The 411 on Farmers’ Markets in the 416
Nothing says summer quite like farm-fresh veggies straight from your local farmers’ market. But what about COVID-19 restrictions? Have they impacted the usual markets? Are there any even open right now?
Good news! Many Toronto farmers’ markets are open with some changes in the way they’re operating. You’ll need to bring your mask with you and wear it while walking through. Some spots also have social distancing rules in place that keep people moving in one direction, so if you want to view a stall you’ve already walked past, you have to re-enter from the front. Ultimately, the new farmers’ market protocols are not too bad at all.
To help you find a market near you, I’ve done a bit of research. All the markets are listed by neighbourhood and categorized alphabetically of course—you know me, a stickler for seamless organization.
Cabbagetown Farmers’ Market (June to October)
Tuesdays, 3–7 PM
201 Winchester Street
Find a bevy of veggies, fruits, breads, meats—even crickets!—and more.
East York Farmers’ Market (May to October)
Tuesdays, 8 AM – 2 PM
850 Coxwell Avenue
With loads to snack and stock up on, the East York Farmers’ Market is not to be missed.
Humber Bay Shores Farmers’ Market (June to October)
Saturdays, 9 AM – 2 PM
Humber Bay Park West
Named one of Toronto’s best farmers’ markets in 2017 by Torontolife.com, Humber Bay Shores is filled to the brim with delicious eats.
The Junction Farmers’ Market (May to October)
Saturdays, 9 AM – 1 PM
275 Keele Street
A cute community staple for inhabitants of the area, The Junction Farmers’ Market features local and sustainably produced foods.
Bloor/Borden Farmers’ Market (June to October)
Wednesdays, 3–7 PM
365 Lippincott Street
The Bloor/Borden Farmers’ Market is open and ready, featuring tons more vendors than their limited version in 2020.
St. Lawrence Market (all year long)
Saturdays, 5 AM – 3 PM
93 Front Street East
The farmers’ market portion of this Toronto landmark is still open to the public on Saturdays—don’t miss out on fresh, local fruits and veggies.
Annette Village Farmers’ Market (June to October)
Wednesdays, 3–7 PM
680 Annette Street
Pick up farm-fresh eggs, Ontario cheeses, sustainably raised meats, baked goods, produce and more.
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