Shopping Locally: Toronto Farmer’s Markets for the 2012 Season

We are fortunate in Toronto to have a wonderful choice of local Farmer’s Markets throughout the City.  Some of them are open year around but for others it’s that time of year again when local produce is available and they are getting geared up for another season. Toronto has seen a large number of  Farmers’ Markets open over the last 5 or 6 years and undoubtedly, they offer some of the freshest produce our city has access to.  With at least 30 of these markets in the city (and a little menu planning) it’s almost more convenient than going to the grocery store!

It really doesn’t matter what part of the city you live in at this point there is most likely a Market somewhere near you.  If you’re in the downtown area you have Trinity Bellwoods (which operates on Tuesday’s between 3 &7, with May 22nd as the next scheduled market), if you’re in the west you have the Etobicoke Market (opening June 2nd and operating on Saturday’s between 8 & 2), in the east Withrow Market (operating Saturday’s between 9 & 1, starting soon) and in the north end the North York Civic Centre Market (starting at the end of May on Thursday’s between 8 & 2:30).

Farmer’s Markets are just another part of what makes Toronto a fantastic city to call home, to find a Market near you check out the list below supplied by  TFMN.CA.

List of Markets:

Year-round market dates are in brown. 2012 dates are in orange.

Appletree Market

closed until 2014, for more information visit:
Note: “AppleTree in the Village” is opening in June Rowlands Park, northwest corner of Mount Pleasant and Davisville
Tuesdays, 3-7 pm, June 5, 2012 to October 17, 2012


Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market

Green P lot, Lippincott and Bloor St.
Wednesdays 3-7 pm, June 6 to October 24, 2012

Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market
873 Dufferin St. (in Dufferin Grove Park)
Thursdays, 3 – 7 pm, Open all year! Outdoors spring-fall, in the rinkhouse during winter

East Lynn Farmers’ Market
1949 Danforth Avenue, near Woodbine (in East Lynn Park)
Thursdays, 3 – 7 pm, June 7 to October 25, 2012

East York Farmers’ Market
East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave
Tuesdays, 8 am – 2 pm, May 15 to October 30, 2012

Etobicoke Farmers’ Market
Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall
Saturdays, 8 am – 2 pm, June 2 to November 3, 2012

Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market
550 Bayview Ave (between Prince Edward Viaduct (Bloor/Danforth) & Pottery Road)
Saturdays, 8 am – 1 pm 

Winter markets, Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm

Fairview Mall Farmers’ Market
Fairview Mall, South Parking Lot, 1800 Sheppard Avenue East
Fridays, 9 am – 6 pm, June 1 to September 28, 2012

Guildwood Village Farmers’ Market
The Guild Inn, 191 Guildwood Parkway (at Kingston Road)
2012 dates tba

Junction Farmers’ Market
Green P Lot, 385 Pacific Avenue
Saturdays, 9am – 12 pm, June 2 to October 13, 2012

Leslieville Farmers’ Market
Jonathan Ashbridge Park, Queen St. E. at Woodward Ave. (near Coxwell)
Sundays, 9am – 2 pm, June 3 to October 28, 2012

Liberty Village Farmers’ Market
(Liberty St – Atlantic Ave)
Sundays, 9 am – 2 pm, June 3 to October 31, 2012

Metro Hall Farmers’ Market
David Pecaut Square, 55 John Street, near King St.
Thursdays, 8 am – 3:00 pm, May 31 to October 11, 2012

Montgomery’s Inn Farmers’ Market
4709 Dundas West, Etobicoke 
Wednesdays, 3-7 pm, May 23 to December 5, 2012

Nathan Philips Square Farmers’ Market
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. West
Wednesdays, 8 am – 3 pm, June 6 to October 24, 2012, no markets on June 27 and September 26

North York Civic Centre Farmers’ Market 
Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St.
Thursdays, 8 am – 2:30 pm, May 31 to October 25, 2012

Queen’s Quay Terminal Farmers’ Market
207 Queen’s Quay West (outdoors, southwest corner)
Wednesdays, 3-7 pm, 2012 dates tba

Riverdale Farm Farmers’ Market
201 Winchester (in Riverdale Park)
Tuesdays, 3 – 7 pm, May 22 to mid-October 2012

Ryerson University MyMarket
Gould Street east of Yonge Street
Tuesdays, 3 pm – 7 pm, June 5 to October 23, 2012

St. Lawrence North Farmers’ Market
92 Front Street East (at Jarvis) 
Saturdays, 5 am – 5 pm, Open all year!

Sherway Farmers’ Market 
Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre, Corner of 427 and The Queensway,Northeast Parking Lot  (new location for 2012 — east of North Queen Entrance)
Fridays, 8 am – 2 pm, May 4 to October 26, 2012 

Sick Kids Hospital Farmers’ Market
555 University Avenue
Tuesdays, 9 am – 2 pm, June 5 to October 23, 2012, some vendors indoors for the winter

Sorauren Farmers’ Market
40 Wabash Ave. at Sorauren 
Mondays, 3-7 pm, outdoors May-October, then in the Fieldhouse all winter long

Stonegate Farmers’ Market
150 Berry Road, in the parking lot of the Stonegate Plaza
Tuesdays, 4 – 7 pm, June 26 to October 9, 2012

The Stop’s Green Barn Farmers’ Market
The Green Arts Barn, 601 Christie Ave. (entrance from Wychwood)
Saturdays 8am – noon, year-round! Outdoors May-October, in the barns November-April

Toronto Botanical Gardens Organic Farmers’ Market
777 Lawrence Ave. E. (at Leslie)
Thursdays, 3 – 7 PM, May 24, 2012 – October 4, 2012

Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market
Northwest corner of Trinity Bellwoods Park near Dundas and Shaw
Tuesdays, 3 – 7 pm, May 8 to October 30, 2012


University of Toronto Scarborough Farmers’ Market
Parking Lot 4, 1265 Military Trail (Morningside and Ellesmere)
Wednesdays, 3-7, June 6 to October 3, 2012, winter markets first Wednesday of the month November to April, 11-3

Weston Farmers’ Market
14 John St. (Weston Rd. & Lawrence Ave W.)
Saturdays, 7 am – 2 pm, May 12 to October 27, 2012

Withrow Farmers’ Market
725 Logan Ave (in Withrow Park)
Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm, May 19 to October 27, 2012


  1. Fabulous list! So useful! Thanks for sharing this and thank you for including Sherway Farmers’ Market! For the ‘out of towners’ we have a sister market at Oakville Place on Saturdays (starting June 2) and Thursdays (starting June 14). All deets at

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