10 Outdoor Markets to Explore this Summer

Farmers' markets abound in the GTA during the summer, so it is easy to take the family out for a fun day of shopping for fresh, local produce. Many of the markets are mini destinations where kids can be entertained while learning about the importance and nutrition of locally grown food.  

Here are 10 markets to explore in the city... Get out there, eat healthy and have fun! 

East York Farmers Market
Tuesdays, until October 31, 2017
Ontario farmers market operating every May to October since 2000. All products sold are either grown in Ontario or produced from Ontario grown produce. More

Evergreen Brick Works Saturday Farmers Market
Saturdays, until November 4, 2017
Toronto's largest year-round Farmer's Market is back outside for the summer season! Come support the Good Food movement and participate in creating a food system that is ecologically and economically sustainable. More

Junction Farmers Market
Saturday until November 4, 2017
The Junction Farmers Market provides local, sustainably produced fresh foods in ways that build community, support local food growers and producers, and promote access to healthy food for all. For the 2017 season, there is an exciting roster of farmers, food producers, and wineries. Look for them weekly, biweekly, or monthly – and stay tuned for social media for pop-up vendor specials! More

Local Food Market at Harbourfront Centre
Thursdays, until October 5, 2017
This summer, eat delicious food and buy quality, farm-fresh goods directly from the people who produce them. Open Thursdays, 2:00 to 8:00 pm. More

Montgomery's Inn Farmers' Market
Wednesdays, until December 27, 2017
Buy direct form local farmers and food artisans. Organic fruit and vegetables, cheese, bread and prepared foods as well as ethically raised meat, honey and more! More

Royal Bank Plaza Farmers' MRKT
Thursdays, until August 31, 2017
Come taste, shop and enjoy the sights and smells of warm baked breads and pastries, freshly picked produce, locally made cheeses, artisanal jams & preserves, VQA wines, freshly farmed meats, among other tasty treats at the Royal Bank Farmers' MRKT, a downtown market focused on gourmet, high quality products. Located at Royal Bank Plaza (200 Bay Street at the corner of Wellington) and in the heart of Toronto's financial district, the MRKT will be an exciting mix of farmers, artisans, chefs, entrepreneurs, bakers, and makers showcasing their products. More

Scotia Plaza Farmers' MRKT
Wednesdays, until August 30, 2017
Toronto Market Co. is proud to present the Scotia Plaza Farmers’ Market; new place to discover local and gourmet food, treats and more - right in the heart of the Financial District. The Scotia Plaza Farmers’ Market will feature some of the best foods Toronto has to offer: local produce, freshly baked breads and pastries, artisan cheeses, VQA wines, jams and preserves and other upscale farmers' market treats. Additionally, you'll find artisan goods from local makers that will will satisfy your need to shop! More

Sherway Farmers' Market 
Fridays, until October 28, 2017
Find fresh, seasonal and local produce and locally made food products at Farmer Fresh Market’s weekly markets, rain or shine. Sherway Farmers’ Market has moved to a new location in the parking lot of the Church on the Queensway. Sherway Farmers’ Market vendors include: Blyleven Farms, Lowbanks Fruit, Thorne Farms, Ralph and Emmy Lise, McNeice Fruit Farm, Andrews' Scenic Acres, European Meats, Honey Link Meats, Our Mom's Cookies, Quality Bakery, Marigold's Maple Syrup and VQA wines from Pillitteri Estates Winery. More

Withrow Park Farmers' Market
Saturdays, until October 14, 2017
If you’re looking for a vibrant yet refreshing way to spend your Saturday mornings - rain or shine, look no further than the Withrow Park Farmers' Market. As a project of the Centre for Local Food Initiatives, you can be sure to find certified organic, non-GMO, and sustainably produced products and goods sold at the market. Whether it be the fresh fruits and veggies, enthusiastic volunteers, the good tasting coffee, the laidback atmosphere, or the opportunity to connect directly with farmers and food entrepreneurs, come see for yourself why Withrow Park Farmers' Market has been met with success summer after summer. More

Yorkville Village Summer Market
Wednesdays, until August 30, 2017
This weekly outdoor market will feature a mix of artisan goods, local farmers' products and delicious treats. Come experience all that Yorkville has to offer. New vendors each week. More

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