My Love Affair with Toronto Farmers’ Markets
One of the things I missed the most about rural living when I first moved to Toronto was the easy access to delicious local produce.
There was an egg man, who popped by the newspaper office once a week with whatever the chickens on his ridiculously charming farm up the road had offered up for us, my neighbours often left sun-warmed, perfectly ripe and flavourful tomatoes on my car windshield (un-splattered, you understand) for me, and you couldn’t drive a kilometre in the summer without passing an unmanned honour-system corn stand. Culinary bliss!
Lucky for me My Market, a certified local farmers’ market, brings the best of the country to the city four times a week (at four locations)! They are also conveniently (for me, at least) not all early morning affairs. Some of them run in the afternoons until about 7pm so I can pop by after work.
They have a lovely selection of locally-grown fruits and veggies, locally-raised meats and my favourite, locally-collected honey. And this particular week, they featured what we’ve been waiting all summer for: fresh Ontario peaches.
So, Toronto friends, check their schedule and list of locations and get thee to market!