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



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


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






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


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.

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

– 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

Truffles (possibly)
Torrone (possibly)

Passione Il Convento Torta di Mele

Choco Hazelnut in pan

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


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 bars
Chia parfaits
Rocky Road cookie dough
Seasonal fruit lemonade

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


The MindFull Kitchen

Hello market friends!

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful spring weather!

We are pleased to announce the Locke Street Farmers’ Market’s grand opening is Saturday, June 11th!


Our farmers are working tirelessly to grow the beautiful bounty for the season! And our food producers are testing and perfecting new recipes! We simply can’t wait for opening day!

You’ll find us every Saturday from 9AM to 1PM in The Locke Street Tire and Automotive parking lot, located at the corner of Locke Street South and Herkimer Street.

We’re thrilled to be back for the new season! Please come out and say hello!

It was another beautiful day on Locke Street. Here’s what you missed out on if you didn’t make it to the market over the weekend.


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