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The Covent Garden Farmers’ Market offers wonderfully fresh, friendly and local food to you twice a week outside on the square from May to December.

Outdoor Farmers’ Market

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Outdoor Farmers’ Market

Open outside May through to December

Thursdays 8:00am-2:00pm & Saturdays 8:00am-1:00pm

Eat local in the heart of London! Share the passion for locally-grown food direct from local farmers, growers and producers. The vendors selling at the Farmers’ Market “grow it, raise it, bake it, or make it”! For current news, recipes and seasonal information about our farmers’ market sign up for our weekly newsletter! Sign up on our HOME page!

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Are you interested in becoming a vendor at our market? Please read THIS DOCUMENT first!
Download the 2016 Vendor Application Form and our Vendors Handbook  for more information. Email farmers’ market manager Christine Scheer with any questions you may have! farmersmarket@coventmarket.com

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Musicians!  Are you interested in being part of our scheduled music line-up? APPLY HERE!

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VQA wine is now available at our farmers’ market! The Ontario Government started a pilot program in 2014 to allow 100% VQA Ontario grown wines to be sold in farmers markets which already sell local foods. We have three Ontario wineries at our market this year. READ MORE ABOUT VQA WINES HERE!

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Lucky us! We have many certified organic vendors at our market. Do you have questions about what organic means? READ MORE ABOUT ORGANIC HERE!

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Look for our MyPick® verified farmers! When you see a vendor displaying a MyPick® sign, you can be sure you’re getting just–picked freshness from the grower’s own farm, and are helping support local agriculture.
Read more about the MyPick® program 

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ALTON FARMS ESTATE WINERY     New This Year!

Owner: Marc and Anne Alton
Contact: annekurtzalton@hotmail.com
When at market: Thursdays, May to December
New to our market this year, Alton Farms Estate Winery started in 2005, and they now have 6 acres of producing vines, and expanding each year. They bring their delicious VQA wines to our Thursday farmers’ market.
Read more 

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APPLEMEADOW CERTIFIED ORGANIC

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Owners: Steve and Linda VandenBorre
Contact: steve@applemeadow.com
When at market: Saturdays, September and October
Certified organic and MyPick® producer.
Steve and Linda VandenBorre’s farm has been in the family for forty-six years, bought originally by Steve’s parents, who immigrated from Belgium in 1956.The VandenBorres have been attending Covent Garden farmers’ market for more than ten years, starting the year after the market opened. They sell a wide range of certified organic vegetables.
Read more

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BLANBROOK BISON FARM    

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Owners: Bruce & Shirley Mills
Contact: blanbrook@quadro.net
Like them on facebook! www.facebook.com/BlanbrookBisonFarm
When at market: Saturdays, May to December
MyPick® producer!
Blanbrook Bison Farm is 100 acres owned and operated by Bruce and Shirley Mills of RR6 St Marys. They are one of the original vendors at the Covent Garden Farmer’s Market since it opened in 2000. Bruce and Shirley have been in the bison business for over 20 years. The animals graze on pasture and are fed hay in the winter. The butcher animals are given oats and barley on a daily basis. No growth hormones or steroids are used on the animals. Bison meat is sweeter than beef, high in iron and protein, and lower in fat and cholesterol. All of the meat is boneless and vacuumed sealed.
Read more 

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BLUEBERRY HILL

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Owner: Teresa Murray
Contact:blueberryhillfarmrodney@gmail.com
When at market: Saturdays, July & August
Certified organic and MyPick® producers James and Teresa Murray purchased Blueberry Hill Farm in 2013. The blueberry bushes have been in production for a number of years and have produced great tasting blueberries for a number of loyal customers. The peaceful surroundings and quiet country atmosphere lend to a great picking experience.
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BOOCH – Organic Kombucha

