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Farmers' Markets Canada
Robert T. Chorney, President
phone: 1.800.387.3276

FMC has been created to help connect Canadian consumers to their local farmers and to address the needs of farmers’ markets across the country. With the appointment of an interim executive director, the newly formed Farmers’ Markets Canada / Les Marchés agricoles Canada will act as the voice of Canadian farmers’ markets as the industry grows in response to consumer demand.

FMC will work with provincial and territorial farmers' markets organizations to foster the devlopment of farmers' markets, encourage information sharing and networking and recommend legislation, regulations, strategies, policies, programs and standards for farmers' markets.

Foodland Ontario
3rd Flr NE, 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
phone: 888-428-9668

Foodland Ontario is a long-established consumer promotion program of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. From its inception in 1977, Foodland Ontario has partnered with producers to achieve the maximum penetration of the Ontario market by Ontario-produced fresh and processed agricultural products.

MyMarket Certified Local Farmers' Market
Diana Gonzalez, Toronto District Supervisor
phone: 647.898.1492

Canada's first certified local farmers' markets are back for a new season starting in June! MyMarket® is focused on featuring real farmers, selling what they grow. Check out our FOUR LOCATIONS and their neighbourhood special events. Fresh products in abundance await you!

MyPick Verified Local Farmer

If you're an Ontario farmer selling nothing but your own products at an Ontario farmers' market or, if you would like to sell at a farmers' market, visit our website to see how you can qualify for MyPick™ status, and if you do, to schedule a farm inspection by Farmers' Markets Ontario®.

Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance
2600 Skymark Ave, Ste 8-201, Mississauga, ON L4W 5B2
Noelle Munaretto, Operations Manager
phone: 647-987-4449

Food is the foundation of our culture. Culinary tourism offers the opportunity for people to experience our culture through food and folklore. We are developing relationships between growers and processors, chefs and restaurateurs, bed and breakfasts and distributor, with the goal of establishing new culinary tourism experiences based upon a sustainable food system.

Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association - OFFMA
2002 Vandorf Sideroad, Aurora, ON L4G 7B9
Cathy Bartolic (Executive Director)
phone: (905) 841-9278

Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association - Providing leadership and knowledge to grow the farm fresh experience.

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What's in season & how to use it
Find out what crops are in season now (or will be soon). Learn about Ontario produce and how to pick it and prepare it. Click here to go to the Foodland Ontario website. (It's amazing!)

Want to start a farmers' market?
Find out what it takes (and how long it takes) to start a successful market in your community.
However, before you attempt our questionnaire we recommend that you read our Checklist and Timelines.

Click here
to fill out our online questionnaire.

Join Farmers' Markets Ontario®
If your market qualifies as a true farmers' market, it should be part of Farmers' Markets Ontario® so it can start enjoying the benefits of membership. Click here to find out more.

Special events at Ontario markets
Find out which markets are having special events. Click here for an up-to-date list.