No trip to the Town of Richmond Hill Ontario would be complete without a visit to one of the farmer’s markets within the south-central part of York Region. The area is home to a plethora of farmer’s markets held weekly, monthly, and is in some cases, on a daily.
Deep-rooted in history and culture, the markets in Richmond Hill, ON are a great place to pick up a variety of local farm products sourced from the local farms. Because the city is a partially a thriving agricultural area, you can be sure you’re getting only the best and freshest of vegetables and fruits, as well as locally made cheeses, jams, pickles, sauces, and the likes.
While shopping at your favorite market in Richmond Hill or other neighboring communities, take your time to stop and converse to the vendors and you will definitely learn plenty of new things and maybe some new recipe suggestions to go with the fresh produce. Below are some of the top farmer’s markets in and near Richmond Hill city:
19th Avenue Farmers’ Market
There are between 20 and 50 stalls to visit at this very popular York bases farmers market. The 19th Avenue Farmers’ Market opens every day from 9 am to 6 pm and despite not being one of the most accessible spots in the city, this very relaxed but busy market is definitely worth a visit for its great selection of fresh farm products, great prices, and excellent services.
York Farmers Market
The York Farmers Market is another renowned market located just outside the city of Richmond Hill. Located at 7509 Yonge Street and held from Thursday to Sunday of every week, this beautiful gem of the entire York region offers everything you can think of or expect to find in a local farmers market. You can buy fresh produce, as well as homemade cakes and breads, plus various meats and fish. It’s a great place to pick up some local cheeses and spices too. There is also hot and cold food available and entertainment all day. This magnificent market which dates back to the 1950s also has its fair share of homemade arts and crafts and is a perfect destination for a family shopping weekend.
Others top farmers markets in the region include Farm market, Unionville Stiver Mill Community Center & Farmer’s Market, Sue’s Market, Village Market, and The Aurora Farmers Market. Finding the best farmers markets in the Richmond Hill and other nearby communities is a little unique for everyone. With so many options to consider, it’s easy to spend time at each market, several times a month and still find great new things every time.