Toronto Farmers' Markets

Wychwood Barns Farmers' Market

Besides all the lovely fresh organic food and general fun-ness, there were two main reasons I wanted to go to the Stop's Farmers' Market at Wychwood Barns yesterday. One was to get some Kurtis Coffee, which is so fresh and pure and fair-trade and all that awesome business. There are so many different blends. I wish the pic below was scented!

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The other reason was to let my little man loose in the splash area which is so perfect for toddlers. It's not too big and not too small. My little shirtless tank of a baby got pretty brave after a few runs through the very cold jet sprays.

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Most of the farms at the market are organic. Everything is crazy fresh. The produce is amazing and looks the way fruits and veg are supposed to. Bring lots of cash, prices are a little steeper than No Frills. Have you seen the price of arugula? ;)

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The Stop's Farmers' Market happens every Saturday from 8am to 12pm at the Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St, at St. Clair.) Rosie :)

Montgomery's Inn Farmers' Market

This afternoon I made it over to the Montgomery's Inn Farmers' Market before the skies opened up and sent most of Etobicoke racing for cover. What a sweet little market! There are all the usual market goodies available including a selection of local produce and meats, freshly baked bread from the Inn's wood-fired oven and the pure and perfect cheese from Monteforte Dairy. Wow. They so know what they are doing with cheese.

Babi & Co. also popped up selling their incredibly flavourful Indonesian street food.

The Mie Kuah Kacang... so good! Fun and yummy outing. SO, if you want to go, the Montgomery's Inn Farmers' Market happens every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. until December 5th. Historic Montgomery's Inn is located at 4709 Dundas Steet West in the heart of Islington Village. I ♥ Etobicoke! Rosie :)

St. Lawrence Market Right to Your Door

DEALENDEDThe St. Lawrence Market in Toronto is great. I love how literally all the stuff there tastes delicious. I love how National Geographic ranked it the #1 food market in the world. I also enjoy how you can buy everything from $20 hormone-free chicken fingers to a $2 bunch of leeks. The fun thing about the market for me is the hustle and bustle; strollers bumping into each other and hipster foodies preparing for dinner parties to impress ("why, this olive bread is sensational! Oh, we just picked it up at the market this morning".) But if you would rather the market come to you, here's a deal from online grocer Fooddel (Toronto Life rates them one of the top delivery services): $19 for $40 worth of food delivered from St. Lawrence Market. Fun to try, the Fooddel website is really neat. Rosie :)