Get ready to savour the sunshine, flavours, and community spirit at your local farmers’ markets!
With brighter and warmer days ahead of us, it’s the perfect time to experience your local farmers’ markets.
These bustling hubs of community and fresh produce offer a treasure trove of delights for all. Whether you’re an avid foodie seeking the finest seasonal fruits and vegetables or a fun, family-friendly activity, farmers’ markets have something to offer for everyone.
And to make your experience even more delightful, the Canadian event insurance experts at Duuo have curated a list of the best markets you can explore throughout spring and summer from coast to coast.
Ayr Farmers Market – Ayr, Ontario
Ayr Farmers Market is a must-visit destination for foodies and culture enthusiasts alike. Open from May 27th to October 7th every Saturday, this market features an incredible selection of fresh produce, artisanal goods, and multicultural cuisine—this bustling market is a feast for the senses.
From locally grown fruits and vegetables to unique spices and international delicacies, there’s something for everyone at Ayr Farmers Market. And with live music and performances adding to the lively atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon with friends or family.
Cambridge Farmers’ Market – Cambridge, Ontario
Head to Downtown Cambridge and visit one of the oldest markets in Canada! This historic marketplace has been bringing local communities and farmers together since the 1830s, and it’s still going strong today. Join in on the fun and tradition of the ‘Meet the Producer’ event where you can meet the farmers and producers behind the fresh local food, homemade crafts, and unique items that fill the market stalls.
Open on Saturday from 7am to 1pm all year round, you’ll find an array of mouth-watering treats at the market from local farmers, poultry experts, delicatessens, and other vendors. It’s the perfect place to stock up on fresh produce and handmade goodies, leaving with your bags full of delicious treats.
Cedar Farmers Market – Cedar, British Columbia
Founded over two decades ago by a group of passionate local farmers, Cedar farmers market has grown from a small gathering to a bustling community hub featuring nearly 100 vendors and attracting over 2000 visitors during peak season.
From sustainably raised meats to freshly caught seafood, from vibrant potted plants to handcrafted pottery, and from delicious food trucks to locally roasted coffee, you’ll enjoy an afternoon of shopping! And why not make a day of it by cycling down to the market along the scenic Cedar Road? It’s the perfect way to soak up the region’s natural beauty while discovering the finest local goods and produce.
Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Proudly hosting over 250 vendors, Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market has been bringing local customers fresh produce since 1750!
Open both Saturday and Sunday all year round, here you’ll find farmers, artisans, and prepared food vendors for you to indulge in. Whether you visit the market for a spot of lunch or get stocked up on seasonal produce this is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the beautiful rooftop garden!
Finally, end your market trip with a long stroll on one of the world’s longest boardwalks at Halifax waterfront.
UBC Farm Saturday Farmers’ Market – Vancouver
Looking for the ultimate farm-to-table experience in Vancouver? Look no further than the UBC Farm Market, which offers UBC students a sweet 10% discount on all UBC Farm produce.
Open every Saturday, this market is a true feast for the senses, featuring dozens of vendors selling everything from fresh fruits and veggies to delicious baked goods, craft beverages, and locally-raised meats. And of course, the star of the show is UBC Farm’s certified organic produce, bursting with flavour and nutrition.
You’ll also enjoy live music from talented local acts as you shop!
Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers Market – Manitoba, Winnipeg
Experience the best of Manitoba’s local produce and crafts at the Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market! This not-for-profit cooperative boasts over 200 local businesses, meaning you can rest assured that everything you see, smell, and taste is straight from the heart of Manitoba.
Are you a foodie on the hunt for fresh fruit or locally sourced meat? Look no further than this bustling market, open every Saturday from 10am to 2pm. It’s the perfect spot to stock up on your favourite ingredients while supporting your local community.
This farmers’ market also features talented local musicians and performers, so you can tuck into delicious food while soaking up the sounds of live music – what more could you want on a weekend?
124 Grand Market – Edmonton, Alberta
Located right in the heart of 124 Street and spanning two locations two days per week is the 124 Grand Market!
If you’re passionate about supporting local communities, here you’ll find the very best in locally farmed and focused products. Whether you’re on the hunt for fresh produce, handmade crafts, or delicious food truck fare, it’s all here at this buzzing market. And with plenty of fun activities for kids and adults alike, there’s always something exciting to see and do.
