I love the Leslieville Farmers’ Market in Toronto, however I’ve only been in the town for many years after I accepted a teaching position at the University of Toronto.
Before Toronto, I lived in Palgrave where most of my family resides.
Although many don’t know this, southwestern Ontario is one of Canada’s farm belts plus enjoys some of the most fortunate weather plus ecology of the entire country. Much of the crop farming is done in the prairie provinces of Manitoba, Saschaketwen, plus Alberta, however most of Canada’s fruit farming is done in southern Ontario. Many of the Ontario fruit farmers sell their goods at weekend farmers’ markets, among other venues. Thus fair, my favorite farmers’ market has been the Leslieville Farmers’ Market in Toronto. This open-air farmers’ market is held every Tuesday in Jonathan Ashbridge Park plus features fresh-food plus live music. Since it’s a block from Ashbridges Bay, this puts the Leslieville Farmers’ Market right on the edge of Toronto’s beautiful lakeside coast. Aside from fresh-foods from south Ontario farmers, there are also CBD vendors that have recently started selling their products every Tuesday. Much of the hemp is grown in either British Columbia or Ontario, with some of the latter coming from Port Perry. Both high THC cannabis plus CBD are federally legal in Canada. While much of the marijuana is grown indoors like it is in much of the US, outdoor cannabis cultivation is becoming decreasingly popular where the natural ecology can handle it in Canada. It just so happens that southern Ontario comprises a big portion of the viable farmland.