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Nearly every town in Ontario has a farmers’ market now, and although the best one is quite often the one in your ‘hood, there are some seriously awesome markets in this province worth the trek. Here are our five favorites markets worth driving for!
- Stop by the Kingston Public Market at 11am on any given Saturday to see local chefs –including Feast ON Certified Chefs Ian Arthur from Chez Piggy or Stev George from Olivea — doing cooking demostrations with produce from the area. Who knows, maybe you’ll even get a taste!
- Hinterland Wine Company argueably makes Ontario’s best bubbles. They’re not available at the local LCBO, but you can try any of their four varieties on Saturdays at the Evergreen Brick Works Farmers Market. Just one of the many reasons to head into the Don Valley on a Saturday morning!
- Open all year round, the St. Catherine’s Farmers Market plays host to stunning sourdough loaves from De la Terre Bakery and Niagara’s famous peaches come summertime. There’s also live music on a weekly basis and lots of prepared foods so you can call your visit lunch.
- Toronto’s Dufferin Grove Farmers Market is all organic — and super kid friendly! Spend the afternoon perched on the lawn by the vegetable garden enjoying a scoop of Ewenity Dairy’s goat milk ice cream while watching baker’s pull loaves of red fife sourdough from the on-site wood fired ovens. More places to eat in Toronto here.
- St. Jacob’s Farmer’s Market is a must stop for travellers heading to the Waterloo Region. Home to a slew of Mennonite Farmers offering everything from artisan cheese to summer sausage, it’s the apple cider doughnuts that keep us coming back for more!