Imagine a weekly market close to home, with convenient parking and a relaxed atmosphere. With local musicians performing while you check out what's growing in season in Ontario. Then being able to buy fresh baked goods, or food truck specialties and enjoying them before heading home. All while interacting with local farmers, artists, and your community. The Many Feathers Market is back for it's third year of operations, we want to be your weekly stop for flowers, honey, fresh produce, and more! Keep reading for a who, what, when, where, and why of our markets. We hope to see you there!
WHO. Many Feathers is a non-profit based in Mississauga, Ontario that has projects to promote food sustainability and environmental awareness. We started the Many Feathers Markets in 2015 to introduce local food to our community and to empower not only the producers, but the consumers. From then on the markets have grown to be a social hub, and weekly platform for farmers, small businesses, community organizations, musicians, food trucks, and more!
Our markets could not exist without the support of volunteers. From the logistical planning, to physically setting up chairs and tables, our volunteers are key to everything. The reason we can plan and make everything happen is because of their dedication and hard work. As you enter you'll be greeted with a smile, and any of your questions will be answered at the Many Feathers tent!
We also have unique events happening throughout the market season, for example last year our market sponsor YogaVision held a free laughter yoga session for visitors. Many Feathers also continues to support other environmental initiatives, so you'll often see the City of Mississauga's Environment Division at our markets with information about sustainable living in Mississauga!
WHAT. Many Feathers Markets feature the best of local Ontario vendors who are more than happy to chat and answer any questions you may have about about where your food comes from. Many Feathers has an active interest in getting to know our vendors, and using our platform to share their stories and passions. We support local artists and musicians, and have buskers at every market! We believe shopping locally empowers not only local businesses, but the consumers. Here are 5 Reasons to be a Locavore!
Last season we had 30 vendors that sold: produce, fresh meats, deli meats, honey, ontario wines, flowers, baked goods, maple syrup, organic dog treats, handmade goods, jewelry, natural skincare, soaps and more! Keep an eye on our vendors page to see exactly who will be at this years markets. We are a bike friendly & pet friendly market! We also have ATM services on site at the Many Feathers tent.
WHEN. The Many Feathers Market is a weekly event, the markets run 9am - 2pm every Sunday from June 11th to October 15th. We have a huge sign, you can't miss us.
WHERE. Our markets are held at the Lisgar Go Station, 3250 Argentia Road. There is plenty of parking available for visitors. There is seating and umbrellas at the market if you want to catch an artist's performance, or enjoy the food!
WHY. We love local food, supporting artists, and the market atmosphere. It's a great excuse to meet the resident's of Lisgar/Meadowvale. It is nice to have a community hub so close by! We manage and facilitate all aspects of the markets, and because we are a non-profit we use the capital earned from our markets to invest making the markets better, or in other projects, such as our Many Feathers Garden, or educational programming!
Come check out our markets every Sunday from 9am - 2pm starting June 11th at Lisgar Go Station! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer with us.