Farmers’ markets in Toronto make it a lot easier for city folk to enjoy quality fruits, veggies and other seasonal delicacies.
They’re by far the best way to check out local vendors and get a hold of Ontario’s freshest, most scrumptious produce.
There really are tons of great markets to choose from, but here are a few of the best:
1. Evergreen Brick Works is a redeveloped brickyard, located off the Bayview extension, and now the site of Toronto’s largest farmers’ market. It runs on weekends, year-round. This a great one for getting to know the farmers who grew your food and learning more about sustainable produce.
2. The Stop’s Farmers’ Market at Wychwood Barnstakes place in the historic Wychwood Barns on Christie Street, year-round on weekends. One of the most colourful markets in the city, you can get your leafy greens, your freshly baked muffins, and a heaping dose of community love, all in one stop.
3. Sorauren Farmers’ Market takes place at the Sorauren Park Fieldhouse on Wabash Avenue, Mondays from 3-7 pm, year-round. An initiative of the West End Food Co-op, this conscious market aims to provide healthy and culturally diverse food to all.
4. Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market can be found at the northwest corner of Trinity Bellwoods Park, Tuesdays from 3-7 pm. This popular outdoor market provides a range of fresh produce and features several famous food stalls like Ali’s Fish Shackand St. John’s Bakery.
5. Withrow Park Farmers’ Market runs from May to November on Saturdays from 9 am-1 pm in Withrow Park. Now in its 9th year, this smaller market is strict about its organic, sustainable, and GMO-free status. Buy seedlings, cut flowers, wine, cheese and lots more. See the full list of vendors here.