Market vendors will setup each Friday in the parking area bordering The Queensway, between the North Queen St. and Sherway Rd. entrances to Sherway Gardens. Market hours will remain unchanged from previous years, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday, through to the last Friday in October.
The new location puts the market in a less congested area of the shopping centre property and still allows for the convenience of parking close to vendor stalls.
Beyond the change in location, it will be business as usual with all vendors returning for a new season featuring fresh Ontario-grown produce and other locally produced favourites including honey, cheese, lamb, venison, mushrooms, sausage, deli-meats, farm-fresh eggs and baked goods.
An abundance of asparagus and rhubarb will greet early spring market-goers and the arrival of Ontario-grown strawberries anticipated for mid-June. For ‘everything rhubarb’, including delicious recipes, go to http://www.foodland.gov.on.ca/
Winter-stored root vegetables, delicious when roasted on the barbecue or in the oven, will be available until the new season’s crops come into season in the weeks ahead. Not to be overlooked are Ontario greenhouse tomatoes and peppers.
New to Sherway Farmers’ Market this season, and a perfect fit for spring, is Millcreek Flower Farm. Bedding plants, both annual and perennial, will be available during the early spring market along with herbs and tomato plants. Later in the season Millcreek Flower Farm will have tomato plants in patio pots and cut flower bouquets. Millcreek Flower Farm specializes in Lisianthus (commonly called Prairie Roses), sunflowers, outdoor mixed bouquets (Snap Dragons, Statice, Strawflower, Millet, Celosia, Kale etc) and cultivated mixed bouquets (Mums, Lisianthus, Carnations, Mini Carnations, Gerbera Daisies, Lilies, Glads etc.).
Gardeners looking to enhance their beds with hearty, mature Lupines and Hollyhocks, can check in with Ralph & Emmy Lise Farm Fresh Produce, a market mainstay, which also features a multitude of colourful hanging baskets throughout the spring.
Wendy’s Whipped Butter is another new vendor that will be at Sherway Farmers’ Market this season. “Made by cows, whipped by Wendy” this product is homemade, contains no artificial flavours, colours or additives and is made in small batches from local ingredients. It’s fresh, creamy and full of old-fashioned goodness.
Sherway Farmers’ Market is located at Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre, Hwy 427 and The Queensway in Toronto (Etobicoke) and is open every Friday, May 4 through October 26, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., ‘rain or shine’.
For further information call 905-317-3010. To keep in touch with what’s new and in season at Sherway Farmers’ Market’ go to http://www.sherwaymarket.com, visit the Market’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook/