Located an hour outside of Toronto, the nearby countryside is home to many local farmers who sell their products at our iconic market. Since 1975, visitors have enjoyed an upbeat, bustling atmosphere with outside and inside shopping venues, food courts and flea market stalls. The Farmers’ Market is open year-round with a seasonal component to the outdoor market. The market operates Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 am to 3:30 pm, and Tuesdays from mid-June to Labour Day from 8 am to 3 pm. Open rain or shine with several onsite parking lots that are free!
Indulge your sweet tooth with legendary local foods like famous apple fritters, mini donuts, and kettle corn made on site. Craving something savory? Enjoy freshly made perogies, donair, and samosas from our international street food vendors who use local ingredients to offer tastes from around the world.
Farm to Table
Check off every item on your grocery list with food sourced from Waterloo Region’s backyard! The best microgreens you’ve ever tasted are brought fresh to the market year-round and often priced better than grocery and specialty stores. If you’re looking for the perfect cut of meat, we have many veteran farmers who specialize in drug-free meat and dairy products in the two-story market building year round.
Horse-drawn trolleys, pony rides and a giant bouncy castle! The Farmers’ Market is an exciting place for kids. Why not turn shopping into a food-filled scavenger hunt? Have the little ones search for items on your list. Look for foods that grow underground (a potato) or foods with seeds that you can eat (peas in a pod). Familiarize young shoppers with a wide range of local offerings – from foods and flowers to handmade goods.
Over 300 Local Vendors
Fresh local fruits and vegetables, quality meats and cheeses, locally-produced maple syrup, honey, preserves, baking, authentic cuisine from many cultures, imported produce, various gluten-free and organic options, local crafts and housewares are just a slice of what you’ll find here.
The market invites local artisans to offer their unique goods like handmade bath products, jewelry, quilts, blown glass, and designs made from recycled wood. The diversity of products sold here makes it well worth the visit, not to mention, the great bargains to be found here.
History and Tradition
The Market is a much-loved tradition in the Waterloo Region. Still home to the largest population of Old Order Mennonites in Canada, you’ll often see farmers on local roads traveling to the market by horse & buggy. In season, say hello to small farm animals, enjoy some kiddie rides, or ride a heritage railway to nearby St. Jacobs. In summer months, you can also climb aboard a horse-drawn trolley and visit a nearby Old Order Mennonite farm and sugar bush.
Explore the Market Vendors
Open Thursday & Saturday: Year-Round (7am – 3:30 pm)
Tuesday Market: Mid-June to End of August
(8 am – 3pm)
Office Phone Number:
878 Weber St. N
Waterloo, ON Canada N2J 4A9
Free parking. Accessible.
Interested in becoming a market vendor?
New vendor applications are considered throughout the season. We’re always looking for high-quality, local products that best complement current offerings. Your consideration of being a vendor at the St Jacobs Farmers Market is very much appreciated. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.