Ottawa Farmers’ Market – Ottawa
If you’re looking for the freshest produce, the most delicious baked goods, and the finest local crafts, look no further than the Ottawa Farmers’ Market.
With four fantastic locations to choose from, you’ll never be bored. Lansdowne Market is open every Sunday, all year round, while Orléans Market opens on Thursdays in the spring and summer. For a Saturday shopping spree, head to Westboro Market, or check out Barrhaven Market on Sundays.
What’s so special about these markets? They’re the only producer-only farmers’ markets in Ottawa, meaning everything you find is sourced directly from local producers. From seasonal fruits and veggies to homemade jams and artisanal cheeses, you’ll discover a world of local flavours at these vibrant markets.
Don’t miss your chance to support Ottawa’s thriving local businesses and taste the best that the region has to offer.
Old Strathcona Farmers Market – Edmonton, Alberta
As Edmonton’s original, indoor farmers’ market, it’s been delighting visitors every Saturday since 1983.
Rain or shine, the market is the place to be on a Saturday. Browse through a wide range of vendors and discover the freshest produce, mouth-watering baked goods, and unique handmade crafts. Whether you’re a local looking for the best of Edmonton’s artisanal scene or a curious tourist seeking an authentic taste of the region, they’ve got you covered.
If you’re a true foodie, you won’t want to miss the Taste of the Market TV series. Follow along as we explore the best culinary finds that the market has to offer. From farm-fresh eggs to locally roasted coffee, there’s always something new and exciting to discover.
Charlottetown Farmers Market – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
With over 60 vendors and an unbeatable selection of fresh produce, artisanal crafts, and delicious treats, this Saturday market is the only place you can hand-pick fresh produce from Prince Edward Island farms.
Visit with your family, kids or friends to enjoy a delicious lunch and hand-pick the freshest produce from local farms. From stunning flowers to tasty preserves, you’ll find everything you need to live your best life right here.
As a hub for the local community, this market is the perfect place to support local businesses and families. It’s a firm favourite among locals, and for good reason – the atmosphere is always buzzing with excitement and discovery. Pop down and grab a bite to eat or leave with your bags full of goodies!
Penticton Farmers’ Market – Penticton, British Columbia
Get ready for a taste of summer every Saturday from April to October at the one and only Penticton Farmers’ Market! Since 1991, this downtown hub has been drawing crowds of up to 10,000 visitors with its unbeatable selection of high-quality farm produce, delicious pre-made food, and snacks.
If you’re looking for unique homeware items, you’re in luck! From handcrafted pottery to stunning ceramics and beyond, this market is a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind finds.
Add the Penticton Farmers’ Market to your must-visit list this spring and summer, and prepare to be blown away by the incredible energy and creativity of the local community. Whether you’re stocking up on fresh ingredients for your next meal, shopping for the perfect gift or simply enjoying a lazy Saturday with a cup of fresh coffee, this market is the place to be.
St. Catharines Farmers’ Market – St. Catherines, Ontario
Looking for a market that’s more than a place to buy fresh produce? Look no further than St. Catharines Market! This vibrant hub of creativity and community spirit is open every Thursday and Saturday throughout the year, offering a wide range of handmade items and locally sourced foods that you’ll love!
But that’s just the beginning – St. Catharines Market also hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, from music in the square to the popular discovery table. Here, you can learn all about the history, nutritional value, and preparation of seasonal produce items, while also enjoying fun holiday crafts and delicious food samples.
Be sure to check out the incredible range of local businesses that call this market home. From talented bakers to skilled growers and artisans, come down and experience the magic of this fantastic community hub for yourself.
Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market – Toronto
If you’re looking for a chilled mid-week activity in Toronto, Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market is the place to go for an afternoon of food shopping.
Open every Wednesday, at Bloor-Borden you’ll find an incredible array of vendors offering everything from seasonal produce to artisanal bread, cheeses, and more. But that’s not all. This vibrant market has plenty of community spirit, with regular events and activities that bring people together in celebration of local food, culture, and creativity. It’s the ideal place to go for a chilled afternoon in Toronto!
Saskatoon Farmers’ Market – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Discover the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, another hub of community spirit and local goodness! Since 1975, this member-owned, non-profit cooperative has been bringing together the best of Saskatoon’s agricultural bounty, from home-baked goods to hand-crafted treasures. With a year-round calendar bursting with events and offerings, Saskatoon Farmers’ Market is a place to connect with like-minded foodies and support your local producers every weekend.