In summer months farmers’ markets pop up across the GTA offering fresh produce, baked goods, artisan products, handcrafted items and more. Brampton has two farmers’ markets, which are a great place to start, but if you’re looking to do some market hopping this summer and want to explore, check out this list of 10 markets in the area worth checking out.
Downtown Brampton Market
Brampton’s bustling market takes over Main and Queen every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can expect produce, handmade artisan sauces, pasta, honey and other products, handcrafted items, freshly baked goodies and even wine. Buskers take over the streets and sometimes Garden Square has live food demonstrations.
Mt. Pleasant Village Market
The Mount Pleasant Village market happens Thursdays in Brampton’s northwest corner from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting June 21, until October 4. Some of the same vendors you see at the downtown market on Saturdays come out on Thursdays, as well as locals selling handcrafted items and other cool stuff. The market is located at 100 Commuter Drive.
Port Credit Farmers’ Market
On Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout the summer months the Port Credit Market pops up at Elmwood Rd and Lakeshore Rd. It has all of the standard awesome stuff most markets have, with the added benefit of the nearby lake and boardwalk for an early morning stroll.
Streetsville Farmers’ Market
Located in the Streetsville GO parking lot every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., this market like others runs from May to October. Expect fresh produce, artisan vendors, prepared foods and more.
Junction Farmers’ Market
This market in the Junction runs from May until early November on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Along with fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy, you will find prepared food and wine.
Dorval Crossing Civitan Farmers’ Market
Formerly the Oakville Civitan Farmers’ Market, this market happens every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May to November, which is a little bit longer than most others in the area. In July the market has a bounty of Ontario strawberries, raspberries, peaches, apricots and tomatoes.
Bolton Farmers’ Market
Sterne Street in Bolton is a hub of activity every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with one of the area’s most popular farmers’ markets. Enjoy a casual stroll, fresh produce and artisan vendors every week.
Milton Farmers’ Market
The Milton Market, which has over 40 vendors is located on Main Street between Jane Street and Martin Street. The market runs every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting Mid-may until early October. The market also has a cafe where all proceeds go towards giving high school students scholarships towards their post-secondary studies.
Woodbridge Village Farmers’ Market
Located in a gorgeous spot along the Humber River at Highway 7 and Islington Avenue, the Woodbridge Farmers’ Market runs from mid-June to mid-October every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.