Farmers Markets in Toronto and GTA

Evergreen Brick Works Farmers' Market

One of the best parts about Summer is the appearance of local farmers markets. They range from large city ones to small neighborhood ones but they all tend to carry local delights: the freshest produce, artisan products, gourmet foods, and more. It’s a great way to introduce your children to the local food scene and teach them about sustainability and the importance of buying local. You'll find that many offers kids' activities, special events, or entertainment.

Where to find the best farmers' markets in Toronto and the GTA...

Toronto Farmers' Markets

AppleTree Farmers' Market
AppleTree Markets Group is a registered non-profit organization that builds community in midtown Toronto. Through support of rural farmers, local producers, and artisans, AppleTree is committed to promoting the fresh food movement in a fast-paced city.
Location: June Rowlands Park (Corner of Mt. Pleasant and Davisville)
Phone: 416-899-1990
Dates & Times: Tuesdays, mid May to early October -  3:00pm to 7:00pm

Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers' Market
A year-round, community based organic farmers' market with a broad selection of organic produce, pastured meats, eggs, sheep dairy, wild foods, onsite wood-fired oven breads, gluten-free baking, honey, maple syrup, preserves, seeds and seedlings, wild-caught fish, and delicious prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home.
Location:  875 Dufferin St., Toronto. Dufferin Grove Park, one block south of Bloor, across from Dufferin Mall. The market is inside the park buildings in Winter and outdoors Spring through Fall.
Phone: 416-392-0913
Dates & Times: Thursdays, year-round - 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Evergreen Brick Works Farmers' Market
The Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market features the best of the season, with a fabulous assortment of fruits, vegetables, wild fish, meat, cheese, milled flours, eggs, and oils—all from local farmers. We also feature delicious prepared foods and artisan crafts. While visiting the markets you can also make use of our other facilities: Winter ice skating, walking trails through the ravine, kids crafts, yoga, gardening, cooking workshops, and lot's of other special programming. Live music all season long.
Location: Located at former Don Valley Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, on the west side of the Don Valley.
Phone: 416-596-1495 x231
Dates & Times: Saturdays, year-round - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Junction Farmers Market
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.
Location: 2960 Dundas Street West, Toronto Train Platform on Dundas Street West in the Junction.
Dates & Times: Saturdays, May to November - 9:00am to 1:00pm

The Leslieville Farmers' Market

The Leslieville Farmers' Market
A seasonal market that provides access to local, fresh food from May to October.
Location:  Jonathan Ashbridge Park, at Queen St. East and Greenwood, in the East end of Toronto.
Phone: 416-420-2295
Dates & Times: Sundays, May to October - 9:00am to 2:00pm

TBG Organic Farmers’ Market 
The TBG Organic Farmers’ Market is in its third season! Come on out, rain or shine! Look for the grouping of white tents. Free parking is available on site. Meet organic farmers and buy local produce, bread, meat, cheese, honey, prepared food, and more! Come for your groceries, stay for dinner with your family.
Location: The market is located outdoors at the entrance to the Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto.
Phone: 416-397-1341
Dates & Times: May to October - 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Trinity Bellwoods Farmers' Market
The market supports and promotes local, organic, and sustainable agriculture, and educates the community in the foods they eat, the source in which it comes, and how it is grown and/or prepared. The participation at Trinity is by invitation, season to season. Management extends invitations to renewing farmer/vendors and new vendors (if space availability permits). The market began as an initiative of the Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park. Rain or shine.
Location: 1053 Dundas St. West, Toronto. Market location is at the north-west end of Trinity Bellwoods Park. Between Shaw St., to the west and Crawford to the east, Dundas St. West at the north.
Phone: 416-435-8860
Dates & Times: Tuesdays, June to October - 3:00pm to 7:00pm

St. Lawrence Market, Toronto - North Market

St. Lawrence Farmers' Market
Throughout the year, Ontario growers and producers bring their seasonal produce to the Saturday Market, just as they have been for over 200 years. Eat, shop, and savour the best foods, served up by over 120 merchants and farmers.
Location:  92 Front Street East (at Jarvis Street), downtown Toronto.
Phone: 416-392-7219
Dates & Times: Saturdays, year-round - 5:00am to 10:00pm

