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.
Main Farmers’ Market
At Saint Paul University (223 Main Street). Open Saturdays from 9am-2pm, May-October.
Brewer Park, Ottawa
Sundays, May 6 to October 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Located on Sloan Ave. parallel to Bronson Ave. just south of Sunnyside (across from Carleton University).
Centrum Plaza, Orléans
May 18 to October 05 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Orléans Centrum plaza between 240 Centrum Blvd. and St. Joseph’s Blvd.
May 16 to October 03 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bayshore Shopping Centre, outside the Bay, near the transit station, 100 Bayshore Drive, Ottawa.
Ottawa Organic Farmers Market
At the Canada Care Building (Bank Street at Heron Road, behind Canadian Tire). Open Saturdays 10am-2pm, all year long.
At the corner of Parkdale and Wellington in Hintonburg. This market was established in 1927 and is run by the City of Ottawa. Features fresh fruit and vegetables and flowers. Open from early spring to late fall, and during the Christmas season. Newly renovated for 2011.
Vanier Outdoor Market
In the Scotiabank parking lot at the corner of Montreal & Hannah. Open Saturdays from July to October. Features daily live music & chef demos.
Suburban & Rural Farmers’ Markets
Almonte Farmers’ Market
In the parking lot of the Almonte Public Library (beside the Beer Store) . Open Saturdays from May-October.
Carleton Place Farmers’ Market
At 142 Franktown Road (Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers), open Saturdays from May to to November
Carp Farmers’ Market
At the Carp Fairgrounds, about 10km from the Carp Road exit on the 417. Open Saturdays from 8am-1pm, with market season from early May until October.
Cumberland Farmers’ Market
Located at the R.J. Kennedy Community Centre, 1115 Dunning Rdoad (Cumberland Arena), between Orleans and Rockland. Open Saturdays, 8am-1pm from mid-June until Thanksgiving weekend.
Kanata Farmers’ Market
420 Hazeldean Road, in the parking lot in front of Shoppers Drug Mart. Open 8am-3pm every Saturday from May to October.
Kemptville Kinsmen Farmers’ Market
In Riverside Park in Kemptville, south of Ottawa. Open Sunday afternoons from late May to early October.
Millers Farm & Market (Manotick)
Open year-round at 6158 Rideau Valley Drive, just South of Manotick Village. Open daily with extended Summer hours. Hayrides in the fall.