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Saturday August 12th

Happy Saturday!

In season at the farmers’ market this week:

Spaghetti squash, strawberries, basil, garlic ,cucumbers, carrots, mixed greens, pansy flowers, chives, dill, zucchini ,fennel, green beans, paddy pans, corn , cherry tomatoes and more!

Check out all the vendors and their products right here!

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Cooking Classes:

Join us this week from 11-12 upstairs in the market kitchen for a free cooking class! We offer free, no registration cooking classes for the summer to offer an engaging learning environment. Come by and learn how to cook an easy meal with seasonal produce, all available at the farmers’ market! This week’s chef is Carmen Barquero. Carmen teaches classes at Fanshawe College and Jill’s table. She loves to create a fun atmosphere in her classes, and engage the community in cooking with local produce.

Check out Carmen’s Recipes Here

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Vendor of the Week:

Dave’s Beef and Lamb

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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Features from our Vendors:

Dolway Organic Garden: Spaghetti Squash is now ready, cherry tomatoes and the season’s first edamame

Made From Scratch: blueberry cinnamon buns with blueberries Dee picked from blueberry hill farm, peach galettes and date coffee cake

Booch: Blueberry Thyme with Lemon and Honey

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Musician of the week:

9:30-10:30 and 11:00- Noon: London Favourite Rick McGhie!

Listen to him here

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Library Program

Join us each Saturday from 1030-11 for family storytime!  Look for the colourful mats and join in for stories, songs, and rhymes with the children’s Library Staff!

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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. Organic sliders and cheese from Field Gate Organics !

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Photo Contest

Calling all amateur photographers! This year we are holding a photo contest for the cover of our annual market calendar. The calendar is our way of sharing our love of local food with the community and the photo contest is a way for you to be a part of it! The complete rules and regulations can be found HERE! The winning photographer will have their photo featured as the cover of the calendar, as well they will receive a prize of cash and market gift certificates.

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Food Bank Donations

Every Saturday we collect fresh food donations for the London Food Bank. Donations can be dropped off in the bushel baskets under the clock tower. Any donation is appreciated!

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Food and Nutrition Table

Stop by the Nutrition Resource Table and pick up some helpful pamphlets or chat with nutrition students! Every Saturday from 9:00AM till 11:00AM, outside under the clock tower, there will be a table set up with various hand out created by Nutrition and Dietetics undergraduate university students. These resources vary from planting your own garden, meal planning on a budget, shopping tips for various diets, to even Nutrition Myths – Busted!

 

Thanks for shopping at our market!

 

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