Greater Toronto Area Farmers' Markets

Aurora Farmers' Market
Visit over 30 vendors and local farmers who sell produce, hot on-the-go foods, preserves, plants, jewellery, art, and more! There will be 8 special events with band-shell entertainment and free crafts for kids. Products available include in-season fruit and vegetables and garden plants, plus honey, preserves, and baked goods. Speciality items include candles, soaps, organic coffee, and original art.
Location: Wells Street & Town Park in Aurora. Wells is located one street east of Yonge Street, south and off of Wellington Street.
Phone: 647-669-0150
Dates & Times: Saturdays, May to October - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Brampton Farmers’ Market
Main Street, between Theatre Lane and John Street, is turned into a vibrant outdoor festival marketplace. Visitors gather to buy the freshest local Ontario produce, preserves, and baked goods from more than 40 vendors. Enjoy live entertainment and “Art in the Open” in Garden Square, beside the market.
Location: Main St. and Queen St., downtown Brampton 
Phone: 905-874-2650   
Dates & Times: Saturdays, June to October - 7:00am to 1:00pm

Milton Farmers’ Market

Milton Farmers' Market
Nestled at the foot of the scenic Niagara Escarpment, the Milton Farmers’ Market has been bringing farm-fresh goodness and old-fashioned hospitality to Main Street, in downtown Milton, since 1972. Farmers proudly display “picked fresh this morning” produce and the streets come alive with artisans and flower vendors.  
Location: Downtown Milton on Main St. which is closed for the market from Martin St. to James St.
Phone: 905-878-0581
Dates & Times: Saturdays, May to October - 7:00am to 11:00am

Newmarket Farmers' Market
Every Saturday morning from the first weekend in May to the last weekend in October, a band of farmers, vendors, and volunteers create a hive of activity reminiscent of the town’s early years as a new market. A place to buy farm fresh produce, home-made baking, hand-made crafts, and a great place to meet up with friends over breakfast or lunch.
Location: Newmarket River Walk Commons
Phone: 905-830-9895
Dates & Times: Saturdays, May to October - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Oakville Farmers' Markets

Oakville Farmers' Markets  
The Oakville Place Thursday Farmers’ Markets is open every Thursday and Saturday from June 13 through October 10 from 8:00am to 2:00pm, rain or shine. Vendors set-up in the southeast parking area at Oakville Place Shopping Centre. Oakville Place Farmers’ Markets is famous for its consistently high quality Ontario-grown produce and Ontario-produced food products including honey, cheese, delicious sweet and savoury baked goods, prepared meals including vegetarian and gluten-free, deli meats, farm-fresh eggs, and choice cuts of farm-raised venison, pork, and beef. 
Location: 740 Leighland Ave, at Trafalgar Rd, Oakville
Phone: 905-317-3010
Dates & Times: Thursdays and Saturdays, June to October - 8:00am to 2:00pm

The Village Market, Thornhill
Featuring organic farmers and organic food. With more than 25 vendors including six farmers, there is an unusually wide selection of organic foods, from fresh greens to root vegetables, apples, citrus fruits, milk, yogurt, beef, chicken, and salami. There is also a food-court style cafe with offerings from a number of different vendors of ready to eat food. Live music is another frequent attraction at the Village Market.
Location: Located inside the Toronto Waldorf School in Thornhill. 9100 Bathurst St., about 1 mile north of Hwy 7 and one traffic light south of Rutherford Rd./Carrville Rd. and 16th Avenue.
Phone: 416-875-4205
Dates & Times: Saturdays, year-round - 8:30am to 1:30pm

Whitby Farmers' Market
A small market running about 12 to 15 vendors on a regular basis. Locally grown produce and baked goods as well as treasures created by local artisans. Bedding plants and hanging baskets, in season vegetables and vegetable plant seedlings, yummy home baking and preserves, honey and maple syrup, crafts, and homemade jewelry. Weather permitting.
Location: One block South of the 4 corners in Whitby in the front parking lot of the Old Fire Hall.
Phone: 905-655-3440
Dates & Times: Wednesdays, mid-May to the last Wednesday in October - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Taking your kids to the farmers market can be a fun outing. It can also teach them some important lessons. Here are 10 reasons why you should bring your kids to a Farmers' Market!

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