A big list of Ottawa Farmers’ Markets


Colours of the Market. Located near the corner of Parkdale and Wellington in the heart of Hintonburg, the Parkdale Market first opened its doors over 75 years ago. Photo by Glen Gower.

Colours of the Market. Located near the corner of Parkdale and Wellington in the heart of Hintonburg, the Parkdale Market first opened its doors over 75 years ago. Photo by Glen Gower.

The oldest food market in Ottawa — and one of the oldest in Canada — is the historic Byward Market, established in 1826 by Lt-Col. John By. But it’s just one of about a dozen markets in urban and suburban Ottawa, including the historic Parkdale Market (established 1927) and the popular Ottawa Farmers’ Market at Lansdowne Park.

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Urban markets

  • Byward Market
    The entire area immediately east of Sussex and north of Rideau is now known as “The Byward Market”, a name that dates back to the historic food market that was established by Lt-Col. John By in 1826. You’ll still find fresh fruits, vegetables, crafts and other vendors in one of Ottawa’s most historic neighbourhoods. Vendors typically operate May to October.
  • Ottawa Farmers’ Market (Lansdowne Park)
    Back at Lansdowne Park in Aberdeen Square every Sundays from 9am-4pm, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market showcases local farmers, small-batch artisan producers and artists who grow, raise and make their own food, arts and crafts. This market is open all year long, with a Winter Market indoors when it’s cold and a Summer Market starting in May.
  • Ottawa Organic Farmers Market
    At the Canada Care Building (Bank Street at Heron Road, behind Canadian Tire). Open Saturdays 10am-2pm, all year long.
  • Parkdale Market
    At the corner of Parkdale and Wellington in Hintonburg. This market was established in 1924 and is run by the City of Ottawa. Features fresh fruit and vegetables and flowers. Open 6am-6pm, 7 days a week. Opens for the season on April 28, 2017.
  • Beechwood Farmers’ Market (Vanier / New Edinburgh)
    Operates at Marche St Charles (131 Barrette Street). Open Saturdays starting June 10.
  • Main Farmers’ Market
    After having to relocate the last two years due to construction, they’re back next to the Green Door Restaurant on Main Street on Saturdays starting May 6.
  • Westboro Farmers Market
    Located in the Byron Linear Park bordered by Golden, Bryon, Richmond and Broadview Avenues, the site can host up to 76 vendors. Open Saturdays starting May 13.

Suburban & rural markets

  • Almonte Farmers’ Market
    In the parking lot of the Almonte Public Library (beside the Beer Store) . Open Saturdays starting May 21.
  • Carleton Place Farmers’ Market
    At Market Square (Beckwith @ Lake Avenue), open Saturdays starting in mid-May.
  • Carp Farmers’ Market
    At the Carp Fairgrounds, about 10km from the Carp Road exit on the 417. Open Saturdays from May to October. (Opening day is May 13, 2017.)
  • Cumberland Farmers’ Market
    Located at the R.J. Kennedy Community Centre, 1115 Dunning Road (Cumberland Arena), between Orleans and Rockland. Open Saturday mornings starting in mid-June.
  • Kanata Farmers’ Market
    420 Hazeldean Road, in the parking lot in front of Shoppers Drug Mart. Open Saturdays starting May 6.
  • Kemptville Farmers’ Market
    200 Sanders Street at the B & H parking lot in Kemptville, south of Ottawa. Sunday afternoons from May to October.
  • Log Farm  (NEW)
    670 Cedarview Road (between Hunt Club & Fallowfield). Open Saturdays from 9am – 2pm Starting May 13, 2017 and running until the end of October.
  • Manotick Farmers’ Market
    Every Saturday morning from 9am-2pm, starting June 17 at Watson’s Mill.
  • Metcalfe Farmers Market
    At the Metcalfe Fairgrounds, southeast of the city. Open Saturdays 9am-1pm, starting May 13.
  • North Gower Farmers’ Market
    At 2397 Roger Stevens Drive, just west of North Gower. Look for the big red barn. Open Saturdays starting May 20.
  • Orléans Market – Ray Friel Center
    Open Thursdays 12pm-7pm starting May 25.
  • Riverside South – Riverview Park and Ride (NEW)
    New for 2017, the market is planned to operate June through October on Sundays, 9am-2pm.
  • Stittsville Farmers’ Market (NEW)
    New in 2017, this market will be open Friday afternoons and early evening at Village Square Park at the corner of Stittsville Main and Abbott.  Opening dates to be announced.


Gatineau / Outaouais Markets

  • Old Chelsea Market
    212 Old Chelsea Rd (grounds at St. Stephen’s Church). Open on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m, June 1 – October 12, 2017.
  • The Old Aylmer Market (Marché Vieux Aylmer). Open every Sunday from 10am to 3pm. June 4-October 8, 2017.
  • Wakefield Market
    Open Saturdays, 9am to 1pm, from May 20 to October 21, at the Centre Wakefield La Pêche, 38 Chemin de la Vallée de Wakefield.
  • Pontiac Market (Shawville)
    At the Shawville Fairgrounds. Dates tbd for 2017.


(Additions or corrections for this list? Let us know!)

OttawaStart Staff



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