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Local farmer’s markets to explore

Photo of several vendors at the outdoor Masonville Market
Image Credit: Zoë Alexandra King

Throughout the year, there are several farmer’s markets in London that you can explore. We love exploring and supporting the local vendors that are selling their products at the various markets. Below is a list of some of the farmer’s markets that are worth checking out if you are exploring London.

Covent Garden Market

130 King St.

Covent Garden Market is located in the heart of downtown London and has an expansive variation of products for sale. There are multiple food options at this location, including Italian, Mexican, Thai, and Japanese. There is also local handmade clothing that can be found there, as well as health stores, a flower store featuring beautiful fresh flowers for sale, and much more. Although there are many places at Covent Garden Market that we can recommend, one of our favourites is The Chocolate Factory; specifically, the cookies and cream fudge that they offer. Covent Garden Market is an absolute must see if you are living in London.

The Market at Western Fair District

900 King St.

The Market at Western Fair District takes place every Saturday between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This market has a wide variety of vendors to explore with over 85 vendors occupying two floors. From clothing, to meat, to desserts, to furniture items, if you’re looking for something to do on the weekend, visiting the market can certainly be a fun way to interact with some of the London locals.

Masonville Market

1680 Richmond St.

The Masonville Market is hosted every Friday in the CF Masonville Parking lot closest to the Thaifoon restaurant. They are open between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. and also welcome pets as long as they are on a leash. At the Masonville Market, you can find various vendors offering fresh fruits and vegetables, raw honey, spices, charcuterie boards, and more. If you happen to be in the Masonville area on a Friday, make sure to check out this local farmer’s market.

Unger’s Market

1010 Gainsborough Rd.

Unger’s Market is located in Hyde Park and is open Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. They are also open on Saturdays between 8 p.m. and 6 p.m. Unger’s Market has lots to explore; they have five main departments with lots of vendors to choose from. These departments include meats, produce, bakery, deli, and gifts. Unger’s Market is a family owned business that is worth checking out when in London.

Thomas Brothers Farm Market

5856 Colonel Talbot Rd.

Thomas Brothers Farm Market (Thomas Bros Farm Market) has been in operation since 1958 and is a family-owned farm. With a great history and 325 acres of produce, Thomas Bros Farm Market has lots to offer. During the spring and summer, they offer a U-Pick system that lets you pick your own fresh fruits and vegetables straight from their nearby farm grounds. If you are someone who likes farm to table produce, as well as taking part in the picking part of this process, Thomas Bros Farm Market is the place for you to go.

These five farmer’s markets are great to explore all week long but especially on a Saturday, when most of the locals are going to get their produce. All of the markets listed above have their own unique features and visiting them will give you a more authentic feel to the London produce scene and its skilled labourers.