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Farmer’s Markets are Less than a Month Away

Although this post has nothing to do with real estate, I am excited to talk about today’s topic. I am a HUGE fan of farmer’s markets for so many reasons and more and more keep popping up around the city each year. Which means more and more of the city’s population has access to fresh, locally grown food.

This was definitely not something on my radar as a young man, when my diet rarely contained a vegetable, but as I get older and wiser about my body and what it needs, I’ve definitely started paying attention. And then throughout the long winters of years past, my wife and I have probably watched a few too many food documentaries on Netflix, and now I am committed to pulling my dollars away from factory farms and corporate conglomerates as much as possible. So farmers markets tick all the right boxes for me and I love to go out and see what is on offer.

The trend is definitely gaining momentum, and so the region of Peel created this really cool map showing you not only farmers markets, but local farms that you can purchase from directly. This movement of supporting local farming is great to see, and as more people support it, the more viable these small farms can be. Here is a link to the map:

 


Wednesday Markets

Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr.

Open: May 31 – October 25

Wed: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday Markets

Port Credit Farmers Market

Elmwood Ave. N. & Lakeshore Rd. E

Open: June – October

Sat: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Erin Mills – The Backyard Farm and Market

2475 Eglinton Ave. W.

Open: June 3 – September 30

Sat: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Streetsville Lions Friends and Farmers’ Market 

128 Queen St. South

Open: May 27 – October 7

Sat: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Sunday Markets

Many Feathers Farmers Market & Farmers Market of Eden (joint venture)

3250 Argentia Rd. (Lisgar Go)

Open: June 11 – October 15

Sun: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mississauga Central Lions Saturday Farmers Market 

3 Robert Speck Parkway in the parking lot (adjacent to Shipp Drive)

Open: June 4 – October 29

Sun: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Be sure to check them all out this summer and if you post pictures on facebook or instagram, please @ me so we can share!
@jeffoleary
About The Village Guru: Jeff O'Leary
Jeff is an Entrepreneur, Storyteller, Rotarian and Community Volunteer. Jeff is also an award winning Real Estate Broker and Industry Speaker based in Mississauga, Ontario. As a husband and father of 3 boys, Jeff has a passion for lifestyle and community. Phone: 905-896-4622 Email: jeff@thevillageguru.com
About The Village Guru: Jeff O'Leary
About The Village Guru: Jeff O'Leary
About The Village Guru: Jeff O'Leary
About The Village Guru: Jeff O'Leary
Phone: 905-363-4622 Email: jeff@jeffoleary.ca