Winter is the time to hibernate but some of our farmers’ markets are still open!
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.
During winter you still have to option to support your local farmers and buy more local food by stopping by at a local farmers’ market.
Saturday - Owen Sound Farmers’ Market
Every Other Saturday - Orangeville Winter Market
Saturday - Peterborough & District Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Saturday - Ottawa Street Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - St. Catharines Farmers’ Market
Saturday - Welland Farmers’ Market
Monday - Sorauren Farmers’ Market
Wednesday - Montgomery’s Inn Farmers’ Market
Thursday - Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market
Saturday - The Stops’ Farmers’ Market
Saturday - Village Market (Organic) in Thornhill
Looking for a complete list of farmers’ markets that are open during winter? Click here.
Make sure to double check the dates and times of a farmers’ market before attending.
– Andreea Nicoara