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Windsor-Essex Farmers' Market Round Up

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

 

If you like to eat locally grown, organic produce and enjoy culture rich cuisine then you should definitely visit some of our local markets. They present a colourful array of seasonal foods and unique regional specialties combined with great atmosphere, art and entertainment. Below are some of Windsor-Essex’s most popular markets that you do not want to miss this summer. 

Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market

Located in the heart of the city, Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market (DWFM) brings together a variety of local vendors that pride themselves on exceptional standards and quality offerings. 

In addition to the traditional selling of farm fresh fruit, vegetables, produce and unique artisan food products, the farmers’ market also exhibits arts and crafts vendors, non-food vendors, community booths, entertainment, food demonstrations and other special events that attract the community to the market’s fun and family-friendly environment. 

This season features vendors such as The Fruit Wagon, The Cheese Bar, Sweet Somethings, Our Farm Organics, Chance Coffee, Floremere Flower Farm and many more (complete vendor list)

The DWFM works in partnership with the Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative (DWCC) and the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association (DWBIA).

Location
Pelissier Street, between Wyandotte Street and Maiden Lane, Windsor

Dates/Times
Saturdays, May 26 to Oct. 6, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Night Market in Walkerville

Taking place in Windsor’s historic Walkerville neighbourhood, this community market brings people together to a cherished space with sparkling lights overhead and an electric energy felt throughout. You can find local artists selling their wares, farmers selling their crops, brewers with ice-cold creations and musicians playing their hearts out. It’s a place for good times and great finds. Admission is free and this is a child-friendly event.

Vendors for this season include: The Frosty Pineapple Gourmet Ice Pops, Simon Steeps, Little Foot Foods, Robbie's Gourmet Sausage Co., Michael Difazio Reclaim Artistry, Forgot the Flour Windsor, Riverside Pie Cafe and many more (complete vendor list).  

Location
Good Neighbour Restaurant, 1840 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor

Dates/Times
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, May 25
Friday, June 29
Friday, Sept. 28
Friday, Oct. 26

Tecumseh Night Market

Don’t miss out on this east end pop-up open air-market that brings people together with local businesses, musicians and artists. At the Night Market, you'll find folks vending everything from homemade soap, jewelry, custom designed apparel, art and food to a live band and more!

Some of this year’s vendors include: A Touch of Swede, 67 Richmond Street, Webb’s Steakhouse, Shoe Box, The Hungry Pooch and many more (complete vendor list).

Location/Dates/Times
Green Valley Plaza, 13300 Tecumseh Rd. E. and Manning Road, Tecumseh
Friday, June 22 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tecumseh Towne Centre, 1614 Lesperance Rd. and County Road 22, Tecumseh
Friday, July 20 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Living Lasalle Night Market

The Living LaSalle Night Market provides an evening of outdoor music, vendors and delicious food. Held on the last Sunday in the months of May, June, July and August, this is a great way to spend an evening with your friends and family. 

Come out and support local vendors such as Regnier Woodworks, Golden Girl Creations, Silverstein’s Produce, and many more (complete vendor list).

Location
LaSalle Civic Centre, 5950 Malden Rd., Lasalle

Dates/Times
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 27
Sunday, June 24
Sunday, July 29
Sunday, August 26

Amherstburg Farmers’ Market

By supporting the Buy Local initiatives, the Amherstburg Farmers’ Market has grown in size and popularity since opening in May 2010. Through the co-ordination of regional vendors, the market ensures that all produce and products is within a 50km radius to provide the public access to locally grown goods.

Local Vendors include: Bouchard Gardens, Mr. D’s Produce, and many more (complete vendor’s list).

Location
7680 County Road 20, Amherstburg

Dates/Times
Saturdays, May 19 to Oct. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Kingsville Farmers’ Market

Originally known as the Community Farmers’ Market, the Kingsville Farmers’ Market has returned for its fifth season. You can find fresh fish, locally grown produce and a variety of “Make-it, Bake-it or Grow-it” vendors. There are several permanent vendors which can be found on their website, and alternate vendors can be seen from time-to-time.

Some of this season’s vendors include: Dockside Fisheries, The Garlic Goddess, Mili’s Bakery, and many more (complete vendor list).

Location
Carnegie Hall Parkette, 28 Division St. S., Kingsville

Dates/Times
Saturdays, May 18 to Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Here’s even more markets available to us this summer:

Leamington Farmers’ Market – Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
West Windsor Farmers Market – Saturdays, May 5 to Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Riverside Farmers Arts, Crafts & Flea Market – Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The City Market – Daily hours year-round
Belle River Farmers’ Market – Sundays, June 3 to Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Harrow Market – June 10, July 15, Aug. 13, Sept. 9, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Also, visit Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island for information on local Farmers' Markets.