The warm weather is finally here, and that means it's time to get outside and enjoy it.
Take full advantage of our short Canadian summers by swapping your usual grocery run with a stop at your local farmers market. Every summer, various city parks and plazas get transformed into local farmers' markets making it oh so easy for you to swing by one on your lunch break, on the weekend or on your way home from work.
To help you find your local market, we separated them all by their neighbourhoods. Happy shopping!
When: Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from June through OctoberWhere: 365 Lippincott St.
Stroll through this market located at the Lippincott Green P and enjoy the benefits of supporting local producers. As a verified market, the Bloor-Borden market only allows vendors to sell what they produce.
When: Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. year-roundWhere: 875 Dufferin St.
This organic market is one of the oldest farmers' markets in Toronto. Stop by to support local farmers, and stick around for local food programs including a special class on wood-fired oven baking.
When: Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from June through OctoberWhere: Riverdale Park W.
Support the local community by stopping by the Cabbagetown farmers' market. The market is a strong supporter of ecological and sustainable food production.
When: Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from May through OctoberWhere: 29 Lower River St.
Enjoy live music, free yoga classes and more at the Underpass Market. In addition to entrainment (and plenty of produce to pick from), this market also includes coffee, chocolate and beauty vendors.
Church And Wellesley
When: Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May through OctoberWhere: 777 Bay St.
Just a short distance from City Hall, this market has so many fresh and prepared offerings. You'll want to come on an empty stomach.
When: Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from June through OctoberWhere: 1949 Danforth Ave.
This farmers' market is fun for the whole family thanks to its craft and face painting stations. Adults will also enjoy the cooking classes, concerts and movie nights in the park.
When: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June through OctoberWhere: 725 Logan Ave.
This market is located at the northeast corner of Withrow Park, just one block south of Danforth, between Carlaw and Logan. Whether you're looking for baked goods, cheese, preserves, produce or plants, this market has it all.
Don River Valley
When: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. year-roundWhere: 550 Bayview Ave.
The Evergreen Brick Works' Saturday Farmers Market is one of the largest farmers’ markets in Toronto. While there's parking in the area, downtowners can also visit the market by taking the free Evergreen Brick Works shuttle bus , which departs every 30 to 45 minutes from Broadview station.
When: Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. from June through OctoberWhere: 197 John St.
Tucked away at the base of Grange Park, this small farmers market includes local artisans and merchants. But the best part about this market is that it's mere steps away from the AGO which is FREE on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m.
When: Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from July through OctoberWhere: 100 Queen St.
There's always something going on at Nathan Phillips Square; on Wednesdays, it's the farmers' market. Rain or shine, stop by the square for delicious treats like Ontario grown strawberries and locally sourced honey. This market is also the perfect place to pick up peaches or a bouquet of flowers.
When: Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from June through OctoberWhere: Gould St.
Eating healthy on campus just got a whole lot easier. The Ryerson University Market brings fresh fruits and vegetables to students, staff and those who live and work near the Ryerson campus. The market offers more than produce too, with beauty and packaged good vendors also on site.
When: Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May through OctoberWhere: 55 John St.
Located in the heart of the Entertainment District at David Pecaut Square, this year's market will include a musical element. From June 6 to August 29, stop by the market and take in the sights and sounds of Toronto-based musicians while shopping for locally grown produce, fresh cut flowers and organic baked goods.
When: Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from May through NovemberWhere: 2960 Dundas St. W.
This independently-run farmers market is focused on creating a diverse space where Torontonians can come together to find healthy, local and ecologically sustainable goods.
When: Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May through NovemberWhere: 20 Woodward Ave.
Unlike most farmers' markets, LFM comes with street parking! Drive down to peruse through tables of fresh produce and learn more about sustainable food production from local farmers.
When: Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from June through NovemberWhere: 34 Hanna Ave.
From local meats to craft brews to wine and cheese, there's no shortage of locally produced goods being sold at Liberty Village's farmers' market.
When: Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from May through OctoberWhere: 220 Davisville Ave.
Located in June Rowlands Park, this market is a must-visit. Come for the food and stay for the programs, including workshops and live performances.
When: Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June through AugustWhere: 181 Bay St.
Indulge in gourmet goods and other artisanal products at this summer market located in Brookfield Place's Garden Court. In addition to food items, this market will also include art, fashion, beauty and home decor items.
When: Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from June through AugustWhere: 200 Bay St.
Located in the open-air podium at the base of the Royal Bank Plaza, this bustling farmers market brings together a vibrant mix of farmers, artists, entrepreneurs and innovators. Stop by to peruse through fresh produce, pre-packaged goods and local, artisanal products.
When: Saturdays from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. year-roundWhere: 92-95 Front St. E.
Located in a big white tent just south of the St. Lawrence Market, this farmers market is an extension of the aforementioned world-renowned market, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth checking out on its own. Stop in for some fresh fruits, veggies, baked goods and local meats.
When: Mondays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from June through NovemberWhere: 34 Hanna Ave.
A staple in Roncesvalles since 2008, the Sorauren Market brings together local and sustainable farmers and producers.
When: Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from May through OctoberWhere: 680 Annette St.
Meet your neighbours and support local businesses by stopping by this open-air market. Located at the Runnymede Presbyterian Church, this market includes vendors selling fresh and prepared foods and other goods.
West Queen West
When: Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from May through OctoberWhere: 241-257 Shaw St.
Located on the northwest side of Trinity Bellwoods Park, TBFM runs every Tuesday in rain or shine. In an effort to cut back on single-use plastics, TBFM has a take a bag/leave a bag program, so if you forget your bags at home, you won't have to worry about juggling your purchases all the way home.
When: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. year-roundWhere: 601 Christie St.
Support The Stop charity and stock up on fresh, local produce at The Stop Farmers' Market. This market attracts more than 1,500 people every week, making it a great place to meet your neighbours.