Pie! Pie!! Pie!!!


This is the list, folks! See who you can find at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday, September 10th! 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!


PIE! PIE! PIE!!! Who can believe it’s almost that time of year?! Helm Baked has had a lot of questions, so they wanted to give you a heads up about their Thanksgiving plans! This year for Thanksgiving they are offering a pre-order menu of only PIE! They are still perfecting their recipes, however we plan to offer 5-6 different kinds of pie (including, hopefully, one vegan or dairy free option!). In addition to autumn classics, there will be a few fun & unique flavours available as well to spice up your dessert table.

They are also VERY excited to be using a BRAND new pie dough in our Thanksgiving pies! This dough has flakey, buttery layers – just like “regular” pie. Another way to fool your most skeptical guests into eating gluten free.

Their pie menu will be available mid-September for pre-order and will have a variety of pick up options (from Aylmer to London to Kitchener) & of course at the Farmers Market. They  will offer delivery to Stratford as well.

They will be taking orders via email & securing payment in advance by e-transfer. They will not be taking orders until their menu has been released. Following along here.

We are looking forward to another delicious season!


It’s full-on pepper harvest over at Killdeer. The Jimmy Nardellos are starting to slow down but the big fat bell peppers are rolling in hot. If you want some for freezing, or drying or a big batch of chili, now is the time.


This Week…

Fennel – it’s beautiful, huge & juicy. Add it to pasta sauce, soup, or slice thin in a salad. It’s also great baked with potatoes and cheese!

Chicken & Tomatillo Stew – made with pastured chicken from Burdock Grove Farm, tomatillos, peppers & potatoes, it’s begging for a sprinkle of cilantro and some corn chips.

Leek, Fennel & Potato Soup –  creamy and dreamy but dairy free, this one is smooth and comforting.

Saucer Tomatoes – 10 pounds – if you want to test a few freezing recipes, but you’re not ready for 25 pounds yet.

Curly Endive – she’s back! Crunchy & sturdy, great for a rich fall salad.

Honey Boat Delicata Squash – I’m a little disappointed in the harvest this year, so these won’t be around long and they’re smaller than last year’s.

Sunshine Kabocha Squash – really flavorful dry flesh, great in a curry.

Kojinut Squash – new variety of squash, like a mini butternut in flavor, with thin edible skin – similar to the Japanese pumpkins (Black Futsu) I’ve had in the past.

 Leeks – perfect for all those fall soups and stews.


Dan and Bronwyn are working hard inside and out these days! The flowers are booming at the farm… they have a variety of options from wrapped bouquets to vase arrangements available and are looking forward to sharing the joy of the colour coming out of our fields at this bountiful time of year! Feel free to DM them with any specific questions or requests.


A little slice of what’s in season and currently available from Sungold this Saturday! Beans are coming in strong and they’ve got three versatile and delicious options right now; yellow / wax, French filet, and Romano. As the days shorten and the nights grow cooler, we remind everyone that there is no better time than now for local produce. Happy cooking!


The London District Weavers and Spinners Guild will be at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday 8am to 1pm near the corner of King and Talbot Street.

The London District Weavers and Spinners Guild is now in its seventh decade. It was on April 22, 1949 that the original London District Weavers Guild was founded. There were at that time fourteen members who came together in a room at the Art Gallery located on the second floor of the Central Library. Their purpose in coming together was the sharing of a common weaving experience and the advancing of interest in the knowledge and art of hand weaving.

Over the course of years, the London District Weavers and Spinners Guild, renamed in June of 1981, has offered encouragement to its members and fostered a sense of innovation within the weaving community. Most noteworthy of the latter is the annual Exhibition of Canadian HandWeaving, which the London Guild proposed and organized for the first time in the winter of 1953. It sponsored this annual show for ten years.

The Guild has met at various sites over the decades. In 2004,the Guild moved to a new home at Hutton House.  In the fall of 2012, the Guild relocated to the East Artisans Centre. In fall 2017, another move took us to our current location at the Boyle Memorial Community Centre.

In 2004 the Guild incorporated as a Not-For-Profit organization to become London District Weavers and Spinners Inc.

The goals of the London District Weavers and Spinners Guild remain unchanged from its inception: sharing the experience of weaving and spinning, learning and improving one’s craft and supporting others with similar interests.

The Guild meets the first Tuesday of February, March, April, May, October, November and December, during which time members and guests enjoy lectures and demonstrations.  Hands-on workshops and classes are held throughout the year.


Tyrone will be performing out of the Rotary Square this Saturday, September 10th from 8:30am to 10:30am.

Tyrone Traher II, known professionally as Paris Monroe, is a Canadian singer-songwriter from London, Ontario. Traher began developing the concept of Paris Monroe in January of 2021. The purpose of Paris Monroe is to create self-aware and relentlessly honest music that captures the entire spectrum of the human experience.


Off The Kcuf will be performing out of the Rotary Square this Saturday, September 10th from 11am to 1pm.

Off The Kcuf is a fun-filled, high energy trio that plays a variety of covers from Cash to Gaga. Shelly Faris (lead vocals) fronts the group & works alongside Guy Miskelly (guitar) and Boyd Little (drums). Together, they are a super entertaining ensemble, who draw the crowd into each and every performance!


This Saturday, join us in the market kitchen for our cooking class hosted by Polina Shadman. Polina will be demonstrating how to make One Pot Thai Curry with Jasmine Rice.


Saturday Cooking Class Schedule


Saturday, September 17

Melanie Amadasun | Nigerian Fried Rice with Shrimp & Fried Plantain

Saturday, September 24

Kimi Abdullah | Easy Asian Dumplings


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


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!


Pizza Fest hosted by Stereo Caliente Entertainment this Saturday, September 10th 4pm to 11pm.


Food Vendors

  • Pizza Mane
  • Itsdinhertyme
  • Unique Choices
  • Pablito’s Pizza

Wine Bar

  • Dark Horse Estates Winery

Beer Bar

  • London Brewing Co

Sangria Bar


Live Music – Mariano, Saveria, Jim MacDonald


Our first Sunday Cooking Class took place last week and we had 10 lovely guests show up – pretty good for our first class! From now until the end of November, join us on Sunday’s in the Market Kitchen from 12pm to 1pm for FREE cooking classes hosted by local food lovers!


This Sunday, join us in the market kitchen for our cooking class hosted by Himadri Vyas. Himadri will be demonstrating how to make Poha & Masala Chai.


Sunday Cooking Class Schedule


Sunday, September 18

Ankita Vaidya | TBD

Sunday, September 25

Kimi Abdullah | Shrimp Laksa


Door open at 11:40am. No Registration is required. First come, first served. 


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 Mom Market London is coming to the Covent Garden Market next Saturday, September 17th 3pm to 7pm out on the Rotary Square for their Fall Y’all Night Market. Head over to their Instagram page to see what vendors will be attending – The Mom Market London


Can’t make it? No worries! They are back for their Sweater Weather Market on October 15th 11am to 4pm.


Heading to a London Nights Game at Bud Gardens this month? The Market will be open one hour later than usual for you to grab a bite to eat from one of many food vendors and enjoy the views from the indoor Market.


Dates open until 7pm

  • Friday, September 9th
  • Friday, September 23rd
  • Friday, September 30th