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Meet our 2023 Vendors

Backyard Harvest

Forget the 100-mile diet. Urban farmer, Russ Ohrt, farms vegetables in backyards around the Locke Street neighbourhood and then shares the bounty each week at the market.

Jerry’s Berries

As a local multi-generational family farm, Jerry’s Berries is one of the original farmers of the Locke Street Farmers’ Market. Owners Jerry and Glenda Bargeman are renowned with market patrons for their fresh, plump raspberries, famous raspberry freezer jam and honey!

Richardson’s Farm and Market

For farmers James and Kirsten Richardson, farming is a family affair. They grow a variety of fruits and vegetables (most notably strawberries and corn) and they boil their own maple syrup too.

Concession Road Garden

At Concession Road Garden, we grow an assortment of native wildflowers, perennials, spring bulbs, and annual pollinator friendly cut flowers. We also grow a selection of vegetables and manage a modest Quince orchard. Our produce, fruit fresh flowers and dried flower wreaths are sold at our on-farm roadside stand, and at Flower and Farmer’s Markets in the region.

Apothecary Kitchen

Apothecary Kitchen provides whole foods, plant based meals that heal. We strive to include 5 servings of vegetables & legumes in every jar of soup, stew or salad that we make. By eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, we can flood our tissues with antioxidants and other micronutrients, slow aging and often reverse or reduce the severity of illness and chronic disease. We use food as medicine, which is why our slogan is “Heal with plants.“

Dear Grain

People have been coming together to break bread for centuries. So for us, bread is intrinsically linked to the feelings of community, nourishment and heritage. 

We’re in the business of making people fall in love with sourdough bread all over again. We put time and patience into every crumb so you, our dear customers, can taste and feel the difference. 

Our sourdough bread is a labour of love. We combine a slow fermentation process (12 to 36 hours) with high levels of hydration (83%+) to produce nourishing loaves that are scrumptious AND ultra-digestible. We pride ourselves on our use of organic and heirloom grains to uphold quality and great taste. 

Our dynamic Pastry Program shares the same core values as our approach to bread. Across an exciting menu of sweet or savoury offerings, we pride ourselves in making everything from scratch. From fruit to flour, we’re committed to supporting local agriculture and using only the best ingredients we can get our hands on.  

Instagram: @deargrainbakery
Facebook: @deargrain

Escarpment Kombucha Co.

Escarpment Kombucha Co. is owned and operated by partners Drew and Robyn. We craft small-batch fermented tea from locally sourced, organic, and foraged ingredients out of The Kitchen Collective, a non-profit commercial kitchen on King St. E. in central Hamilton.  Year-round flavours include Blackberry Sumac, Blueberry Mint, Lemon Ginger, Raspberry Lavender and Sour Cherry Cedar, and we change it up each month with seasonal specials like Cranberry Spruce Tip and Rhubarb Rose.

May 27, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, Aug 5, Aug 19, Sept 2, Sept 16, Sept 30, Oct 14, Oct 28

Le Fou-fou Bakeshop

We are fou-fou for sweets! Welcome to Le Fou-fou bakeshop where cakes, cupcakes and cake tacos are our thing! My name is Nadia, and I started out 20 years ago baking character cakes and cupcakes for my friends and family. I’m happy to now share my passion for baking with my local community here in Hamilton! Whether you are gluten free, vegan, vegetarian or keto, Le Fou-fou Bakeshop will have something for you.

May 27, June 3, July 1, July 29, August 12, August 26, September 9, September 23, October 7, October 21

Our Neighbourhood Dog Deli

Hilary and Jesse Chamberlin are a husband and wife team providing dehydrated dog treats, fresh snacks and raw food for our four legged friends.

Instagram: @ourneighbourhooddogdeli

Barrel Heart Brewing

We are a newer, boutique brewery based out of Ancaster, specializing in barrel-aged saison, a Belgian-style of beer. Our beer is aged in local oak wine barrels, and then re-fermented to complete dryness on whole fruit from the Niagara region including cherries, plums and blackcurrants. 

Mountain Microgreens

Mountain Microgreens is a small, urban farm located on the Hamilton West Mountain.
Specialize in the growing, selling, and delivering of four different microgreen varieties including; pea,
sunflower, broccoli, and a crunchy mix (pea, sunflower, red radish).

Cat grass has also been added to the product lineup for your feline friend.

Instagram: @mountainmicrogreens_on