Buy local: Your guide to farmers' markets in Waterloo Region and a bit beyond

If you want to buy local fruits, vegetables and baked goods, this list has got you covered.
Many farmers' markets in and around Waterloo region are open all year. (Doug Kerr/CBC)

If you're keen to buy local produce and baked goods, you're not alone.

And lucky for you, there are plenty of options when it comes to buying straight from the farmer or producer.

There are several farmers' markets within Waterloo Region or just on the outskirts.

We've compiled a list based on days of the week so you can plan your shopping trips.


Belmont Local Food Market

Corner of Belmont and Claremont, Kitchener

​11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Opens for the season June 14

St. Jacobs Farmers' Market

1386 King Street North

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Runs June 14 to Aug. 30


Kitchener Midweek Market

200 King St. W, Kitchener City Hall, Carl Zehr Square

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Runs on Wednesdays in June

Cambridge Farmers' Market

40 Dickson St., Cambridge

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Downtown Guelph Farmers' Market

St. George's Square, downtown

11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Runs May 25 to Aug. 31

Rockwood Farmers' Market

112 Main Street, St. John Anglican Church grounds

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Runs July 8 to Sept. 30

The first Wilmot Summer Market was held May 26. The market will run Thursday evenings until October and organizers are hoping it will grow as more produce comes into season. (Wilmot Summer Market Facebook page)


Uptown Market

Waterloo Public Square, 75 King St. South

3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Runs June 2 to Oct. 27

Wilmot Summer Market

1316 Snyder's Rd. W., parking lot at Steinman Mennonite Church

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Runs May to October

Preston Towne Market

Central Park, King and Argyle Streets, Cambridge

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Runs June through October

St. Jacobs Farmers' Market

1386 King Street North

7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Open year round


Wellington North Farmers' Market

320 King St. E, Mount Forest

3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Runs May 13 to Oct. 7

Hespeler Village Market

Old Town Square at at Queen and Tannery

3 p.m. to 8 pm.

Runs June 10 to Oct. 7

Farmers' markets often allow customers to get to know the person growing or making their food. (Vancouver Farmers Market/Facebook)


Kitchener Farmers' Market

300 King St. E

7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Open year round

Market building is open with vendors Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cambridge Farmers' Market

40 Dickson Street

7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Open year round

Wellesley Farmers' Market

1001 Maple Leaf Street (picnic shelter by the arena)

8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Runs June 4 until Oct. 8

Elmira Farmers' Market

Maple Street in the Home Hardware parking lot

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Runs May 2 until Oct. 31

St. Jacobs Farmers' Market

1386 King Street North

7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Open year round

Guelph Farmers' Market

2 Gordon Street

7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Open year round

Elora Farmers' Market

Summer: Bissell Park , East Mill Street

Winter: Grand River Raceway

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Runs April 30 until Dec. 24

Aberfoyle Farmers' Market

23 Brock Road South, Puslinch, at the outdoor portion of the Optimist Recreation Centre

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Runs from last Saturday in May to last Saturday in October

Stratford Farmers' Market

353 McCarthy Rd, Stratford Agriplex building

7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Open year round


Slow Food Perth County

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Outdoor market is in Market Square, Stratford

Indoor market is at Falstaff Family Centre, 35 Waterloo St. N

Outdoor market runs May to mid-October

Indoor market runs mid-October to end of April

Did we miss one? Email us and let us know.


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