Shopping inside those grocery store chains don’t do the summer weather justice.
Those fluorescent lights and creaky shopping carts have nothing on Montreal’s beautiful farmers’ markets. The Jean-Talon Market and the Atwater Market are year-round gems in the vendor game.
On June 1, another gathering will be rejoining the city’s already impressive list of markets. The Old Montreal Farmers’ Market, known as Marché des Éclusiers du Vieux-Port, will run until mid-October.
Set up by the water, the mission of Marché des Éclusiers is simple: showcase Quebec products. There is no middleman. The quaint market gives producers the chance to sell their organic products directly to the public.
Though offerings at the market are seasonal, you’ll typically be able to find vegetables, bread, pastries, organic juices, breakfast, beef, pork, sauces, and cheese – all locally made.
Vendors and shops that will be joining the 2018 edition of the Marché des Éclusiers are as follows:
- Les Jardins Carya
- La Petite Boulangerie
- Fromagerie Au Gré des Champs
- Ferme A. Lauzon
- Ferme Homefield
- Diète WOOF
- Plume des Champs
- Érablière des Roy
- Mtl Jerky
- Biscuiterie La Maison
- Paletas Jardins Gamelin
The market is the ideal spot if you’re in need of something to cook or if you want to grab a healthy lunch. Seating and beverages are available throughout the market.
Be sure to stop by this sustainable and locally-sourced farmers’ market the next time you’re in Old Montreal, especially when corn is in season.
When: June 1 – mid-October
Time: Thursdays: 2pm – 7 pm, Saturdays: 9 am – 2 pm
Where: 400 Rue de la Commune Ouest