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Here are some great photos of our farmers and food vendors at Locke St Fest last weekend! Thanks to everyone for braving the weather and supporting the Locke Street Farmers’ Market at the festival! We had a fantastic time!

Russ of Backyard Harvest
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Hugh of Drummond Farms
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Laurel of Foundry Ice Cream
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Jerry of Jerry’s Berries
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Keshia of ManoRun Organic
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Please welcome our newest member to the market this week Beasley Pet Co.!

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Vendor Profile:

Beasley Pet Co. is a new breed of treat that spoils pets rotten without any nasties.

Beasley Pet Co. make everything themselves, so they know exactly what ingredients are used. All of their treats are made with 100% human-grade meat, without any preservatives or additives,
made locally in Hamilton, Ontario.

Their treats are dehydrated for a long shelf life. Popular with dogs and cats, these vitamin-packed snacks make ideal training aids and nutritious treats for furry friends.

Follow Beasley Pet Co. on Facebook, instagram and twitter!

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We’re thrilled to have Locke Street Native Plants at market, starting with our grand opening last Saturday, June 11th.

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Specializing in Pollinator Plants for the Hamilton Area

Locke Street Native Plants is dedicated to greening the Head of the Lake one pot at a time to help local bees, birds and butterflies.
Locke Street Native Plants specializes in native pollinator plants (wildflowers, sedges, grasses and shrubs) that are custom grown from local seed sources.

Their catalogue includes over 50 species from popular native perennials like wild geranium, solomon’s seal, black-eyed susan, virginia mountain mint and butterfly milkweed to uncommon species like purple joe-pye weed, early goldenrod, spikenard, woodland sunflower and hoary vervain.

Locke Street Native Plants is owned and operated by Paul O’Hara. Paul is a local field botanist, landscape designer and native plant gardening expert who has operated Blue Oak Native Landscapes (www.blueoak.ca) in Hamilton since 2004.

They are also available by appointment at 113 Locke Street North near Victoria Park, from May to October.

Email blueoak@sympatico.ca or call (905) 540-9963 to book an appointment.

Locke Street Native Plants

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Father’s Day is right around the corner!
We have all the ingredients for Dad’s special day.

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Saturday June 18th
260 Locke Street
9AM to 2PM

It’s only 5 more sleeps until our grand opening on Saturday!
We’re kicking off the season with a Strawberry Social!

There’ll be local seasonal produce, fresh flowers, native plants, baked goods, vegan treats, ice cream and wine from our vendors, plus drinks and food from Bread Bar! And of course strawberries!
And the market runs until 2PM!

Locke Street Farmers’ Market Grand Opening
Saturday June 11th
9AM to 2PM
260 Locke Street South

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We’re delighted to welcome back Luisa of Il Convento this season to the Locke Street Farmers’ Market!

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Luisa Di Marcantonio the founder of the “Il Convento” brand was born in Canada to Italian immigrants from the region of Abruzzo in Italy. Proud of her Italian heritage, Luisa learned to bake and cook from her mama Annunziata and a convent she visited in Italy. Her mama was an inspiration; she cooked everything from scratch including bread, cookies, pastas… Amaretti are a family favourite and a specialty of her mama.

The name “Il Convento” was selected because it embodies real and simple food that was made by the convent and Luisa’s mama. This inspirational “Villa Serena” convent is located in Signa, Italy in the Tuscany region. It was run by Luisa’s great aunt, a nun affectionately known as “Zia Suora”. The meals at the convent were simple, yet spectacular.

PRODUCT LIST:
Cookies
Amaretti – almond, chocolate almond, orange, hazelnut, hazelnut chocolate, coffee flavours
Brutti Ma Buoni – crunchy chewy hazelnut cookie and an almond version
Nocciolini – hazelnut shortbread
Biscotti – Hazelnut chocolate
Biscotti – Hazelnut cinnamon
Hazelnut Brittle
Almond Brittle

Cakes:
– Torta di Mele or Apple Cake – will use local apples and other fruit in season ie pears, peaches, plums…
– Crostata or a window pane cake topped with various jams
– Torta di Gianduia flourless chocolate hazelnut cake

Chocolate:
Salami
Truffles (possibly)
Torrone (possibly)

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We are so pleased to welcome back Ariana and Daniel of The MindFull Kitchen for their second season to the Locke Street Farmers’ Market!

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The MindFull Kitchen is dedicated to providing healthy plant-based, ready to enjoy food. Their delicious products are dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free, and include nut-free options, food that everyone can feel good about eating!

All of The MindFull Kitchen products are artisanal, eco-friendly, and locally made in Hamilton. Owners Ariana and Daniel are mindful of their business practices and environmental impact. They use compostable plastic cups and re-useable mason jars for their packaging.

Their products this season will include:
Granola
Granola bars
Chia parfaits
Rocky Road cookie dough
Brownies
Seasonal fruit lemonade

Check out their website and follow them on facebook and instagram!

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The MindFull Kitchen