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October 31st, 2014
Adventures For Daytrippers

Adventures For Daytrippers

Farmers Markets in Ontario


From May to the end of October, you can visit countless Farmers' Markets just a short distance from Toronto. All carry fresh Ontario grown produce from local farmers. Many of these markets are combined with Antique Fairs and Flee Markets, making these day trips exciting for the whole family. Check out the website of each for hours of operation and details about the vendors.

Aberfoyle Farmers' Market

Thi s count ry market featur es independent, family-run vendors who are passionate about fresh, healthy food. Here you can find excellent local products including heirloom vegetables, artisanal cheeses and a selection of heritage meats.

Check out the wonderful Aberfoyle Antique market while you’re there, the oldest of its kind in Ontario.

Location: Optimist Recreation Centre,
23 Brock Rd South
Distance: 84km (1 hr)
www.aberfoylemarket.ca

Bobcaygeon Farmers' Market

The Bobcaygeon Farmers' Market is dedicated to providing only products that are locally grown and/or processed – supporting growers and processors within 100km of Bobcaygeon. We also have local artisans providing some wonderful creations.

Most mornings you will be entertained by local talent, it isn't just a market, it's a fun outing that's great for the whole family!

Location: Bobcaygeon Fairgrounds,
Mansfield St
Distance: 153km (2 hrs, 19 mins)
www.bobcaygeonfarmersmarket.com

Cambridge Farmers' Market

This market has a German flavour, with seasonal fruits, vegetables, fresh meat, eggs, cheeses and wonderful baked goods. Foodland Ontario named this 170-yearold local institution the best year-round farmer's market in the province. 35 to 45 vendors are on site, offering a wealth of gastronomical delights.

Location: 40 Dickson St, beside
Cambridge City Hall
Distance: 105km (1 hr, 20 mins)
www.city.cambridge.on.ca

Cobourg Farmers' Market

Tempt your taste buds at the oldest market in Ontario, located in one of the province’s most picturesque towns. Cobourg's Farmers' Market was established in 1839 and offers locally grown and certified organic produce, crafts, flowers, plants, cheese, farm fresh beef, pork, chicken, sausages of all kinds, atlantic seafood, breads, pastries, and many other delectable treats.

Location: Market Square,
Corner of Second St & Albert St
Distance: 104km (1 hr, 22 mins)
www.coburgfarmersmarket.ca

Grand Bend Farmers' Market

This is a thriving little market in beautiful Grand Bend. Here you’ll find fresh, locally-grown items and visit with farmers, crafts people, bakers and value added vendors. They grow it, produce it, make it or bake it so you know the person you're buying from has a personal stake in your satisfaction!

Also, check out Grand Bend’s restaurants that feature dishes from the Simply in Season cookbook.

Location: Colonial Hotel Parking Lot,
enter off Hwy 21
Distance: 230km (3 hrs, 15 mins)
www.grandbendfarmersmarket.ca

Guelph Farmers' Market

Guelph offers a year round market that has been a focal point of the downtown for over 180 years. This is a community place where families come to shop for quality meats, cheese, produce, baked goods, preserves, and delicious foods prepared by the vendors. They work hard and proudly sell the fruits of their labour while customers visit with the producers and get updated on local news.

Location: 4 Gordon St at Waterloo Ave
Distance: 99km (1 hr, 15 mins)
www.guelphfarmersmarket.com

St. Jacob's Farmers' Market

Experience Canada's largest year-round farmers' market, open every Thursday and Saturday Tuesdays June 14 to August 30). Hundreds of food and craft vendors both indoors and outdoors bring you Ontario's farm-fresh produce, meats, cheese, baking and more.

Location: 878 Weber Street North,
Waterloo
Distance: 124km (1 hr, 30 mins)
markets@stjacobs.com

Market on Broadway

The Market on Broadway has something for all ages and if there is a type of vendor or event you would like to see incorporated, please fill in our feedback form. We are always looking for great ideas and our vendors appreciate knowing how they are doing.

Location: Orangeville Town Hall,
corner of Second St & Broadway St
Distance: 87km (1 hr, 15 mins)
www.marketonbroadway.ca

Port Hope Farmers' Market

There are two markets with vendors selling only what they grow/bake or make. On Saturday, park your vehicle and tour our market, downtown parks and afterward visit the shops uptown. On Wednesdays the market can be found in front of the newly renovated Gilmers' Home Hardware. So come and spend the afternoon visiting and checking out the other businesses all within walking distance.

Location: 56 Queen Street, behind Town
Hall (Saturday), 177 Toronto Road,
Gilmers Home Hardware (Wednesday)
Distance: 95km (1 hr, 15 mins)
www.porthopefarmersmarket.ca

Simcoe County Eco Farmers' Market (Barrie)

This is one of the only eco-only farmer’s market. All products are raised using no chemicals or herbicides, and using only earth-friendly and sustainable farming practices. Product options include fresh maple syrup for sweeteners.

Location: Hempola Valley Farms,
Hwy 93 & Forbes Rd
Distance: 128km (1 hr, 31 mins)
www.ecofarmersmarket.ca

Local Summertime Farmers Markets

These are truly community events with a homemade, handmade, earth made mandate. Markets feature the traditional market fare including farm fresh produce, fruit, meats, cheese, fresh baked bread, sweet and savoury baked goods, meals-to-go, honey, preserves, granola, soups and tantalizing treats.

Birchcliff Village Farmers’ Market
Location: 1512 Kingston Rd
Fridays, 3 – 7 pm
marketsbythebluffs.com

East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market
Location: 1949 Danforth Ave
Thursdays, 3 – 7 pm
my-market.ca

East York Farmers’ Market
Location: 850 Coxwell Ave
Tuesdays, 8 am – 2 pm

Leslieville Farmers’ Market
Location: Ashbridge Park
Sundays, 9 am – 2 pm
leslievillemarkst.com

Withrow Park Farmers’ Market
Location: 725 Logan Ave
Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm
withrowpark.ca

Looking for a farmer’s in a particular town in Ontario?
Check out: www.farmersmarketsontario.com


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