This weekend, my friend brought me to the London Farmer’s and Artisans’ Market, and it is a place that students should definitely check out. It runs every saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. all year round, and it’s located at the Confederation Building (900 King Street). It’s a wonderful atmosphere where you can get some great deals on fresh and local grown produce (GMO free), and there’s also many other local vendors offering cheeses, pizzas, and much more! There’s samples everywhere as well, so you can definitely try things before you buy them, and everyone is friendly. Upstairs, there’s always different local artists who bring in their art to sell, and today there were some cute knitted hats and hairbands upstairs as well!
The London Farmer’s and Artisans’ Market is similar to Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market, and I encourage everyone to go there before they graduate! You can support local farmers and vendors, plus the food is fresh and delicious! To get there, you would need to get on the 2, 2A, or 2B Dundas bus going eastbound, and get off at Ontario Street. There are a lot of plans to revitalize this area and more information can be found at: http://www.oldeastvillage.com/news/welcome.php
For more information on London Farmer’s and Artisans’ Market please visit: http://www.londonsfarmersmarket.ca/Default.aspx