Farmers' Markets Closing Dates 2016

Sep 21, 2016
Ontario Farmers' Markets Closing for 2016

The 2016 farmers’ market season is coming to a close for some markets! Now’s the time to get out to your favourite farmers’ market or explore a new Greenbelt market before they close down for the season.

Farmers’ markets are continuing to grow in popularity as a destination to buy local food. According to a recent study conducted by the Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network, demand for fresh vegetables is up 76% in 2015 (up from 63% in 2009). Not only is demand growing but 29% of farm vendors are also reporting that a greater share of revenues are coming from market sales and 63% of farm vendors report that markets are helping them connect more with other buyers.

Most Greenbelt farmers’ markets will be open until the Thanksgiving weekend, so make sure to visit them before the close. Don’t forget some are open all year-round.

To help you find the closest one, we’ve gathered a list with farmers’ markets opening soon: Dufferin-Simcoe-Grey-Bruce | Durham-Peterborough | Halton | Hamilton | Niagara | Peel | Toronto | York | Waterloo-Wellington

Dufferin - Simcoe - Grey - Bruce

Thursday October 6 - Shelburne Farmers’ Market

Friday October 7 - Meaford Farmers’ Market, Wiarton Farmers’ Market and Williamsford Farmers’ Market

Saturday October 8 - Bradford Farmers’ Market, Collingwood Farmers’ Market, and Creemore Farmers’ Market

Sunday October 9 - Thornbury Farmers’ Market

Saturday October 22 - Orangeville Farmers’ Market

Saturday October 29 - Port Hope Farmers’ Market

Year Round - Owen Sound Farmers’ Market, Barrie Farmers’ Market, and Flesherton and District Farmers’ Market


Tuesday October 4 - Pickering City Centre Farmers’ Market

Saturday October 8 - Port Perry Farmers’ Market

Sunday October 30 - Uxbridge Farmers’ Market and Clarington Farmers’ Market

Year Round - Peterborough & District Farmers’ Market


Saturday October 8 - Milton Farmers’ Market

Saturday October 15 - Georgetown Farmers’ Market

Thursday October 27 - Acton Farmers’ Market

Saturday October 29- Burlington Mall Farmers’ Market

Monday October 31 - Oakville Place Farmers’ Market

Saturday November 28 - Civitan Farmers’ Market in Oakville


Saturday October 8 - Binbrook Farmers’ Market

Wednesday October 12 - Ancaster Farmers’ Market

Thursday October 27 - Dundas Farmers’ Market

Saturday October 29 - Waterdown Farmers’ Market

Year Round - Hamilton Farmers’ Market and Ottawa Street Farmers’ Market


Thursday October 6 - Pelham Farmers’ Market and Grimsby Farmers Market

Saturday October 29 - Winona Farmers’ Market

Year Round - St. Catharines Farmers’ Market, and Welland Farmers’ Market


Wednesday October 5 - Inglewood Farmers’ Market

Saturday October 1 - The Backyard Farm & Market in Mississauga

Saturday October 8 - Brampton Farmers’ Market, Port Credit Farmers’ Market, and Bolton Farmers’ Market

Sunday October 9 - Many Feathers Market in Mississauga

Sunday October 30 - Mississauga Lions Club Farmers’ Market


Tuesday October 4 - Davisville AppleTree Market and Stonegate Farmers’ Market

Wednesday October 5 - Ryerson AppleTree Market

Saturday October 8 - Withrow Park Farmers’ Market

Thursday October 13 - Metro Hall Farmers’ Market

Wednesday October 19 - MyMarket Bloor-Borden

Thursday October 20 - MyMarket East Lynn

Tuesday October 25 - East York Farmers’ Market

Thursday October 27 - North York Civic Center Farmers’ Market

Sunday October 30 - Leslieville Farmers’ Market

Year Round - Montgomery’s Inn Farmers’ Market, Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market, Sorauren Farmers’ Market, Toronto Botanical Garden Organic Farmers’ Market and SickKids Farmers’ Market

Waterloo - Wellington

Thursday October 27 - UpTown Market Waterloo

Year Round - Cambridge Farmers’ Market, Guelph Farmers’ Market, and Kitchener Market


Thursday October 6 - East Gwillimbury Farmers’ Market

Saturday October 8 - Aurora Farmers’ Market (outdoor market), Main Street Markham Farmers’ Market, and Woodbridge Farmers’ Market

Sunday October 9 - Unionville Farmers’ Market (inside market open until December 18) in Markham

Sunday October 30 - Hillcrest Mall Farmers’ Market in Richmond Hill

Year Round - Village Market (Organic) in Thornhill

Looking for a complete list of farmers’ markets? Click here.

Make sure to double check the dates and times of a farmers’ market before attending.

– Andreea Nicoara

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