Published on December 20, 2023

A healthy start to the new year at Evergreen Brick Works

Visit the Saturday Farmers Market, roast apples in the Children’s Garden and save the date for Seedy Saturday!

Saturday Farmers Market

From fostering healthier eating habits to supporting local communities and sustainable agriculture, a visit to the Saturday Farmers Market in January sets a positive tone for the year ahead. Is getting active or experimenting in the kitchen on your new year’s resolution list? Here are a few ways how a visit to the Saturday Farmers Market can align with your new year’s goals:

  1. Stock up on healthy food: The Saturday Farmers Market offers an abundance of fresh, seasonal produce in January. Stock up on delicious and nutrient-rich superfoods like carrots, beets, leafy greens, black garlic, aronia berries and Ontario-grown ginger.
  2. Support local agriculture: By visiting the farmers market, you’re directly contributing to the local economy. Your purchases help sustain small-scale farmers, promote sustainable practices and reduce the carbon footprint associated with transporting food across long distances.
  3. Try new recipes: At the Saturday Farmers Market, you’ll find unique, seasonal produce that can inspire creativity in the kitchen. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore diverse recipes and cooking methods, incorporating these fresh finds into your meals. May we suggest giving celeriac, rutabaga or kohlrabi a try?
  4. Embrace sustainability: With the introduction of our reusable dishware program at our Saturday Farmers Market, visitors have the opportunity to minimize single-use plastic waste while enjoying delicious meals. Small, everyday choices—like bringing your own bags, borrowing a reusable coffee cup from Muuse or returning packaging to vendors for reuse—can collectively add up to big impacts.
  5. Engage in physical activity: A visit to the Saturday Farmers Market is a great way to get active! Come walk around our cozy indoor space and explore the diverse range of vendor stalls. Combine this visit with a brisk hike on our trails or bring your skates and glide onto the most magical outdoor ice skating rink in Toronto.

 

The new year is a rewarding time to visit the Saturday Farmers Market regardless of your resolutions. As we indulge in this season’s culinary pleasures, let’s also savour the moments that nourish our souls—the moments of connection, gratitude, and togetherness.

 

Saturday Farmers Market hours:

  • Date: Every Saturday
  • Time: 9am – 1pm
  • Location: TD Future Cities Centre (Building 16)
  • Market map: Plan your visit by viewing our weekly market map!

 

Products at the Evergreen Garden Market

 

Evergreen Garden Market 

As we bid farewell to the bustling holiday season, the Garden Market will be taking a short break in the new year. Our temporary closure will be from January 2nd to 9th, as we work diligently behind the scenes to enhance your shopping experience and bring you even more delightful finds in the coming year. 

 

Families in the Children's Garden during Weekend Nature Play in Winter

 

Weekend Nature Play 

Join us this January in the Children’s Garden for some outdoor adventures like roasting apples over a crackling fire, creating winter-inspired arts and crafts and building cozy forts to set the tone for a year filled with activity, joy and connection! 

 

Dates: Every Saturday and select Sundays 

  • Saturday, January 6 
  • Sunday, January 7 
  • Saturday, January 13 
  • Saturday, January 20 
  • Saturday, January 27 

Time: 11am – 2pm
Location: Children’s Garden, Evergreen Brick Works

 

The free shuttle bus parked at Evergreen Brick Works

 

Best ways to visit Evergreen Brick Works

Take the free shuttle bus located outside Chester Station. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes and has a bike rack available! Alternatively, hop on the 28 TTC bus from Davisville Station or ride your bike along one of the ravine trails. Paid parking is available, but spaces are limited. Learn more about how to plan your visit here.

 

Four people pose behind a table with seeds at the Saturday Farmers Market at Evergreen Brick Works

 

Save the date – Seedy Saturday returns

Mark your calendars for an exciting event coming up in March. Join us for our much-awaited Seedy Saturday happening on Saturday, March 2. A celebration of seeds, gardening, and community. Stay tuned for details on workshops, seed exchanges, expert talks, and more!