July 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anne Freeman July 4, 2016 @ 9:38 am

Welcome to the best tastes of summer! They’re all waiting for you at Toronto’s Farmers’ Markets.

2016-06-04 21.48.45 Hey, Etobicoke, you’ve got a sweet new market! Pop by Sam Smith Park on Saturday mornings and join in the fun.

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Thinking of cycling to market? Have a look at the Polite Peddler FM guide for riders just published by DandyHorse.

June 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anne Freeman June 2, 2016 @ 10:45 am

A decade ago, Toronto had 10 farmers’ markets.  Now we have 3 dozen!
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Our markets offer tremendous opportunities for healthy eating, learning about what grows when, trying new foods, coming together with neighbours, and supporting a new generation of farmers and local food producers.  We think they make Toronto a better place to live, and we hope you’ll agree! Check our list, and find a market to love!

May 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anne Freeman May 4, 2016 @ 10:37 am

What’s your favourite spring food? Asparagus, wild leeks, rhubarb, spinach, radishes, fiddleheads, maple syrup….You’ll find all these and many more wonderful tastes of spring at your farmers’ market!
chivesIt’s time to catch up on all the news with farmers, vendors and neighbours, and celebrate the return of the growing season with delicious market meals. 

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April 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anne Freeman April 26, 2016 @ 2:19 pm

Ready, Set, GO! Spring is here!

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Market Farmer Ben Sosnicki planting seeds in the greenhouse for early crops.
(Photo by Jessie Sosnicki)

March 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anne Freeman March 8, 2016 @ 3:34 pm

Seed orders are in,  repairs to greenhouses are underway, and the paint is drying on new signs for market tables….Spring is just around the corner!

Our local farmers’ market scene continues to expand. Click on the image below to take a look at some highlights from a study tracking farmers and vendors at area markets. You’ll  get a sense of the positive developments over the past five years. You can read the full study here:  2016- Tracking Market Farmer Report-web


January 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anne Freeman January 7, 2016 @ 10:52 am

Happy New Year Everyone! Thanks for contributing to a healthy future through your enthusiasm for local food and farming!

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December 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anne Freeman December 3, 2015 @ 11:47 am

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….

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November 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anne Freeman November 5, 2015 @ 11:24 am

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.

October 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anne Freeman October 2, 2015 @ 11:56 am

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.

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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!

September 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anne Freeman September 8, 2015 @ 9:28 am

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.
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