A spring market celebrating the arrival of spring and coinciding with the Iranian New Year, ‘Nowruz’ (meaning ‘New Day’). Inspired by the vibrant markets in Iran during this season, Polina’s Nostalgic Treats aims to evoke nostalgia from her birthplace, offering a unique experience to fellow Canadians.

The Now Ruz Spring Market will feature local Iranian artists, handcrafts, Iranian sweets, Saffron, locally grown wheat sprouts, and spring flowers to name a few. In addition, there will be live Persian music and kids’ activities. All are welcome and free admission.

Taking place here at the Covent Garden Market on March 16th 2pm-6pm and March 17th 11am-4pm upstairs in the Mezzanine.