Thank you to Evergreen.ca for including me in their article on why farmers markets are important spaces for community connection here.
Saturdays start at Evergreen Brick Works with my family. Breakfast in the local food court with Chef Bashir, plus organic crepes, tortillas, and chocolate (hot or cold, depending on the season). This market offers a great selection of organic farmers, plus the best organic olive oil (take your glass bottles for refills), dark chocolate (take your bag for bonus smiles), and pickles, kraut and kimchi from Alchemy (who also have kombucha on tap). I also highly suggest you stop by Humble Bread’s table and get yourself “Andy’s Bread.” When you’re shopping the market, make sure to ask before you buy, since not all the farmers and food vendors are organic in certification or practice – but the best of the best are at this huge market in one of Toronto’s most green settings, where you’ll almost forget that you are in the city. Have breakfast, go for a hike or walk, and return for lunch before you leave.
Some links to help you enjoy and make the most of your farmers’ market experience:
+ Not all farmers’ markets are created equal
+ Our favourite farmers’ markets in Toronto
+ Farmers’ market shopping tips
+ 10 questions to ask at the farmers’ market