6 Farmer’s Markets to visit in Montreal on a weekend

Jun 3 2016, 9:43 pm

There’s no denying that the insides of Provigo and Metro seem a little dreary in the summer. Why shop at a massive grocery store chain with fluorescent lights when you could be enjoying the sun and taking a stroll through your favourite local farmer’s market? In addition to the unparalleled benefits of being outdoors, all 6 farmer’s markets below offer delicious local food from produce to pastries!

Maisonneuve Market

The Maisonneuve Market is located in the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough and is housed in a beautiful stone building that dates back to the early 20th century. In addition to the pretty exterior, the Maisonneuve Market has everything from flowers and baked goods to meat and fish.

Where: 4445 Ontario East
When: Open every day at 7am, closing times vary

Lachine Market

The smallest and oldest of Montreal’s farmer markets, the Lachine Market is beautifully located and perfectly quaint. With its very own cheese shop, pastry shop, and local produce, the Lachine Market is a perfect place to hang out on a weekend. Don’t forget your bike, you’ll need it for the scenic ride after.

Where: 1875 Notre-Dame
When: Open every day at 7am, closing times vary

Jean-Talon Market

The Jean-Talon Market is a Montreal classic. Just steps away from the metro and open all year round, you won’t be disappointed adding a trip here to your Saturday morning routine. While fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, and fish are available all year, the market is truly wonderful in the summer when vendors move outdoors.

Where: 7070 Henri-Julien Avenue
When: Open every day at 7am, closing times vary

Atwater Market

Atwater Market has been selling fresh, local food to Montrealers since 1933. Offering everything from produce to flowers, the Atwater Market is one of the most famous and bustling in Montreal.

Where: 138 Atwater Avenue
When: Open every day at 7am, closing times vary

Marche Fermier

Marche Fermier is more focused on sustainable food than any other farmer’s market in Montreal. Not only is the food yummy and local, the market also provides educational sessions on the environmental impacts of modern food production.

Where: Right outside the Laurier Metro
When: June 16-October 30, Thursdays from 3am-7pm and Sundays from 12pm-4pm

Cote-des-Neiges Farmer’s Market

The Cote-des-Neiges Farmer’s Market is one of the most underrated in Montreal. Selling deliciously fresh summer fruits from June to August and offering an array of fall specialties like pumpkins in October, you can’t go wrong with this gem. The market is conveniently located just steps from the metro making it easy to get to from anywhere.

Where: Intersection of Jean-Brillant / Cote-des-Neiges
When: Open 24 hours a day from March 19-November 9


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