Owners: Shannon Kamins & Shawn Slade
Contact: info@boochorganickombucha.com
When at market: Thursdays and Saturdays, May to December
BOOCH organic kombucha is handcrafted with love and care, using only the best quality local, organic and fairly-traded ingredients. The exclusive fermentation process produces an effervescent punch and smooth refreshing finish you’ll find in no other organic fermented beverage. Their ‘flavour of the week’ is available only at our farmers’ market!
Read more

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THE CORN CRIB

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Owners: Kim and Dave Vegso
Contact: 519-245-3666
When at market: Thursdays and Saturdays, July to September
MyPick® producer!
Kim and Dave started their business in 2006 looking for alternate farming income. They are a 3rd generation farmer and enjoy the farming lifestyle and providing public with a wholesome and delicious product.
Read more 

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CRAZY FOR SOCKS!

Owners: Fred & Linda Curry
Contact: crazyforsocks2@gmail.com
When at market: Saturdays, September to December
Unique, no-two-alike socks!
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DAVE’S BEEF AND LAMB

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Owners: Dave and Mary DeKay
Contact: dmdekay@isp.ca
When at market: Saturdays, May to December
MyPick® producer !
Dave has been raising lamb since 1979 and beef since 2002. The finished product is raised with farm grown feed with no added hormones or antibiotics. All product is processed and inspected at a provincial abattoir. Dave is known for a consistent, lean and flavourful product.
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DOLWAY ORGANIC GARDEN

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Owner: John Wilson
Contact: dolwayorganicgarden@sympatico.ca
When at Market: Thursdays and Saturdays, May to November
Certified organic and MyPick® producer.With 25 acres and 2 to 3 crop rotations each year, organic farming keeps John Wilson and the local students he hires each summer very busy. John grows an extensive variety of certified organic vegetables and herbs that are sold across southwestern Ontario. Well known for his delicious ‘bloomsdale’ spinach, tasty rhubarb, crunchy carrots, garlic, and organic honey, John adds new products every year.

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ECO LOGIC FARM     

Owner: Rick Cornelissen
Contact: ecologic2001@gmail.com
When at Market: Saturdays, May to December
Rick, a certified horticulturalist, started Eco Logic in 2001, and has been at the Covent Garden Farmers’ market since then. He has 9 greenhouses and cold-frames where he grows a variety of vegetables, and nursery stock. He also does landscape design and installation, and during the winter months has a vegetable delivery program. Rick grows Christmas trees and produces Christmas decorations, and propagates rare and native Carolinian seedlings. Eco Logic is a popular stop at our farmers’ market with their wide range of product.

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EMPIRE VALLEY FARMS

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Owners: Dave & Joy Westelaken
Contact: empire@amtelecom.net
When at market: Saturdays, late May to November and December with wreaths

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“It’s good to get off the farm and meet our customers. And it’s rewarding to provide food and feed families,” says Joy Westelaken. Joy and her husband Dave have worked their family owned and operated 70-acre vegetable garden and greenhouse for over 25 years. Their greenhouse tomatoes are grown in soil for a tasty field flavour. Eating fruit and vegetables in-season at the peak of freshness is a way of life for Joy and Dave, who welcome a return to “buy fresh, eat local” food values.
Read more!

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FIELDGATE ORGANICS

Contact: 519-679-9998
When at Market: Saturdays, May to October
FieldGate Organics has been part of the indoor market since 2000. As of today they have 39 certified organic members, and strive to carry as much local product as possible. They are outside every Saturday offering up delicious organic sliders, hot off the barbecue!
Read more!

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HARRIS FAMILY FARM

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Owners: Janis and Mark Harris
Contact: Janisandmarkharris@hotmail.com
When at market: Saturdays, May, July to early September
MyPick® producer
Janis, Mark, Cameron, Nathan and Megan Harris operate their farm just north of St.Thomas Ontario. They have been going to the local market with their fresh cut flowers since 2010.

Read more! 

