Meet your Farmer!
SATURDAY FARMERS’ MARKET 2021
April through December | 8 AM to 1 PM | Outside on the Rotary Square
THURSDAY FARMERS’ MARKET *NOW OPEN*
June 17 through October | 4 PM to 7 PM | Outside on the Rotary Square
Eat & shop local in the heart of London!
Share the passion for locally-grown food direct from local farmers, growers and producers. The vendors selling at the Farmers’ Market “grow it, raise it, bake it, or make it”!
Explore Our Outdoor Vendors
Pied Piper Co.
Danielle’s mother Janet has been making the No-Bite Brownie recipe for over 20 years and it’s been a hit with not only their dogs, but dogs of all kinds. Janet would gift the treats to friends and sell them at dog rescue functions for charity. Actually, this is where their name comes from because after…
Polina’s Nostalgic Treats
Polina’s Nostalgic Treats specialises in re-creating beloved memories through food. Polina’s products of Persian Nostalgic treats includes: Bastani, Faloodeh, Zoolbia and Bamieh.
Nightingale Pie Co.
Mary Bradshaw started her very first bakery, Sweet & Savory Baked Goods, in rural Vermont in 1980. Since returning to Canada in 1984, she has been a fixture of the London, ON food scene. For years, Mary was the general manager of Sebastian’s gourmet markets until she opened her own business in 1998. A Couple…
London Sandwich Co
London Sandwich Co. is a catering service committed to quality, handcrafted foods, specifically those placed between two slices of delicious locally baked bread.
Proper Heathen Hot Sauce
Proper Heathen Hot Sauce makes quintessential Hot Sauces and Capsaicin Affiliations. All sauces are concocted in small batches by owner Dave Ripley in London, Ontario.
Entangled Roots is an herb & flower farm and beekeeping operation in London, ON. They use organic practices guided by permaculture and grounded in community. Becky, the farmer, has a variety of seedlings, peppers, flowers, fresh and dried herbs, honey, beeswax products, and more at the market, depending on the season’s offerings.
Preserving Traditions, Raising Expectation. Chef Cindy from Elgin Harvest brings you wood-fired pizzas, frozen for your convenience. Cindy is a professional chef and local food advocate with a mobile wood-fired oven and vegetable garden in St. Thomas, Ontario. She melds unique flavours with seasonal food offerings to bring you delicious ‘zas.
London Brewing Co-operative
From plough to pint! The London Brewing Co-operative is one of two independent craft breweries in Ontario producing certified organic beer. As a worker’s co-operative, they balance people, planets, and profits to bring you delicious beer from people who support our community and live the mantra: “local matters.”
Da Costa is a local London, Ontario company that produces stone and leather hand made jewelry. They source stones from the Provinces and various countries around the world, and create unique one-of-a-kind pieces that Londoners have been enjoying for over 8 years.
Applemeadow Organics is a succession family farm since 1964. In 2008, they transitioned to a certified organic farm. Their goal is striving for harmony, and emphasize good tasting, local certified organic produce. Applemeadow Organics grows cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, garlic, spinach, beans, kale, onions and more.
Janssens Farm Fresh Produce
Janssens Farm Fresh Produce is a small family farm located just 25 minutes southwest of London in Appin, Ontario. The Janssens family have been growing a wide variety of quality farm fresh fruit and vegetables since 1984 and have been attending the Covent Garden Market for some time now. They grow apples, potatoes, tomatoes, beans,…
Vaka Chocolate is a local chocolatery in London, Ontario that crafts chocolate from bean to bar. Their products range from bars, ice-cream, spreads, pouches, snacks, and more. Vaka uses transparently-traded cacao bought from cacao brokers they know, admire and trust, paired with wholesome, plant-based ingredients that are ethically sourced, organic and local. This, all wrapped…
Wandering Bee Farm
The Wandering Bee Farm has beautiful floral bouquets assembled using fresh cut flowers from their farm in Thorndale.
The Den Besten Rainbow Trout Farm
The Den Bestens smoke their own fresh rainbow trout. The smoked trout comes in seven flavours including but not limited to Maple, Dutch Seasoned, Cajun, Plain. Their trout can also be purchased frozen raw.
