#SundayFunday: Farmer's markets

#SundayFunday: Farmer's markets

To market we go

Text: Adibah Isa

Image: Club Monaco

What's in a good Sunday? Family, friends and a good old trip to the farmer's market — here's what's to love about the scene

1. The universal appreciation of facial hair
Farmer's markets seem to be the one stop centre for hot fuzz. Manscaping has never had a wider reach: From inked baristas to urban farmers, these guys sprout their goatees and Fu Manchus with pride.

2. The artisanal card
Just what isn't artisanal these days? When everything from vegetables and flowers to — gasp — ice cream are branded with that marketing tramp stamp, here's where you can fully indulge in one-of-a-kind produce, just like everybody else. Cue insightful, industry-led conversations about the overruse of words such as "boutique" and "craft". Ironically, of course.

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3. The community spirit
In all seriousness, this is the main draw of such a scene. The kampong spirit is kept alive in such markets, with small enterprises from grocers to florists and bakers sharing their love for quality produce to the masses. From hidden finds to insider tips, these vendors redefine #squadgoals with their shared passion of appeasing your appetite. 

If you're ever in Toronto, head to Club Monaco's Bloor Street store for a stylish farmer's market pop-up with coffee from Boxcar Social, sweets from Bake Shoppe and flowers from Sweet Woodruff.