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HOWE FARMS

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Owner: Glenn, Monica, Ryan, Rick & Kevin Howe
Contact: monica.howe@hotmail.com
When at market: Saturdays, mid June to mid July
MyPick® producer
“We know our land, and farm to grow the best possible fruits and vegetables for taste and quality,” describes the guiding principles of the Howe family’s farming business. Glenn’s great grandfather, William, began farming in the area in the mid-1800s. The farming traditions have survived and evolved and have inspired Ryan, Rick & Kevin to embrace the family’s agricultural lifestyle.
Read more! 

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INTERNATIONAL BAKERY

Owner: Bruno Bertucci
Contact:519-672-8280
When at market: Thursdays and Saturdays, May to December
International Bakery has been baking fresh breads, rolls, cookies, muffins, and cakes for more than 50 years. A family run business, International Bakery has been a fixture in the Covent Garden Market for many years. International Bakery joins us outside with their Artisan breads.
Read more!

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JANSSEN’S FAMILY FARM

Owner: Raymond Janssen’s
Contact: 519-289-2499
When at market: Thursdays, July to December
Ray has been coming to our farmers’ market since it started in 2000. He sells a wide variety of apples, strawberries, and many more local vegetables and fruit.
Read more! 

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JOYCE FARMS

Owners: Mike and Heather Joyce
Contact: heatherjoyce45@hotmail.com
When at Market: Thursdays and Saturdays, June to October
Joyce farms is a popular vendor with a wide selection of locally grown vegetables and fruits. They’ve been vendors at our market since 2010.
Read more!

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JEZEBEL SOAPS

Owner: Kara Muller
Contact: jezebelsoaps@gmail.com
When at market: Thursdays and Saturdays, May to October
Castile Soaps, natural perfumes and bath & beauty products handcrafted using simple old-fashioned methods and pure, fragrant botanicals. 100% Natural. Vegan
Read more! 

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KAWTHOOLEI FARM ORGANICS

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Owner: Pam Rogers
Contact; pakokku@yahoo.ca
When at market: Saturdays, late May to September
Certified organic and MyPick® producer.
Pam applies organic principles to everything she does on her fertile, 10-acre plot. Respect for all forms of life – bees, plants, birds, animals, insects and humans – is fundamental to her farming practice.
Read more!
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 LA HOULETTE DE VIE BAKERY

Owner: Seth Wiggin
Contact: lahoulettebakery@gmail.com
When at Market: Thursdays and Saturdays, May to December
Based out of Orchard Hill Farm, near Sparta, Seth Wiggin bakes naturally fermented, wood-fired bread and croissants, using farm grown & milled flour and organic ingredients.
Read more!

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HOME HARMONY                             New This Year!

Owner: Emily Griffin
Contact: Emily-griffin@hotmail.com
When at market: Thursdays, May to December
Seasonal preserves such as jams, chutneys, marmalades, hot sauces and conserves. Pickled vegetables and fermented vegetables such as kimchi and sauerkraut. Dehydrated fruits, vegetables crackers and smoked jerky.

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KELVIN’S FRITTER SHOP                New This Year!

Owner: Kelvin VanRijn
Contact: vanrijn.kelvin@gmail.com
When at market: Thursdays, May to October
Hand-crafted fritters made with local ingredients!
Read more! 

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LITTLE FIELDS FARM                       New This Year!

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Owner: Claire Poulton
Contact: clairepoulton@gmail.com
When at Market: Thursdays, June to October
MyPick® producer
Little Fields Farm is a produce and poultry farm owned and operated by Claire Poulton. The farm grows a wide variety of vegetables for farmer’s markets and a home-delivery program, and raises laying hens, chickens and turkeys. Claire farms because she loves the lifestyle, and because she believes in small-scale ecological farming as a way to build healthy, resilient communities and to produce quality food while treating nature and other beings with respect.
Read more! 

