The Best Farmers Markets in Toronto
The best farmers' markets in Toronto make it easy for you to stock up on fresh produce, organic meat and a slew of scratch-made baked goods and artisanal prepared foods. These bustling marketplaces set up shop throughout the week, making it easy for you to get out and support local producers.
Here are the best farmers' markets in Toronto.
St. Lawrence Market Saturdays
The St. Lawrence Market gets super busy on Saturday mornings when farmers sell fresh produce inside the white tent just south of the main market. There are all sorts of vendors here selling local cheese, fruit, vegetables, baked goods and flowers.
Leslieville Farmers Market
This popular market takes over Jonathan Ashbridge Park every Sunday from May to October. Head to this east side neighbourhood to shop outdoors for fresh produce, meat, dairy and other artisanal products. There's also always hot items like tacos, waffles and Caribbean breakfast sandwiches, along with live music.
Evergreen Brick Works
It's always a good idea to head to the Brick Works, but one of the best times to visit is on Saturday and Sundays for the weekly farmers' market. There are always vendors selling delicious hot food, bread, fruit and vegetables and sometimes, there's craft beer on tap too.
The Stop's Farmers' Market at Artscape Wychwood Barns
While many farmers' markets close up shop in the cooler months, this one at Artscape Wychwood Barns runs all year round Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There's a huge roster of vendors selling everything from produce to pickles and freshly baked bread.
Dufferin Grove Farmers' Market
This farmers' market also runs year round and aims to give the nearby community access to organic fruits and veggies. It's open on Thursday afternoons and evenings from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. - could there be a better place to pick up dinner?
Junction Farmers Market
This farmers' market in the Junction runs from May until early November on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Along with produce, meat and dairy, you can find prepared food and wine, if you're looking to whip up a boozy weekend brunch.
East Lynn Farmers' Market
If you're looking for a farmers' market on Toronto's east side, visit East Lynn Park (by the Danforth) on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m to stock your pantry, fridge and belly for the weekend.
Humber Bay Shores Farmers' Market
This neighbourhood might be condo central, but that didn't stop the Humber Bay Shores Condominium Association from starting a weekly farmers' market. It's on every Saturday from early June to mid-October at Humber Bay Park West.
Photos by Jesse Milns.