Farmers’ Markets

Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market
Dufferin Grove Park rink house, 875 Dufferin St.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/wiki/wiki.php/

[email protected]
416-392-0913 
all ages
Every Thursday from 3 – 7 year-round. See website for list of farmers’ market vendors. 

Springridge Farm
7256 Bell School Line  Milton   ON  L9T2Y1
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.springridgefarm.com/

[email protected]
905-878-4908 
all ages
Easter egg hunt, harvest festival, bakery, café, strawberries, pumpkins.

Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.evergreen.ca/rethinkspace/?p=148/

[email protected]
416-596-7670 
all ages
Learn about the Brick Works history via exhibits, artifacts, and a tour. Pavillions house the indoor farmers’ market in the winter – Saturdays 9am – 1. School groups and everyone can learn about gardening and green technology at Koerner Gardens 20,000 square foot native plant demonstration space. Winter outdoor skating among enchanting scenery for school groups and families. Bike Works bicycle recycling program. Event space rental, Garden Market and of course the Farmers Market: Summer Saturdays 8am – 1 for fresh food, kids activities, cooking workshops, children’s garden and Green City Adventure Camps! 

Brooklin Spring Fair
P.O. Box 615  Brooklin  ON  L1M1B5
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.brooklinspringfair.com/

[email protected]
905-655-7093 
all ages
Parade, youth talent show, spelling bee, baby show, fiddle competition, midway, pet shows, truck and tractor pull.

Brooks Farms
122 – 141 Ashworth Road  Mount Albert  ON  L0G1M0
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.brooksfarms.com/

[email protected]
905-473-3920 
all ages
Pick-your-own strawberries, peas, raspberries, Saskatoon berries, Gooseberries, currants, apples, pumpkins, squash.

Cobourg Farmers’ Market
Market Square, corner of Second St. and Albert St. downtown, across from LCBO.  Cobourg  ON  K9A2N1
Kawartha and Northumberland Region

http://www.cobourgfarmersmarket.ca/

[email protected]
705-372-5481  1-888-262-6874
all ages
Saturdays 7am to 1pm May to October, 8am to 1 November and December. 3 on-site vendors are “my pick verified local farmers” selling only what they grow, raise or otherwise produce on their farms. Established in 1839 this farmers market is one of the oldest in Ontario. Find certified organic produce, crafts, flowers, plants, cheese, farm fresh bef, pork, chicken, sausage, Atlantic seafood, breads, pastries and other delectables. See website for info on vendors.

Distillery District Farmers’ Market
55 Mill St., Building #58, Suite 200  Toronto  ON  M5A3C4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.distilleryfarmersmarket.blogspot.com/

[email protected]
416-364-1177  416-507-3454
all ages
In addition to the farmers’ market on Sundays, you’ll find distinctive shops, excellent restaurants, jaw-dropping art galleries and fabulous performances. The distillery district comprises 10 streets with over 40 heritage buildings as this is the largest collection of Victorian era industrial architecture in North America. The Distillery is a trendy hot spot for residents an tourists alike offering numerous arts and entertainment festivals throughout the year like the famous Luminato night-time arts festival and TD Jazz Festival. The cobblestone streets are for people only and The Distillery District is listed as a top pick for travellers by National Geographic magazine. 

Downey’s Farm
13682 Heart Lake Road  Caledon  ON  L7C2J5
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.downeysfarm.com/

[email protected]
905-838-2990 
all ages
Pumkins, pick-your-own, Christmas trees, maze, turkeys, Easter fest, Strawberry Festival, Lunch with Santa, corn maze, tours.

East Scarborough Community Festival Market
St. Margaret’s Parkette, 4130 Lawrence Ave. E. at Morningside  Toronto  ON  -
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http://wx.toronto.ca/festevents.nsf/farmers+markets?openform

416-562-5557 
all ages
Thursdays, June 2 – August 25, 2011 from 1-5. Numerous vendors of all sorts including vegetable and fruit stands, BBQ, art exhibits, information booths, childrens’ activities and entertainment. 

