One of the oldest Farmers Markets in Ontario is found on the Niagara peninsula, in the pleasant small city of St. Catharines (nicknamed the “Garden City”). The market has been held since the early 1800s and is currently located in Market Square in downtown St. Catharines, at the corner of King and James Streets (adjoining the historic courthouse).
The market highlights the quality fresh produce grown in the rich soil of the Niagara peninsula. You’ll also find fresh baked bread and other bakery items, meat products, seafood, and cooked food for sale. Several vendors sell fresh cut flowers, jams and preserves, honey, and even some handicrafts are available. The farmers market operates year round every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, with an extended Tuesday evening market during the summer (the evening market featuring live entertainment).
Market Square, where the market is held, also is a multifunctional community hall where you can catch film screenings and live performances. You can learn more about this Farmer’s Market at this link. I enjoy visiting Farmer’s Markets and this was a good one!
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