Locate Your Inner Locavore

Written By Zahra Ubaidullah

You won’t have to search very far to find your inner locavore. Being a locavore means eating locally grown food whenever possible. It can be as simple as making the choice to support local farmers by shopping at farmers' markets when you can. Shopping at farmers' markets means getting great tasting produce with plenty of nutrients. It also means having less impact on the environment.

Here are some of my favorite farmers’ markets in Toronto. You can also find a list of farmers' markets across Ontario on the Farmers' Markets Ontario website.  

Sick Kids Farmers’ Market

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Photo source: Jesse Milns via BlogTO

Season: May to October

Date & Time: Tuesdays from 8am-2pm

Location: 555 University Avenue, Entrance at Sick Kids

What’s offered: Local fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, flowers, honey, cheese, pies.

More information on Sick Kids Farmers' Market.



Toronto Botanical Garden Organic Farmers’ Market

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Season: Open all year 

Date & Time:Thursdays from 2-6pm

Location: Leslie and Lawrence (free parking)

What’s offered: Medicinal herb garden, natural and organic skincare, natural and organic prepared food, humanely raised beef and pork, organic local seasonal fruits, vegetables and nuts, artisan breads and pastries, locally grown preserves, honey and apitherapy other bee products.

More information on Toronto Botanical Garden Organic Farmers' Market.


Evergreen Brick Works

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Photo Source: Adeline Chan via BlogTO

Season: May to October

Date & Time: Saturdays from 8am-1pm

Location: 550 Bayview Avenue

What’s offered: Specialty products, dairy products, farm fresh fruits and flowers, artisanal meat and fish, local food court, baked goods, beverages.

More information on Evergreen Brick Works.


Dufferin Grove Park

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Photo Source: Denis McMullin via BlogTO

Season: Open all year

Date & Time: Thursdays from 3-7pm

Location: 875 Dufferin, South of Bloor

What’s offered: Local, organic and non-organic: produce, meats, prepared foods and desserts.

More information on Dufferin Grove Park.



Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market

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Photo source: Morris Lum via BlogTO

Season: May to October

Date & Time: Tuesdays from 3-7pm

Location: Dundas & Shaw

What’s offered: Farm fresh produce, cheese, meat and fish, prepared food and baked goods

More information on Trinity Bellwoods Farmers' Market.