Entertainment and activities | May 30, 2022
Fruits and vegetables taste best when they are ripe and in season. Food available at local farmers markets is not just at the peak of freshness, but also tasty and nutritious. Treat yourself and your family to amazing produce this season by buying your food locally at one of many farmers markets in Mississauga. Make sure to come early for the best selection!
Farmers Markets in Mississauga
Starting Wednesday, June 1, you can find fresh produce and other local food and goods vendors at farmers markets all over the city.
Lions Farmers Market – Mississauga Central Lions Club hosts two farmers markets in the city. The Mississauga Celebration Square Market (located in front of Mississauga Civic Centre) opens Wednesday, June 1 and runs Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Robert Speck Parkway location (in the parking lot adjacent to Shipp Drive) opens June 5 and runs Sundays from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Port Credit Farmers Market – Beginning Saturday, June 4, enjoy a great selection of fresh produce, cheese, eggs, baked goods, food and beverage, artisans and live music Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The market is located in the parking lot at the corner of Lakeshore Road East and Elmwood Avenue (two blocks east of Hurontario Street).
Lakeview Farmers Market – Opening Sunday, June 5, this market features local, sustainable, organic, and artisan products which provide an important source of income for local farmers, growers, producers, and artisans. Stop by Sundays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. This market is located at 1352 Lakeshore Rd. E (at Dixie Road, parking lot next to the Small Arms Inspection Building).
Erin Mills Farmers Market – Opening Thursday, June 9, find fresh, local, and cultural food in a friendly community space. The market brings farmers, bakers, food producers, and food educators to Mississauga Thursdays from 3 – 7 p.m. This market is located at 2520 Eglinton Ave. W. at Erin Mills Pkwy, across the street at the base of the Daniels Arc building.
The City’s free bike valet service is back! Check out the Port Credit Farmers Market on Saturday, June 4 and Lakeview Farmers Market on Sunday, June 5. We’ll keep your bike secure while you shop local.
Here are some helpful tips when heading to a farmers market:
Buy something you’ve never tried before – Be creative with your meals. Try and buy something new and plan a meal with new recipes that your family will savour.
Plan out your meals – Make the ingredient list ahead of time so you know what to buy. This makes it easier to find what you need and you won’t forget to pick up that bushel of berries you want for that summer salad.
Bring your own bags and containers – Come prepared with your own reusable bags for ease of carrying home the freshness. Lugging around produce can be difficult if you don’t have anywhere to put it.
Buy the bruised fruit – Consider buying ripe and ready to eat fruit if you plan to consume that day or the next. It will save you some money yet taste good.
Bring cash – If you’re heading to the market, make sure you bring enough money, preferably smaller bills and coins.
For more information about Farmers Markets in Mississauga visit Tourism Mississauga.
Supporting your local farmers market is one way to promote urban agriculture in Mississauga.
Read more about the City’s Urban Agriculture Strategy which will be presented at General Committee Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Take action or learn more about the Urban Agriculture Strategy: yoursay.mississauga.ca/urban-agriculture-strategy.