From Our Farms to your Table
Eat fresh and Shop Local at the Farmers Fresh Markets this season
Sherway Farmers’ Market | Oakville Farmers’ Market | Shops Farmers’ Market
It’s that time of year again and the Farmer Fresh Market is back for its 26th season. This year, join in your local community by supporting one of the three GTA markets to find the freshest produce and food, all locally sourced.
The first crops are getting ready to be harvested and will hit the market in June. These include mushrooms, asparagus and rhubarb as well as Ontario-grown greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. Add some colour to your outdoor space and garden with hanging baskets or bring home some beautiful fresh cut flowers from our local florist. Stroll the market with your family and enjoy some hot breakfast, sample local wine and purchase the best offering of local honey and maple syrup. The markets also offer a selection of delicious baked goods straight from the oven, farmer fresh eggs and deli meats.
Farmer Fresh Markets founder William Blyleven comments, “The Farmers Market is becoming more popular year after year as people are continuing to look for fresh, local produce and quality products straight from the farms. Our customers love supporting our local, hard-working vendors. The inventory at the Farmers Market is always changing based on what is in season and our vendors also offer great advice on how to store, prepare and serve their fruits and vegetables. There is no need to go to the grocery store this season when you can find everything you need at the Sherway Farmers’ Market, Oakville Farmers’ Market and Shops Farmers’ Market.”
For seasonal updates on vendors, produce and product availability, visit www.farmfreshmarkets.ca
Sherway Farmers’ Market
WHERE: The parking lot of the Church on the Queensway (1536 The Queensway)
WHEN: Fridays from 8am- 2pm. Beginning June 1st to October 5th
Vendors include: fruit and vegetables from Blyleven Farms, Lowbanks Fruit, McNiece Greenhouse & Produce, Sunray Orchard Farms and Thames River Farms; small batch pickles and preserves from Joanne’s Urban Pantry; Dutch waffles from Scheps Bakery; Smoothie Bowls; maple syrup, cookies and candies from Marigold’s Maple Syrup and VQA wines from King’s Court Estate Winery.
Oakville Famers’ Market
WHERE: George Street in downtown Oakville (115 George Street, Oakville)
WHEN: Saturdays from 8am to 2pm. Beginning June 2nd to October 6th
Vendors include: fruit and vegetables from Blyleven Farms, McNiece Greenhouse & Produce, Sunray Orchard Farms and Thames River Farms; fresh cut, seasonal flowers from The Flower Lady; cheese from Fifth Town Artisan Cheese, fresh, preservative free salsa, dips and nacho chips from The Mad Mexican and VQA wines from Pillitteri Estates Winery.
Shops Farmers’ Market
WHERE: CF Shops at Don Mills (southwest corner of Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue East) on Aggie Hogg Gardens
WHEN: Tuesdays from 10:30am – 5:30pm. Beginning June 26th to October 2nd
Shops Farmers’ Market vendors include: fruit and vegetables from Blyleven Farms, Lowbanks Fruit and Sunray Orchards; fresh, preservative free salsa, dips and nacho chips from The Mad Mexican; smoked meats from Albion Hills Farm; maple syrup, cookies and candies from Marigold’s Maple Syrup and VQA wines from Pillitteri Estates Winery.
For more information, visit www.farmfreshmarkets.ca