Wild Weather

WOW! What wild weather we encountered on Saturday during the Farmers' Market. Only minor injuries for some, thank goodness! The weather came so fast and there is no way we could have predicted those winds, although that would have been nice! Thank you to our local vendors, staff, and community for helping us clean up.


This is the list, folks! See who you can find at the farmers’ market this Saturday, May 28th! Click on their names to find information on pre-orders and to learn more about their farmers and businesses!



Check out their websites for more information about their products and to see what’s in season/currently available!


Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre is committed to the care and rehabilitation of sick, injured, orphaned or otherwise compromised wildlife; our goal is to return healthy animals to their natural habitat. Through education we are dedicated to increasing public awareness about and respect for the issues affecting Canadian wildlife.


On a busy day we receive 150 phone calls for sick, injured or orphaned wild animals. One hundred and twenty volunteers are taught how to care for the needs of over 1,200 wild animals that find their way to Salthaven’s clinic in Strathroy, Ontario.


Patients require varying degrees of rehabilitation, but they all require the financial support of the community to help with surgeries, medications, food and housing.

We are extremely grateful for your support that helps us, help you, to keep the wild in wildlife.


Click here to be connected to our website!



Kim from Mulberry Moon Farm is happy to announce this beautiful bok choy is the first veggie harvested from the field this season – as opposed to their hoophouses – and we can find some this Saturday at the Farmers’ Market!

Kim tried out a ground beef stir fry with steamed bok choy the other night and it was delicious! Do you have any favorite recipes or meal ideas with bok choy? Let us know!


Feeling stiff from all the spring cleaning around the yard? Head over to Vital Wellness during our Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 8am to 1pm to try out their Power Balm!

Designed with you in mind, the coconut oil will leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated, shea butter to keep your skin restored with vitamin A, cayenne pepper to help with inflammation, and the amazing natural health benefits of CBD.


Irah Salo will be performing this Saturday, May 28th from 8:30AM to 10:30AM on the Rotary Square!

Salo is a Singer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Producer originating from Ottawa. Their style combines many flavors of influence including Indie Pop, Psychedelic Rock, Funk & RnB, and many more to create an all at once intricate, intimate, and nostalgic soundtrack.


Brent Jackson will be performing this Saturday, May 28th from 11:00AM to 1:00PM on to Rotary Square!

Brent Jackson is a singer/songwriter from Toronto, now living in London, Ontario. Brent is most recognized as the singer/guitarist in 

The Junction.


The band has toured Canada and the USA countless times on their own and as supporting openers for Sloan, Hollerado and Bedouin Soundclash. The band has played festivals such as V fest, Edge Fest, WEMF, Cutting Edge, Scene Festival. The band also performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and has performed on MTV Canada twice.

One of the bands singles ‘My Love Was There’, was featured in the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation, Chuck’s Day Off, and was also featured in Hockey Night in Canada. It peaked at No. 34 of the Nielsen BDS Canadian rock radio charts. The band disbanded in 2017 after performing together for 17 years.

Brent’s newest projects include…


Sunshine Makers; A 6 piece R&B/soul project that features a collaboration of people from London and Toronto areas. Their single ‘Empathy’ features CBC after dark host Odario and has frequent play on CBC radio. Sunshine Makers are opening up for Shad at London Music Hall and are performing at Wildflower Farms Summer Solstice Festival on June 18th and headlining Anderson Brewery’s 6th birthday festival on August 6th.


Gold Tongue; A rock band from London. The band has released several singles on streaming platforms and have had several plays on hockey night in Canada. They’ve played at London Music Hall and Rum Runners along side Texas King and are set to play this upcoming CMW in Toronto on June 9th.


This Saturday, join us in the market kitchen for our cooking class hosted by Brittany Quinn. Brittany will be demonstrating how to make some easy finger foods for all your backyard BBQ’s and gatherings this summer!

  • Citrus Arugula Salad
  • Strawberry Balsamic Goat Cheese Wonton Cups
  • Stuffed Mushrooms Done Two Ways: Chicken Artichoke bacon Spinach Dip & Meatball Marinara


If you want to check out last weeks Wild Mushroom Soup recipe, click here!



With summer around the corner, it’s time for all tea lovers to trade in their ceramic mugs for an ice-cold glass. Over a lifetime of tea drinking, we’ve picked up a few tips and tricks for making delicious, refreshing iced tea at home. We promise you’ll want to read on to learn our top recipes and tips for making the best iced tea you’ve ever made.