Carver’s Natural Farms
Meet Darryl and Shauna Carver and their family from Carver’s Natural Farms! We love having their littles at the market with us and seeing their smiles and adventures every Saturday! Located in Petrolia, Carver’s Natural Farms is a small, family run farm that first began raising chickens only for their own consumption. They soon decided…
Berrylicious Fruit Farm
Located in Burgessville, Berrylicious Fruit Farm is owned and operated by Wendy and Don Colcuc. Their focus is blueberries but they grow a variety of fresh produce including raspberries, elderberries, potatoes, corn, pumpkins and more!
The Whole Grain Hearth
“My goal is to provide my family and friends with the healthiest most digestible bread possible. To reach this goal I’m committed to only using natural sourdough yeast in my breads, as well using freshly milled organic grains.” – Richard Placzek, Owner of The Whole Grain Hearth Richard, the owner and titled “bread guy,” Sammy,…
Orchard Hill Farm
Orchard Hill Farm is a 93 acre organic farm powered by Suffolk Punch draft horses, established in 1979 by Ken and Martha Laing. Orchard Hill Farm is blessed with excellent soils and a spectacular view. It is located on a ridge northwest of the village of Sparta (Ontario, Canada), near the north shore of Lake…
Eric’s Wood Bin
Eric’s Wood Bin is dedicated to providing locally grown, air and slow-kiln dried wood slabs. Great for any home project! They also complete custom furniture by request, specializing in shelves, tables, cutting boards, and charcuterie boards. They will be at the Outdoor Farmers’ Market on the second Saturday of every month, or you can set…
Dave and Dominga operate a small farm in Denfield ON, following the principles of Elliot Coleman. They have produce all year long using traditional techniques for winter growing. Greystead Gardens grows over 50 different vegetables and herbs, including a variety of leafy greens, root vegetables, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and so much more! Located in northwest…
Sue Helm and her daughters work together to bring you home baked goods. Always delicious and almost always Gluten Free. Sue Helm has always loved baking for her family of six who, like the rest of us I’m sure, love to eat baked goods! When her son was diagnosed with celiac disease, that love did…
La Houlette de Vie
La Houlette De Vie translates to “The Staff of Life” a phrase that makes reference to bread’s role as an important diet staple the world. This bread will fill you up for hours with nutrients that aren’t found in bread that has been mass produced. All of Seth’s doughs are naturally fermented and made with…
Thames River Melons
Based in Innerkip, Ontario the Chesney’s goal is to provide sustainable, local produce for families. Thames River melons have a variety of produce throughout the year, starting with asparagus in the spring, berries and melons in the summer and moving into squash and pumpkins in the fall! They began with one acre of cantaloupe in…
Sungold Market Garden
Operating on less than one acre and guided by the principles of bio-intensive, ecological production, Andrew grows a range of seasonal produce and herbs. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pillitteri Estates Winery
Since arriving in Niagara on the Lake, Canada in 1948, the Pillitteri family has been committed to creating a legacy for generations to follow. Now, over six decades later, Pillitteri Estates Winery proudly continues a family tradition of viticulture and winemaking excellence. With three generations actively involved with our winery’s operations, we can truly say…
Morsels has tasty appetizers and savoury tarts, including sweet potato with caramelized onions and feta cheese in a teff crust, lovely quiche style corn and tomato tart, tasty cheese and zucchini tarts. Lorraine surprises us each week with something new, using locally sourced ingredients! Contact: email@example.com
Lynch Maple Farm
Lynch Farms sugar bush has been in operation for over 35 years. At first, sales were farm gate only, but since 2000 they have been selling at London Covent Garden Farmers’ Market. Besides maple syrup they also carry maple butter and maple sugar leaves. They also take orders for wedding favours. Lorraine also makes incredible…
Harvest Moon Trading Co.
