Toronto has been Ontario’s largest market for local food since St. Lawrence Market was established in 1803. Today the local food culture supports more than 30 farmers’ markets and scores of CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture farms).
Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market owes its success to thousands of committed locavores, local food chef-advocates, regional farmers and fisher folk, as well as entrepreneurial food and craft artisans.
Where it hasn’t been overtaken by urban sprawl, the Toronto region boasts fertile soils and a mild climate for surrounding farms that still produce food for Canada’s largest urban centre.
The GTA also features a burgeoning urban agriculture scene. Evergreen Brick Works acts as a vibrant hub for the movement, featuring classes, workshops and seed exchanges, as well as marketing opportunities for local producers of everything from preserves and condiments to breads and confections.
Local Community Partners
These like-minded organizations or business from time to time have participated at the farmers' market or are members of our farmers' market community:
Food Rescue at the Evergreen Brickworks Farmers Market! thanks to our partnership with www.secondharvest.ca