Mother’s Day Weekend!

Well, we've had our first market of May and Mother's Day is approaching in a few days. How quickly time flies! Last Saturday was a wonderful market day and we're really looking forward to this weekend. We have a full square, folks, with plenty of familiar faces and new ones! We always start off the season slowly and it's so exciting when more and more vendors are ready to join market. We call them our market family and that's what it feels like - a reunion after a long winter. (And has it ever been a long one!) You'll spot asparagus and rhubarb on the market tables this weekend and I'd recommend jumping at the chance to snag some. Asparagus will be gone in about a month or so and rhubarb soon after - enjoy it while it's in season and preserve for later!

Exciting Vendor Updates

Two more farmers are back with us – last weekend, Andrew and Ellen from Sungold and Orchard Hill Farm came back to market, and this weekend, Thames River Melons is back with a variety of vegetables and fruits, as well as a NEW farmer, Becky from Entangled Roots. They are a small-scale herb & flower farm and beekeeping operation that will have fresh herbs, seedlings, herbal teas, flowers, hot peppers, and honey as the seasons provide! This weekend, they will have a variety of sweet pepper seedlings including shishito, bangles, and habanada and will also be selling the seedlings of herbs and native pollinator plants. Come say hi and introduce yourself!

Also new this week is London Brewing Co-Operative! We mentioned last week that this is the first year that farmers’ markets in Ontario are allowed to have craft breweries come to market and we could not be more excited to have London Brewing Co-Operative be our first beer vendor. They are 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.” How exciting!

Vaka Chocolate is also making an appearance this weekend for Mother’s Day with their artisanal, and ethically sourced and crafted chocolate! Also back this weekend is Dave from Dave’s Beef & Lamb – he’s busy with planting season right now, but will be coming out just in time for Mother’s Day – whether you’re making a meal with mom, or bringing her one to enjoy, pick up all the fixings at market this weekend!

Find the full vendor list below, friends!

Mother's Day Giveaway

We have an exciting Mother’s Day Giveaway happening on Instagram right now! This pandemic has hit hard on so many different levels. For the Moms in isolation unable to see their loved ones, for the Moms working on the frontlines, for the Moms that are currently multitasking many different jobs on the daily, and for the Moms that just love so hard that they bear their entire being for everyone else around them – we need to celebrate ALL the Mom’s in our lives that show us strength, determination and love! 💪💜💕⁣⁣

There’s no better way to spoil Mom with this amazing gift! It includes:

✨A relaxing 45 minute massage with an RMT at Carpe Diem 🧖‍♀️ ⁣⁣
✨A family photo session by the incredibly talented North London Lens 📸 ⁣⁣
✨Chocolates & gift set from The Chocolate Factory chocolate 🍫🛍⁣⁣
✨$50 in Market Gift Certificates💌⁣⁣
✨A lovely, local flower bouquet from the Wandering Bee Flower Farm💐⁣⁣
✨A Mother’s Day Card from Magpie’s Collected Creations

She will LOVE it!💝💘💖⁣

Head to Instagram to enter (click the link) – the winner will be picked on Friday for pick-up on Saturday.

Who Can you Find at the Outdoor Farmers' Market this Saturday?

This is the list, folks! See who you can find at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday, May 8th! 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!