Raspberries are in season!
June 30, 2021
June 30, 2021
Holiday Hours! We are closed today for the July 1st holiday and there is no Thursday Evening Farmers’ Market. We are back to our regular hours on Friday!
It’s raspberry season at the Market! With raspberries back in season, you can enjoy their delicious flavour while getting your vitamin C fix for the day. Did you know that raspberries actually contain more vitamin C than oranges? Even though raspberries are quite small, they are made up of about 100 individual fruits called drupelets, each containing one seed. Make sure to visit the Farmer’s Market this weekend and pick up some raspberries from Thames River Melons!
Flowers are always a great way to spruce up a table or home, but did you know you can also use flowers as a flashy ingredient in your next meal? Edible flowers are a great way to add both flavour and fun to your dishes!
Depending on which flowers you choose, you can add a tart, bitter, sweet and even a spicy flavour to your cooking. Fry them up, use a garnish, make them into teas or jams, bake them in cookies, cakes and tarts – the possibilities are endless.
Some edible flowers you may have in your garden include: Nasturtiums, marigolds, pansies, honeysuckles and even those pesky dandelions! Something I always wonder when it comes to edible flowers, or any food really, is who tried it first to determine which flowers were edible and which ones weren’t? We’re glad it was someone else taking that risk and us who gets to reap the reward!
Not all flowers are safe to eat, so make sure to correctly identify them before eating. As always, our farmers are a great source of information, and can answer all your edible flower questions! Both Andrew and Ellen from Sungold Market Garden and Orchard Hill Farm carry fresh edible flowers.
Mmm. We are drooling about all of the fresh seasonal veg at market. Here’s an amazing recipe we are trying this week using fresh carrots and beets – golden and red. Here’s what you’ll need and click the link for the full recipe! (Hot tip: top this meal with edible flowers!)
For the Vegetables:
For the Creamy Jalapeño Sauce:
Museum London will be at the Outdoor Farmers’ Market this Saturday! They are celebrating their 80th anniversary and will be giving away 80 free Mini Art Kits! Visit them between 8 and 1 (or until supplies last) to pick up a kit and ask about their plans for re-opening!
This Mini Art Kit features a painting with plasticine activity geared towards children 6 to 12 years of age and is also suitable for caregivers and their clients. There is an online tutorial to give you tips and ideas for using your kit too. Kits are limited to 2 per family so they can spread the fun to as many families as they can!
Our Market Block Dining District begins this week! Every Friday and Saturday Evening, you will be able to use our square as a patio to enjoy alcoholic beverages from Olive R. Twists and food from the Market, downtown businesses, or from home! Find more information below – we are SO excited about this adventure!
This is the list, folks! See who you can find at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday, July 3rd! 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!