Every Wednesday afternoon Etobicoke’s historic Montgomery’s Inn fills its rooms and rustic corridors with local farmers, artisans, bakers, and chefs – transforming into an eclectic and charming farmers’ market that draws in crowds on the hunt for fresh produce and homemade goods.
Upon entering the inn, the sights, sounds, and smells make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. From the quaint décor to the aromas that linger from room to room, the yearning for simpler days gone by could tempt almost anyone.
Vendors greet their customers with a smile, proudly displaying and discussing the products they’ve grown, crafted, and laboured over themselves. This kind of passion from people doing what they love translates into something exceptional that you can taste in every bite.
Among the selection are baked goods, bread, local honey, fresh fruits and vegetables, Polish cuisine, prepared meals, specially crafted preserves, and much more! To see a full list of what goods and produce are on offer, check out the full list of vendors here!
Built in 1830, Montgomery’s Inn has been a local landmark for more than 190 years and still serves as a pivotal centre within the city that continues to bring the community together. The atmosphere today is one of nostalgia that envelops visitors in an inviting aura of warmth and coziness, just as it had done for weary travellers in its former life as a functioning inn.
This Wednesday December 7, the inn will reopen its doors after a month-long hiatus and in the biting cold of the winter months, the farmers’ market offers a welcome reprieve and a warmth that will help to defrost even the most chilled of visitors.
So, be sure to pay a visit to get some good inspiration for holiday meals, and just maybe find the perfect Christmas gift for someone special as well!
Montgomery’s Inn is located at 4709 Dundas St W – its indoor farmers’ market is open throughout the winter every Wednesday from 2-6 p.m.