Facebook: Little Fields Farm                                          Twitter: @littlefieldfarm

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LYNCH FARMS

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Owners: Lorraine & Hugh Lynch
Contact: lorrainelynch@outlook.com
When at market: Saturdays, May to December
MyPick® producer
Lynch Farms sugar bush has been in operation for over 35 years. At first, sales were farm gate only, but since 2000 they have been selling at London Covent Garden Farmers’ Market. Besides maple syrup they also carry maple butter and maple sugar leaves. They also take orders taken for wedding favours. Lorraine also makes incredible preserves and pickles with fruit and vegetables from her garden.
Read more!

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MADE FROM SCRATCH

Owner: Dee Biggar
Contact: deebiggar@rogers.com
When at market: Saturdays, May to December
Dee Biggar has been at the Farmers’ Market with her irresistible squares, butter tarts, and muffins, since it opened. She bakes with real, honest ingredients, no preservatives, additives or fillers. The past few years Dee has had an increasing interest in gluten free and ‘healthier’ baking. She is always experimenting with new recipes and new ideas for her market stall. Pick up a loyalty card which is for customers who bring their own reusable containers. Great idea!

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MCCLYMONT CENTURY ORCHARD

Owners: Ben Driscoll and Crystal Whyte and Brian and Kerri Whyte
Contact: driwhyte@tcc.on.ca
When at market: Saturdays, September to October
McClymont Century Orchards has been growing apples on the same farm since 1845. They are sixth generation apple farmers. The family farm is located 2km south of Varna on the Parr line. They have 24 varieties of apples, 13 of which are heritage. Bartlett and bosc pears, and a few plums. They will have MacIntosh, Cortland, Spartan, St. Lawrence, Snow, King, Empire, Red Delicious, Crispin, Sweet Tomlin, Wolf River, and Northern Spy, available at different times this fall.

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MONFORTE DAIRY

Owner: Ruth Klahsen
Contact: info@monforedairy.com
When at market: Saturdays, May to December
In a world gone mad for innovation and change, it’s the small pleasures that keep us sane. And in the constellation of small pleasures that salve the mind and nourish the body, what trumps the sheer sensual deliciousness of a well-crafted cheese?
Read more! 

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MORSELS

Owner: Lorraine Jaikaran
Contact: lorraine.jaikaran@sympatico.ca
When at market: Saturdays, May to December
Morsels has tasty appetizers and savoury tarts, including sweet potato with caramelized onions and feta cheese in a teff crust, lovely quiche style corn and tomato tart, tasty cheese and zucchini tarts. Lorraine surprises us each week with something new, using locally sourced ingredients!

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OUR LITTLE PIG FARM                    New This Year!

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Owner: Mark Cosens
Contact: mark@markcosens.com
When at market: Saturdays, May to October
MyPick® producer
Our Little Pig Farm raises their animals the natural way, free to roam, feeding in the wild, this protects the environment, animal welfare and produces the finest pork you can buy.
Their Tamworth-Berkshire-Duroc mix-breed pigs are happy, and at home outside. Through a combination of breeding and exercise they produce pork with a superior flavour and fat distribution
Read more! 

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PILLITERRI WINERY                        New This Year!

 

Owner: Gary Pillitteri and family
Contact: courtney@pilliterri.com
When at market: Saturdays, May to December
Since arriving in Niagara on the Lake, Canada in 1948, the Pillitteri family has been committed to creating a legacy for generations to follow. Now, over six decades later, Pillitteri Estates Winery proudly continues a family tradition of viticulture and winemaking excellence. With three generations actively involved with our winery’s operations, we can truly say that each bottle of wine we make is a product of our family’s passion.
Read more! 

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SLOW COOKING SAUCES               New This Year!

Owner: Eugenio Salas

Contact: Eugenio@slowcookingsauces.com

When at market: Thursdays and Saturdays, May to December

Eugenio makes small batch all-natural and gluten-free simmering sauces and condiments for easy cooking. At the market he will also be dishing out tacos and empanadas with both meat and vegan options!
Read more!

