From the Farm to the Table

Locally grown farm-fresh products are at your fingertips in Algoma Country.

For the non-green thumbs who want farm-fresh organic produce, quality meats and poultry to prepare healthy meals, the region's Farmers' Markets are the places to go. Farmers' Markets are meeting places to celebrate local and exceptional shopping experiences. These open-air markets offer a warm, inviting country atmosphere for both locals and visitors staying in the area and go far beyond just essentials like fresh vegetables and meat. You'll also find baked goods, handpicked berries, maple syrup products, woodworking, Alpaca products and homemade arts and crafts.

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Below is the complete list of Algoma Farmers' Markets and some helpful tips for shopping at farmers' markets. If you are interested in farm-gate purchases, you can find more information at

*Please note hours of operation may change throughout the summer. Check websites, call or check social media.

Algoma Farmers' Market      
Summer Market: First weekend of June to October      
Saturdays 8 am - 1 pm
Roberta Bondar Pavilion, Sault Ste. Marie

Soo Market
Open Year-Round      
Saturdays 9 am - 2 pm   
Thursday 10 am - 2 pm
73 Brock Street, Sault Ste. Marie

Hilton Beach Farmers' Market      
June to End of September      
Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm      
Near the marina, Hilton Beach      
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Johnson Farmers' Market Desbarats      
June to Thanksgiving      
Saturdays 9 am - 2 pm, Fall Hours 10 am - 2 pm      
*Fall hours begin in September 
Johnson Township Community Centre, 1 Cameron Avenue, Desbarats

Iron Bridge Farmers' Market      
end of June to the end of September      
Saturdays 9 am - 2 pm      
Iron Bridge Historical Museum, located under the Gazebo

Sowerby Farmers' Market      
mid-June to early October      
Saturdays 9 am - 2 pm      
Cordukes Historic 12-sided Round Barn, 1410 Basswood Lake Road, Sowerby

Goose Nest Market      
2024 scheduled dates from May to September, December          
Saturdays 10 am - Noon      
18 Broadway Ave, Wawa      
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Tips for Shopping at Farmers' Markets

  1. Get to know your seasons. Knowing what to expect and what grows in the area makes shopping more efficient.
  2. Go early because the early bird does get the worm! You'll be able to get the best selections and those limited items that go quickly.
  3. Bring big sturdy bags and cash with small change. Transactions with cash or exact change are much easier.
  4. Be spontaneous. Sometimes it's fun to leave the shopping list at home or at least be open to trying something new.
  5. Ask an expert. If you find a new vegetable, ask the farmer how they like to eat it. You'll get the best tips!
About Algoma Staff Writer

Algoma Country is a spectacular 4-season vacation destination for outdoor and urban adventures. The region borders Lake Superior and Lake Huron and is rich in old-growth forests, and countless waterways.

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