THE DISTILLERY DISTRICT FARMERS MARKET 55 Mill, at Trinity, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm till September 25
New this season, this weekly market held just inside the complex's main gate presents produce from Holland Marsh's Spring Farms (salad greens, herbs and potted plants), Prince Edward County's Haystrom Farms (chemical-free heritage veg) and Georgetown's Alison Farms (fresh corn, green beans and blueberries). For more information: 416-561-8340, www.distilleryfarmersmarket.com.
DUFFERIN GROVE FARMERS MARKET 875 Dufferin, south of Bloor, Thursday 3:30 to 7 pm
Year round, rain or shine, this community-minded park features seasonal veggies from Sosnicki Farms , Plan B Organics , Greenfields Farms as well as fruit from Feast of Fields Farms . Other veggie-minded vendors include Country Meadows Garden for organic goat cheese and olive oil, Fun Guy Farms for mushrooms, and forager Jonathan Forbes 's Wild Food for preserved fiddleheads and huckleberries. For more information: 416-392-0913, www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html.
THE FARMERS ORGANIC MARKET St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John, at Stephanie, Saturday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm Toronto's longest-running organic market, it's also our smallest. Expect a limited but esoteric range of veggies - green tomatillos, hot peppers, gigantic puff mushrooms, say - and farm-preserved pickles and kimchee. Veggie-stuffed jalapeños and grape leaves, too. For more information: 647-226-2418.
LIBERTY VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET Liberty, between Jefferson and Pardee, Wednesday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
PARKDALE COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET 1313 Queen West, at Cowan, Wednesday 3 to 7 pm till October 26
Here's a weekend double whammy for west-siders. The same merchants - including greengrocers Sosnicki's and Nature's Way Organics - set up at the Liberty location in the morning, then move over to Queen to finish the afternoon. For more information: 416-516-8301, www.parkdaleliberty.com.
NATHAN PHILlIPS SQUARE FARMERS MARKET 100 Queen West, at Bay, Wednesday 10 am to 2 pm till October 5
Located right outside Mayor Miller's office window, this weekly gathering features a number of merchants who don't appear at any other local market. They include Andrew's Scenic Acres , offering rhubarb, raspberries and sweet corn, Sahota Farms , specialists in Asian veggies and dill pickles, and Caledon Spring Farm , selling strawberries, asparagus and Ontario-grown peanuts. For more information: 416-392-7341, www.city.toronto. on. ca/special_events/wednesdays/index. htm.
RIVERDALE FARMERS MARKET Riverdale Park, Winchester at Sumach, Tuesday 3 to 7 pm till October 25
Some of the Dufferin market's suppliers participate in this weekly meet on the lawn next to Riverdale Farm, among them Sosnicki's, Plan B, Country Meadows, Feast of Fields and Forbes - but some are exclusive to this gathering, like greengrocers Grenville Farms for field tomatoes, Hosswood Farms for organic herbs, Pine River Organic Farm for asparagus, and the Quinte Organic Farmers Co-operative for heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn and fresh garlic. For more information: 416-961-8787, www.friendsofriverdalefarm. com.
ST. LAWRENCE FARMERS MARKET North Hall, 92 Front East, at Jarvis, Saturday 5 am to 5 pm
Toronto's largest farmers market stocks organic veggies and cut flowers from Marvin Gardens , apples and homemade pies at Boychyn Orchards and 100 per cent vegetarian soaps and beauty products at Sasha's . For more information: 416-392-7120, www. stlawrencemarket.com.