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Withrow Park is in Toronto Ontario SW of Pape and Danforth. See map. withrowpark.ca is a community website, run by friends of the park.
The market is a project of the Centre for Local Food Initiatives. We've adopted an ecological and local focus on fresh produce and prepared foods. As part of our eco responsibility we encourage market patrons to walk or bike to the market, and use reusable shopping bags (also available for purchase at the market) and containers for soft fruits.
We are open Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM, rain or shine, from late May to late October.
The market is now closed for the winter. Thank you all for your fantastic support, and we'll post our 2014 starting date here in the new year. See you next May!
posted December 13, 2013
Registrations are now open for two fantastic & delicious hands-on cooking workshops: Ethiopian Vegetarian with Mesey Abataneh (Sat Jan 11), and Indian Vegetarian with Tiffinday's Seema Pabari (Sat Jan 18).
Both workshops are from 11:30AM to 2PM in the Hurndale Kitchen of the Eastminster United Church (310 Danforth Ave, at Jackman). For course details, registration & payment options visit Eventbrite.
Rental inquiries: for facilities rentals, like the Club House or rink, call Frankland CC at 416-392-1819; for outdoor parties/events in the park visit the City's Outdoor Special Events page.
Withrow Park has Friends!
Not sure about when you can take a risk with your produce? Perhaps this will help you decide: The Dirty Dozen & Clean 15.
IN YOUR COMMUNITY:
Withrow Park Outdoor Playgroup: meet at the small, unfenced playground off Logan on Mondays from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. for some outdoor fun. This is a free, community organized group. You can find more information at http://www.activekidsclub.com. Select "Withrow" under "Playgroups".
You can join the Riverdale Arts & Letters Club for their 2013/2014 reading and discussion series on Wednesday evenings at the Riverdale library branch.
Have a free local community event you'd like posted? Contact us at info[at]withrowpark.ca. Please make your submission at least 2 weeks prior to your event date.
Peak into our '''Stale News" cupboard further down this page for events, activities and good food you've missed.
perhaps they are no more than babies right now, but they will be amazing once they are fully mature
Adopt A Tree in Withrow Park
Close to 100 trees have been planted in Withrow Park last year and it's adoption time!!
As you likely know, new trees need some tender loving care and water. We are looking for volunteers to adopt one or more trees to take care of and ensure their survival and thriving.
If you are interested in adopting one or more trees please contact the Friends of Withrow Park Trees Group at withrowtrees[at]gmail.com or 416-466-2390.
If you live in the neighbourhood and like to jam, bring it to the market! Non or minimally amplified classical, folk or pop music, vocal or acoustic, is welcome, but let me know you want to grace market folks with your music: info[at]withrowpark.ca.
Even if you don't live in the hood, but love to play to an appreciative crowd, our market patrons will toss coins or bills in your hat or guitar case. Come join our lovely community and liven it up with tunes and tricks.
The market encourages community groups and non-profits to apply for a spot at the market to promote their programs free of charge. Unfortunately, although we work with elected officials in the promotion and development of the market, we cannot host political parties. To get an application, please e-mail info[at]withrowpark.ca.
posted October 24, 2013
Look at how time flies: last market of the season already! Come spend it with our lovely vendors & get your fill of local eats in our neighbourhood urban green space one more time. We'll be carving pumpkins with the kids, & there's face painting, too. You can read all about it in our Oct 26 newsletter. We'll be active this winter on our blog, facebook & twitter. Please drop in!
posted October 17, 2013
Ooh, we're getting close to the wire, folks! Only 2 more Withrow Market Saturdays!! Please join us! To find out what's coming, take a look at the Oct 19 market newsletter.
posted October 10, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving feasting! There's loads of good stuff coming, as always. Read the Oct 12 market newsletter to find out what.
posted October 03, 2013
Happy October! The local feast continues, & you can read about some of the produce highlight in the October 5 market newsletter!
posted September 26, 2013
The countdown is on! We're down to our last 5 market days, & there's a whole lot of good food to share!! Read about it in our Sept 28 newsletter.
posted September 19, 2013
Six more delicious market days left this season! Don't miss a bite, & start drafting your shopping list for Thanksgiving! Read the Sept 21 market news to find out what's on offer & more.
