Simply Local: Halton farmers’ markets now open!

Summer is just around the corner and our weekly farmers’ markets in Burlington, Milton and Oakville are now open until November, with locations in Halton Hills set to open in early June. Discover what’s in season and ready for you to enjoy, from local strawberries and raspberries to corn and apples, as well as homemade products such as jams, seasonings and dressings filled with Halton-grown ingredients! By supporting our regional farms, you can enjoy healthy and fresh produce, connect with the farmers who grow your food and support our local economy.

A healthy and diverse agricultural sector is vital to a healthy and sustainable Halton, and the Region is committed to supporting our vibrant farming sector. Come out and see what’s new this year and invite your family and friends to join you for outings to local on-farm shops and farmers’ markets. Not only will you find the fresh produce delicious, many of our local farms offer fun experiences for the whole family to enjoy including wagon rides and corn mazes to picking your own fruit.

Burlington

Aldershot Farmers’ Market Thursdays starting at 9:00 a.m. May to October
Burlington Farmers’ Market Wednesdays 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. May 4 to October 29
Centro Farmers’ Market and Local Foods Market Sunday 9.a.m to 12 p.m. May 8 to mid-October

Halton Hills

Acton Farmers’ Market Thursdays 3 p.m. to 7p.m. June 2  to October
Georgetown Farmers’ Market Saturdays 8 a.m to 12:30 p.m. June 4 to October 15

Milton

Milton Farmers’ Market Saturdays 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 14 to October 8

Oakville

Dorval Crossing Civitan Farmers’ Market Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 to November 28
Oakville Farmers’ Market

*Location changed to 115 George Street, Oakville

Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4 to October 29

To plan your day, visit halton.ca/simplylocal for our interactive Simply Local online map or dial 311. By shopping locally you are helping to ensure that Halton’s agricultural sector remains economically and environmentally sustainable, which is an important part of what makes our region a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire for generations to come.

As always, if you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. You can also find me on Twitter @garycarrhalton, LinkedIn or Facebook. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report”.