Local Food

At Kingston’s farmers’ markets, you’ll find an amazing array of fresh produce and products and the impressive folks who grow it all.



Kingston Public Market

The Kingston Public Market is the oldest market in Ontario and has been providing food and a sense of community to residents since 1801.

Located in Kingston’s historic downtown, right behind City Hall, the Public Market is full of vendors selling the highest quality local produce, prepared foods, garden plants, flowers and handmade crafts. Open from 8:00am – 6:00pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays April through November, the Public Market is a must-stop for visitors looking for the satisfaction that comes from buying food and goods directly from the people who produce them.

Memorial Centre Market

The Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market is 100% producer-run, with all products being grown or produced in the Kingston foodshed – within about 100km of the market.

The MCFM aims to expand the market share of sustainably-produced food in Kingston, and features over twenty of Kingston the area’s top local food and craft producers. Many local farms are represented, as well as soap and candle makers and top small-scale designers. You can also find fresh, locally-prepared food and dine at their food court. The MCFM is open every Sunday from 9:00am – 2:00pm from May to October.

Frontenac Farmers’ Market

The Frontenac Farmers’ Market has been operating since 2005, offering visitors a variety of products from the farm, workshop, garden or kitchen.

Here, you can find high-quality, locally produced or locally homemade products from home-based industrious crafters, bakers, canners, gardeners, cooks, artists, and most importantly – farmers. Check back often, because the market is constantly changing and implementing new ideas. Open Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm from late May to early October, the vendors here take great pride in their products.

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