The Bowery Project at Oben Flats

The Bowery Project has taken over our vacant lot on Sherbourne and Gerrard for the second year in a row to their great success! These mobile pop-up farms grow food that is then given away to the community. Each year, a big urban garden site like ours can produce over 400 pounds of produce to help feed hungry people in Toronto.

In a recent interview with Global News, The Bowery Project, co-founder Rachel Kimel explained that "Oben Flats wanted to do something that gave back to the community and that transformed [the] site."

Our lot at Sherbourne and Gerrard had previously been vacant for over two decades. We're happy to see how The Bowery Project at Oben Flats at directly benefitted the local Toronto community with 1500 milk crates, many volunteers, and educational programming.

Image by @theboweryproject

Toronto's Top 3 Farmers' Markets

Summer is in full swing and with it delicious local produce, delicacies and treats! Toronto’s top 3 farmers’ markets are all a hop, skip and a jump from our locations in Leslieville and our upcoming location at St. Clair West. Get all the farm fresh fruits and veggies you need to cook up a gourmet feast or simply pick up a decadent bakery treat. Here are our favourite Toronto Farmers’ Markets:

The Leslieville Farmers’ Market

Sundays 9-2PM at Johnathan Ashbridge Park

A quick Sunday stroll from Oben Flats Leslieville, you’ll find the vibrant Leslieville Farmers’ Market. Often a celebratory affair, expect loads of local vendors, community groups and a focus on accessibility. The Leslieville Farmers’ Market often has surprise special guest vendors featuring cuisines from around the globe.

Evergreen Brickworks Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 8-1PM at Evergreen Brickworks

This year-round farmers’ market offers a wide variety of seasonal and local fresh food.  Evergreen Brickworks Farmers’ Market started 10 years ago with 25 local farmers and food producers. With a focus on working directly with local farmers, Evergreen Brickworks Farmers’ Market is one of Toronto’s favourites. If you don’t drive, there is a shuttle bus that operates from Broadview station taking you directly to the sprawling Evergreen Brickworks grounds.

The Wychwood Barns Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 8-1PM at Wynchwood Barns

The Artscape Wychwood Barns is a community cultural hub close to the new up and coming Oben Flats St. Clair West location. Organized by The Stop, the Wychwood Barns Farmers’ Market is open year round featuring local, sustainable, organic and artisanal products. This vibrant market is host to 1,500 people each and every weekend, offers a café and live music.

In a city as diverse and exciting as Toronto, there are many options when searching for fresh, gourmet and speciality foods. Explore a new neighbourhood or discover a new local spot with our list of Toronto’s Top 3 Farmers’ Markets.