Dufferin Grove Park has had a year-round farmers’ market since November of 2002. This makes it one of the oldest farmers’ markets in Toronto!
What began as a collaboration between three local farmers, interested community members, and City of Toronto staff at the park, quickly grew. Thanks to special food programs like the wood-fired oven baking (developed by CELOS ; Centre for Local Research into Public Space), the market fostered a special warm heart and unique atmosphere, allowing it to thrive.
From the beginning, the market’s focus has been to foster direct connections between local organic farmers and urban eaters, through a welcoming weekly gathering. With well over 30 vendors during peak season, the market offers an exceptional selection of local produce, meats, dairy, fair-trade and wild options, as well as other farm products. City-based food producers further build upon our local farm connections by using local ingredients in their prepared foods.
Join us at the market to find out just how tasty your local and sustainable food system can be!
[box type=”shadow”] You can read more about the history of the market in this downloadable PDF (7MB): The Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market: One Model for an Urban, Park-Based Market[/box]