It’s summer and there is nothing better than visiting a local farmers’ market. There is just something about seeing all the fresh produce, cheese, meats etc., available, it inspires us to make healthy choices and to shop local. We are so fortunate in the 905 area to have so many close by to choose from. Check out the list below for a market near you — or visit one in a neighbouring city. Enjoy!
Dorval Crossing Civitan Farmers Market
The Civitan Club of Oakville has operated the Town’s longest-running farmers market in support of community charities. Located at the northeast corner of Dorval & North Service Road, just north of the QEW (in front of McDonalds).
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Runs every Saturday until November 25th
All proceeds earned by the Club from market stall rentals, space generously donated by Bentall Kennedy, are donated to local Oakville charities.
Oakville Farmers’ Market
Fresh, local produce in Downtown Oakville. The market will take place rain or shine and is always filled with local residents taking home fresh, locally-grown, seasonal fruits, vegetables and delicacies!
June 2nd – October 6th
Every Saturday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
George Street at Lakeshore Road in Downtown Oakville
Burlington Mall Lions Farmers’ Market
The Market is Open May 2nd to October 27th
Wednesdays 8:00 am – 2:00 pm | Fridays 8:00 am – 4:00 pm | Saturdays 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Vendors carry a wide variety of locally grown fresh produce, baking, meats, cheese, eggs etc. Browse through the market; you can find everything from Apples to Zucchini. You haven’t tasted produce until you’ve had fresh off the farm. You will find the freshest food available and you will be supporting your local farmers. The Burlington Mall Lions Farmers’ Market is located in the Burlington Mall parking lot, on the Prospect Street side of the mall, south of Denningers new store.
The Farmers’ Market is operated by the Burlington Lions Club who donate the proceeds from the Market operations to specific local projects and helping those in need.
Dundas Farmers’ Market
The Dundas Farmers’ Market is an agricultural, food-based market. Since its resurgence in 2009, the market continues to uphold the valuable relationship between local farmers and the Dundas community.
June 7th – October 25th
Every Thursday 3:00 pm -7:00 pm
Located in Municipal Lot 7D, corner of Hatt Street & Millers’ Lane
RAIN OR SHINE
The Ancaster Farmers’ Market’s
The community-central location in the Ancaster Village strives to provide farmers with an affordable local sales outlet and the community with access to fresh, local, naturally grown produce within walking or riding distance of many Ancaster neighbourhoods. The central location is designed to encourage bike and pedestrian traffic and reduce the use of cars to access quality food products.
June 13th – October 17th
Every Wednesday from 3:00 pm -7:00 pm
37 Halson Street, Ancaster
RAIN OR SHINE
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
A large indoor year round 4 day per week Market with 60 vendors offering a selection of local and international produce, cheese, meat, seafood, baked goods, fair trade coffee, speciality food items, prepared foods and artisan crafts. Visit the exciting food court area for lunch. Enjoy one hour “free” parking at the multi-level Parkade at the corner of York Blvd and McNabb St. Bring in your ticket for validation by your vendor.
35 York Boulevard | Hamilton | L8R 3K1
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday | 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday | 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Locke Street Farmers’ Market
The Locke Street Farmers’ Market started in spring of 2010 with the goal of bringing fresh, local food to the Locke Street neighbourhood.
Saturdays | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Corner of Locke and Herkimer in the Locke Street Tire and Automotive parking lot
Ottawa Street Farmers’ Market
A year round, open aired market established in 1955. There are 20+ vendors of local, farm fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, honey, eggs, syrup and baked goods. A sausage cart on site and all vendors farm within 80 km of the market.
204 Ottawa Street North | Hamilton
Monday | 5:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday | 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Only in its second season the Durand Market is located on Charlton Avenue in the Central Presbyterian Church gardens. This market features fresh produce and food from local farmers and producers. As well as the fresh produce, they also have vendors who sell baked goods, fresh flowers, handmade items, and much more!
165 Charlton Avenue West | Hamilton
3:00pm – 7:00 pm
Waterdown Farmers’ Market
Over 25 vendors bring everything from fruits, vegetables, cheese, wine, tea, eggs, meat, bread and pastries. With an even mix of organic and conventional, an on-site cafe, lots of snacking options, musical entertainment and free parking, a day out at the Market will be an enjoyable one.
79 Hamilton Street North | Waterdown
Saturday | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
May 26 – October 27