Mississauga residents: Have you found your 'go-to' butcher or farmers market yet?

It's barbeque season! When you grill, it always tastes better when you use quality meat and fresh vegetables. A butcher shop is the best place to find freshly cut meats or meat that is cut specifically for your needs and shopping for veggies locally helps our community and ultimately, our local farmers.

So if you're shopping for your dinner fixings in Mississauga, Compten Management Inc. suggests trying one of our local butcher shops and farmers' markets.

Why shop at a butcher?

A butcher is your best asset in the kitchen. The butcher will be able to tell you where the meat came from and how best to cook it. You can count on their quality and rely on their advice. Butchers provide personal service and healthier, more cost-effective meats.

Our go-to butchers in Mississauga:

Elmwood Meat Market at 170 Lakeshore Road East

The Apple Market at 2281 Camilla Road

Not Just Steaks at 49 Mississauga Road North

Royal Meats at 3635 Cawthra Road

Why shop at a farmers' market?

Just like your butcher, farmers are great allies in the kitchen. At the market, you can learn the best ways to store your fresh fruits and vegetables, how to properly cook them, and even what to pair them with. Most markets are open seasonally from June to October; however, the Mississauga Flea Market is open year-round on weekends 9am to 5pm.

Our go-to markets in Mississauga:

Farmers' Market Mississauga is open Sundays from 8am to 4pm until October 29th

Port Credit Farmers' Market is open Saturdays from 8am to 1pm until September

Celebration Square Farmer's Market is open Wednesdays from 9am to 5pm until October 25th

Sherway Gardens Farmers' Market is open Fridays from 8am to 2pm until October 27th


When you are looking for healthy and fresh ingredients, use our list to help you find your local butcher and farmers' market!

Also: Read our blog on the 5 Reasons to Visit Local Farmers Markets