Fall is when we celebrate the harvest of the summer’s bounty and the hard work small farmers have been undertaking for months. This is our chance to indulge in the veggies that have been growing and thriving all summer and are now either ready for harvest or already in bushel baskets waiting to be sold.

Think rich, orange pumpkins, rich squash, ripe tomatoes, crunchy carrots, and crisp apples….the cooler weather invites you to bake and cook with these time honoured fall ingredients. If you have some spare room in your fridge (or belly), now is the time to stock up on Mother Nature’s bounty from your local farmers’ market.

Lanark County

Known as the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario, you can expect to find a heavy maple syrup presence at the farmers’ markets in this region. You might even come across a few farm stands along the way, selling everything from blueberries to baked treats.

The Markets:
  • Perth

Where: Crystal Palace

When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Thanksgiving

  • Carleton Place

Where: Market Square

When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Thanksgiving

  • Almonte

Where: Almonte Public Library

When: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until Thanksgiving

  • Ecotay

Where: Ecotay, 133 Menzies Munroe Sideroad

When: Sundays Sept. 4 and Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ottawa Valley

The lush and gently rolling terrain of the Ottawa Valley makes it a grower's paradise. Farmers' markets here will feature local berries, apples, and fruits and veggies. Look for local maple syrup and naturally raised meats as well. Visit the 'Taste of the Valley' website for a full list of farmers' markets and related information to plan your trip.

The Markets:
  • Arnprior

Where: John Street to Elgin Street

When: Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Oct. 4

  • Barry’s Bay

Where: Barry’s Bay Railway Station

When: Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Thanksgiving

  • Cobden

Where: Cobden Fairgrounds

When: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Combermere

Where: Corner of Mill Street and Hwy 62

When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. until Thanksgiving

  • Deep River

Where: Town Hall

When: Every second Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Thanksgiving

  • Eganville Farmers’ Market

Where: Legion Memorial Field

When: Fridays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. until Thanksgiving

  • Killaloe Farmers’ Market

Where: Hoch Farm, 86 Queen St.

When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. until Thanksgiving

  • Pembroke

Where: Corner of Lake Street and Victoria Street

When: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Thanksgiving

  • Renfrew

Where: Renfrew Armouries

When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. until Thanksgiving

  • Burnstown


When: Fridays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. until Oct. 7

Haliburton Highlands

With a name that includes "Highlands" this region is guaranteed to feature some hilly terrain that will influence what grows here. Local food is a focus in Haliburton area, which will be obvious when visiting one of these markets. Visit this page for a full list of markets. 

The Markets:
  • Haliburton

Where: Head Lake Rotary Park

When: Tuesdays, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. until Oct. 4

  • Stanhope

Where: 1095 North Shore Rd.

When: Fridays, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. until first week in September

  • Minden

Where: Milne Street and Prince Street

When: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Oct. 8

Frontenac County

Frontenac County may be known for its predominance of Canadian Shield topograhy, but there are still plenty of growers and makers in this region. Head to Sharbot Lake on Saturdays for their market for a sampling of what's growing in region. 

The Markets:
  • Sharbot Lake

Where : Sharbot Lake Beach

When : Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. until the end of September

Hastings County

All roads in Hastings County will lead you to a farmers' market in summer! Wander between the communities of Marmora, Bancroft, Maynooth and Stirling and savour the unique flavours of Hastings County.

The Markets:
  • Marmora

Where: Hwy 7 and Burstall Street

When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Bancroft

Where: Riverside Park

When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Thanksgiving

  • Maynooth

Where: Memories Tea Room

When: Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Stirling

Where: Covered bridge, downtown

When: Fridays, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.