Harvest Moon Trading Company creates a variety of delicious jams, jellies, preserves, mustards, granola, chutneys, dessert toppings, and more! Emily writes that the company “was born out of a love for local food, sustainable food systems, and the community that is created through the adaptation of a mindful lifestyle.” They pay special attention to how…
Joyce Farms is a popular vendor with a wide selection of locally grown vegetables and fruits. They’ve been vendors at our market since 2010. Owners Mike and Heather weren’t always farmers. In fact, they were both city-raised right here in London. In 1986, they bought their farm in Bothwell and haven’t looked back! Heather loves…
International Bakery has been baking fresh breads, rolls, cookies, muffins, and cakes for more than 50 years. A family run business, International Bakery has been a fixture in the Covent Garden Market for many years. International Bakery joins us outside with their Artisan breads.
Dave’s Beef And Lamb
MyPick® producer! Dave has been raising lamb since 1979 and beef since 2002. The finished product is raised with farm-grown feed with no added hormones or antibiotics. All product is processed and inspected at a provincial abattoir. Dave is known for a consistent, lean and flavourful product.
The Corn Crib
MyPick® producer! Kim and Dave started their business in 2006 looking for alternate farming income. They are a 3rd generation farmer and enjoy the farming lifestyle and providing the public with a wholesome and delicious product.
Blanbrook Bison Farm
A My Pick Verified Local Farmer®, Blanbrook Bison Farm is located on roughly 100 acres of land near St. Mary’s where Bruce, Shirley, and their family raise about 100 bison. Bruce says that bison are relatively low-maintenance animals that largely take care of themselves. “They must be treated with respect and are handled much less…
OUTDOOR FARMERS’ MARKET INFORMATION
Our Farmers' Market
Our Farmers’ Market is a true Farmers’ Market! This means that all of our vendors produce the products they sell at the market, and at least half of those vendors are farmers. We believe this allows for ultimate transparency! Our farmers’ market is a place to meet your farmers and meet your makers, and ask them all the burning questions you want answered.
Where was this tomato grown? What ingredients are in this bread? When will strawberries be in season? Where do you source your ingredients?
These are all great questions and easily answered when asked of the person who grows, raises, makes, or bakes what you buy.
Meet your farmer and introduce yourself to your maker this weekend!
Experience the taste of local. And find that there is nothing better!
All our vendors come from within our local boundary. South Western Ontario offers a broad flavour profile, and at our market you will find fresh fruits and vegetables from across the seasons, local meats and cheeses, maple syrup, honey, preserves, breads, baked goods, prepared foods, and so much more!
Interested in becoming a vendor at our outdoor market?
We have begun our 2021 Summer Season and have limited space left for new vendors. The application is available below and you are welcome to contact the market manager via email if you are interested or have any questions!
Our market works to maintain a minimum of 51% farmers in order to stay true to the definition of a farmers’ market. We do not permit any reselling and require you to be from within the local boundary. More information can be found in our vendors’ handbook. Vendor fees and spacing can be found at the bottom of the application.
Email Farmers’ Market Manager Patricia de Wit with any questions you may have at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit forms in person or via email.
If you would like to participate, download the Application Form and read our Vendor’s Handbook first.
As of July 31st, 2021, dogs are now permitted within the Outdoor Farmers’ Market space at the Covent Garden Market, provided that they are leashed and under your control, well behaved, picked-up after and kept out of the flow of traffic when not actively moving through the Market.
Dogs and owners are expected to abide by specific rules to maintain the welcome of furry friends. Owners are socially, legally and financially responsible and liable for their pet’s behavior at all times. Let’s make your furry friend’s visit to the market a good experience for everyone!
Covent Garden Market staff will ask your dog to leave if they are not abiding by these rules. Multiple violations throughout the season will result in the return of a no-dog policy. Service dogs are always allowed.
Is the Market Cash Only?
Many of our vendors accept cashless payment options, whether that be debit, visa, or e-transfer. A few of our vendors can only accept cash, so we recommend coming prepared.
But have no fear! We have an ATM located inside the Market Building at Market Lottery, and a TD machine within the Market Lane doors vestibule.
Magpie’s Collected Creations also carries market gift certificates that can be purchased with a card transaction and used at any Indoor or Outdoor vendor!