Farmers' Market - Downtown St. Catharines ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
N 43° 09.534 W 079° 14.806
17T E 642535 N 4779952
Quick Description: One of the ten oldest Farmer's Markets in Ontario can be found here in the heart of downtown St. Catharines.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 8/3/2008 12:54:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM4BRD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 116

Long Description:

Many locally grown, farmed and baked goods can be found at this enclosed Farmer's Market.

There is also plenty of metered parking in the nearby City Hall lot. Makes a great first stop to buy some food for walking the downtown area for other waymarks, and also of course to take home for some good old fashioned home cooking!

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According to the For Tourists page Located in the heart of St. Catharines, the market is one of the oldest in Ontario and the place where local farmers have been selling their goods since the early 1800´s. Locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh cut flowers, poultry, cheese, eggs, honey homemade preserves and baked goods are available. Historically significant buildings surround the Market.

The History of the Farmer's Market also includes that the St. Catharines market is among the top ten oldest to serve the province.

A Farmers’ Market of one description or another has been located in the Heart of St. Catharines for over 160 years. It was common to see live poultry and other animals on the Market. Quarters of beef could be purchased, there was hay, straw and fire wood pulled to the Market by teams of horses.

As today and in the past, City Hall has conducted local affairs within a few steps of the noise of the nearby Farmer's Market.

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Seasonality: From: 1/1/2008 To: 12/31/2008

Physical Address:
King and James (primary entrance)
50 Church St (access from City Hall)
St. Catharines, ON Canada
L2R 7C2

Day(s) of the Week Available: Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday (each day - 5:30am to 4:00pm)

Desription of Market:
Enclosed/Covered building to house dozens of farmers/vendors with roll up glass doors.

Web Address: [Web Link]

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