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As the spring weather continues to quickly turn into summer temperatures, we are days away from seeing local Ontario produce brought into Liberty Village for sale at its annual farmer’s market. For neighborhood residents and anyone in the Toronto west end seeking fresh produce from local Ontario farmers, come check out one of the Toronto’s favourite outdoor farmer’s markets.

Welcome to Liberty Village’s Summer Farmer’s Market!

Liberty Village’s MyMarket Farmer’s Market will return for the summer this upcoming Sunday, June 3rd. Bringing together produce and fun eats from more than 20 vendors, the neighborhood’s MyMarket Farmer’s Market will run every Sunday from 9 am until 2 pm.

Visit Liberty Village’s farmer’s market anytime from June 3rd until November 25th. As hundreds will gather every Sunday, this is a great opportunity to enjoy what local Ontario farmers have to offer, without having to travel outside of one’s own community. The Liberty Village farmer’s market has been ongoing since 2007, connecting the neighborhood’s urban streetscapes to rural life. Buying local, fresh produce has never been this easy. All farmers included in the Liberty Village MyMarket are MyPick Verified Local Farmers, meaning that they are eligible for routine inspections by the Farmers’ Markets Ontario organization. Needless to say, you know you’re getting high quality produce that come directly from the fields of real Ontario farmers.

Where to find the Liberty Village Farmers’ Market

As with past summers, the Liberty Village Farmer’s Market will be held in the Green P parking lot at the corner of Hanna Ave and Liberty Street.

What to Expect when you shop local with MyMarket

When you visit MyMarket, you might expect to find a wide array of different fruits and vegetables, including beans, beets, berries of various kinds, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumber, lettuce, onions, peaches, peas, peppers, plums, potatoes, radishes, tomatoes, and more. Though there’s no guarantee these all will be in stock every Sunday, there’s a fair chance most of them will be. For any Liberty Village residents who appreciate a good salad, this is a great occasion to fill their pockets with affordable local produce.

By shopping with the Liberty Village Farmer’s Market, enjoy the merits of locally grown food. That means some of the freshest fruit and veggies you’ll get your hands on this summer, discounts on some of the more seasonal foods, and reconnecting with the cycles of nature present in the southern Ontario region. Remember, when you shop with MyMarket, you’re putting money directly into the pockets of local family farms. In return, you’ll receive fresh veggies with no pesticides or genetic modifications. While all this is happening, who knows, you may even meet some new friends in Liberty Village.

Supporting Ontario Farmers without having to leave Liberty Village

As an independent producer and farmer, selling produce is not easy in Ontario if you’re not serving a corporate business relationship. This summer, every week, farmers will come down the 401 with their goods looking to gain some return on their yields and harvests. If we all took a stroll to the market on Sundays and picked out a handful of veggies, that would go a long way in supporting these farmers and their families.

As Liberty Village continues to grow and Toronto’s west end continues to be a hot spot for development, events like the Sunday farmer’s market are important to maintaining a connection to the outside world. Every year, the annual Liberty Village market gets a little bit bigger, which is no surprise considering the diverse collection of foods from across the province. As hundreds descend upon our popular Toronto west end neighborhood for Sunday activities this year, it’s our hope to continue to support this local Ontario farmer’s market long into the future.

So come visit the Liberty Village MyMarket Farmer’s Market every Sunday beginning June 3rd at 25 Liberty Street. Enjoy a rural feel that’s hard to capture in urban Toronto neighborhoods like ours. Believe us when we say it’s worth it!

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Jason LeBlanc

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