Living in Toronto offers various features that appeal too many, ranging from the beautiful urban neighbourhoods to the lively downtown core, a superb music and art scene and an abundance of theatre and film available. While living in this incredible Mega city, the desire to buy and support locally grown food from nearby farmers has not always been so easy. Today, we have a number of local urban farmer's markets that make the visit worthwhile. Not only is it a fun and interesting outing for the entire family, once you've tasted the food...you're guaranteed to come back! Explore the different markets throughout Toronto, and your favourite might just be in your own neighbourhood!
West Toronto Farmers' Markets
*Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers' Market - Dufferin Grove Park south of Bloor Street
www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html (Thursday's 3-7 p.m. year round)
*The Green Barn Farmers' Market - 76 Wychwood south of St. Clair at Christie
greenbarnfarmersmarket.org (Saturday mornings year round)
*Goody's Natural Market (formerly High Park Market) inside the park beside Grenadier Restaurant
Friday, Saturday, Sundays May to October. Seasonal produce
*MyMarket - Bloor at Borden (in the Annex) Wednesdays 3 - 7pm, June - Oct.
*Liberty Village - corner of Liberty St. and Atlantic St. Sundays 9am - 2 pm June - Nov.
*Trinity Bellwood's Farmers' Market - north end of park, south side of Dundas between Crawford and Shaw
Tuesdays 3pm - 7pm May - October
*Sorauren Farmers' Market - south end of Sorauren Park at Sorauren and Wabash, south of Dundas
Monday from 3pm - 7 pm May - October
Central and East Toronto Farmers' Markets
*Withrow Park Farmers' Market - north end of Park, south of Danforth between Logan and Carlaw.
Saturday 9am - 1pm late May to end of October (a community based initiative)
*St. Lawrence Farmers' Market - 92 Front St. East (at Jarvis) year round Saturdays starts at 5am - 5pm.
*Riverdale Farm Farmers' Market - front of Riverdale Farm May 12 - October 27th Tuesdays from 3 - 7 pm