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The Best Farmers Markets in Toronto

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With a short summer season in Ontario, we know ripe, local produce when we see it. Luckily, Toronto is home to a bustling scene of outdoor farmers’ markets that run from early spring to late fall. Even luckier: We’ve rounded up the best of the best farmers markets in Toronto so you can scope out a new market experience this summer. 

  1. St. Lawrence Farmers’ Market 

Location: St. Lawrence Farmers’ Market (93 Front St E) 

Date: Every Saturday, year round, outdoor season TBA 

Hours: 5:00am to 3:00pm 

The St. Lawrence Market needs little introduction; it’s that good. If you’re up early on a Saturday, experience a tradition more than 220 years in the making and hit the St. Lawrence Farmers’ Market (known as the North Market). You’ll find the best seasonal produce from Southern Ontario, and, while you’re at it, stop by the South Market to experience delights from 120+ vendors. 

  1. Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market 

Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park (790 Queen St W) 

Date: Every Tuesday from May 7 to October 29 

Hours: 3:00pm to 7:00pm 

Whether you’ve been exploring all of the trendy shops Queen Street West has to offer, or basking in the sun in Trinity Bellwoods Park, stop by the Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market before you head home for the night. Here, you’ll discover organic produce, artisanal snacks, freshly-baked bread and some of the brightest floral bouquets in the city. At this market, the focus is on community and slow food—expect to find a laid back, diverse environment to end your evening on the right note. 

  1. Sorauren Farmers’ Market 

Location: Sorauren Park, 50 Wabash Ave (summer) and Henderson Brewing Co, 128A Sterling Rd (winter) 

Date: Mondays, year-round (bi-weekly in winter); outdoor season runs from May 20 to mid-October 

Hours: 3:00pm to 7:00pm 

Steps from the lively Roncesvalles Avenue, the Sorauren Farmers’ Market is a Torontonian’s favourite. At this market, pick up your local produce or artisanal cheese-and everything in between. Go for the snacks and stay for the experience, particularly the live music and community-centred events. 

  1. Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market 

Location: Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Ave) 

Date: Every Saturday year-round, but outdoor season runs from May 4-October 

Hours: 8:00am to 1:00pm 

We certainly couldn’t leave the city’s largest farmers’ market off the list, but we feel like the Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market speaks for itself. Boasting the widest offering of local and seasonal food in the city, you could spend hours chatting with vendors and exploring artisanal eats. Here, expect to find a little bit of everything and even things that were definitely not on your list!). 

  1. The Stop Farmers’ Market At Wychwood Barns 

Location: Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St) 

Date: Every Saturday, year-round, but outdoor season typically runs from early May to late November 

Hours: 8:00am to 1:00pm 

The Stop Farmers’ Market at the Wychwood Barns connects food producers to the community, from quality organic food to sustainable and tasty products. Located in Wychwood Barns, a redesigned streetcar facility, this market is full of character, so you can take in some art and history with your fresh produce in hand!

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