If you happen to be traveling through Ontario this summer make sure to check out these 5 Ontario farmers Markets! The Ontario farmers markets that I’ve listed below all have a lot of history and are a really nice way to spend the day! Farmer’s markets are excellent places to buy organic produce because most produce is labeled organic so you can feel confident buying chemical-free products. Buying organic farming is a win-win for the soil, the environment, and your body! Furthermore, farmers’ markets often offer a wide variety of goods from fruit and vegetables to meats and cheeses and even desserts! I’ve personally also have found unique items for my home including handcrafted art.
THE BYWARD MARKET
LOCATION: It is found between George and York streets, near the Rideau Centre, in Downtown Ottawa. There is no specific address for the ByWard Market, as it is more of a community than a building.
ByWard Market’s Unique Features: The ByWard Market is a district of Ottawa known for its shops, restaurants, and farmers’ markets. Additionally, it is the location of the first BeaverTail bakery and café. https://beavertails.com/
Business Hours: 363 days a year (closed Christmas and New Year’s Day) – Hours change with the seasons. Outdoor markets: Vary ( Summer is the prime season)
HAMILTONS FARMERS MARKET
LOCATION: 35 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario, L8R 3K1
Located just steps from the Public Library and Jackson Square Shopping Center, the Hamilton Farmers’ Market has been in operation since 1829. More than 60 unique vendors provide produce, meat, eggs, fish, flowers, baked goods, and more.
Business Hours: Open year-round: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
LOCATION : 92- 95 Front St East Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1C3
Operating since 1803, this food market was rated the #1 food market in the world! Today, the St. Lawrence Market Complex consists of three main buildings: The South Market, the North Market and St. Lawrence Hall.
Business Hours: Saturday Farmers Market 5am to 3pm
THE KINGSTON PUBLIC MARKET
LOCATION: 216 Ontario St, Kingston, ON K7L 2Z1
For more than 200 years, Kingston Public Market has provided food and a sense of community to residents of Kingston. The market opened in 1801, making it Ontario’s oldest market.
Business Hours: Open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9am to 4pm
WELLANDS FARMERS MARKET
LOCATION: 70 Young St, Welland, ON L3B 4C5
The market features both indoor and outdoor stalls for local vendors selling a wide variety of goods from fruit and vegetables to meats and cheeses. There are also local crafters and food trucks on-site with freshly cooked meals.
Business Hours: Saturday’s 8:00am-12:00pm
Find out what produce is in season this summer https://eatgoodbaby.ca/2021/05/20/fresh-foods-in-season-this-summer/