posted September 12, 2013
Ready to join us for our big community cooking experiment? This is it: Stone Soup & Fresh Produce Drive! Read all the details in the Sept 14 market newsletter!!!
posted September 05, 2013
Hello September! Be gentle... If you are attending the Toronto International Film Festival, stock your fridge with fresh local foods to keep you going. Read the Sep 7 market news to see some of what you can expect this market day.
posted August 29, 2013
Goodbye, August! We'll be catching your tail this market day... You can read in our Aug 31 market news what's in stock for you! Oops, we made a mistake: Tiffinday WILL be at the market this Saturday!!
posted August 22, 2013
For the love of food one just can't take any of it for granted: the weather, the people, the seasonal changes... You'll have only 10 more chances to get the goods at your friendly neighbourhood farmers' market. Read about some of what you'll find in this August 24 market news issue.
posted August 15, 2013
Good food, good fun! August 17 market news.
posted August 08, 2013
The back to school ads are a bit unnerving. No matter; summer continues at the market with loads of good eats. Get the details in the August 10 market news!
posted August 01, 2013
Hello August! Haven't seen you in a year! Bringing good eats this Aug 3rd market day, we see. So good you'll stay a while.
posted July 25, 2013
A picture is worth a thousand words! When you can eat the depicted, than that's even a better deal! There'll be lots of good eating at the market this July 27.
posted July 18, 2013
How do we manage to keep ourselves sooo busy? It's a mystery. We're hosting Food & Water First this market day, beautifying the park's paths by sidewalk chalking with the Friends of WP, & loads more. Find out the details on that and more in our July 20 market news.
posted July 12, 2013
In the July 13 market news: apricots making their 2013 debut & more!
posted July 04, 2013
Here's the July 6 market news with the scoop on what our farmers & food vendors are bringing to table!
posted June 27, 2013
Loads of great food coming our way this June 29 market day. Bringing people & good food together; now that's something we can sink our teeth in!
There's still time to get your spot in our first From Scratch Cooking Workshop! But hurry, registration closes Tue July 2! First up: strawberry-rhubarb jam.
posted June 20, 2013
More fresh produce is arriving each market day from Ontario farms. We're lovin' it! Read our June 22 market news for a full scoop!
posted June 13, 2013
Join us for a wonderfully busy & delicious market day this June 15. Food, crafts, a rummage sale... it's all here in the news.
posted June 06, 2013
For other good stuff happening in the park this month check out the Friends of WP newsletter.
posted May 30, 2013
When we say rain or shine, we are totally serious! Coming up on market day #3: loads of goodies! Read about it in our June 1 market news. Our special for this coming market day is Field Sparrow Farm's lamb sausage.
posted May 23, 2013
We had a fantastic opening day, and are geared for market day #2!
Here's a quick spoiler: rhubarb, anyone? Of course, there'll still be asparagus & loads of other good stuff.
posted May 16, 2013
We are super psyched about the first fresh arrivals from Ontario farms! The leader of the pack: asparagus!! Find out what else is coming in our latest e-news issue. By the way, we omitted to mention that Danbrie Farms is also back with maple syrup this May 18.
posted May 07, 2013
We are gearing up for market day # 1! Cookbook Swap Clothing Repairathon FREE Bike Tune-up Cherry St. Cats Free City Compost Seedlings & Transplants... http://eepurl.com/zmPvr
posted May 03, 2013
We are trying to keep things nice and neat! Here's a link to our latest newsletter.
posted April 19, 2013
posted April 08, 2013
Congratulations to Ben and Jessie Sosnicki on the arrival of their new baby girl! We wish them all the very best (she'll be eating healthy for sure)!!
posted April 1, 2013
Here's a quick April news update with a call for action against GM Alfalfa, on Tuesday April 8, at St. Lawrence Market (on the sidewalk), 95 Front St E, Toronto, 12 noon (sharp) to 1 pm.: http://eepurl.com/xvwQD
Our Eating Their Words food quote contest is now closed! We thank all those who played! Our contest partners will be announcing winners & their prizes in a little while.
To see all contest submissions click here.
posted March 18, 2013
Interested in the past? Check out some of our 2012 highlights here.