Last updated: June 2015. The following page includes all the farmers’ markets in the Toronto area that are primarily organic. See the links at the bottom of this page for markets that are non-organic or beyond Toronto. See our Organic Delivery page for services that deliver local organic produce.
Buying locally grown food supports nearby farmers, and greatly reduces the energy and resources necessary to transport and store foods. See our environmental section for more on the benefits of eating local and organic.
Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market – O
875 Dufferin St., (South of Bloor across from the Dufferin Mall.), 416-392-0913, www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html
When: Thursday. 3pm-7pm, year round.
Join local farmers for an excellent selection of fresh, mostly local and organic vegetables, fruits, baked goods (including vegan pies, squares and cookies), grains, fair trade coffee and chocolate, and much more. Ying Yin’s Organic Gourmet Tofu have a booth giving samples and selling goods. In the warmer months Earth & City have a booth selling raw, vegan delights.
New this summer: Brixton Grill, an all vegan BBQ stall with Tex-Mex Bean Burgers, Tofu Burgers, Seitan Hot-Dogs, BBQ Potatoes and local, seasonal salads, such as Grilled Asparagus for May and June.
Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market – O
550 Bayview Ave., 416-596-1495 www.ebw.evergreen.ca/farmers-market
When: Saturdays 8am to 1pm (9am in the winter)
“The Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market is more than a local food market. It is a celebration of the diverse communities working together to build a sustainable food system from the ground up. We promote organic and GMO-free foods, as well as markets where rural food producers and urban consumers both benefit from fair trade and a vibrant local food economy.” Free shuttle from Broadview Station. Several vegan vendors, including Doug McNish, Lesia Kohut & Delights, and Ying Ying Soyfoods.
Toronto Botanical Garden Organic Farmers’ Market – O
777 Lawrence Ave. E. (in Edwards Gardens, at Leslie St. and Lawrence Ave.), www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca/enjoy/special-events/market2013/
When: Thursdays 3pm-7pm (2pm-6pm in the winter)
Join us to meet organic farmers and buy local produce, bread, prepared food, and much more! Come for your groceries, stay for dinner with your family. Free parking available on site. Check out website for more info, news, and recipes, and follow on Facebook and Twitter.
The Stop’s Farmers’ Market / Wychwood Barns – O
76 Wychwood (South of St Clair at Christie), 416-651-7867, thestop.org/the-stop27s-farmers27-market
When: Saturday – 8 am-12pm (1pm in warmer months), year around
“Named Toronto’s best Farmers’ Market by NOW Magazine, amazes every week with its array of tasty, seasonal Ontario food. The market supports local agriculture by encouraging our farmers to grow as sustainably as possible, and many of our farms are certified organic”
St. Lawrence Farmers Market – o
92 Front St. E. (at Jarvis), 416-392-7219, www.stlawrencemarket.com
When: North Farmer’s Market: Saturday – 5am-3pm
South Market: Tuesday-Thursday – 8am/6pm Friday- 8am-7pm Saturday starting at 5 am-5pm, year around
The South Market contains over 50 specialty vendors, including Ying Ying Organic Gourmet Tofu and Cruda Cafe.
The North Market features a huge Farmers’ Market on Saturdays starting at 5am – a tradition begun on this site in 1803 and continuing today. Over 50 local farmers and producers bring their seasonal produce and other items to market in the city. Several stalls carry organic products.
Sorauren Farmers’ Market – O
South end of Sorauren Park at Sorauren and Wabash, south of Dundas, 416-533-6363, www.westendfood.coop
When: Monday from 3pm – 7pm
“Our mandate is to support and promote local and urban sustainable agriculture, and educate the community in the foods they eat. As part of our commitment to local food, preference is given to Greenbelt farmers, and we actively promote new farmers and small, local and sustainable producers. We offer a full selection of local, organic, and sustainable vegetables, fruits, artisan cheeses, and flour/grain products, and more – with 20 vendors, more than half of which from the Greenbelt and GTA foodshed. There is also a selection of prepared foods made locally with locally grown and processed ingredients. We encourage walking, cycling or TTC to get to the Market. Volunteers welcome.“
The Village Market – O
Toronto Waldorf School, 9100 Bathurst St., n. of Hwy 7, Thornhill, 416-875-4205, www.villagemarket.ca
When: Saturdays from 8:30 am-1:30pm, year around.
“We feature fresh organic produce all year round, with as much as possible locally grown. With more than 25 vendors including six farmers, we offer an unusually wide selection of organic foods, from fresh greens to root vegetables, apples, citrus and more.”
Appletree Markets – o
220 Davisville Ave., (Davisville and Mount Pleasant area), 416-899-1990, www.appletreemarkets.ca
When: Tuesdays. 3pm-7pm, mid-May – early Oct.
“Some of the best produce in town! Fresh fruits, veggies, organic artisan breads & cheeses, fresh fruit pies, cakes, pastries and tarts, delicious prepared foods and yummy fair trade chocolate! Our Eco-Market promotes local artists and designers who create beautiful things in a sustainable manner.”
