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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.
To learn more about us click here.
To view some of the food prep demos contributed by local chefs and other culinars, and for links to our favourite food sites, see the recipes page.
Open every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, from May 18 to October 26! We are located in south-east Toronto's Riverdale, at the north end of the park, 1 block south of Greektown on the Danforth, between Carlaw & Logan (closest subway stops: Chester & Pape). Come for the food, stay for the perks!
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.
Check out our market community blog! If you love to write about food, drop us a line!
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.
Sooo happy they're back! Better late than never: ON strawberries.
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.
IN YOUR COMMUNITY:
The Withrow Park Outdoor Playgroup has started up again. Meet us 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 2012/2013 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 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.