Find your local farmers' market

The growing season has begun in Ontario so make sure to support your local farmers.
Here is 2013's list of our local farmers' markets:

Ancaster Farmers' Market START DATE: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Every Wednesday until October 16th, from 3pm to 7pm
272 Wilson Street East, Ancaster.
Contact Market Managers: Joanne Turnell at 289-239-7828
Re-establishing a 200 year old tradition, the Ancaster Farmers Market will be back for its fifth year in the Heritage Village Core.

Binbrook Farmers' Market  START DATE: Saturday June 15th, 2013 Open Saturday Mornings from 8am to Noon in 2013, rain or shine, starting mid June until Labour Day weekend at the Binbrook Fairgrounds.
The Binbrook Farmers Market is a community meeting place for residents to purchase local fresh food products.  It is a place for the local farmers to inform the new residents of our community what produce are available and to promote their own farms.
Contact Market Manager, Kylene at: 905-692-3543

Burlington Mall Farmers Market START DATE: Already active
The Market is Open from May to October
Wed.  8 - 2       Fri. 8 - 4       Sat. 8 - 2
The market is located in the Burlington Mall parking lot, on the Prospect Street side of the mall, south of the Zellers Store.
Freshest Available Produce
Come see our fresh produce, baking, cheeses, meats, eggs, plants, flowers, healthy prepared foods and Smiles!! 
This market has been running for 50 years now.

Dundas Farmers' Market  - START DATE: Thursday June 6, 2013
and continuing every Thursday from 3pm to 7pm through October 24, 2013 A showcase of local food.  A city parking lot transformed into a market offering local veg, fruit, honey, maple syrup, dairy, baking, breads, preserves, lamb, chicken and prepared local foods. Great atmosphere with community spirit.
The Dundas Farmer’s Market is conveniently located in Municipal Parking Lot 7D at Hatt Street and Miller’s Lane
Contact Market Manager, Lisa for more information: 905 975-9968.

Grimsby Farmers' Market START DATE: Thursday May 23rd, 2013
Every Thursday to October 10, 2013 from 3pm to 7pm
Main Street between Christie and Ontario Street, Grimsby, ON
Our market was established in 2008 in response to a growing demand by the residents of Grimsby to enjoy the freshness of local products from the Niagara Region.
Contact Market Manager, Michelle Seaborn at: 905-945-7963

Hamilton Farmers' Market (downtown) START DATE: year-long, indoor
Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, please check website for hours.
35 York Blvd. Hamilton.
New this year: a seasonal outdoor market Saturdays from June 8 to November 2, 2013, 7am-3pm.
Events and cooking programs include:
Free Saturday Morning Programs: Kids in the Kitchen & Market Fresh Cooking Demonstration
Cooking classes and educational demonstrations

Hamilton Mountain Farmers' Market START DATE: Saturday May 31st, 2013
Every Saturday until late October.  From 3pm-7pm.  Sacred Heart Church Parking Lot, 19 Viewpoint Ave, Hamilton.
Selling of locally grown food and food products.
Contact Market Manager, Chuck at: 905-383-3280
During the growing season, the Mountain News will list all the produce available each market day.
Go to and search Hamilton Mountain Farmers' Market.

Locke Street Farmer's Market START DATE:  Saturday June 15th, 2013
The market has changed to Saturdays and will be from 9am-1pm until mid October.
Starting June 15th, the market is offering delivery!
The Local Basket will be delivering goods from local farmers (at this point most from the Locke Street Farmers' Market plus a couple of others) directly to people's door/porch by bike. Order online.
We are a growing market with lots of heart!
Find us on facebook!

McMaster Farm Stand  START DATE: Wednesday June 19th, 2013
The Farmstand operates on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
We are located in front of the University Hall’s Nina de Villier’s garden in the middle of campus.
Mac Farmstand is an initiative coordinated by the McMaster Students Union, in partnership with McMaster Sustainability and McMaster Hospitality Services. We are McMaster’s Farmers’ Market!
Contact Karin Gordon at

Ottawa Street Farmers' Market START DATE: Year round (Hamilton's only year long outdoor market)
204 Ottawa St. North.  Saturdays from 7am-3pm all year.  From our field to your table whats at market: grower/producers, a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that were picked the night before or morning of market.  Delicious baked goods and other added value items such as coffee and we have lots of food trucks that come for a visit too!
Contact Elisha, Market Manager at:

Hamilton's Newest Farmers' Market!
West Hamilton Farmers' Market (Olive & Kiwi Fine Foods) START DATE: Friday, May 31st, 2013
567 Scenic Drive, Hamilton.  Fridays from 3pm-7pm.  Check us out on facebook!

***Please note, while we did our best to be as accurate as possible, please check with your market for hours and dates.***

"THE GOOD STUFF" is here -- come and get it!


A message from
The Hamilton Good Food Box Network!

We'll be presenting our next session of "THE GOOD STUFF: Cooking with the Good Food Box" soon!  Join us at The Nutrition Centre at Mission Services (195 Wentworth Street North) on Thursday May 23rd, from 1pm - 3pm as we demonstrate "The Awesomeness of Asparagus" and videotape our demos for broadcast on Cable 14.

There will be fun, cooking tips, special guests and samples of the food we're creating for you!  Please join us as the neighbourhood's residents, folks from across the city who would like to be part of the action and of course as fans of the show "Hamilton Life".

Admission is free but seats are limited.  Let us know when you get there if you would like to be part of our "on-camera" studio audience -- if not, there will be plenty of seats where you can still see all the action.  See you there!

For more information please contact us:

Environment Hamilton presents….

Rural Routes for 2013!
Join us as we tour local farms and learn from local  producers that are growing and raising local foods and goods.

Schedule for 2013:

May's Trip:
On Sat. May 25th we are heading to Alpacas from Eighth and Mud to check out their annual shearing demonstrations.  
Other highlights include:
* This east end farm has enlisted the help of some weavers to demonstrate the art of weaving and hand spinning.  
* The 4H club will be showing off how Alpacas  can be led through obstacle courses.
* Plus! Gorilla Cheese will be there selling their tasty cheese sandwiches!

July's Trip:
Sat. July 20th - Weir's Lane Lavender and Apiary
 * they produce and sell around 100 different lavender and bee related products.  
* including a culinary line include many delights:  lavender chocolate, scones, shortbread, hot cider, lavender tea, lavender hot chocolate, honey from our hives and more!
* plus their very own creams, cleansers, shampoos and other items for your body and your house. And more!  NOTE: there is a beekeeping operation on site.  

Plus more trips in August and September!

Tickets: $8 for seniors
$10 for adults

Tickets will be available at Homegrown Hamilton (27 King William St.)  
Cash only.
Departure at 10:30am sharp at Homegrown Hamilton.  
Rain or Shine. 
For more information, contact Juby at: 905-549-0900 / email Juby at

Special thanks to Smart Commute Hamilton and Homegrown Hamilton