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10 Best Farmers’ Markets in York Region

10 Best Farmers’ Markets in York Region

On the hunt for the best farmers’ markets in York Region to visit before the weather cools down?

Adam and I hopped between a few different York Region farmers’ markets last weekend, and we had so much fun.

So much fun, in fact, that I think we’ve become farmers’ market people… Is this what it’s like to grow up? I ain’t complainin’, though.

We honestly always had this idea in our heads that farmers’ markets were just filled with produce, but there’s actually more than just that.

You’ll also find locally-made goodies like pantry items, accessories, and home goods!

Without further ado, here are some of the best farmers’ markets to visit across York Region.

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Best farmers’ markets in York Region


Butter tarts from The Maids' Cottage in Newmarket, Ontario
Butter tarts from The Maid’s Cottage in Newmarket.

Newmarket Farmers’ Market

You’ll find everything from handcrafted soaps and candles to locally-made sauces and condiments at the Newmarket Farmers’ Market.

The beef patties from Tweedy’s Jamaican Patties are absolutely delicious, and you’ll definitely want to head over to Main Street to grab the best butter tarts in Ontario at The Maid’s Cottage.

The market happens at Riverwalk Commons, a lovely recreational area in Newmarket home to a summer splash pad/winter skating rink, a story pod where you can borrow free books, and more!

They even have live musicians performing at the market, which makes it feel all the nicer.

There’s plenty of parking at Riverwalk Commons, but you can also park next door at Fairy Lake and walk over.

Check the market out every Saturday from the first weekend of May to the last weekend of October!

WHEN: May 7 to October 29, Saturdays from 8 AM-1 PM

WHERE: 200 Doug Duncan Dr, Newmarket, ON


Peameal bacon sandwich from Aurora Farmers' Market in Aurora, Ontario
These peameal sandwiches at the Aurora Farmers’ Market were amazing.

Aurora Farmers’ Market

The Aurora Farmers’ Market is another large farmer’s market and artisan fair in York Region, with plenty of things to shop and plenty of bites to eat.

Take your time walking through the market and stopping by the tents of local farmers, food vendors, and artisans!

Adam and I shared a peameal bacon sandwich from one of the food vendors, and it was absolutely delicious.

We also loved the samosas from The Hot Spot Samosas – chicken was my fave and beef was Adam’s.

Ginger cookie from Aurora Farmers' Market in Aurora, Ontario
The famous ginger cookie from Catharina’s Kitchen at the Aurora Farmers’ Market.

For dessert, we tried the famous ginger cookie from Catharina’s Kitchen (at the recommendation of another customer), and it was so good – it was very gingery and had a nice spicy kick to it!

There’s also live music right in the middle of the park, perfect for enjoying while grabbing a bite to eat.

The Aurora Farmers’ Market is probably my favourite out of all the farmers’ markets in York Region, but that might just be because we spent the most time there.

It happens at the Town Park in Aurora every Saturday from the first weekend of May to the last weekend of October!

WHEN: May 7 to October 29, Saturdays from 8 AM-1 PM

WHERE: 49 Wells St, Aurora, ON


Woodbridge Village Farmers’ Market

The Woodbridge Village Farmers’ Market is another great market in York Region, where you can find everything from locally-cured meats to freshly-baked pastries.

They also have special themed days, like Strawberry Day, Italian Day, and Craft Market days featuring local artisans!

You can check out the market at the Woodbridge Memorial Arena in Vaughan every Saturday from mid-June through early October.

WHEN: June 11 to October 8, Saturdays from 9 AM-1 PM

WHERE: 5020 Hwy 7, Vaughan, ON


Markham Farmers' Market in Markham, Ontario

Markham Farmers’ Market

The Markham Farmers’ Market is a little bit smaller than other farmers’ markets in York Region, but it’s nonetheless still a great spot to visit.

They switch up their vendors each week to keep it interesting, which is pretty cool!

From handcrafted glass ornaments to Chinese herbal soups and teas, you’ll find some unique items from local makers at the Markham Farmers’ Market.

You can find the market on Robinson Street between Main Street and Water Street in Main Street Markham.

Vanilla latte from It's the Cat's Meow Cafe in Markham, Ontario
Vanilla Latte from It’s the Cat’s Meow Cafe.

Be sure to also stop into It’s the Cat’s Meow Cafe, an adorable cat-themed café with all kinds of fun novelty cat decor!

The Markham Farmers’ Market happens every Saturday from the first weekend of May to the second weekend of October.

