Shopping: Farmers' Markets
The Oshawa-Durham region in central Ontario has a couple of local Farmers' Markets (roughly from west to eat):
Newmarket Farmers' Market
Parking lot at the corner of Timothy Street and Doug Duncan Drive.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. from May to October
Est. 2000 with 25 vendors. Administered by Vendors Association 905-830-9895
Uxbridge Farmers' Market
Uxbridge Arena - 291 Brock Street North, River Valley Parking Lot (corner of Brock St. & Toronto St.)
Sunday 9 am to 1 pm form June to October
This new (2001) market has 10 vendors selling fruit, vegetables, baked goods, sausage and is administered by the Vendors Association, contact: Lisa Cooper 905-473-9867 or Gary Smith 905-852-5077
1899 Brock Road
Pickering ON L1V 4H7
Over 600 vendors, including antique sellers, farmer's market and more, make their year-round home at the Pickering Farmer's Market.
Open from 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. 905-426-3387. [More Info]
Durham Region Farmers' Market (Brooklin)
At Home Hardware at 64 Baldwin Street
near intersection of Highway 7 & 12
Open Saturday - 8 am to 3 pm from end of May - November 9th
Hosts the Brooklin Spring Fair (early June) and Harvest Festival, (early Sept).
Est. 1998 12-16 vendors, administered by the Durham Region Farmers' Market Association. 905-852-5657.
Durham Region Farmers’ Market Association (Whitby)
Old Fire Hall on Brock St. at Colborne St. in downtown Whitby
June 1st to Oct 5th, Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Established in 1996, the markets carry on an old-time tradition of buying locally-grown produce and homemade products.
Hosts Whitby’s Town Carnival (late June) and Heritage Day (mid September)
Contact Ann Thomson with the Durham Region Farmers' Market Association 905-852-5657
Oshawa Centre Farmers’ Market
Parking lot in the Oshawa Centre, 419 King St. W., Oshawa
Hours: May to October, Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact Lynn McLaughlin 905-686-6408 ext. 224
The Beaverton District Chamber of Commerce Farmers’ Market
Alexander Muir Park (behind Beaverton Town Hall), Beaverton
Victoria Day Weekend through to Thanksgiving, Fridays 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Featuring Fruit, vegetables, jams, jellies, maple syrup, baked goods
Clarington Farmers’ Market
Newcastle Arena on Caroline Street, Newcastle
Open June 26th to October, Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fruit, vegetables, meat pies, baking, crafts
Contact Gord Lee, with Clarington Board of Trade, 905-987-1899 Fax: 905-623-3413
Port Hope Farmers' Market
Behind Town Hall.
May to October Saturday, 8 am to 12:00 p.m.
Est. 1978 and now has 20-30 Vendors. Contact the Vendors Association at 905-885-8792
Belleville Farmers' Market
Market Square behind City Hall on Pinnacle Street
All Year: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Est. 1816, now with 25 vendors. Contact the Corporation of the City of Belleville at 613-393-5671.
Cobourg Farmers' Market
Victoria Hall Square behind Victoria Hall in downtown Cobourg, Ontario
May - December Saturdays from 7 am to 1pm
Est. 1839. Contact the Vendors Association at 905-344-7030
Kinmount Farmers' Market
Main Street in Kinmount, in the Kawarthas
May to October: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Est. 2002, with 13 vendors. Administered by the Farmers' Market Association at 705-488-1307
Quinte West Farmers' Market (Trenton)
Front Street, downtown Trenton
April - November, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 8 am to 2 pm
Est. 1906. Administered by: City of Quinte West (613)392-2841
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