In the market for a good’¦market? We hear you.
Next to long weekends and sending the kids outdoors to play, one of the best things about warm weather is the abundance of outdoor markets that crop up in Toronto, offering fresh, healthy and locally produced food.
One of our favourites (and the kids’ too) is The Stop’s Farmers’ Market, held at Wychwood Barns every Saturday from 8 am to 12 pm (at the corner of Christie and St. Clair). Run by the well-respected community food source based group, The Stop, this market brings together local farmers (and non-farm vendors) who grow their food following sustainable practices’many of them certified organic.
It’s legitimate to call the food from these farmers honest. And we think that makes the food we bring home’fruits, vegetables, breads and more’taste especially delicious.
Our kids love dropping in to pick up treats and sweets sourced from the vendors at The Stop Cafe. It’s open during market hours (as well as at other times), and there’s usually something else going on at the market: community-based events that celebrate the environment, music, performances and more.
Since sleeping in on Saturday morning isn’t an option anyway, bring the fam to the farmers’ market and enjoy some authentic, local eats that are good for everyone.
There are so many great places to buy fresh and local goods in T-dot. Check out our list of the 15 Best Farmers’ Markets in Toronto.
Tested by Alison R., Toronto