Farmer’s Markets across the GTA winding down to the season

Toronto, October 16 (CINEWS): There are close to 50 farmer’s markets across the GTA and that number will increase dramatically in the years to come as Canadians take to eating more greens and are opting for local and organic.
This year vendors at most Farmer’s markets are reporting they’ve had one of their most profitable year ever. Last Saturday, the Brampton Farmers’ Market wound up and its 50 vendors selling fruit, flowers, meats and other N-square_one_farmers_prepared jams etc, the vendors and farmers were reportedly elated to have surpassed their sales expectations. There were healthy crowds most weekends and at times even during inclement weather. This market incidentally is the largest in the GTA.
Other smaller farmers’ markets set in neighborhoods in Toronto like the Brick Works Farmer’ Market have seen large volumes. Here entire families make it like a wonderful half a day outing. It runs on Saturday morning between 8 am and 1 pm. The children have fun and are kept entertained with a bunch of activities as well as were given the opportunity to taste unfamiliar food while their parents chatted up a storm with the friendly farmers and vendors learning more about the food, sharing tips and recipes.
Other popular farmers’ markets are St. Lawrence Market, the Leslieville Farmers’ Market.
Mississauga had 8 farmers’ market, the newest one is Many Feathers Co-op: Located at the Lisgar Go Station at Argentia and 10th Line, it is open bi-weekly until November 1st. They offer food, crafters and artisans that will be selling jewelry, handmade body products, and other unique things.
Different neighborhood farmers’ markets have plans to close on different weekends, it depends on what is still available. If you haven’t already been to one or would like to go driving and enjoying fall colors this weekend check the internet for any local farmers’ markets that may still be open around the vicinity of your drive, it may be worth your while to do a bit of grocery shopping and help support local farmers.

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