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BOATBABY

Great tips and lovely photos!

Cheryl Arkison

Great tips. I would also add:
Talk to the farmer. The producer themself may be the person selling the product and they will give you hints on cooking and be happy to tell you about their product and probably their farm.

Jan Scott

Great additional tip!

allison

I love farmers markets. The produce is always so fresh.

mamaloves

Great shots and tips. Thanks you. Which Farmer's market do you go to in Toronto? Where are the pictures from?

Jan Scott

Hi Mamaloves, I go to several farmers markets in the GTA depending on which day I can get there.  I try to make it to Sherway Gardens farmers market on Friday, or the Weston Road one on Saturdays.  I also like the Wychwood Barns market, which is on a Saturday morning as well.  Liberty Village has a great market on Sundays and the one in Dufferin Grove park is also great.  As you probably guessed, I live in the West End.  My favourite farmers markets are in Milton and St. Jacobs, but its just too far to make it there weekly so we try for once a month or so in the summer months.
As for the photos..I must confess that I dont actually have a lot of time to take pics while Im shopping with my kids, so the first photo is a stock picture and the others are ones I took at a farmers market in Paris, France last Spring.  I cant believe I had to cross the pond to take some photos of a market...Im going to make more of an effort to take pictures this year.

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