Whether you made a new years resolution to eat more local food, or you are looking for new weekend activities, winter markets are for you!
Baked goods, local produce, wines, meats and cheeses are all things that you will find at your local winter market. Some of the winter produce available right now include butternut squash, potatoes, apples, onions, garlic, leeks, carrots, cabbage and beets. One of our favourite recipes to make right now is our potato leek soup featuring our stock.
There are many winter markets across Ontario, so it’s easy to find one in your area. We’ve included some of our top five favourite winter markets below:
Evergreen Brickworks Market – Toronto
This market is a hot spot destination during the summer months within the beautiful Don Valley in Toronto. Don’t fret, during the winter months they bring the market indoors so that it can be enjoyed year round.
St. Lawrence Market – Toronto
St. Lawrence Market is an iconic market located downtown Toronto that has over 100 vendors. The North market holds farmers’ markets every weekend year round. Did you know that the North market has been hosting markets since 1803?
St. Jacob’s Farmers’ Market – St. Jacobs
The St. Jacob’s Farmers’ Market is the largest year-round market in Canada. This market is a local attraction that attracts people from all over Ontario!
Guelph Farmers’ Market – Guelph
Although the market is larger in the summer months, Guelph puts on a great indoor winter market! The Guelph community values sustainability, the environment and supporting local businesses.
TERRA Winter Market – Hamilton & Milton
This market was created to support local businesses and farms and to increase healthy lifestyles over the winter months. Both markets have over 50+ vendors with a variety of baked goods, produce, meats and cheese. We love the initiative to connect the community with food producers during the chilly winter months.
Are you heading to one of our favourite winter farmer’s markets this season? We’d love to hear from you! Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can also find us on Pinterest where we share our favourite local, sustainable recipes.
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