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Summer is the best time to veggie-load everything, and your local farmer’s markets is a great place to stock your fridge with the fresh stuff!

Our bodies crave fresh food in the summer and it is so easy to come by during the warm months. The best place to get it is at your local farmer’s market.

Here’s why:

  • When you shop local you directly help a farmer, and their family
  • The produce is FRESH FRESH FRESH
  • It’s cheap!
  • You are reducing your carbon footprint by omitting packaging, and transportation pollution
  • It’s fun! Bring your kids along and have them pick out some fruits and veggies they might like to try- it’s a great way to get them more interested in different foods

Check out some of our favourites:

Round the Bend Farm (Kettleby)
Open Monday-Saturday

This sweet little farm is bursting with delicious fruits, veggies, eggs, baked goods, preserves, and frozen meat (all locally sourced). It’s a great stop for your weekly haul, and a great little outing for the kids to visit the farm animals.

The Village Market (Thornhill)
Open Saturday

Where local farmers unite. Situated within the Toronto Waldorf School, this market is year-round and a great place to immerse yourself into the farm life. Not only can you look forward to some delicious food, you won’t want to miss all the local artisans that group every Saturday.

Newmarket Farmer’s Market (Newmarket)
Open Saturday

Enjoy a lovely Saturday morning in Newmarket’s historic district. Get your farm fresh produce, home-made baking, hand-made crafts, all in one place!

St. Lawrence Farmer’s Market (Toronto)
Open Saturday

Head downtown to the city’s gem of a market, with over 120 vendors, merchants and artisans, the St. Lawrence Market is a treat for the old and young. Farmers have made this iconic scene their home away from home since 1803 and they continue to bring their seasonal produce to the public. A great experience!

 

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