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July 30, 2012

Eat Local: Farmers Markets Around Yonge and Sheppard

Yonge and Sheppard is a great place to live because there are so many things to do and see. This area boasts delicious restaurants, live theater and lots of fun activities. If you are looking for great homegrown food in this area, visit the York Farmers Market at Thornhill Market Gardens. Located right off of Yonge Street, this farmers market has 30 stands that sell such eclectic items as fruits and vegetables, eggs, fresh meats, cheeses, breads, cakes and pastries, specialty coffees and teas. If you would like to eat these delicious foods outdoors, take your picnic down to Mel Lastman Square, across from the North York Centre to enjoy the weather.

Yonge and Sheppard Farmers markets.

Get your local fresh vegetables at Yonge and Sheppard.

You can also find fresh produce and other items at the Yonge-Eglinton AppleTree Market. This farmers market focuses on green living in an urban area and they offers lots of things for families to do and see. Cooking demonstrations, free music and even fitness classes are available to the public at the Yonge-Eglinton AppleTree Market. This is an especially great place for young families with children because kids can learn all sorts of valuable things about the food they eat, such as how it is grown and how it gets to the table. This market is run by a non-profit organization whose motto is “Think globally….shop locally.”

The North York Civic Centre Farmers Market runs from June to October and offers an abundance of great food. This is a great place to get real dirt on your hands while picking though the local produce. This market is a riot of color with fresh tomatoes, onions, peppers, squash, radishes, potatoes and green beans. If you live in the Yonge and Sheppard area, you will never be at a loss for fresh, local produce.

There are also lots of great food markets that are open year round, so you can still eat well even when the winter weather keeps you indoors. There is nothing better than spending a temperate morning at a farmers market with a hot coffee or tea in your hand,enjoying all the things this neighborhood has to offer.

If you’re looking for an apartment in one of Toronto’s best neighbourhoods, Yonge and Sheppard, check out what KG Group has to offer here.

Resources:

http://york.cioc.ca/record/MKM0069

http://tridelbelinda.com/2011/06/hullmarks-neighbourhood-of-yongesheppard/

http://www.dailyapple.ca/market/index.html

http://www.foodshare.net/animators04.htm



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