We're excited to announce that our Western Fair Market booth is expanding and moving to the MAIN FLOOR!
Starting Saturday, April 4, we are opening a larger booth, right where On The Move Organics used to be. This larger location means that we will be able to offer some groceries!
What can you find at our new booth?
- Pasta, lentils, beans and nuts
- Kombucha, orange juice, almond milk, cashew milk and maple syrup
- Flour, sugar, cereals and dried fruits
- impossible burgers, falafels, frozen fruit and veg
- Chips, snacks and candy
We won't be selling anything that competes with the wonderful vendors who are already at the market - several of whom are our suppliers! Our goal is to fill in some of the gaps - such as pantry staples, kombucha and nut milks - so that you can do your entire weekly grocery shop at the Western Fair Market, and do so package-free!
Unfortunately, we won't be able to offer refills in this new location. We will remain package-free by having products available in prefilled containers, for which you pay a small deposit. When you return them, we'll give you the deposit back and wash and sanitize them, ready for the next customer :)
Starting April 4, our new booth will be open from 8 am to 3 pm on Saturdays and 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday (not April 5, as the Market will be closed for Easter Sunday)
Starting February 27, come visit us again at our market booth on the second floor of the Western Fair Market.
- Saturdays 8 am to 3 pm
- Sundays 10 am to 2 pm
Check out all the zero waste swaps you know and love and maybe find some new favourites.
Did you know a new Reusable Takeout Container Service is Coming to London? It's time to Reimagine Takeout!
Over the last year, takeout has become a restaurant staple. It’s been a great way to support local businesses throughout the pandemic, but at what cost? Normally, many of these restaurants would serve their food in house on reusable plates that are washed, and reused time and time again. Unfortunately, takeout containers are typically single-use only and result in an enormous amount of waste.
It doesn't have to be like this! There's a better way! We are partnering with A Friendlier Company (AFC), a startup which has a run a pilot reusable container program in Guelph and is now bringing this to London, starting in the next month or two!
Do you know any restaurants or other food businesses who would be interested in taking part in this program?
With AFC's model, businesses don't pay extra to be a part of the program and can actually save money, as well as benefitting from additional traffic generated by AFC's app and marketing efforts.
Alongside AFC and Green Economy London, we invite London businesses to join us for an exciting information session, where you can learn more about this program, and how your business can get involved!
Information Session Agenda:
A Friendlier Company's co-founders, Kayli Dale and Jacquie Hutchings, will be going over how their reusable takeout container service works and taking questions from attendees. You will also hear from and interact with a restaurant owner who is currently utilizing the reusable container service in Guelph! Heenal Rajani, co-founder of Reimagine Co, will also be speaking during the session to talk about how we are implementing the reusable takeout container service at our store!
When: Monday February 22nd, 2021 1 pm - 2 pm
Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn about how you can make your business more sustainable!
We hope you're all doing well and staying safe!
While the lockdown has started, we are an essential service and hope to see you in-store. We have a variety of fresh produce, bulk products, refrigerated items and more that are ready to be eaten, and you can also refill over 100 bathroom, cleaning and beauty products in our Refillery.
We are also offering curbside pickup and free delivery in London for orders over $40, for everything other than our food products. Order online and pick up the next day or receive your delivery the following Sunday.
As a grocery store, we're taking a series of precautions to keep our customers, and the community safe. Learn more about our precautions.
While we enter the year in a lockdown, we're hopeful that this year will be better than the previous. We're looking forward to launching all our new projects, and helping the community become more sustainable. Thank you to everyone who's been supporting us! We appreciate your in-store and online visits, your feedback, and your overall enthusiasm for our organization and mission. We hope to see you soon!
Happy Holidays! Check out our store hours!
We are also open during lockdown, and our regular hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm and Weekends 9 am – 5 pm!
Please stay tuned for updates on the store and our hours, as we will make changes to adapt once again!
We are getting ever closer to opening our new package-free grocery store at 206 Piccadilly Street.
The renovations have taken longer than we hoped, but they are all but done now and we are at the point of setting up the store and ordering in food!