Nothing says summer like a farmers’ market.
Durham Region has so many great local, seasonal markets that you could literally drive across the area and visit one in nearly every community. Here are four to add to your summer bucket list.
Newcastle Memorial Arena parking lot, 103 Caroline St. W., Newcastle, Ont. L1B1H1; Sundays, 10am to 2pm, May to October
Clarington is home to more than 400 working farms, which means the Clarington Farmers’ Market is a can’t-miss. You will find the freshest fruit and veg, of course, but you’ll also be able to take home plants and seedlings for gardening, free-range eggs, apple cider, maple syrup, artisan chocolate, baked goods, specialty bird seed mixtures, pet treats and more. Dogs are welcome on leash.
85 Herrema Blvd., Uxbridge, Ont. L9P 1W6; Sundays, 9am to 2pm, May to October.
If atmosphere is what you’re after, make sure you add this market to your list of places to check out this year. Nestled in the charming little town of Uxbridge, this family friendly market boasts farm-fresh produce, prepared food vendors, makers and artisans, musicians and more. This market has been delighting locals and visitors since its creation in 2001, with many regulars returning week after week. Note: If you’ve been to this market before, the location has changed due to damage from a tornado this spring.
Port Perry Lakefront
Foot of Quaeen St., downtown Port Perry, Ont.; Saturdays, 8am to 2pm, May 21 to Thanksgiving