Off To The Market We Go – Summer Handmade Markets

Summer Markets

Like daffodils in the spring, markets are a sure sign of summer. Growing in popularity due to a trend toward locally grown food and handmade items, you can get your hands on some artisanal goods at these wonderful summer markets: 


Centro Garden
437 Brant Street, Burlington

Centro will also host a MKRSMRKT again this year, held on Friday, July 5th from 4 p.m. till 10 p.m. This is a free pop-up retail experience that allows local artisans to sell their wares in Downtown Burlington. Last year it included more than 30 makers in the areas of wood, metal, food, wine, leather, jewelry and paper. As Centro manager Jennifer Klassen said, “It’s a great community building experience and brings people together to celebrate local artisans.”

Centro Farm Market

Centro Garden  |  437 Brant Street, Burlington

The market runs every Sunday morning from 9 a.m. to noon, starting on Mother’s Day until Thanksgiving weekend. Some vendors continue until the end of October.

Be sure to bring an extra-large basket when you visit the Centro Farmer’s Market in Downtown Burlington this summer. Located behind Centro Garden at 437 Brant Street, last year’s market was a huge success. It included more than 14 vendors including an assortment of artisans and farmers, and offered  homemade ice cream, lemonade, tea, baked goods, and fresh cut flowers. There were also goodies from local farms including fruit and preserves. 

Craftadian Made in Hamilton Market

McMaster Innovation Park
175 Longwood Road South #105, Hamilton

This market will be in full swing on Saturday, August 17th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McMaster Innovation Park. It is a gem for anyone looking for handmade goods as it includes over 70 designers, creators, and artists who all live in Canada and make their products here. The event also features live music, food, and more!

Burlington MADE Second Saturdays in the Square

Village Square
(Elizabeth and Pine St.), Burlington

June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14. 10am – 3pm Burlington MADE and Village Square are partnering this summer to bring you a monthly pop up market featuring some of the best makers in the GTA. Browse gourmet food and handmade goods for everyone in the family while wandering the quaint cobblestone alleys of historic Village Square, surrounded by independent coffee shops, cafes, and pubs. The market is rain or shine, pet-friendly, wheelchair accessible, and free to enter.

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