Saturday, July 28, 2012

Summer Farmer's Market in Toronto List


Farmers’ Markets by Day
After visiting a lot of Farmer's Market's in the city this past summer it seems to me that the Farmer's Markets are more about community than they are about getting your groceries done.  I visited the Brickworks Farmer's Market and there seemed to be more kids and dogs wondering around eating than there was people actually buying stuff to take home.  It also seems to me that there is a trend emerging for people to want to connect with local vendors to establish a common community and give their kids an experience with food at the same time.  It's less about shopping than it is about entertaining activity.  The vibe at a farmer's market can't be compared to a grocery store experience.  It will be interesting to see what happens in the food buying world in the next 10 years.    
I have compiled a list to reference by day to quickly scan a local market in Toronto depending on your time availability.  

Monday

  • Sorauren Farmers’ Market:3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the field house at Sorauren Park. 50 Wabash Ave.

Tuesday

·                 East York Farmers’ Market:
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 850 Coxwell Ave.
·                 Riverdale Farmers’ Market:
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 201 Winchester St. (in Riverdale Park)
·                 Ryerson University MyMarket:
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Gould Street, east of Yonge
·                 SickKids Hospital Farmers’ Market:
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 555 University Ave.
·                 Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market:
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Northwest corner of Trinity Bellwoods Park
near Dundas St. W. and Shaw St.
·                 401 Richmond Farmers’ Market:
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 401 Richmond St.

Wednesday
·                 Nathan Phillips Square Farmers’ Market:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 100 Queen St. W.
·                 Queens Quay Terminal Farmers’ Market:
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 207 Queens Quay W.
·                 Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market:
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Green P Lot, Lippincott St. and Bloor

Thursday
·                 Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market:
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 873 Dufferin St. (in Dufferin Grove Park)
·                 East Lynn Farmers’ Market:
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 1949 Danforth Ave.
·                 Metro Hall Farmers’ Market:
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. David Pecaut Square, 55 John St.
·                 North Civic Centre Farmers’ Market:
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St.
·                 Toronto Botanical Gardens Organic Farmers’ Market:
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 777 Lawrence Ave. E.

Friday

  • Fairview Mall Farmers’ South Parking Lot, 
  •   9 am - 6 pm, South Parking Lot, 1800 Sheppard Avenue East

  • Sherway Gardens Farmers Market
  •   8 a.m. – 2 p.m,  
  • Sherway Farmers' Market will be located in the far northeast parking lot, between the North Queen St. and Sherway Rd. entrances

Saturday
·                 St. Lawrence North Farmers’ Market:
5 a.m. to 5 p.m. 92 Front St. E.
·                 Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 550 Bayview Ave.
·                 The Stop Farmers’ Market:
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.
·                 Withrow Park Farmers’ Market:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 725 Logan Ave. (in Withrow Park)
·                 Junction Farmers’ Market:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Green P Lot, 385 Pacific Ave.

Sunday
·                 Leslieville Farmers’ Market:
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 20 Woodward Ave.

And 

SQUARE ONE FARMERS' MARKET:

Fridays: 8am to 4pm
Sundays: 8am to 4pm
Northwest Famous Players Parking Lot (on Rathburn Rd West)

1 comment:

  1. Mississauga Central Lions Club Farmers Market (NEW location effective 2014)

    The Mississauga Central Lions Club (Square One) Farmers Market is open every Sunday, June 1 through November 2 2014 in our New Location in the parking lot of 3 Robert Speck Parkway, in Mississauga L4Z 2G5. Alternate access: Find us on Shipp Drive south of Rathburn Road East (just a few blocks east of our old location at the Cineplex 10 theatre).

    Come visit your favourite farmer for the freshest fruits, vegetables, poultry, meats, eggs, bread, honey and much more…

    This Farmers Market has been managed since 1975 as a fundraiser. Our Lions Club helps support many organizations as a result of this Market. Visit http://bit.ly/Organizationssupported to see where the money goes.

    Follow us on Twitter: @Sq1FarmersMkt

    Website: http://bit.ly/MCLCFarmersMkt

    Contact the Market’s General Manager Lion Manny Castellino at mclionsfm@gmail or call 647-830-0216

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