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itryalot Jul 14, 2012 04:19 AM

I am a long time visitor of SLM and Evergreen. We love different European produce and quality items. SLM is our pick for fish, so I don't think we'll worry about that.
IF I had to pick one other market on our next "pass through" the city, which would you recommend and for what? It'll be early Saturday morning.

  1. Kagemusha Jul 14, 2012 06:54 AM

    Unlike past seasons, very little here so far on the markets. Drought conditions aren't helping much. Suspect there may also be some burn out with the whole "farmers'" market schtick. Stick with SLF and Evergreenback if that's your pleasure.

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      itryalot Jul 14, 2012 09:17 AM

      Wow; too bad! I'm hoping there will be a change by mid fall when i come again. It's been sparse when I have been near Windsor area the last month too.

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        Herne Jul 14, 2012 09:27 AM

        I have noticed a bit of a fall off at the Withrow market. Maybe once rain returns things will improve.

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        cheesymama Jul 14, 2012 09:45 AM

        I haven't been myself but I have been meaning to make it to the Saturday market at Wychwood Barns near St Clair and Christie. Maybe someone who has checked this one out can comment.

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          Herne Jul 14, 2012 09:54 AM

          I found a lot of vendors with a lot of varied products for sale. Perhaps it was the uniform little tents that put me off but it seemed a bit too corporate for me. Had trouble parking nearby and had to go to a paid lot on St Clair.
          Well worth a visit though.

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            Googs Jul 14, 2012 10:23 AM

            Yes, but The Stop's Farmers Market at Artscape Wychwood Barns very corporately raises money for a variety of good causes. How many times can you shop with a clear conscience secure in the knowledge that you're not just shopping for you?
            http://thestop.org/home

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              Herne Jul 14, 2012 11:20 AM

              At least once. Didn't buy anything as I recall.

              Didn't see any sign of The Stop while I as there.

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                Googs Jul 14, 2012 02:18 PM

                I'm not sure if I'm reading your reply correctly so forgive me if I say something you already know. The farmers' market at Wychwood Barns is The Stop's.
                http://thestop.org/the-stop's-fa...

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                  Herne Jul 14, 2012 03:37 PM

                  OOPs. I thought the Stop's must have been somewhere amongst the buildings. Anyway I had never seen or heard of it until you brought it up.

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          piccola Jul 15, 2012 03:46 AM

          The one at Dufferin Grove is my personal fave. There's a good mix of produce and artisanal products, though the prices are a little higher because everything's organic. But the best part is how the market acts as a somewhat of a weekly neighbourhood party -- there are always lots of people sitting on the grass for a post-shopping picnic, kids running around, a couple buskers, etc.

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