Farmers’ markets in Toronto take place throughout the week, so you have no excuse not to head out to your nearest park or Green P to find some local produce.
Here’s a breakdown of farmers’ markets in Toronto by day of the week.
50 Wabash Ave., 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
This farmers’ market runs all year long in the park straddling Parkdale and Roncy. When you visit, you’ll find all sorts of produce, prepared food and other goodies.
Find an assortment of fresh fruits at the Stonegate Farmers’ Market. Photo by Jesse Milns.
Riverdale Park West, 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Head to the market in this east side park and stock up on fresh, seasonal produce and lots of locally-produced foodstuffs. The market runs from June to October.
Trinity Bellwoods Park, 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
From May to October, take an after-work stroll through this popular park and visit the farmers’ market, which focuses on organic and sustainable food, in the northwest corner by Dundas and Crawford.
June Rowlands Park, 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Starting May, this small market in midtown sells fresh produce and prepared food, but it also features free musical performances, and sometimes even free fitness classes.
East York Civic Centre, 8 a.m until 2 p.m.
Those who live and work near the East York Civic Centre can grab a fresh food feast at lunchtime, so move over unhealthy take out! The market runs from May to October.
194 Park Lawn Rd., 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Starting in June, the parking lot of the St. James Anglican Church fills up with vendors and entertainers who bring fresh produce and music to this Etobicoke community.
555 University Ave., 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Beginning May 21, the market taking place in the hospital’s driveway will be selling an array of fruits, vegetables, herbs, honey, cheeses, pies, soaps and more.
The Nathan Phillips Square farmers’ market happens every Wednesday. Photo by Natta Summerky.
Nathan Phillips Square, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
For those who work in and around the Financial District, this is the perfect spot to pick up a healthy lunch or fresh produce if you can’t get to the grocery store until the weekend. There are usually food trucks on site, too. The market opens at the end of May.
365 Lippincott St., 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
It’s easy to shop local in the Annex on Wednesday evenings starting in June thanks to this MyMarket-run farmers’ market that pops up weekly in a small parking lot.
4709 Dundas St. West, 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Tours of this 1840s inn in Etobicoke, which operates as a city-run museum, are free on market Wednesdays. Best of all, markets at Montgomery’s run all year long, although they’re outside only in the summertime.
Ryerson University, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Summer school students craving greens around Yonge-Dundas Square will be happy to know that there’s a farmers’ market every Wednesday, right in the heart of Ryerson’s campus starting mid-May.
680 Annette St., 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Find VQA wines, artisan goods and prepared food at this market in Baby Point which runs from May through October.
University of Toronto Scarborough, 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
If you’re tired of hitting up the UTSC cafeteria or Timmies, staff, students and community members can visit the farmers’ market that pops up on campus weekly from the end of May right until the beginning of October.
Fresh tomatoes are just some of the offerings at the North York Farmers’ Market. Photo by Jesse Milns.
Dufferin Grove Park, 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Don’t worry about dates, because this popular farmers’ market just south of Dufferin Station runs all year round. At its summertime peak, you can find up to 30 vendors here.
Royal Bank Plaza, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
This outdoor pop-up is billed as an artisan market. You can expect even shinier apples and more upscale treats than your regular, run-of-the-mill market, perhaps. It runs June through August.
Metro Hall, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Those who work around King West get a new lunch place with live entertainment on Thursdays, starting May 23. This is also a great opportunity to stock up on healthy snacks if you ever feel peckish during the day.
East Lynn Park, 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Find fresh veggies, fruit and locally-sourced meat and prepared food, as well as wine and live entertainment at this popular community market that runs June through October on Danforth East.
Mel Lastman Square, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
This is one of the few markets in the north end of the city, so take advantage of the opportunity to buy produce directly from farmers and don’t forget to fill your reusable bags with baked goods, too. It runs from the last Thursday in May to the last Thursday in October.
1951 Yonge St., 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
This is the OG Appletree market that had its humble beginnings in a church parking lot. The market has since blossomed and moved to the corner of Yonge and Davisville in a large parking lot. It will run weekly until October 4.
29 Lower River St., 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
From May until October you’ll be able to shop at this popular farmers’ market at Underpass Park.
Fresh produce can be found at the Humber Bay Shores farmers’ market every Saturday Photo by Jesse Milns.
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Visit this beautiful space on Christie, just south of St. Clair West, to shop for food year round. Depending on the week, this market attracts up to 1,500 visitors thanks to the assortment of farmers and vendors on site.
2960 Dundas St. West, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Head to the Junction Train Platform on Dundas Street, just west of Keele street, to find all sorts of vendors at this popular market. The market runs Spring through Fall.
550 Bayview Ave., 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
In the summer months, the Brick Works farmers’ market opens at 8 a.m. You can find all sorts of vendors at this market including a large selection of meals made fresh on site.
St. Lawrence Market, 5 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Visit the weekly farmers’ market in the big tent at 125 The Esplanade, just south of the market building. Come early, because the good stuff sells fast.
Humber Bay Park West, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Get fresh food and amazing skyline views at this west end market right by the lake, featuring hyper local vendors. The market opens for the season May 25.
1865 Weston Rd., 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.
This market at the GO Station near the intersection at Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West has been around for nearly 40 years and it runs from May to October every year. There’s lots to eat here, including fruit, veggies and treats.
Withrow Park, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
A sizeable number of local vendors and farmers from around the Golden Horseshoe come to this Danforth-area market that opens June 1.
Concord Presentation Centre, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
This market runs all day long, giving the condo-dwellers of CityPlace a chance to do some grocery shopping. Along with fresh produce, you can find skin care products, wine and prepared food.
Stock up on fresh veggies every Saturday at the Weston Farmers’ Market. Photo by Jesse Milns.
Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m,
Expect lots of food, music and entertainment at this popular east side farmers’ market near the intersection at Queen Street East and Woodward Avenue that makes the early wake up on Sundays worth it. The first market of the season is May 12.
34 Hanna Street, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
See the Green P on Hanna Street transformed into a bustling farmers’ market each week from June 2 to November 3, giving the condo dwellers in Liberty a chance to shop locally.
55 Mill Street, 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Talk about local! Come and check out cured meats, organic preserves, fresh flowers, artisan crafts, ready-to-eat treats and handmade gourmet chocolates — all made within 100 miles of the Distillery District. The market runs from late May to mid-October.
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