in every aspect, including food producers and farmland, collaboration and partnerships, as well as, growth in our community.
Honest claims about food quality, trustworthiness, transparency, genuine commitment to positive social change.
Creating a space that is respectful and welcoming to all Celebration: Of life, of favour, of the seasons, of culture, of our community.
Increasing access to information, knowledge and awareness about sustainable food production, distribution and nutrition.
Personal, professional, communal, and economic growth of the market itself and of its community members.
By fostering engagement and relationship among marketgoers and local environmentally responsible food producers, Leslieville Farmers’ Market increases access to and awareness of local and seasonal food.
We act as a platform of support for new farmers entering the industry
We treat our vendors with the utmost respect and appreciation, and provide them outstanding customer service and overall market experience.
We break barriers to entry, stereotypes and elitist mentalities. We are a space to be enjoyed and accessed by all… one that can influence behaviour and create change.
We consistently strive to create an outstanding guest experience.
Madi Chambers, Director
With a background in the arts and cause marketing, our co-Director of LFM and Greenbelt Farmers' Market Network, as well as, co-manager of the Neighbourhood Food Hub, has worn almost every hat at LFM (including a giant carrot costume). Madi attributes LFM to refining her skills at both community engagement and catching a chicken with one hand. .
Dee Buryk, Market Manager
With a background in clinical nutrition and recipe development, our Market Manager and Leslieville local lives for fresh ideas. Dee is always up to try new things, especially when it comes to new food and innovative programs at the market.
Daniel Taylor, Director
Growing up in Toronto's park-filled east end, Daniel developed a passion for healthy, vibrant and inclusive public spaces with food at its foundation. After being exposed to the importance of regenerative agriculture and a localized, healthy food system, Daniel was one of our first Leslieville Market Managers. Now, co-Director of the market and Greenbelt Farmers' Market Network.
Jenessa Clark, Program Coordinator