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Located in the heart of Little Italy, Jean-Talon Market is one of North America’s largest open-air markets. Founded in 1933, it provides a vibrant, colorful setting where local farmers, fishmongers, butchers, and artisans showcase their products, making it a haven for food lovers and a must-see in Montreal.

Location: Jean-Talon Market is situated in the neighborhood of Little Italy in Montreal, between Henri-Julien Avenue and Mozart Street, and is easily accessible by public transportation.

Market Overview: The market bustles year-round with vendors selling a wide variety of goods ranging from fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, spices, oils, cheese, meat, fish, artisanal bread, local specialties and much more. During summer and fall, the market becomes a feast for the senses with the stalls overflowing with fresh produce.

Things to do:

  1. Culinary Exploration: Sample an array of local Quebecois produce, gourmet cheeses, pastries, and delicacies like maple syrup products.
  2. Cooking Classes: Join a cooking class at La Guilde Culinaire, located near the market.
  3. Seasonal Festivities: Enjoy seasonal events like the Tomato Festival in August or Apple Festival in September.
  4. Dining: Savor a variety of culinary delights from cafes, food stalls, and restaurants around the market such as El Rey del Taco or Le Petit Alep.
  5. Shop Local: Purchase jars of local honey, maple syrup, or unique crafts as mementos of your visit.

Tips: The Market is open year-round, seven days a week, but remember, not all vendors operate on the same schedule, and many are closed on Mondays. The busiest days are usually weekends, especially in the summer, so come early if you want to beat the crowds.

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