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2023 East End Farmers’ Markets

You can get your farmers’ market fix almost any day of the week in and around Toronto-Danforth and the East End during the summer.

Fresh vegetables at market including cabbage, carrots, broccoli, herbs

Here’s a list to get you started (updated for the 2023 season).


Withrow Park Farmers’ Market

What? — A community-led market with a focus on sustainability, supporting local organic farmers and food producers since 2006.

When? — Saturdays, 9am to 1pm, June to mid-October

Where? — Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.

Evergreen’s Saturday Farmers Market

What? — Established in 2007 in the transformed brick works, this well-known market operates outdoors from May to October and indoors from November to April. There are a wide variety of farmers, producers, and buskers offering local and seasonal food and entertainment. Evergreen also offers weekly food and fun at their Summer Wednesdays from June to August.

When? — Saturdays, 9am to 1pm, Year-round

Where? — Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave.
Don’t forget about the free shuttle bus service from Broadview Station.


Leslieville Farmers’ Market

What? — A popular socially and environmentally responsible market offering a variety of food, drinks, and fun.

When? — Sundays, 9am to 2pm, May 14th to October 29th

Where? — Greenwood Park, 150 Greenwood Ave.

Deeply Rooted Farmers’ Market

What? — Toronto’s first and only Black & Indigenous farmers market

When? — Sundays, 9am to 2pm, May 29th to October 15th

Where? — Dieppe Park, 455 Cosburn Ave.


East York Farmers’ Market

What? — An outdoor weekday market offering fresh produce and food.

When? — Tuesdays, 8am to 2pm, May 16th to the last Tuesday in October

Where? — East York Community Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave.

Cabbagetown Farmers’ Market

What? — A Riverdale Urban Farming Inc. project which endeavors to strengthen the relationship between local residents and those who produce, prepare, and promote local, sustainable food products.

When? — Tuesdays, 3pm to 7pm, May 16th to October

Where? — Riverdale Park West, 191 Winchester St.


Courtyard Farmers’ Market

What? — Actually in our neighbouring riding, Beaches-East York, this market has local farmers and unique artisans and promotes community, fun, and wellness.

When? — Wednesdays, 3:30pm to 7:30pm, June 14th to October 11th

Where? — Fairmount Park, 1725 Gerrard St. E.


East Lynne Farmers’ Market

What? — Also in Beaches-East York, this market deserves a mention. It features fresh produce, food, craft beer, flowers, live music, and kids’ activities.

When? — Thursdays, 3pm to 7pm, June to October

Where? — East Lynne Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.

Underpass Park Farmers’ Market

What? — This Corktown market has a variety of vendors of produce, food, drinks, and flowers.

When? — Thursdays, 4pm to 7:30pm, May to October

Where? — Underpass Park, 29 Lower River St.

Have we missed one? Which one is your favourite? Let us know!

2021 Sep 12: Bicycle parade and music in the park

Please join Maryem Tollar on Sunday, September 12 for a bicycle parade. Meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Broadview and Danforth to organize, Parade starts at 10 a.m. and goes from Broadview to Coxwell. Then cycle back along Dundas to Greenwood Park.

11 a.m. Enjoy the morning with music making and dancing at Greenwood Park. Bring your family, have a picnic and come and talk to Maryem, our Toronto-Danforth federal candidate.

Come to the parade or come to the park or come to both!

RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook.

More photos, more better

Additional photos by Rebecca Wood.

2021 Aug 28: A walk in the park

Saturday, 2021 August 28, 10 am to noon
Withrow Park, starting near the unfenced playground

Maryem and friends will be visiting Withrow Park on Saturday.

Talk to Andy Trotter

Talk to Andy about your questions and your concerns over coffee and baked goods.

Saturday, 2018 May 26 at 11am – 1pm
The Flying Pony Cafe (blogTO review), 1481 Gerrard St East