A first-of-its-kind farmers’ market is coming to Toronto every weekend of the summer. The Afro-Caribbean Farmers’ Market is the first culturally-specific market in Canada, and you can check it out until late September.
The market runs every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a variety of delicious produce, takeout food, juices, desserts, and much more.
According to the market’s website, the items for sale include “select imported fruits, vegetables and foods from the Caribbean and Africa, alongside a curated group of lifestyle items made by local artisans to compliment takeout food options, such as freshly baked bread, tropical juices and desserts.”
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“This market elevates racialized farmers alongside food-producers in densely urbanized neighbourhoods,” it says. It also hopes to boost businesses in the Eglinton area that have been negatively impacted by the Crosstown LRT expansion.
On Saturdays, the market is located on Little Keele Street, in Toronto’s York-Weston neighbourhood. On Sundays, the market occupies Toronto’s Little Jamaica neighbourhood.
The Green P Carpark, located at 1531 Eglinton Ave West, is transformed into a “festive, fun, food-centred space that celebrates Afro Caribbean culture.”
You can see the full list of market purveyors online here, so you can know what to shop for in advance.
You’ll find everything from vegan cookies to hot pepper sauce to skincare products and a lot more.
You may be tempted to do some damage to your wallet, but you’ll be walking away with high-quality goods lovingly made by locals, and we always consider that a win.
Where: Little Keele St & Little Jamaica/Reggae Lane
When: Every Saturday until September 17, Every Sunday until September 25, 2022