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Eat Local

Eat Local! From local farms to your table

York Region is home to a vibrant and thriving agriculture and agri-food sector, with more than 700 farms and 270 food and beverage businesses. The local agri-food value chain includes farmers, processors, distributors, retailers, restaurants and other food service organizations working to provide quality products to residents and businesses.2019 Farm Fresh Guide Map

Eating locally grown and produced food is the best way to support this important sector, and the York Farm Fresh Map is your guide to finding a wide variety of delicious food in your own backyard.

This map lists more than 30 farms, eight farmers’ markets and 26 food-related events to help you uncover local farm fresh products within York Region.

Maps are available at member farms, farmers' markets and township offices. You can also view the digital version of the York Farm Fresh Map.

York Farm Fresh is holding a Passport to Fresh contest to encourage consumers to visit as many of the farms on the map as possible for a chance to win a fantastic prize! With each location you visit, you will get your “passport” stamped. For every five locations you visit you get an entry. If you visit all 33 farms you get ten entries with a greater opportunity to win.

Check out the York Farm Fresh 2019 Guide Map.

Why eat local?

Local food supports the local economy. Not only is local food fresher and better for the environment, but when you eat local, you support the more than 700 farms that call York Region home. Buying local helps support the York Region economy, creating local jobs and supporting the community.

Local food is fresher and better for the environment. Imported fruits and vegetables can travel long distances to get to your plate. This transport has an environmental impact related to greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. When you buy local you get fresh, delicious products with a reduced impact on the environment. We call that a win-win.


Other food tips

For tips on healthy cooking, visit Let’s Cook 30, York Region’s 30-day healthy cooking challenge.

For tips on how to reduce food waste, visit Good Food


Farmers' Markets in York Region

Aurora Farmers’ Market and Artisan Fair  Aurora Town Park, 49 Wells Street, Aurora
Farmers' market featuring local farm fresh vendors and artisans. Open May to October, every Saturday from
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

East Gwillimbury Farmers’ Market 18273 Yonge Street, East Gwillimbury
Enjoy local fruits, vegetables, perennial, eggs, meats, cheeses, baked goods, honey, sauces, preserves, soaps, artisans and much more while supporting local businesses. Open May to October, every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Georgina Farmers’ Market 20849 Dalton Road, Sutton
The Georgina Farmers' Market hosts more than 30 local vendors offering a wide range of products including produce, meats, vegan/vegetarian options, baked goods and crafts. Open May to September, every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Main Street Markham Farmers’ Market 132 Robinson Street, Markham
A weekly Farmers' Market where you can find fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, preserves, soaps, crafts and much more, all while listening to live music. Open May 11 to October 12, every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Newmarket Main Street Farmers’ Market 200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket
This market is home to farm fresh produce, homemade baking, hand-made crafts and is a great place to meet up with friends over breakfast or lunch. Open May 4 to October 26, every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Unionville Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market 9 Station Lane, Markham
Located inside the historic Stiver Mill, the last standing grain elevator in Markham and one of the few left in Ontario with its original equipment. You will find seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods, honey, meat, hand crafted products and more. Open June 9 to October 6, every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Woodbridge Village Farmers’ Market 5020 Highway 7, Vaughan
The Woodbridge Village Farmers' Market is a non-profit, volunteer-run market affiliated with the Woodbridge Agricultural Society. We believe in the importance of local agriculture, healthy food, and the environment.
Our farmers are all located in or near the Greenbelt. Open June 15 to October 12, every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m


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