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Scenes from the High Park Organic Market

The High Park Organic Market has become a Saturday morning ritual with me and the Ginger Ninja. We set out for the market — located beside the Grenadier Restaurant, a nice ten-minute walk south of Bloor Street — to buy vegetables to turn into a salad or stir-fry from lunch, as well as some homemade bread and cake loaves.

I took these photos during our shopping trip yesterday.

Broccoli and cauliflower


Green onions

All the fruits and vegetables in the market are organically grown on smaller farms, and many are grown locally. This usually means that what you’ll find at the market is fresher and often tastes much better. We once bought some locally-grown garlic that was very flavourful — the kitchen filled with the smell of fresh garlic after we’d only cut the garlic; we hadn’t even cooked it yet.



Turnips, beets and garlic

It’s not just fruits and veg, they’ve also got homemade bread, cakes and pies. We’re really fond of the banana-chocolate chip loaf.

Loaves and pies

The High Park Organic Market is open through the summer:

  • Friday 12 p.m. -7 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.



11 replies on “Scenes from the High Park Organic Market”

Wicked. I know there’s farmers’ markets Thursdays at Dufferin Grove and Wednesdays at City Hall, but had no idea there was one in High Park, too! What’s with all the food posts lately, anyway?

Are those vegetables Ontario grown organic? They look really nice.
I don’t buy much Organic but I do try to buy Ontario grown at the St.Lawrence market.

@siobhan mclaughlin: They’re all organic, with the in-season stuff from Ontario and the out-of-season/non-native stuff flown in. They clearly mark where the fruits and vegetables come from.

Good to hear that that market has gone more local. Maybe I was catching them on bad days last year, but they had a lot of California stuff then. Farmer’s Markets rock, unless the music is bad. It looks like the High Park farmer’s market has stuck to just selling the food supermarket style – or do they actually have farmers at vending tables now?

I am very curious to know if they had any carrots. I wanted to pick up a few pounds tomorrow (Sat) at the Organic Abundance, but then I stumbled on your post 🙂

I’ve been meaning to visit a market of some kind of other. I’ll get my other regular plans on auto pilot and then revisit places like this.

Thanks for the post. Are they open all year round?

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