10 great farmers’ markets to hit on your way to the cottage

10 great farmers’ markets to hit on your way to the cottage

This Labour Day weekend, you could stock up on cellophane-wrapped corn and California berries from your neighbourhood big boxβ€”or you can grab some local goods at one of these great farmers’ markets. No matter which way you’re heading, we have a pitstop for you.

For the Muskoka-bound

Murphy’s Farm Market and Bakery

5141 Simcoe Rd. 10, RR2, Alliston, 705-435-2141, murphysfarmmarket.com


When to go: Seven days a week.
What to buy: Potatoes, carrots, beets, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, sweet corn, peaches, nectarines. Also: butter tarts.
 

Canal Road Farmers’ Market

1153 Canal Rd., Bradford, 905-775-0046, canalroadfarmersmarket.com

Stocking up before lake arrival.

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When to go: Monday to Saturday. Closed Sunday.
What to buy: Strawberries, rhubarb, peas, beans (green and yellow), new potatoes, pickling cucumbers.
 

OK Fridays at Burl’s Creek

180 Line 8 South, Oro-Medonte, burlscreek.com

Want the best bread, pierogies or pretzels from @bakery_victoria ? You gotta get here early! #soldout

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When to go: Fridays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
What to buy: Local produce (cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, onions), ready-to-eat meals (pierogies), freshly baked bread, beef jerky, eggs, VQA wine, beer and cider.
 

Round the Bend Farm

16225 Jane St., Kettleby, 905-727-0023, roundthebendfarm.com


When to go: Monday to Saturday. Closed Sunday. (Also closed Labour Day Monday.)
What to buy: Peaches, squash, broccoli, cauliflower, turkey products, eggs, honey, jam, freshly baked pies, ice cream.
 
 

For the P.E.C.-bound

Watson Farms

2287 Regional Rd. Highway 2, Bowmanville, 905-623-9109, watsonfarms.ca


When to go: Seven days a week until Dec. 23.
What to buy: Corn, strawberries, apples, peas, beans, honey and baked goods.
 

Johnston’s Farm Market

10704 County Rd. 28, Bailieboro, 705-939-1737, johnstonsfarmmarket.ca

Workin' on the farm today #veggies #bailieboro #johnstonsfarmersmarket #familyfarm

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When to go: Seven days a week until November.
What to buy: Tomatoes, potatoes, onions, sweet corn, squash, free-range eggs.
 

Burnham Family Farm Market

7760 County 2 R., Cobourg, 905-373-4578, burnhamfamilyfarmmarket.ca

Sweet corn piled nice and high! πŸ˜„#localfood #eatlocal #burnhamfamilyfarmmarket

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When to go: Seven days a week until Dec. 23
What to buy: Corn, zucchini, green onions, eggplant, leaf lettuce, yellow peppers, apples, herbs, caramel corn, ice cream, chutney, pickled beans, salad dressing, salsa.
 
 

For the Niagara-bound

Peach Country Farm Market

4490 Victoria Ave., Vineland Station, 905-562-5602, peachcountryfarmmarket.com

Roadside local #Ontario #peaches #juicy #sweet #peachcountryfarmmarket

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When to go: Seven days a week until mid-October.
What to buy: Peaches, plums, apples, freshly baked pie.
 

Hildreth Farm Market


5529 Greenlane, Beamsville, 905-563-4423, hildrethfarms.ca
When to go: Seven days a week.
What to buy: Corn, new potatoes, field tomatoes, peaches.
 

Gallagher’s Farm Market

346 Highway 20 West, RR3, Fenwick, 905-892-0698, gallaghersfarmmarket.com


When to go: Seven days a week until Dec. 31.
What to buy: Sweet corn, strawberries, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, lettuce, English cucumbers, apples, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, green onions, mushrooms.