When it comes to grocery shopping the most obvious place to do this is at one of the local food market chains. Now a lot of people want more from their food. They want freshness and good quality, along with foods that have not been modified to retain their longevity. It means that many are now using their local food markets to buy many of their food items. In Canada, the food markets have grown quickly in popularity.
Great Food Markets in Montreal
- Marche Jean-Talon: For those who want to see what this market has to offer, they need to visit Little Italy in Montreal. It is recognized as being one of the largest public markets throughout North America. It is open all year, and almost every food item can be found here. For those who want fresh locally grown foods then visiting the market from May to October will ensure this. During this time the market has over three hundred vendors willing, ready and able to offer the best in produce.
- Marche Atwater: This is an alternative to the Marche Jean-Talon if you are looking for a top quality food market. Many farmers bring their goods to this market and visitors are most impressed with the art deco environment that this market is set up in.
Great Food Markets in Toronto
- St. Lawrence Market: Ask anyone in Toronto which is their best food market, and they are sure to tell you that it is the St. Lawrence Market. This market has been going strong since 1803. This market is recognized by Torontonians but throughout the world.
Thanks to being rated as the best food market in 2012 by National Geographic. Many who live in Toronto and the GTA will make their weekly trip to the St. Lawrence Market to buy the best in produce. Plus, there are many foods offered here that are hard to get elsewhere. The priority of the vendors here is to ensure that the food they offer is of ultimate freshness and the very best in quality.
- Rural Food Markets: many rural areas surround Toronto, much of which is occupied by Canadian farmers who are intent on providing the best in farm foods. To bring their products to consumers, they will attend local markets. These are often seasonal, but they are something that many who live in Toronto are willing to travel the short distance to shop for the best locally grown fruits, veggies and farm raised meats.
Great Markets in British Columbia
- Cottonwood Community Market: The name says it all when describing this market. It is a community-based market that runs through the local growing season which is May to October. For those intent on purchasing fresh locally grown foods in BC, this is the market to go to.
- Bastion Square Public Market: For those who want a good food market experience then this is one that should not be missed. It has a collection of different vendors that are here to offer the best in produce. They also have an excellent artisan section here, so there is something for everyone.
Many find shopping at a good quality food market to be a much more pleasant experience than shopping at a traditional super market. The vendors are usually more anxious to share information about their produce.