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Saturday May 20, Happy Farmers’ Market Day!

Happy Victoria Day Weekend!

In season at the farmers’ market this week:

Asparagus, rhubarb, baby spinach, green garlic, mixed greens, pansy flowers, chives, stinging nettles, sorrel, and more!

Check out all the vendors and their products right here!

Asparagus in in season! Find out everything about asparagus 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. These classes provide an engaging environment to learn all about what’s in season and how to create a seasonal dish! This week please join Chef Carmen Barquero for a seasonal Asparagus and Fennel Pasta Salad!

Get Carmen’s recipe here!

Chef Profile:

Chef Carmen Barquero has been living in London for the past 30 years. She graduated from Fanshawe College in Culinary Management. Carmen has been in the food industry for the past 13 years, starting her career at Bertoldi’s Trattoria. She teaches cooking and baking at Fanshawe College, and she also works at the Black Walnut Cafe, and at Jill’s Table teaching classes.

Carmen’s hope for the future is to continue to participate and be involved with the community through food events and to keep teaching people how to cook and have fun doing it!

Volunteer profile:

Meet Brescia volunteer Lok Man Choy!

“Hi, my name is Lok Man Choy and I am a 2nd year food and nutrition student in Brescia University College. I am a person who interested in getting a chance to meet new people and learning new recipes.”

Thanks to our Brescia University student volunteers for all their help with our cooking classes!

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Vendor of the Week:

Sweet! Brigadeiros

Meet Ana and Sandra, two Brazilian friends who grew up immersed in the tradition of brigadeiros at every family party. As their Canadian friends also learned to love Brigadeiros, they decided it was time to share them all over town; thus Sweet! Brigadeiros was born!

Brigadeiro (bree-gah-day-ro) is a traditional Brazilian delicacy. They are an essential element at every party and celebration in Brazil.

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”

Sweet! Brigadeiros is at our farmers’ market every Saturday!

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Guest Vendors of the Week:

 

Annelid Cycle

First launched in 2005, Annelid Cycle produces naturally effective plant food derived from rich, worm castings.  Worm castings are a natural bio-product from vermicomposting organic material, making products that are sustainable and environmentally responsible. Do you garden? You’ll love these products!

Find out more! 

DaCosta Jewelry

Teresa DaCosta has been selling her gorgeous bracelets and necklaces for special events, craft sales, her on-line store, and farmers’ markets, since 2012.

Each product is thoughtfully designed and hand-crafted to the highest quality standards to ensure your piece brings you both beauty and style.

Find out more!

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Features from our Vendors:

BOOCH Organic Kombucha: Rhubarb booch this week, made with organic rhubarb from Dolway Organic Garden!

Morsels:  Asparagus tarts!

 

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Hot off the Grill:

Dan and Glenda are back at it! Get in line for the fabulous organic sliders topped with Glenda’s Cheese of the Week- this week featuring Woolwich triple cream goat’s milk brie! Only $5!

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Musician of the week:

10am – noon: Pete Denomme

Pete has been a regular performer at our market for the past few years. He is a market fave for sure. Pete owns the London Music Club, and it just happens to be the clubs 13th birthday bash on Saturday night!  Get more info here on what promises to be a fantastic fun night, great music – and birthday cake!

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Canning Demo with Chef Emerie Brine!

Join us on June 17, 10am – noon, in the market kitchen for a canning demonstration with Chef Emerie Brine from Bernardin. Emerie explains the ins and outs of successful and safe canning. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and sample the preserves that he makes. This promises to be an entertaining and educational session.

Free, but space is limited so please register in advance at: farmersmarket@coventmarket.com

Or call 519-439-3921 and ask for Christine or Maddy.

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

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Thanks for shopping at our farmers’ market!

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