Tips for Making the Best Iced Tea at Home: 


Use Fresh Tea

  • When you think iced tea, what comes to mind? A can of that super sugary stuff? Not here. The tea recipes featured below are about as authentic and healthy as you can get.
  • As a general rule of thumb, it’s good to make sure the tea you’re using is fresh, as tea can lose its flavour and become stale over time. If you’re interested in learning how to extend the flavour and freshness of tea through proper storage, check out our blog post on tea storage here.


Use Filtered Water

  • When you consider that most of your glass of iced tea is water, the water you use becomes pretty important in crafting the perfect blend.
  • Instantly upgrade your beverage by using filtered or spring water rather than tap water. Tap water often contains several minerals that can create off-flavours when they come in contact with compounds in the tea leaves. Filtered water, on the other hand, produces a more neutral tasting tea and allows the full flavour to shine through.


Get the Steep Just Right

  • At this stage, it’s important to know your personal preference and the science behind tea steeping. Do you like your tea extra strong? Then you should take this into account in your steeping time.
  • The longer you leave your tea to steep, more tannins (a chemical compound that gives the tea a more dry, bitter flavour) are released. You want to steep it long enough to release the flavours, but not too long that the more bitter tasting compounds dominate.
  • In general, there’s a lower risk of over-steeping herbal teas, because they have fewer tannins. Keep an eye out for black teas, though, and stick more strictly to package steeping directions.


Make it Fancy! 

  • Okay, but how much more elevated do you feel when there’s a couple of pieces of real fruit or mint leaves in your drink? Bring the patio season home to you and make each of your iced teas extra special with some fun garnishes.
  • What should you garnish with? Try out:
    1. Lemon slices for your Lime Fizz iced tea
    2. A cinnamon stick for your iced Chai latte
    3. Mango slices for your Mango Mango iced tea


Use Iced Tea Ice Cubes

  • When you’re finished steeping a big batch of your iced tea, try pouring some into an empty ice tray to save for later. This way, you’re not watering the drink down as the ice cubes melt, but adding more flavour to make it feel like a bottomless glass of iced tea.


A favourite among customers, the Lime Fizz blend has all the tartness of lemon and lime but is delicately balanced with sweeter hints of apple.


  • Lime Fizz blend (or you can swap for any other fruit blend)
  • Frozen white lemonade concentrate (optional for sweetening)
  • Ice cubes


  1. Bring 1 litre of filtered water to a boil.
  2. In a teapot, steep 10 teaspoons of Lime Fizz for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Fill a jug or container with ice cubes (the jug should hold 2 litres).
  4. Add 1-3 tablespoons of frozen white lemonade concentrate to sweeten the iced tea. This will add some zest and just enough sugar.
  5. Filter the leaves and pour the hot tea into the jug. Most of the ice will melt and that chills the tea.
  6. Pour the iced tea into a tall glass and enjoy!


For a Tart and Tasteful Tea, Shop the Lime Fizz Iced Tea Blend Here.


Our Mango Mango tea blend is a citrusy Ceylon black tea with a tropical, candied-sweet taste. We also offer a Mango Mango decaf blend if you’re looking for something with the same delicious aroma and flavour at any time of the day.


  • Mango Mango Black Tea (or you can swap for any other black tea)
  • Frozen white lemonade concentrate (optional for sweetening)
  • Ice cubes


  1. Bring 1 litre of filtered water to a boil.
  2. In a teapot, steep 10 teaspoons of Mango Mango Black Tea for 5 minutes.
  3. Fill a jug or container with ice cubes (the jug should hold 2 litres).
  4. Add 3 tablespoons of frozen white lemonade concentrate to sweeten the iced tea. This will add some zest and just enough sugar.
  5. Filter the leaves and pour the hot tea into the jug. Most of the ice will melt and that chills the tea.
  6. Pour the iced tea into a tall glass and enjoy!


For a Sweet, Tropical Treat, Shop the Mango Mango Blend Here


You don’t have to venture out to your expensive coffee shop to enjoy this one. Unlike many of those coffee shop chains, this recipe uses real Chai, not Chai concentrate. Our Masala Chai blend is one of our most flavourful Chai blends, made with traditional Indian ingredients. It’s simply perfect for those who enjoy the full flavour of cardamom and black tea.