Evergreen’s Green City Adventure Camp
550 Bayview Ave  Toronto  ON  -
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http://ebw.evergreen.ca/whats-on/camps/

[email protected]
416-596-1443 
6 to 10
Exploring Toronto’s green spaces. Walking, riding the trails, building forts, climbing hills and trees, explore wildlife, journaling, Jr. explorers (4-5 days, ages 6-7), senior explorers (4-5 days, ages 8-10), jr. adventurers (9-10 days, ages 6-7), sr. adventurers (9-10 days, ages 8-10), school programs, weekend activities, adult programs, farmers market.

Farmers’ Markets by the Bluffs
BirchCliff and Guildwood Village Markets  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.marketsbythebluffs.com/

[email protected]
416-686-6528 
all ages
Two summer farmers’ markets that are community events with a homemade, handmade, earthmade mandate. Pick up fresh produce, fruit, meats, cheese, breads, sweet and savoury baked goods, meals-to-go, honey, preserves, granola, soups etc. Local artisans offer art, jewelry, pottery, photography etc. There are also musicians, artists and entertainers. Guildwood Village, 85 Livingston Rd. at Guildwood Pkwy, Thursdays 2-6:30 June 9 – Oct.6, 2011, Birchcliff Village, 1512 Kingston Rd., Fridays 3-7, June 10 – Oct.7, 2011. 

Georgetown’s Farmers’ Market
87 Main St.S.  Georgetown  ON  L7G3E5
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.downtowngeorgetown.com/events/downtown-georgetown-farmers-market

 
all ages
Every Saturday from June 11 – September 17, 2011 downtown closes and welcomes farmers, other vendors and you. Enjoy the historic setting, many cafes, restaurants and more. 

Harrow Fall Fair
Box 555  Harrow  ON  N0R1G0
Southwest Ontario Region

http://www.harrowfair.com/page.php?page=index&sidebar=true

519-738-3262 
all ages
Midway rides, pie auction, food and craft exhibits, performers, parade, pet shows, tractor pulls.

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Indulge
David Pecaut Square, Metro Hall, 55 John St. at King St. W.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/indulge/

 
all ages
Running Thursdays again from July 7 – October 20, 2011. Free admission.  Fresh produce, baked goods and preserves available 8am to 2:30. From 11:30 – 2:30 indulge in the delectables of local restauranteurs.  From 12:30 – 1:30 hear jazz, R&B, folk, Roots, soul and pop by Toronto-based musicians.

Leslieville Farmers’ Market
Jonathan Ashbridge Park, Queen St. E. and Coxwell Ave.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://leslievillemarket.com/

[email protected]
 
all ages
June 5 – October 30, 2011. Running every Sunday from 9am to 2. Produce and products from local farmers and producers. About 2 dozen vendors selling everything from produce, baked goods, preserves, meats, cheeses and flowers. Also live music and children’s entertainment, educational activities and cooking demos. See website for list of vendors and weekly events schedule. 

My Market Certified Local Farmers’ Market
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.my-market.ca/

[email protected]
1-800-387-3276  1-613-475-4769
all ages
Canada’s first certified local farmers’ markets: Bloor/Borden – Wednesdays 3-7, East Lynn Park – Thursdays 3-7, Liberty Village – Sundays 9am – 2, SickKids – Tuesdays 9am – 2 and now Ryerson University Tuesdays starting June 14th, Gould St. 3:30 – 7:30. Grand Opening is June 28th. Check website for map of locations, events and crop availability.  

Nathan Phillips Square Farmers’ Market
100 Queen St. West  Toronto  ON  -
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http://wx.toronto.ca/festevents.nsf/farmers+markets?openform/

[email protected]
905-841-9278 
all ages
Running Wednesdays from 8am to 2:30,  June 1 – October 19, 2011 (except for Sept.28 due to Nuit Blanche). All produce grown in Ontario from apples to zucchinis. Music too. 

Port Credit’s  Farmers’ Market
Corner of Elmwood Rd. and Lakeshore Rd.  Port Credit  ON  L5H1E9
Mississauga, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.portcredit.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=158&Itemid=1

905-278-7742 
all ages
Every Saturday from June 4 – Oct.15, 2011, 7am to 1pm. Select from the finest produce in Port Credit. Opening Day celebrated Bollywood style. 

