Farmers’ Markets in Toronto
Meaghan Mcisaac | June, 6, 2022
In our recent blog about nutrition, we looked at how good eating habits can fuel your studies and your career! One of the key aspects of good nutrition is quality ingredients, particularly fruit and vegetables. Did you know that Toronto has many local farmers’ markets with fresh, organic produce and other delicious items for sale? Shopping local is also better for the environment, immerses you in the local community, and is an enjoyable activity that you can do with friends or on your own!
Here are some of the farmers’ markets that can be found right here in the city, allowing you to create delicious farm-to-table meals and fuel your body with healthy ingredients!
1. Trinity Bellwood’s Farmers’ Market
Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market runs Tuesdays, from May 3rd – October 25th, rain or shine. The market is from 3 pm-7pm and states that part of its mission is “to support and increase access to fresh, local, sustainable, naturally grown and certified organic agriculture during the Ontario growing season.”
Shop local and then enjoy a picnic with some of your delicious new purchases in lovely Trinity Bellwoods Park!
2. The Stop Farmers’ Market – Wychwood Barn
Located at Christie and Davenport, “The Stop has been operating the Wychwood Barns Farmers’ Market since 2009 as an initiative to create space and support for farmers, vendors and artists who offer locally made, ecologically-conscious and ethical goods,” according to their website.
Starting June 15th, the year-round market will continue to operate in an outdoor/indoor model at Artscape’s Wychwood Barns. Visit each Saturday throughout the year to support local farmers, vendors and take part in the community!
3. Deeply Rooted Farmers' Market
The Deeply Rooted market puts the focus on Black and Indigenous vendors and will be a place where the community can teach learn and connect with another. Starting in May and running every Sunday morning until the end of September, this new market will be opening its doors at 455 Cosburn Avenue in East York. Visitors are welcome to come celebrate BIPOC food providers from 9 am-2pm.
4. Saturday Farmers’ Market, Evergreen Brickworks
Proclaimed as Toronto's largest farmers' market, Evergreen's Saturday Farmers’ Market connects people in Toronto to local Ontario farmers and producers and offers the widest variety of local and seasonal food in the city year-round.
Find the Saturday Farmers’ Market outdoors from May to November, and indoors from November to April.
As a bonus, the Brickworks’ Sunday Artisan & Vintage Market is an ideal destination to meet and shop local arts & vintage vendors, enjoy delicious food and drink, and explore surrounding nature trails.
Get off at Broadview station and take a five-minute shuttle for a mini getaway that feels like you’re outside the city!
5. The Leslieville Farmers' Market
Also on Saturdays, the Leslieville Farmers’ Market is located in the east end Beaches neighbourhood at 150 Greenwood Avenue and its 2022 season begins May 15th and runs until October. Market hours are from 9 am-2pm. Shop local vendors which not only include farmers, and prepared food vendors, but also wineries, breweries and cideries, then take a stroll down to the beach with your friends for the perfect Saturday outing!
These are just a sampling of the farmers’ markets in the city. Try a new one each week and don’t forget to google to see if there are any in your neighbourhood!
Toronto has so much to offer students who come to study here in Canada. If you’re interested in learning more about Niagara College – Toronto, visit our website today!
*Please check each Farmers’ Markets’ webpages for the most up-to-date market information and individual COVID-19 regulations.
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