  • Masala Chai blend
  • Honey
  • Any type of milk
  • Ice cubes


  1. In a large jar, steep 10 teaspoons of Masala Chai in roughly a litre of filtered water for 4 – 12 hours. Remember that the tea will become stronger the longer it steeps.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of honey and 1/4 cup of water to a small glass and microwave for 30 seconds.
  3. Stir honey and water together and allow to cool, then refrigerate until needed.
  4. Once the tea has steeped to your preference, remove the tea bags.
  5. Fill a glass with ice cubes, add 1 to 3 teaspoons of the honey syrup, pour in a cup of iced chai and top with your desired amount of milk.
  6. Stir to combine and taste. Add more honey syrup or milk, if desired.


For a Spicy but Sweet Sip, Shop the Masala Chai Blend Here


Come down and enjoy the sounds and tastes of the Latin Market every Sunday from 11AM to 3PM until September 25th outside on the Rotary Square! Artisans, Food, Vendors, and Live Entertainment!


It’s the time of year when we look to support our friends by swapping out their winter boots with shoes. Having little to no secure storage space our friends usually survive with what they can carry in their hands or store in their tents. With that being said we have high hopes in stocking up our running shoes so we can offer our friends a new pair of comfortable footwear that is supportive so that when they are spending most of their days walking or standing on concrete it is easier to do so.


519 Pursuit is looking for both men’s and women’s shoes with sizes ranging from 8-13. Men’s shoe sizes that are most requested are size 9-12 and women’s sizes 8-10. They will not be accepting children’s shoe sizes at this time as 519 Pursuit does not often support children or families in need (the local shelters do an amazing job at doing this) and they do not have appropriate storage to hold onto them as they work from two small storage lockers.

Please be mindful when donating…

  • Little to no rips or holes
  • No heels or dress shoes
  • No flip flops or sandals
  • no children’s shoes

You can make your donations in our main entrance off the Rotary Square until May 31st. 


Join us for “Wellness Wednesday’s” as local yoga studio, Crooked Crow Studios, guides you through a free one-hour all levels yoga class to help you get back outside & destress!


It is within Crooked Crow Studios mission to collect donations for local charities, to practice yoga, and build community connections as a way to extend positive energy beyond the mat. The studio has partnered with 519Pursuit to collect donations on their behalf at these FREE outdoor classes! We are currently collecting lightly worn shoes until May 31st for the Soul to Sole Shoe Drive for our friends in the community. 


  • Starts Wednesday, May 4th and goes until Wednesday, September 14th.
  • Classes are from 11AM to 12PM out on the Rotary Square!


Instagram: @crooked_crow_studios



Kids 1st Day, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London, is a celebration of all the wonderful opportunities available to London families. It also showcases the committed people, businesses and organizations that make this city great. Kids 1st Day started after a report was released that focused on London’s problems facing children and families including poverty. The idea was to highlight the many wonderful organizations and unique attractions in London that can help children thrive.


Join us Friday, June 3rd from 10AM to 3PM out on the Rotary Square!

  • Live Music
  • Magician + Balloon Artists
  • Mime
  • Plant Your Own Flower
  • Large Outdoor Games – Jenga, Connect Four, Corn Hole
  • Education Food Activities
  • Take Home Activities


Join us on the first Saturday of each month from June until September for our Pop Up Artisan Market upstairs in the Mezzanine! We’ve got a stellar group of local artisans ready to help you find unique gifts for baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, or even just to spoil yourself!

  • Dates: June 4th / July 2 / August 6 / September 3
  • Location: Upstairs; Mezzanine
  • Time: 9AM to 1PM

Check out what vendors will be here on Saturday, June 4th below! Click on their name, give them a follow, and check out some of the items they have to offer!


Cora & Co; polymer clay accessories

Pixie Painthingsforaged botanical resin jewelry & art

Oh That’s Neatclay jewelry & accessories

Fice Artpottery / prints & stickers / paintings 

Fice Craftshandstitched embroidery

Sophie Magic Bow; Brazilian handmade kids accessories

Almarie Accessories; polymer clay accessories

The Risen Co.; ethically conscious candles, soaps & crochet

Comfort Headbands; luxury wide-wired headbands 

Craftyma’s Creation’s by JJpersonalized, uplifting handmade gifts


We will even have local musicians performing upstairs in the Blue Lounge to make your Saturday stroll through the market that much more enjoyable!