PoultryFest Niagara
Arena and downtown  Smithville  ON  L0R2A0
Niagara Falls and Wine Country Region

http://www.poultryfest.ca/index.php/

[email protected] 
905-957-3751 

June 25, 2011, 7:30 am to 10pm. Antique Tractor Pull and Show, Classic Car and Truck Show, Giant Craft Show and Sale, Historic Train Station, Penny Sale, Poultry Discovery Centre, Smithville Farmers’ Market, Sport Compact Car and Truck Show, Marketplace, live entertainment at 3 stages, Niagara Inflatables Family Zone, Chicken Chariot races, Egg Drop Competition, PoultryFest Idol Competition, Mild Run, Wing Eating Contest, lots of food starting with breakfast and more. 

Richmond Fair
Richmond Agricultural Society, P.O. Box 1210  Richmond  ON  K0A2Z0
Ottawa and Countryside Region

http://www.richmondfair.ca/

[email protected]
613-838-3420 
all ages
Dog shows, horse shows, demolition derby, tractor pull, petting farm and pony rides, midway rides, shows.

Riverdale Farm
201 Winchester Street  Toronto  ON  M4X1B8
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.friendsofriverdalefarm.com/

[email protected]
416-392-6794  416-961-8787
all ages
Parent and tot programs, playroom, yoga, day camps, counsellor-in-training programs, volunteer involvement program, birthday parties, group guided tours, seasonal events and site rental. 

Rose Theatre’s Free Concerts and Free Movies
1 Theatre Lane  Brampton  ON  L6V0A3
Brampton, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.brampton.ca/sites/Rose-Theatre/en/Events-And-Tickets/Pages/All-Events-Calendar.aspx

[email protected]
905-874-2844  905-874-2800

Summer in Garden Square is host to the Flower City Festival – a celebration of arts culture and theatre. Enjoy performances, films and events in Garden Square during July and August, weather permitting. Thursday Lunch Hour Concert Series, Friday Night Concert Series, Saturday Farmers’ Market Entertainment, Movies under the stars Tuesdays and Saturdays at 9pm – see website for schedule. Shakespeare in the Square: Twelfth Night – July 12 – 28 and Romeo and Juliet – August 2 – 27. Also the Brampton Latin Festival is August 21, 12 – 8pm. Art of Jazz Festival is August 11 – 14, 2011 – VIP passes available, but limited. 4 days of major concerts, workshops, jam sessions, film debuts and more. 

Sherway Farmers’ Market
Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre north parking lot, 25 The West Mall, Hwy 427 and The Queensway  Etobicoke  ON  -
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http://www.sherwaymarket.com/ 

[email protected]
905-317-3010 
all ages
Held each Friday from May 6 to October 28, 2011.-, 8am to 2pm. 21st year offering local produce and Ontario raised lamb and venison, Ontario honey and cheese, eggs, breads, pies desserts, deli and BBQ meats and much more. Free parking. 

Southbrook Pumpkin Patch
1150 Major Mackenzie West  Richmond Hill  ON  -
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http://southbrookpumpkinpatch.com/

[email protected]
905-832-2548  1-866-835-2548
all ages
Fall vegetables, apples, café, bakery, store, free admission, free parking, tractor and wagon rides, inflatables, kids play area.

St. Lawrence Market
92  and 95 Front St. E.   Toronto  ON  M5E1C4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/

[email protected]
416-392-7219  416-392-7604
all ages
Over 120 specialty merchants and vendors. Said to be one of the 25 best markets in the world. Visit the Farmers’ Market – Saturdays from 5 a.m., Market Gallery, Sunday Antique Market, The Market Kitchen for cooking classes, and special events like the Food and History Show, Strawberry Festival – June 18, 2011,10 – 1. Also meet 3 Celebrity Chefs and get their book autographed! Candian Central Regional Barista Competition and Coffee Fair – July 5 10-5, July 6 10-4. Corn Roast – August 6, 11-3. Outdoor Woofstock – June 11, 12 10 – 6; and Buskerfest – August 25 – 28 festivals. 

Stonegate Community Health Centre
150 Berry Road  Toronto  ON  M8Y1W3
Etobicoke, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.stonegatechc.org/

[email protected]
416-231-7070 
all ages
Early Years, children, youth, family and adult programs. Programs for parents, women and seniors. Community food programs like School Snack Program, Good Food Box, Stonegate Farmers’ Market – running Tuesdays 4-7 from June 21 – October 11, 2011, and more. Health, housing and counselling services, jobs and events. Free after school activities for children and youth 6 to 17. Homework support program, recreational activities, age-specific programs, youth workshops and education sessions. 

