Welcome to the Johnson Farmers' Market Desbarats

 Two sites to serve you better!

Our home site operates Saturdays June to Thanksgiving from 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. (changing to fall hours of 10 - 2 on Sept. 23) while our satellite site in Bruce Mines (behind the Bavarian Inn) operates Wednesdays July and August 5:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.

Our Mission
The Market creates an inviting destination and facilitate the delivery of fresh and local products to area residents and visitors, with an emphasis on benefits to health, community and the environment.

The Market seeks to create a warm and inviting, country atmosphere to local residents and visitors, providing them the opportunity to access a diversity of fresh, local products developed in an environmentally responsible manner.

Welcome to the Johnson Farmers' Market

A shopping experience that offers a wide variety of fresh vegetables and seasonal fruits, honey & honey products, maple syrup and maple syrup products, delicious baking, stone ground flour, alpaca yarns for knitters and weavers as well as socks, mitts, local meats and northern Ontario cheeses.


 The 1200 sq.foot timber frame addition added in 2015 to the existing pavilion (Desbarats site) thanks to FedNor, our local Mennonite community, Township of Johnson and the organizing committee. The additonal space contributes to relaxed atmosphere and true country hospitality.

 Come and visit the place where …
……“Freshness is measured in hours.”

The Johnson Farmers’ Markets provide much more than produce and products directly from our farms to the customers within a warm inviting country atmosphere. It is a meeting place for people who value fresh home grown produce and quality home products and who understand the value and importance of buying directly from the source. It is a celebration of what’s local - truly a great shopping experience.


Location & Hours

Saturdays only starting June 3th to  September 16, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesdays 5 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Bruce Mines behind the Bavarian Inn starting July 5th. (July & August only) 


from September 23rd to October 7th, 2017 Fall Hours 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Watch for special days & times


SUSTAIN ALGOMA - Saturday June 3rd - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Johnson Township Community Night - Saturday July 8th, 


STRUT YOUR STUFF - Saturday, August 12th 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


FIBRE TO FABRIC - Saturday, August 19th 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

SYLVAN CIRCLE TOUR - Saturday September 16th 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Community supporting Community




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In-Season at Our Market


Available Now

  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
    • Nappa
    • Korean
    • Regular
  • Cucumber
    • Pickling
    • Field
    • English
  • Garlic
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Variety of baked goods
  • Alpaca Products
  • Maple Syrup and Products
  • Honey Products
  • Jellies
  • Perserves
  • and much more too numerous to list

See What's Available Now!

Why Shop At Farmers' Markets?

You Deserve It!
1. Taste Real Flavours
2. Enjoy the Season
3. Support Family Farmers
4. Protect the Environment
5. Nourish Yourself
6. Discover the Spice of Life – Variety
7. Know Where Your Food Comes From
8. Learn Cooking Tips, Recipes and Meal Ideas
9. Connect with your Community


Checklist for visiting a farmers' market:

Bring reuseable bags,

Have cash, not all farmers are equipped for credit cards.

Check the market hours and arrive on time, not early or expect to wait. 

Walk around to compare quality and prices. 

Make heavy purchases last.

OMAFRA's Ontario Farmers' Markets Strategy

The Ontario government wants to see more Ontario grown food on the tables of Ontario families.  Learn more about OMAFRA's Ontario Farmers' Markets Strategy.  Read the Story...

Verification Program

The farmers’ market Verification Program will be dedicated to real farmers selling locally-grown products directly to you, the Ontario consumer.  You will have our guarantee that the vendors are farmers and the food is fresh!  Read more about Verified Markets.

  A Proud Member of Farmers' Markets Ontario  Click here to find out the availability of your favourite ONTARIO fruits and vegetables.


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Government of Ontario  The Ontario Farmers’ Markets Strategy is working to increase the opportunity for consumers to buy local Ontario food directly from Ontario farmers at farms and farmers markets across the province.  The Ontario Farmers’ Markets Strategy is working to increase the opportunity for consumers to buy local Ontario food directly from Ontario farmers at farms and farmers markets across the province.
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