The Ontario government wants to see more Ontario grown food on the tables
of Ontario families. Learn more about OMAFRA's Ontario Farmers' Markets
Market Verification Program
The new farmers' market Verification Program will be dedicated to real
farmers selling locally-grown products directly to you, the Ontario
consumer. You will have our guarantee that the vendors are farmers and
the food is fresh! Read
more about Verified Markets.
Welcome to the East Gwillimbury Farmers' Market
If you’re looking for local produce straight from the farm into your arms, then the East Gwillimbury Farmers’ Market is for you! Fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey, flowers…you’ll find them here. Our talented vendors also create a variety of jams, jellies, preserves, pickles, sauces, sweet treats, spice rubs and more. And of course, we’ve got fresh baked goods which you can enjoy with freshly brewed coffee and tea.
There are artisans too! Live music, craft programs for the kids, clowns, face painters…and a bouncy castle featured at our special events. And how many farmers’ markets can boast hulabics…we can!…Come on out to the East Gwillimbury Farmers’ Market and see what that is.
Our season is packed with special events. Make us part of your Saturday routine…shop with us then sit a spell, enjoy some tasty treats and from time to time we'll even entertain you with live music.
Ruby Rhubarb has some great information to share with you!
Local farm vendors will be offering their products every Saturday between 8.a.m. and 1 p.m. at the front of the East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, at 19000 Leslie Street in Sharon (nearest intersection is Leslie and Mt. Albert Road). The market will be open starting May 4 and closes October 12, 2013.
There is plenty of space for vendors and customers and lots of free parking. Look for the Farmers' Market signs along Green Lane, Leslie Street and Mount Albert Road! There are picnic tables, grassed areas and washroom facilities on site as well as places to lock up your bikes.
Rationale for Shopping at the East Gwillimbury Farmers' Market
You Deserve the Best!
1. Enjoy fresh tastes and flavours
2. Enjoy meeting the producers of the food you will eat
3. Support family farmers and local artisans
4. Environmentally sensitive agriculture values the land as an asset
5. Nature's vitamin supply, as natural as you can get
6. Diversity of selection throughout the season
7. Know where your food comes from and how it was produced
8. Gather interesting recipes and meal ideas
9. Connect with your friends, local vendors and your community
And also, support local non-profit sports and community organizations.
A vibrant market is one of the most important elements in a community, because those who frequent the market are seeking local or producer-based goods. They also want to interact face-to-face to the person involved in growing/crafting/harvesting the products they purchase
Farm operations are an important part of East Gwillimbury’s history and economic infrastructure. We are fortunate to have access to a wide variety of local farm products, as well as a Council which includes support in the Strategic Plan for rural and economic development and responsible environmental stewardship. There are also a myriad of home business and locally produced goods and services who could benefit from a modestly-priced outlet for sales. Establishing a market in the Civic Centre area will provide ‘one-stop-shopping’ for those residents not able to shop at the farm gate or who would prefer to attend a location closer to home.