Stonegate Farmers’ Market
194 Park Lawn Rd., parking lot of Christ Church St. James’ Anglican Church  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.stonegatechc.org/programs-services/food-programs/farmers-market.html/

[email protected]
416-231-7070 x 229 
all ages
Running Tuesdays 4-7 from June 21 – October 11, 2011. Not just fresh produce, but local entertainers and special events too. 

Toronto’s Heritage Buildings
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/toronto_images/gallery_history.htm

[email protected]
416-392-2489 
all ages
Cornell House, Dempsey Store, Osgoode Hall, Spadina Museum, Union Station, Fort York Historic Site, Casa Loma, Campbell House, Colborne Lodge, Mackenzie House, Old City Hall, Riverdale Farm, Don Valley Brickworks, The Studio at the Guild Inn, The Grange, St. Lawrence Market, Upper Canada College, St. Lawrence Hall, Todmorden Mills Museum, Gibson House, Fort York Historic Site, Conservatory and Stables at Casa Loma, Flatiron Building. See website for pictures and info.

Toronto’s Parks and Gardens
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/toronto_images/gallery_parks.htm

[email protected]
416-392-2489 
all ages
Bluffer’s Park, High Park, Allan Gardens, Rouge River, Rosetta McClain Gardens, Toronto Islands Park and Ferry, King’s Mill Park, Edward Gardens, Colonnel Samuel Smith Park, The Guild Inn, Milliken Park, Sunnyside Beach, Marie Curtis Park, Christie Pits, Tommy Thompson, Easter Beaches, Thompson Memorial Park, Don Valley Golf Course, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Lower Highland Creek Park, East Point Park. See website for pictures and info.

University of Toronto Scarborough Farmers’ Market
U of T, Scarborough Campus, 1265 Military Trail, outer parking lot #4  Toronto  ON  M1C1A4
Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://blog.utsc.utoronto.ca/farmersmarket/

[email protected]
416-208-2719 
all ages
Running Wednesdays 3-7 from May 25 – October 12, 2011. Fresh produce, bread, cheese, honey, baked goods and more. 

Village Organic Farmers’ Market, The
Toronto Waldorf School, 9100 Bathurst St. #1  Thornhill  ON  L4J8C7
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.villagemarket.ca/

[email protected]
416-875-4205 
all ages
Open year-round on Saturdays at the school. Over 25 vendors offering organic foods, meat and dairy products. Also a food-court style café with a number of vendors offering prepared food. Live music is a frequent attraction. Tours of the school are also available most Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.

Weston Village Farmers’ Market
Weston Rd. and Lawrence Ave. W.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.westonvillagebia.com/bia-events/ 

[email protected]
416-889-4111 
all ages
Officially opening June 11th. Running Saturdays to October 29, 2011, 7am – 2pm.  Enjoy a market reflecting the local variety of cultures. Kids activities too. 

Whitby Farmers’ Market
Old Fire Hall, 201 Brock St. S.  Whitby  ON  -
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http://www2.whitby.ca/asset/pl-community_downtownfeaturemagazine-spring2011.pdf/

905-655-3440 

Wednesdays from 9 – 4, May to October. New vendors always welcome.

Whittamore’s Farm
8100 Steeles Ave. E.  Markham  ON  L6B1A8
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.whittamoresfarm.com/

[email protected]
905-294-8200 x 200  905-924-8200 x 215
all ages
Group tours, pick-your-own, strawberries, pumpkins.

Whittamore’s Farm
8100 Steeles Ave.  East Markham  ON  -
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http://www.whittamoresfarm.com/

[email protected]
905-294-3275  905-294-8200 x 201
all ages
Fun farm yard, market, pick-your-own, pumpkinland, wagon ride, parties.

Withrow Farmers’ Market
Withrow Park, one block south of Danforth between Logan and Carlaw Avenues  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.withrowpark.ca/wiki/wiki.php/

[email protected]
 
all ages
Open every Saturday from May 21 – October 29, 2011. Created to connect Ontario farmers and producers of specialty food items with consumers. All produce, food items and other goods sold at the market have to be certified organic or ecologically and sustainably produced. Genetically Modified Organisms of any kind, including as ingredients, are not allowed for sale at the market.