Happy New Year Everyone! Thanks for contributing to a healthy future through your enthusiasm for local food and farming!
the website of the Toronto Farmers'market Network
Let’s make it a very LOCAL holiday season! Handmade, homemade, tasty and seasonal treats make the best presents. At Toronto’s year-round farmers’ markets, you’ll find lots to choose from for special meals, too. Our vendors have been busy getting ready….
It’s November….Do you know where your market is?
We’ve got a good selection of year-round farmers’ markets in Toronto now, so you can keep eating local food straight from our farmers all winter long! Our Winter Markets List will help you find a location that works for you.
Want to introduce someone to ideas about local eating? Have a look at our new page: Ten Suggestions on Eating Local.
This is a month to celebrate bountiful harvests of many crops that are grown in Ontario. Farmers’ markets are full of fruits and vegetables in every colour of the rainbow right now! As the evenings get cooler, it’s the perfect time to turn on the oven and roast some root veggies, bake some potatoes, whip up a pumpkin pie…whatever your comfort food is, you’re likely to find the ingredients at one of Toronto’s farmers’ markets.
Check the schedule of your local market; many seasonal ones wrap up their season in October. Time to look for a year-round market to help you keep on eating local all year!
This is the peak month in the year for selection at Ontario markets. The best of summer crops and the first fall harvests are all there! It’s easy to take this warm-weather abundance for granted, but cool nights, and eventually frost, will slow things down soon. Now is the time to buy in bulk and get some tastes of the season into your freezer or onto pantry shelves. When that good ol’ Ontario winter returns, you’ll be very glad you did.
Announcing: The York Eglinton Farmer’s Market, the first and only Farmer’s Market on Eglinton Ave. West!
The Market will be held every other Friday, starting July 3rd and running to October 16th at the Green P Parking lot, at 1507 Eglinton Ave. W (near Oakwood) from 2pm-7pm.
Celebrate great Canadian eating all month long at Toronto Farmers’ Markets!
There’s a market revival in Cabbagetown! Beginning Tuesday June 30th, from 3-7 pm in Riverdale West Park, you’ll find the market brimming with fresh veggies, fruit, baked goodies, eggs, cheese, poultry, wine and prepared food stalls – all showcasing the goodness of Ontario! Visit www.cabbagetownmarket.ca for more details.
Happy Local Food Week! At 20 farmers’ markets around town, plus FoodShare’s Good Food Markets and other locations, you’ll find ‘I heart T.O. markets’ buttons this month, to help you show your support for the great markets in Toronto. We hope you’ll join in our campaign for positive City policies!
Happy June eating, too! It’s time for asparagus, lettuce, strawberries and more!
Spring has finally sprung! We’ve reached the point when early favourites return to our tables: wild leeks, rhubarb, new crop maple syrup, asparagus, and many, many fresh greens!
Year-round farmers’ markets are shifting outdoors, and most of Toronto’s seasonal markets re-open this month. There are many changes in the works around the city, so check our Markets Listing page later in May. We’ll be updating information as the details get finalized.
So why do markets matter?
According to the Declaration of the 9th International Public Markets Conference held in March 2015, markets are:
- Nexus points linking urban and peri-urban regions…
- Dynamic, inclusive and safe spaces…
- Vital centres of local food systems…
- Avenues for the promotion and preservation of local culture…
- Engines for entrepreneurship…
- Centres of neighbourhoods….