Birchcliff Farmers Market – o
1512 Kingston Rd (St. Nicholas Church Garden, near the Scarborough Bluffs), 416-686-6528, www.marketsbythebluffs.com
When: Fridays from 2:30pm-7pm, June 13 to October 10
Cabbagetown Farmers’ Market – O
201 Winchester St., www.cabbagetownmarket.ca
When: Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm
“Join the Cabbagetown Farmers’ Market Tuesdays starting June 30th, 2015 from 3-7PM at Riverdale West Park. Our mission is to strengthen and revive the relationship between the vibrant Cabbagetown community and local, sustainable food initiatives. The market will be brimming with fresh veggies, fruit, baked goodies, eggs, cheese, poultry, wine and prepared food stalls – all showcasing the goodness of Ontario! Visit us on the market website, ‘Like’ us on Facebook, Tweet us something delicious & follow our Instagram. We love volunteers too – if interested, email us at email@example.com. ”
Let’s celebrate Cabbagetown with local food & live music! We are excited for you to know where your food comes from and who produces it by meeting this seasons farmers & food vendors. Bring your family, friends and don’t forget your reusable bags to be filled with farm fresh eggs, colourful veggies, artisanal bread, soft-ripened cheese & Ontario wine.
Jonathan Ashbridge Park Market (Leslieville Market)
On Queen St E. between Greenwood & Coxwell, www.leslievillemarket.com
When: Sundays– 9am-2pm, late May to end of October 2013 Season: May 26th to October 27th
Several vegan vendors, including Tiffinday Inc., Lesia Kohut & Delights, and Earth and City.
Junction Farmer’s Market
2960 Dundas St. W. (At the Junction Train Platform, just west of Keele), www.junctionmarket.ca
When: Saturdays– 9am-1pm, late May to early November
2013 Season: May 25th to November 9th
Features fresh, organic, sustainable and local food from produce, to fresh baked goods. Amazing variety from Mexican food to Sauerkraut! “The Junction Farmers Market provides local, sustainably produced fresh foods in ways that build community, support local food growers and producers, and promote access to healthy food for all. We value an alternative food system, where all community members have equitable access to food, and where farmers are rewarded fairly for the important work they do.” Go to their website for a full vendor listing, and follow on Twitter.
MyMarket – certified local farmers’ markets – o
1-800-387-FARM (3276), www.my-market.ca
“MyMarket(s) are Canada’s first certified farmers’ markets featuring real farmers, selling only what they produce. We are committed to helping shoppers enjoy the benefits of eating local as well as supporting farmers from the Greenbelt, our protected countryside. 2012 will be their fifth year.”
Early June to end of October.
Bloor & Borden (Annex): June 3 – October 21, 3-7pm
East Lynn Park (Danforth & Woodnbine) – June 4 – October 15, 3-7pm
Liberty Village (Liberty & Atlantic) – May 31 – November 1, 9am-2pm
- Bloor • Borden (In Annex) – Wednesday from 3 to 7 pm
- East Lynn Park (near Danforth and Woodbine) – Thursday from 3 to 7 pm
- Liberty Village – Sunday from 9am to 2 pm
Ryerson Farmers’ Market
Gould St. (just east of Yonge), Ryerson University, 416-979-5021, food.ryerson.ca
When: Wednesdays, May 13 – October 7, 11am – 3pm
Part of Ryerson Eats, a program that promotes fresh, wholesome, Ontario-sourced food for the campus community. Find vegan BBQ vendor, Brixton Grill, as well as plenty of locally sourced produce and prepared foods, and crafts.
Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market – O
241-257 Shaw St.
When: Tuesdays 3pm-7pm, May 5 to Oct 27, www.tbfm.ca
South side of Dundas between Crawford and Shaw. “OUR MANDATE is to support and promote local and urban sustainable agriculture. To educate the community in the foods they eat, the source from which it comes and how it is grown and/or prepared. To increase community access to healthy, local, organic and naturally grown produce. We support slow food – to gather regional foods, taking it home to cook and eat your meal at hearth and home with your loved ones. The limited prepared foods available are there to enhance the slow food.”
Withrow Park Farmers’ Market – O
North end of Withrow Park, south of Danforth, between Logan and Carlaw,
When: Saturday, 9am-1pm. May 17 to Oct 21, www.withrowpark.ca/wiki/wiki.php
“The market is a place where Ontario farmers using organic and ecological cultivation methods, as well as food entrepreneurs using sustainably and equitably produced ingredients (whenever possible), can directly connect with eaters.”
York Eglinton Farmers’ Market – O
1507 Eglinton Ave. W. (Eglinton and Oakwood), 647-349-7781, www.yorkbia.ca/farmers-market
When: Every other Friday, starting July 3 – October 16
From July to October, York-Eglinton Business Improvement Area presents York-Eglinton Farmer’s Market! The first and only Farmer’s Market on Eglinton Ave. West. Food, fun, entertainment and happy neighbors await you this summer! Connect with your farmers, ranchers, and artisans whom are often passionate cooks where you can find plenty of free advice about how to cook the foods they are selling and they will give you tips on how to cook the ingredients you buy, but at the farmers market. At our Farmer’s Market you can find some of the best fresh produce, ready-made healthy food, organic
produces, hand-crafted products and much more.
The Market will be held on every other Fridays, starting from July 3 – October 16 at the Green P Parking lot, at 1507 Eglinton Ave. W at 2pm-7pm. It will be one of the hottest events for the surrounding community this year, don’t miss it!
Interested to become a vendor? Please contact us on the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (647)349-7781.
Where to find more farmers’ markets:
• Toronto – Toronto Farmers’ Markets Network. Includes a map, tips on seasonal eating and a list of producers.
• Ontario – Farmers’ Markets Ontario lists all the local markets across the province.
• United States – Localharvest.org has a great zoomable, searchable map.