On the hunt for that best farmers markets in the York area to visit before the weather cools down?
Adam and I bounced between a few different farmers markets in the York area last weekend and we had so much fun.
So much fun in fact, I think we’ve become farmers’ market folks… Is that what growing up is like? But I’m not complaining.
We’ve honestly always had this notion in our heads that farmers markets are just filled with produce, but actually there’s more to it than just that.
You’ll also find locally made goodies like pantry items, accessories and housewares!
Without further ado, here are some of the best farmers markets to visit in the York area.
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The best farmers markets in the York area
Farmers Market Newmarket
Find everything from handcrafted soaps and candles to locally made sauces and spices at the Newmarket Farmers’ Market.
Tweedy’s Jamaican Patties’ beef patties are absolutely delicious, and you’ll definitely want to head to Main Street for the best buttery tarts in Ontario at The Maid’s Cottage.
The market takes place in Riverwalk Commons, a lovely recreation area in Newmarket that features a splash pool in the summer, an ice rink in the winter, a story pod where you can borrow free books, and much more!
They even have live musicians performing at the market which makes it all the more beautiful.
There is plenty of parking at Riverwalk Commons, but you can also park next door at Fairy Lake and walk across.
Visit the market every Saturday from the first weekend in May to the last weekend in October!
IF: 7 May to 29 October, Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
WHERE: 200 Doug Duncan Dr., Newmarket, ON
Aurora Farmers’ Market
Aurora Farmers’ Market is another large farmers’ market and craft fair in the York area with lots of things to buy and plenty of bites to eat.
Take time to stroll through the market and stop by the tents of local farmers, grocers and artisans!
Adam and I shared a peameal and bacon sandwich from one of the food vendors and it was absolutely delicious.
We also loved the samosas from The Hot Spot Samosas – chicken was my favorite and beef was Adams.
For dessert we tried Catharina’s Kitchen’s famous ginger biscuit (recommended by another customer) and it was so good – it was very ginger and had a lovely tangy touch!
There is also live music in the middle of the park, perfect to enjoy while you have a bite to eat.
Aurora Farmers’ Market is probably my favorite of all the York area farmers’ markets, but that might be because that’s where we spent the most time.
It takes place every Saturday from the first weekend in May to the last weekend in October at Aurora Town Park!
IF: 7 May to 29 October, Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
WHERE: 49 Wells St, Aurora, ON
Woodbridge Village Farmer’s Market
Woodbridge Village Farmers’ Market is another great market in the York area where you can find everything from locally cured meats to freshly baked pastries.
They also have special themed days, like Strawberry Day, Italian Day and Craft Market days with local artisans!
You can visit the market at Woodbridge Memorial Arena in Vaughan every Saturday from mid-June to early October.
IF: June 11 to October 8, Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
WHERE: 5020 Highway 7, Vaughan, ON
Markham Farmers Market
Markham Farmers’ Market is slightly smaller than other farmers’ markets in the York area, but is still a great place to visit.
They change their providers every week to keep it interesting, which is pretty cool!
From handcrafted glass ornaments to Chinese herbal soups and teas, find some unique items from local producers at Markham Farmers’ Market.
You can find the market on Robinson Street between Main Street and Water Street in Main Street Markham.
Also, be sure to visit It’s the Cat’s Meow Cafe, an adorable cat-themed cafe with all sorts of fun cat decor!
The Markham Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from the first weekend in May to the second weekend in October.
IF: 7 May to 8 October, Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
WHERE: 132 Robinson Street, Markham, ON
The Stuffville Market
Shop for pretty candles, organic bath products and local craft beer at Stouffville Market while enjoying live music.
You can visit Stouffville Market on Saturdays from mid-May to early October!
IF: 14 May to 8 October, Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
WHERE: 6240 Main Street, Whitchurch-Stuffville, ON
Georgina farmers market
At the Georgina Farmers’ Market, you’ll find vendors selling dog treats, beauty products, and more.
They also have live musicians every weekend for all the fun vibes!
Another cool thing they do every Sunday is their market basket giveaway, where they source an item from each seller for the basket and give it away to a lucky winner!
IF: 22 May to October on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m
WHERE: 20849 Dalton Road, Sutton, ON
East Gwillimbury Farmers’ Market
The East Gwillimbury Farmers’ Market is actually held on Thursday afternoons and evenings, rather than Saturday mornings like other city farmers’ markets.
At the market you can buy all kinds of delicious baked goods, cute accessories and more!
IF: May 19 to October 6, Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m
WHERE: 19000 Leslie Street, Sharon, ON
Hillcrest Farmers Market
Hillcrest Farmers’ Market is a little smaller and you can find local honey, meat and more!
You can visit the market every Sunday from late May to mid-October in the Hillcrest Mall parking lot.
After that, make a stop at Hillcrest Mall and do some shopping – it was completely renovated a few years ago and has completely changed!
IF: 22 May to 16 October on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
WHERE: 9350 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON
Reesor’s Farmers’ Market
Reesor is a real working farm in Markham and you can shop at the market and bakery all year round or at the farmers market from June to October!
They offer their own produce and produce from other local Ontario farms, as well as their own supply canned and freshly made groceries.
If you’re visiting in the fall, check out the corn maze and pick your own pumpkins!
Fun fact: The Reesor family have lived in Markham/Stouffville since the early 1800’s and the family who have run Reesor’s Farm have been doing so since 1985!
IF: June to October, Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m
WHERE: 10825 Ninth Line, Markham, ON
The best farmers markets in the York area:
- Farmers Market Newmarket
- Aurora Farmers’ Market
- Woodbridge Village Farmer’s Market
- Markham Farmers Market
- The Stuffville Market
- Georgina farmers market
- East Gwillimbury Farmers’ Market
- Hillcrest Farmers Market
- Reesor’s Farmers’ Market
These were some of the best farmers markets in the York area!
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