WHEN: May 7 to October 8, Saturdays from 9 AM-1 PM

WHERE: 132 Robinson St, Markham, ON


The Stouffville Market in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario

The Stouffville Market

Shop pretty candles, organic bath products, and local craft beer at the Stouffville Market, all while enjoying live music by local performers.

The market is actually more of an artisan market, as 51% of vendors must be farmers in order to be classified as a farmers’ market.

The Stouffville Market in Stouffville, Ontario

Stouffville used to have an actual farmers’ market at a different location, but it ended in 2016.

The current Stouffville Market is at a brand new location on Main Street right in the historic downtown, so definitely check it out to help keep the market going!

They even have free coffee on-site courtesy of a nearby coffee shop – you’ve just gotta bring your own mug or coffee cup.

You can check out the Stouffville Market on Saturdays from mid-May through early October.

WHEN: May 14 to October 8, Saturdays from 9 AM-2 PM

WHERE: 6240 Main St, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON


Georgina Farmers’ Market

You’ll find vendors selling dog treats, beauty products, and more at the Georgina Farmers’ Market.

They also have live musicians each weekend for all the fun vibes!

Another cool thing they do every Sunday is their market basket giveaway, where they source one item from each vendor for the basket and give it away to a lucky winner!

WHEN: May 22 to October, Sundays from 9 AM-2 PM

WHERE: 20849 Dalton Rd, Sutton, ON


East Gwillimbury Farmers’ Market

The East Gwillimbury Farmers’ Market actually happens on Thursday afternoons and evenings, rather than on Saturday mornings like other town/city farm markets.

You can shop all kinds of delicious baked goods, cute accessories, and more at the market!

WHEN: May 19 to October 6, Thursdays from 2 PM-7 PM

WHERE: 19000 Leslie St, Sharon, ON


Hillcrest Farmers’ Market

The Hillcrest Farmers’ Market is a little on the smaller side, and you can find local honey, meats, and more!

You can check out the market in the Hillcrest Mall parking lot every Sunday from late May through mid-October.

Afterwards, stop into Hillcrest Mall and do some shopping – they completely renovated a few years ago, and it’s completely changed!

WHEN: May 22 to October 16, Sundays from 10 AM-4 PM

WHERE: 9350 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON


19th Avenue Farmers’ Market

If you’re looking to stock up on all the fresh produce, you’ll want to visit the 19th Avenue Farmers’ Market in Markham.

This farmers’ market is run by Top Tomato Foods, a family-owned and operated company that’s been in business for over 60 years!

They offer their own homegrown and farm fresh produce at their farmers’ market, and you can also find their produce at the Aurora Farmers’ Market.

Check out the 19th Avenue Farmers’ Market daily from June through November!

WHEN: June to November, Monday-Saturday from 9 AM-5 PM or Sunday from 9 AM-4 PM

WHERE: 2931 19th Ave, Markham, ON


Produce from Reesor's Farm Market in Markham, Ontario

Reesor’s Farm Market

Reesor is an actual farm in Markham, and you can shop from their market and bakery year-round, or their farm market from June through October!

They offer their own produce and produce from other local Ontario farms, as well as a small selection of their own canned pantry items and made-from-scratch foods.

Preserves from Reesor's Farm Market in Markham, Ontario

If you’re visiting during fall, be sure to check out their corn maze and pick-your-own-pumpkins!

It’s a super fun activity to do with your kiddos or even for a date in Markham.

They’ve also got a market and bakery location in Stouffville, if going to the farm isn’t as convenient for ya.

Fun fact: the Reesor family has been living in Markham/Stouffville since the early 1800s, and the family operating the Reesor’s Farm has done so since 1985!

WHEN: June to October, Monday-Saturday from 9 AM-6:30 PM

WHERE: 10825 Ninth Line, Markham, ON


Best farmers’ markets in York Region:

  1. Newmarket Farmers’ Market
  2. Aurora Farmers’ Market
  3. Woodbridge Village Farmers’ Market
  4. Markham Farmers’ Market
  5. The Stouffville Market
  6. Georgina Farmers’ Market
  7. East Gwillimbury Farmers’ Market
  8. Hillcrest Farmers’ Market
  9. 19th Avenue Farmers’ Market
  10. Reesor’s Farm Market

These were some of the best farmers’ markets to visit in York Region!

Have you been to any of these farmers’ markets in York Region? What are some other great farmers’ markets in Ontario to visit? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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