The summer months means fresh local produce, so farmers’ markets are a must. Toronto is abundant in markets, with some being year-round and others only offered in the summer months. Lucky for us, there are enough markets to have one for every day of the week.
Sorauren Farmers’ Market
When: 3 p.m. — 7 p.m. | Year-round
Location: 50 Wabash Ave
Hosted by Parkdale’s West End Food Coop, this farmers’ market unites the food lovers of Parkdale and High Park for one fresh afternoon each week.
SickKids Farmers’ Market
When: 8 a.m. — 2 p.m. | May 3 — October
Location: 555 University Ave
This farmers’ market takes place in the driveway of 555 University Ave. Stop by each week to support the great people at SickKids and also stock up on some fresh produce, honey, and other agricultural goods.
East York Farmers’ Market
When: 8 a.m. — 2 p.m. | May 16 — October 31
Location: East York Civic Centre
If you work in the east end, stop by the East York Civic Centre for a fresh and healthy lunch every Tuesday. Produce, smoked meats, fresh baked goods, honey, and other farmers’ markets essentials are all available at this afternoon spot.
Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market
When: 3 p.m. — 7 p.m. | May 9 — October 31
Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park
The Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market aims to support locally grown and certified organic food. Many of this year’s vendors offer freshly cooked meals at their stands, so stop by for a fresh dinner on any Tuesday night.
Shops’ Farmers’ Market
When: Noon — 6:30 p.m. | June 13 — October 3
Location: CF Shops at Don Mills Road
This year’s lineup include maple syrup and fresh Ontario fruits and vegetables. Pillitteri Estates Winery are also taking up a vendor spot – perhaps some wine samples on a Tuesday afternoon?
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Yonge and St. Clair Midtown Market
When: 11 a.m. — 7 p.m. | June 20, July 18, August 15 & September 19
Location: Delisle Ave
This market is loaded with Ontario goodies, including fruits, vegetables, baked goods, jams, and artisan cheeses. For those who want to do a little shopping, artisan crafts, plants, and flowers are also available for purchase.
Davisville Village Farmers’ Market
When: 3 p.m. — 7 p.m. | May 9 — October 3
Location: Rowlands Park
This Davisville market first began as a community project in the summer of 2011 and has now become a neighbourhood staple. Stop by Rowlands Park every Tuesday for fresh farmers’ goods.
John Street Farmers’ Market
When: 3:30 p.m. — 7 p.m. | May 31 to October 11
Location: St. George-the-Martyr Anglican Church
This farmers’ market is nestled in St. George-the-Martyr Anglican Church’s beautiful garden in the heart of downtown Toronto. Local farmers’ goods, artisan crafts, and other merchants are available at this market, located between the AGO and Queen West.
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Nathan Phillips Square Farmers’ Market
When: 8 a.m. — 2 p.m. | May 31-October 18 (excluding June 21, 28, July 5)
Location: Nathan Phillips Square
Nathan Phillips Square is always alive and buzzing with markets throughout the summer. Pies, herbs, fruit, vegetables, honey, and cheeses are all available at this downtown market.
When: 3 p.m. — 7 p.m. | May to October
Location: 1725 Gerrard St E
This community-run market is located in Greenwood Park, offering a ton of opportunities to shop while enjoying all the park has to offer.
When: 3 p.m. — 7 p.m. | June 7 — October 18
Location: Lippincott Green P
Bloor-Borden’s farmers’ market is presented by MyMarket, an organization that hosts verified local farmers’ markets. Meet real local farmers and support homegrown food by checking out this market.
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | May 10-October 4 (excluding August 30 & September 6)
Location: Gould St
The Ryerson Market runs in partnership with Appletree Markets. Each Wednesday, vendors flood Gould Street for an afternoon of freshly cooked meals, local food, and other goodies.
Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market
When: 3 p.m. — 7 p.m. | Year-round
Location: Dufferin Grove Park Rink House
This farmers’ market offers a ton of options in terms of vendors, including fish, meat, ready-to-go food, fruits, vegetables, plants, seed, dairy, preserves and more.
Toronto Botanical Garden Organic Farmers’ Market
When: 2 p.m. — 7 p.m. | Year-round
Location: Toronto Botanical Gardens
TBG’s organic market is one of the city’s most well-known markets. Stop by the market during the summer months to buy fresh goods while taking in the TBG’s stunning grounds. Vendors rotate on a seasonal basis throughout the year.
North York Farmers’ Market
When: 8 a.m. — 2 p.m. | May 25 — Oct 26
Location: Mel Lastman Square
There’s no need to travel downtown to get fresh produce. This north end farmers’ market runs until fall and offers a variety of popular farmers’ market items.
Metro Hall Farmers’ Market
When: 8 a.m. — 2 p.m. | May 25 — Oct 12
Location: Metro Mall
This Metro Hall market is a west end gem. Stop by on your lunch hour for some live entertainment and a fresh meal.
Sherway Farmers’ Market
When: 8a.m. — 2 p.m. | June 2 — October 27
Location: 1536 The Queensway
The Sherway Farmers’ Market has switched locations. It now runs out of the parking lot of the Church on Queensway. This particular market is known for its deli meats, so break up the day on Friday with a fresh sandwich.
The Stop Farmers’ Market
When: 8 a.m. — 1 p.m. | Year-round
Location: 601 Christie St
This farmers’ market makes for a perfect morning outing, with its location being a historic Toronto site. Stop by St. Clair and Christie on a Saturday morning and see for yourself all that the Artscape Wychwood Barns has to offer.
Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market
When: 8 a.m. — 1 p.m. | Year-round
Location: Evergreen Brick Works
One of the most popular farmers’ markets in the city, Evergreen has your back year-round. This market fills up quick and parking is limited, so be sure to get there bright and early and beat the crowd.
St. Lawrence Farmers’ Market
When: 5 a.m. — 3 p.m. | Year-round
Location: St. Lawrence Market
Another Toronto market staple, the St. Lawrence Farmers’ Market offers a variety of unique items, from fresh produce and other foods to homemade ready-to-go meals.
The Junction Farmers’ Market
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | May 27 – November 4
Location: 2960 Dundas St W
This year’s lineup at the Junction’s market boasts wine vendors as well as special pop-up vendors, so expect something different each time you visit.
Humber Bay Shores Farmers’ Market
When: 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. | May 27 — October 7
Location: 2195 Humber Bay Park W Trail
This farmers’ market is offered in conjunction with the Humber Bay Shores Condominium Association, bringing fresh local food to a condo-dense area of Toronto every Saturday.
Leslieville Farmers’ Market
When: 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. | May 28 — October 29
Location: 20 Woodward Ave
The Leslieville Farmers’ Market offers over two dozen vendors. Restock your fridge or grab a Sunday morning coffee at this quaint east end market.
Liberty Village Farmers’ Market
When: 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. | May 31 — November 1
Location: Hanna St
The Liberty Village Farmers’ Market is another MyMarket event, meaning it’s a verified local farmers’ market. This market is small but full of character, and makes for an easy Sunday morning stroll in the west end.
Feature photo courtesy Gemma Billings via Flickr.