Step One of Re-Opening!

With Ontario moving into Step One of Re-opening this Friday, we are finally allowed to have our non-essential vendors back! This news, along with a few other key differences, is a welcome change! We have a big market planned for this weekend and we cannot wait to see you this Saturday! Check below for some vendor updates, and don't forget that we will be opening our Thursday evening markets next week!

Our London Family

London is mourning the loss of four community members this week. We are saddened and horrified that this act of terror, hatred and Islamophobia happened right here in our community. We stand in solidarity with our Muslim community and offer our love, sympathy and support for all those affected. Our hearts go out to the young child and their family.

We want our London Family to know that all members of our community are welcome at the Market. There is no place for hate here.

If any of our community members are looking for additional support at this time, please consider contacting the following numbers:

Vendor Updates

Da Costa is BACK! Teresa hasn’t been able to be at market for almost 10 weeks now, and we are so excited to finally have her at market again. Please give her a hearty welcome back! She will have so many amazing gift options for Father’s Day as well, and you will be able to see her on Thursdays too when we open next week!

This next vendor joined us for one week last year also around Father’s Day and his designs were incredibly popular. John from Grandpa’s Workshop will be at market this Saturday with a wide variety of unique and handcrafted birdhouses! Find traditional styles, as well as one-of-a-kind styles like RV’s, teapots, cabins, suburbs, and more!

We’ve been waiting for Heather’s return for a few weeks now and we can finally say that Joyce Farms will be back at market this weekend! They will be featuring their strawberries, of course, so don’t forget to stop by!

We have a new vendor joining our market family: The London Sandwich Co.! They will be at market this Saturday, June 12, but will be joining us for our Thursday markets, so this weekend is an excellent opportunity to meet them and prepare for Thursday evenings. The London Sandwich Co will have handcrafted fresh-prepared gourmet sandwiches available! Give them a warm welcome to our family!

Thursday Evenings

We are so excited to kick off our Thursday evening Farmers’ Markets NEXT WEEK, June 17th! They have coincided with the Re-Opening Step One perfectly, and we are hopeful for a fun and safe season!

We don’t normally release our vendor lists until the week of, so you’ll have to wait until next Thursday morning at 11AM to see the exact list of names, but here are a few of your favourite vendors you can count on seeing!

  • Greystead Gardens
  • Thames River Melons
  • Joyce Farm Markets
  • Janssens Farm Fresh Produce (starting mid July)
  • Helm Baked
  • Blanbrook Bison Farm
  • Den Besten Smoked Trout
  • Carver’s Natural Farm
  • Da Costa
  • Elgin Harvest

AND MORE! We have some exciting new vendors lined up that we will be introducing next week (you got a sneak peak at one of those, London Sandwich Co, above), and as the season progresses, we will of course be seeing more produce become available!

While we are full for vendors for our Saturday market, we do still have some space for Thursdays, so if you know any farmers or artisans who need a market family to join, send them our way!

Our Thursday Markets will also feature a local brewery beginning in July! We can’t wait to bring back this exciting evening market feature. Beer, along with fresh prepared food, makes for a lovely culmination to a local shopping trip!

Live Music and seating will also be available – we are so excited that patios can re-open and will begin having a few bistro tables out for your use at the Farmers’ Market. Live Music is always one of my favourite additions to the Farmers’ Market and we love supporting our local talent!

We are also planning some surprises for you (gifts, giveaways, etc.), so make sure to come down! Details will be revealed next week Thursday here, or a bit earlier if you follow our social channels.

Sole to Soul Shoe Drive

Reminder that our Sole to Soul Shoe Drive with 519Pursuit ends next Tuesday!

Our friends facing homelessness wear their shoes all day, every day and go through them quickly. From June 1st to June 15th, please donate your new or gently used shoes at the Market! Please only donate shoes suitable for walking long distances (running shoes, sneakers, etc.). We have donation boxes at our Talbot Street Entrance and in the Market Office. We will also have a box ready at the entrance to the Farmers’ Market this Saturday and next.

Please help us make sure all of our community members have comfortable shoes to wear! If you have any questions, please direct them my way.

Learn more about 519Pursuit by heading to their website.

Father's Day Giveaway

Don’t miss the chance to enter this giveaway! Click this link or come inside the market to enter!

  • 🔥 A Broil King Monarch 390 fully loaded BBQ! With 3 main burners, side burner and a rear rotisserie burner, it comes complete with the authentic Broil King Electric Rotisserie kit! ⁣
  • 🔥 Obviously we need some meat to grill on that amazing BBQ! 🍖🥩🍗 Enjoy the large, local selection of fine meats with gift certificates to Chris’ Country Cuts, Mark’s Fine Meats, Blanbrook Bison Farm, Carver’s Natural Farm, and Dave’s Beef & Lamb.
  • 🔥 Finish off the BBQ with some tasty, authentic pastries from The Pastry Culture 🥮 🥐 ⁣
  • 🔥 And what’s a BBQ without craft beer!? A gift card for London Brewing Co-op’s locally brewed organic beer rounds off this gift perfectly 🍻

Giveaway closes on Friday, June 18th.

Who Can You Find at Market this Weekend?

This is the list, folks! See who you can find at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday, June 12th! 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!