Summer Bounty

This past week of intense heat and humidity has everything growing at a rapid rate! Ray Janssens will be coming back to market THIS WEEK-so make sure you come say hello and show him some appreciation. Depending on how the weather goes, there is a chance of blueberries from Arrowwood in the forecast for Thursday evening as well. Joyce Farms also provided us with the first of the raspberries and blueberries this past Saturday. While we are loving all the great produce, the weeds have also noticed the weather. Ellen from Orchard Hill has dubbed this week "weeding week." Tis the season!

Pasta Class

Speaking of Ellen, did you know that she wears many hats? While farming is currently at the forefront of her life, she is also a trained chef! Travelling and working alongside renowned chefs, she teaches classes abroad to some very lucky people!  Currently she runs “Killdeer Food Co.” alongside her organic family farm operation “Orchard Hill Farms.”

All that being said, it is a huge honour to have her teach at our humble market this weekend, so make sure you check this one out.

Word has it that fresh pasta is on the menu. How to make it, how to top it and how to source it. This class will be a truly unique and informative session on farm to table cooking.

All Local BBQ-with Growing Chefs

It’s that time of year again folks! If you haven’t been to the “All local BBQ” yet this is the year to start. The amazing folks at Growing Chefs will be putting on their annual fundraiser at the outdoor Saturday Farmers’ Market.

Using so much amazing local food from our vendors, we will be treated to meat or veggie burgers, with a seasonal side (hopefully sweet corn if the weather behaves!), a beverage and an always delicious dessert made with local fruits.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of. The food will be served starting at 11am. Please email to reserve a ticket.

“Growing Chefs! Ontario is a registered charity based in London, Ontario that unites chefs, growers, educators and community members in children’s food education projects.

In the last decade of program delivery, Growing Chefs has seen the impacts of food and food education first-hand. Cooking develops and encourages many important skills in areas of math, science, history, geography, literacy, art and more. Understanding how and where food grows, how food interacts with our senses, the history of different foods and techniques, the names we give to food, and how food relates to our own lifestyles and cultures are all important to child development.

Growing Chefs! Ontario offers a variety of food education projects to get kids and communities excited about healthy, wholesome food!”

What's on this week?

Thursday July 11th

Thursday Who Has What

Musician: Karen Emeny


Ray Janssens

Sample: Helm Baked GF goodies

Saturday July 13th 

Who has What Saturday 

Musician: Leanne Meyer 

Cooking Class at 11am in Market Kitchen, Chef: Ellen Laing

Feature Sample: Engaged Ag Chicken 9-10