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SMITH CHEESE

Owner: Glenda Smith
Contact: 519-434-9643
When at market: Saturdays, May to October (outdoors)
Smith Cheese has more than 220 varieties of cheese to choose from. Local is their specialty! Every Saturday Smith Cheese features a ‘cheese of the day’ which you can sample on its own, or try it on a Fieldgate Organic slider, hot off the grill!
Read more! 

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SOILED REPUTATION CERTIFIED ORGANIC

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Owner: Antony John
Contact: johnfam@quadro.net
When at market: Saturdays, May to December
Certified organic and MyPick® producer.
“We take a terroir approach to growing food. We consider soil composition, climate, superior taste and variety, just like a vintner – and everything we produce is healthy and organic,” says Antony John, a.k.a. the “Manic Organic.” Antony and his wife, Tina treat their land – host to 120 bird species – like a nature preserve, farming to enhance biodiversity in harmony with the ecosystem.
Read more! 
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SUN-RAY ORCHARDS                      New This Year!

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Owners: Tammy and Larry Short
Contact: sunray7@nwic.com
When at Market: Thursdays, May to October
MyPick® producer
A family owned and operated farm that spans four generations. Larry’s grandfather started in 1942 with 17 acres. Today Tammy and Larry grow a variety of tender fruits, berries and vegetables on 225 acres.
Read more! 

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SWEET! BRIGADEIROS    

Owner: Ana Mattos and Sandra Paterson
Contact: info@sweetbrigadeiros.ca
When at market: Thursdays and Saturdays, May to October
Brigadeiro (bree-gah-day-ro) is a traditional Brazilian delicacy. They are an essential element at every party and celebration in Brazil. Brigadeiro is Portuguese for ‘brigadier’. Legend has it that these delicacies were used as fundraisers for the 1940 presidential campaign of Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes. He lost the election but Brazil won its most beloved sweet, the “Brigadier’s favourite”.
Read more!

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TAWSE WINERY CERTIFIED ORGANIC

Owner: Moray Tawse
Contact: farmersmarket@tawsewinery.com
When at Market: Saturdays, May to October
VQA wines – Organic/biodynamic wines from estate grown grapes
Tawse is a family-owned estate winery situated on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment. At Tawse they unite traditional winemaking techniques with state-of-the-art technology to create wines of exceptional elegance, depth and character.
Their fruit is harvested from old-growth, low-yield vines and gently handled using natural gravity flow and geothermic energy.
Read more! 

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TIRAMISU


Owner: Danielle DiPinto
Contact: danielledipintobaker@gmail.com
When at market: Thursdays and Saturdays, May to December
Scones are her specialty, but Danielle also has a wide selection of other, equally delicious, vintage-style squares, cakes, and cookies.

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THE NEW NEW AGE FARM              New This Year!

Owners: Stephen Hotchkiss
Contact: stephen@thenewnewage.com
When at market: Saturdays, May to December
In April 2014 Stephen and Katie moved from Los Angeles to their family farm in Aylmer for the following reasons: 1) to ensure that their herbs were pure, clean and top quality; 2) to be closer to Nature; 3) to steward their family’s land in an ecologically beneficial manner. They will have a variety of products on offer at our market, including artisanal herbal teas, honey, herbs, berries, nuts, roots, and medicinal mushrooms.
Read more! 

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THE TOMATO PATCH

Owner: Mark Paterson
Contact: thetomatopatchlondon@gmail.com
When at market: Thursdays and Saturdays, May and June
Based out of London Ontario, the Tomato Patch focuses on backyard gardening for the amateur and seasoned vegetable gardener. They explore techniques and products that utilize space in their urban backyards. Feeding family and friends using an organic and sustainable approach is what we like to do. Their selection of rare heirloom tomatoes makes them unique, providing a number of tomato plants that cannot be found anywhere else in the region.

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