Burlington is ideally located for those wanting to visit farms & markets. In rural Burlington you can find on-farm markets and PYO farms. In the city, several seasonal farmers’ markets offer local ingredients and an authentic taste of place.
Visitors will find north Burlington very picturesque with rolling rural countryside dotted with farmland, nurseries, golf courses and conservation areas. At some of the local farms you can purchase or pick your own products, and in some cases participate in tours. Visit Stonehaven Farm Market where you can pick your own pumpkins, visit the giant corn maze and kid zone and take home baked goods and local product. At Springridge Farms you can take a picturesque wagon ride, enjoy the farm fun yard and boo barn and pick up home made pies and preserves.
Many of the horse farms are open to the public and offer activities like lessons, camps and shows. In addition to private farms, there are several which are part of public attractions such as Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Country Heritage Park, and Mountsberg and Crawford Lake Conservation areas. For more details, pick up your copy of Guided Tour of Halton Farms from the visitor centre or online. If you wish to take a taste of Burlington home with you, this brochure highlights what produce is in season and indicates the location of several farm markets in the area.
In the heart of the city, visit the Farmers Market at the Burlington Centre. Enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables sold by local farmers in season from May until October on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. In downtown Burlington, Centro Garden has a seasonal market on Sundays and is a popular stop for local residents and visitors.