We all know that a very popular community based event that typically takes place in the city of Ottawa is the local farmers’ market, where Ottawa residents get direct access to farmers, as well as the chance to purchase fresh and organic foods and produce. This summer has seen a variety of farmers’ market events hosted weekly across several communities. Since summer is fast coming to an end with about 5 weeks left before autumn is ushered in, we would like to compile a list of 5 major farmers’ market that take place in the city, so that you can attend an event before the farmers begin to pack up their bags, along with their fresh produce to hibernate for the cooler seasons.

1) Metcalfe Farmers’ Market

Dates: May to October

Location: Metcalfe Fair Grounds on 8th line road

Time: Saturdays from 8am – 12pm


2) Main Farmers’ Market

Dates: May to October

Location: Museum of Nature

Time: Saturdays from 9am – 2pm


3) Byron Park Farmers’ Market

Dates: mid-May to October

Location: Byron Park at Westboro

Time: Saturdays from 9:30am – 3pm


4) Landsdowne Farmers’ Market


Location: Aberdeen Square

Time: Sundays from 8am – 3pm; Wednesdays & Fridays from 11am-6pm


Location: Aberdeen Pavillion

Time: Sundays from 10am-3pm


5) Byward Market

Location: Byward Market Square


Visit the official website of the Ottawa Farmers’ Market to get more information on a farmers’ market event taking place near you.

IMAGE CREDIT: Charles Dobie