With the summer season nearly upon us, we are dreaming of dishes with fresh, sustainably sourced asparagus, snacking on juicy strawberries, peaches and cherries, and topping our salads with colourful cucumbers, field grown tomatoes and peppers. Maybe you’ve decided to grow some of your own food this summer or you have your favourite farms you make the rounds to on a yearly basis. Or maybe, you’re new to the city and are looking for the best spots to stock up on locally grown produce. Either way, this guide is meant to help you find all the best spots in Middlesex - London.
Eating local food is great for the environment because the food does not have to travel as far to arrive on your plate, therefore reducing greenhouse gas emissions and it encourages sustainable agriculture and facilitates tracing the supply chain back to its origin. You can learn more about the environmental impacts of local food here.
Urban Roots London*
Urban Roots is a non-profit organization that revitalizes underused land in London for agriculture. They produce high quality, organic vegetables and herbs and distribute them locally both to social enterprises and consumers directly. You can find their products:
Farm Gate Market (21 Norlan Ave) on Wednesdays from 4-8 pm and Sundays from 10-1 pm.
You’ll also want to hear their story! Read more about them here.
Reimagine Co is a local, zero-waste grocery store that sells not only bulk refill items and home goods but also fresh produce! They do their best to search for organic, seasonal, and locally sourced fruits and vegetables at their store. Reimagine Co is also a member of Green Economy London!
Reimagine Co is located at 206 Piccadilly Street and is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10 am - 6 pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am - 7 pm and Saturday - Sunday from 9 am - 6 pm. Learn more here
On The Move Organics
On the Move Organics is a high-quality local and organic delivery service in the City of London. You shop, they source and deliver! On their website, you can see the location where each organic item was grown, offering true transparency in their work! On the Move Organics is also a member of Green Economy London!
Shop on their website and learn more about their story here
London Food Co-op
London Food Co-op is a not-for-profit, member-owned, cooperatively governed natural food store. They stove to provide their members with organic, sustainably produced products at fair prices. They prioritize searching for local, organic and natural foods at affordable prices.
Learn more about why you should try joining the London Food Co-op here.
Covent Garden Market
Covent Garden Market is a 6-day week Market located right in Downtown London that offers an abundance of food, services, and a local farmers market twice weekly! Located at 130 King Street, right in the heart of London.
Indoor Market: Monday - Saturday 8 am - 6pm
Outdoor Farmers Market - Saturdays 8 am to 1 pm Outside on the Rotary Square
Komoka Community Market
Komoka Community Market is a venue for local farmers, artisans and small businesses to come together. It can be found in the parking lot of the Komoka Wellness Centre, located in the heart of Komoka in Middlesex Centre, ON.
Visit them on Saturdays 9 am - 12 pm. Learn more here.
Western Fair Farmers Market
The Market at Western Fair District is a vibrant gathering place in the heart of Old East Village bringing together community, food and local artisans. Two floors and over 85 vendors make up the Market, each with its own unique product offering. The Western Fair District is also a member of Green Economy London!
Visit them at 900 King Street on Saturdays from 8 am - 3 pm and Sundays from 10 am - 2 pm.
For more information check out their website.
Western University Farmer’s Market
Western University’s Hospitality Services hosts a seasonal Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays from 9 am - 2 pm in front of the Weldon Library. The market runs from June to November.
Masonville Farmers Market
Located on the corner of Richmond Street and Jacksway Cres in the Masonville Mall Parking Lot, this outdoor farmer’s market happens every Friday from 8 am - 1 pm from May to October.
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Looking for resources on what’s in season and where market vendors are located? Check out the guide on Middlesex London Food Policy Council* website
Need some inspiration on how to turn the amazing produce into a delicious meal? Check out Growing Chefs Ontario* website,
*=LEN member! Learn more about our network members here.