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Happy Father’s Day weekend!

Saturday June 17th

In season at the farmers’ market this week:

Strawberries, basil, garlic scapes, rhubarb, baby carrots, green garlic, mixed greens, pansy flowers, chives, stinging nettles, sorrel, dill, lettuce heads and more!

Check out all the vendors and their products right here!

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Cooking Classes:

11am –noon: Every Saturday we host a free cooking class inside in the market kitchen, upstairs on the mezzanine. This week’s class is a free canning demo with Bernardin executive chef Emerie Brine. The class is currently full but if you would like to join the waitlist email us at farmersmarket@coventmarket.com

Thanks to our friends at London Community Resource Centre for sponsoring this event.

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Vendor of the Week:

Soiled Reputation

Our Vendor of the week is Antony from Soiled Reputation! Antony and Tina bought their farm in 1995 and the “Soiled Reputation” farm was born! In 2001, Antony and Tina had their farm showcased as hosts of ‘The Manic Organic’. The show aired on Canada’s Food Network, and House and Garden TV .Today their 80 acre farm has 40 acres certified organic. Delicious micro-greens, mushrooms, honey and more is available from Antony. Make sure to pay him a visit this Saturday.

Here is a great salad dressing recipe for Antony’s greens!

Features from our Vendors:

Booch: new seasonal flavour- Rhubarb Cardamom Vanilla

Sungold organics: Baby carrots, basil, head lettuce

Made From Scratch: Father’s Day favourites- Grandma’s Brownies, Carrot Cake and Butter Tarts!

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Hot off the Grill:

Dan and Glenda are grilling up sliders this week! Sliders are $3 each or two sliders for $5. Dan’s featuring organic beef sliders topped with Glenda’s signature Tomato Basil Hummus! Yum!

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Musician of the week:

10am – noon Standard Issue String Band

Check out their music here

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Father’s Day gift ideas!

A selection of tarts from Fancy Tarts

Dads love wine! Check out our VQA wineries Pilliteri and Alton Estates for great wines

Pick up some bison, beef or lamb burgers for a BBQ with dad- Blanbrook Bison farms and Dave’s Beef and Lamb have plenty of options

Top those burgers off with delish mustards and relishes from Emily at Home Harmony!

Dessert idea for Father’s day celebrations! Strawberry shortcakes with local strawberries

Check out Chef Carmen’s amazing shortcake recipe here!

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Canada Day Market!

Since our market is closed on Saturday July 1st, we will be celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday on Thursday June 29th, outside on the square.There will be live music from 11am -1pm with Rick McGhie. Free birthday cake from noon – 1pm,local MP Peter Fragiskatos will be on hand from noon -1pm to meet and greet! As well, Dan from Field Gate organics and Glenda from Smith Cheese will be grilling organic sliders on the BBQ at 11:30am – 1pm.

The vendors for our special Canada Day celebration include:

International Bakery

Howe Strawberry farms

Sungold Organics

Home Harmony preserves

Tiramisu

Da Costa Jewellery

Joyce Farms

Rebel Remedy

Humming Bird Homestead

Thames River Melons

Real Peel ice pops

Gonzo chefs

Alma Farms

Eric’s woodbin

Fancy Tarts

Dolway Organic Garden

Lynch Farms

Morsels

Sliders from Dan and Glenda

Made from Scratch

La Houlette Bakery

Thank you for shopping at our Farmers’ Market!

 

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