Discover the best farmers markets in Toronto

Now that the weather is getting warmer, making a trip to a local famers market is probably part of your weekly routine. From certified organic produce, farm-to-table ingredients, locally prepared food and unique products, you can find everything fresh on site. Here are some of the best farmers markets in Toronto! [Photo credit: Luis Albuqerque]

St Lawrence Market

92-95 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C2

Every Saturday, St. Lawerence Market takes to the streets, selling seasonal produce outside the doors of the famous indoor market. Grab some fresh Ontario strawberries, or Ontario corn in the summer months, and enjoy products from local artisans. When: Year-round, Saturdays 5 am to 3 pm

Evergreen Brick Works Farmers Market

550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 3X8

Evergreen Brick Works Farmers Market takes place year-round and offers the most variety of local and seasonal food in Toronto. Focusing on the sustainability component of farmers markets, they aim to offer seasonal produce all year long. This venue also has summer events, artisan food markets and more in addition to the weekly farmers market. When: Year-round, Saturdays 8 am to 1 pm

Toronto Botanical Garden

777 Lawrence Ave E, North York, ON M3C 1P2

This lush, midtown oasis attracts visitors year-round for summer and winter garden walks and tours. When: Year-round, Thursdays 2 pm to 7 pm with a free market tour and tasting the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm.

Weston Village Business Improvement

3-4 John St, York, ON M9N 1J3

The construction of the Artscape Weston Hub is not going to stop the community behind the Weston Farmers’ Market from providing local products to Weston Village. Temporarily housed in a GO parking lot, the market is filled with local produce, foodie artisans and more. When: May 7 to October 29, Saturday 7 am to 2 pm Where: GO Parking Lot (1865 Weston Road)

Withrow Park Farmers Market

725 Logan Ave, Toronto, ON

This farmers market started in 2006 by the surrounding community who were growing frustrated at the lack of control over the food they were consuming. The market is 100 per cent certified organic with no genetically modified organisms in sight! The market takes place rain or shine. When: June 3 to October 14, Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm

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205 John St, Toronto, ON M5T 1X6

Taking place in the heart of downtown Toronto, the John Street Farmers Market is a community of local farmers, merchants and other food entrepreneurs. The market is filled with organic and seasonal options, bringing sustainable produce to the urban neighbourhood. When: June 5 to October 30, Wednesday 3:30 pm to 7 pm

David Pecaut Square

215 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G2

Every Thursday David Pecaut Square hosts a market full of seasonal produce, live music and stalls by local restauranteurs. The farmers market has farmers from Shelburne, St. George, Vineland Station, Waterford and more offering up their sustainable and organic produce to the masses on King Street. There’s also live music from local musicians and a restauranteur showcase so you can grab a quick lunch. When: May 25 to October 12, Thursdays 8 am to 2:30 pm

Artscape Wychwood Barns

601 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G 4C7

The Stop’s Farmers Market highlights local, sustainable and organic products every week! With more than 1,500 people visiting each week, it also turns itno a community-meeting place. You can stop by the Market Café, which offers delicious breakfast, soups and sandwiches. When: Year-round, Saturdays 8 am 1 pm

Dufferin Grove Park

875 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6H 3K8

Certified organic, the Dufferin Grove Farmers Market set up their first tent in 2002, making it one of the oldest farmers markets in the city. A true collaboration between local organic farmers and the surrounding community, the farmers market not only sells seasonal produce, but also hosts special food programs, like wood-fire oven baking. When: Year-round, Thursdays 3 pm to 7 pm

Jonathan Ashbridge Park

20 Woodward Ave, Toronto, ON M4L 1A7

The Leslieville Farmers Market has become a pillar of the community. Following the tenants of Food Security, which were set at the 1996 World Food Conference, the organizers aim to ensure food security exists and that safe and nutritious food are accessible to everyone. When: May 28 to October 29, Sundays 9 am to 2 pm

East Lynn Park

1949 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 1J4

The produce is so fresh at My Market East Lynn Park that they have a crop availability calendar on their website to give you the heads up on what’s available at the market each month. Founded in 2007, it was Toronto’s first “Verified Local Farmers Market,” ensuring farmers are selling only what they produce. When: June 1 to October 19, Thursdays 3 pm to 7 pm

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