Farmers' Markets

Please see below for how our local markets will be operating this season during COVID-19.

Farmers' Markets offer freshly picked, in season produce is at its peak in flavour and nutrition, as well as other wonderful products. It is a great way to support your local farmers, community, and the economy.

Meet your local farmers, learn about foods grown in your area and catch up with friends and neighbours while stocking up with local goods. Read more about the local farmers' markets in Guelph and Wellington County below.

Farmers' Market BoxesWoman Unpacking box of produce and preserves

We will bring local farmers’ markets to your doorstep this summer and fall! Every two weeks you get to experience a curated selection of outstanding local products from one of eight local markets in Wellington County or Guelph.

Quantities are limited - order your box(es) today. See schedule and more information below.

Order Farmers' Market Box

Farmers' Market TrailFarmers' market Trail Passport Cover Page

Go on a local food adventure and explore Guelph and Wellington County’s eight vibrant farmers’ markets this summer. Each market showcases the unique tastes and flavours of its community and offers visitors a gateway to explore beautiful towns and rural destinations.

For more information pick up a Farmers’ Market Trail Passport at participating markets or request one below.

Request a hard copy of the Farmers’ Market Trail Passport

Tour and Win

Collect a sticker each time you visit a different local farmers’ market for a chance to win one of seven market prize packs, valued at $70.00 each.

How to participate:

  1. Pick up a Farmers’ Market Trail Passport or request one here.
  2. Collect a Taste Real sticker each time you visit a different Wellington County and Guelph Farmers’ Market.
  3. Once you have collected 3 (or more!) stickers, fill out the contact information on the ‘Tour and Win’ page.
  4. Submit a photo of the ‘Tour and Win’ page and the sticker page to ecdev@wellington.ca.

Contest Deadline: October 11

For more details, please see the Terms and Conditions.

 Terms and Conditions

This Farmers’ Market Trail Passport Contest (“the Contest”) is administered by The Corporation of the County of Wellington (the “Sponsor” or “the County”). Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest should be directed to the Sponsor at christinam@wellington.ca. By participating in this Contest, each contestant agrees to be legally bound by these Official Rules and Regulations (the “Rules”).

The contest will begin Monday, June 21, 2021 at 12:00pm until Monday, October 11, 2021 at 11:59pm. The winners will be notified by October 30, 2021.


ELIGIBILITY

The Contest is open to all legal residents of Canada who:

(i) are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of entering the Contest;

(ii) are not employees, representatives and agents of the County of Wellington. Members of the immediate family, representatives and agents (parents, children, siblings and spouse, regardless of where they live in Canada) and household of such employees may participate but are not eligible to win.

(iii) have agreed to comply with applicable federal, provincial, municipal and local laws (including, but not limited to, laws relating to libel and obscenity), assume responsibility for their activities, and not to harass, disrupt, abuse, or invade the privacy rights of others; and

(iv) have read and accepted and agreed to comply with these Rules.


  1. There is no limit of entries per person allowed for the contest.
  2. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest or win.

PRIZE

One of seven market gift packs valued at $70.00 each.

On or about October 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET, in the County of Wellington, in the Province of Ontario, the three winning entries will be selected from all entries received. The contestants who owns the selected entries, and who are otherwise eligible to win, will be the selected contestants who is eligible to win the prizes subject to compliance with these Rules.

In order to be declared a winner and be able to claim a prize, each person who is selected as a winner will have to:

a. Be reached by the email and/or phone number by the contest sponsors within ten (10) days following the selection of winners on October 30, 2021.

b. Meet all Contest eligibility criteria and otherwise complying with these Rules.

c. Correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by the County of Wellington.

d. Complete a Contest Declaration and Release Form and return it to the County of Wellington, to the specified address, within ten (10) days of being contacted as a winner on October 14, 2021.

e. Upon receipt of the Contest Declaration and Release Form duly filled and signed by the winner, the County of Wellington will contact the winner with instructions on how to claim the prize.

f. In the event that any one of the conditions mentioned herein is not respected, the winner’s entry will be voided and a new selection will be made following the official contest rules until a new winner is selected.


GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

  1. The odds of winning the Prize is dependent on the number of eligible entries received by the Sponsor during the Contest Period in accordance with these Rules.
  2. The County of Wellington, and its members, trustees, agents, officers, contractors, volunteers, and employees will not be held responsible for any claims, demands, actions, complaints, suits, or other forms of liability that shall arise out of, by reason of, or be caused by the submission of a contest entry.
  3. The County of Wellington reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual from the Contest and to ban the individual from any future County of Wellington contest if it believes the participant is in violation of the official rules, acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
  4. The prize must be accepted as awarded. No substitution of the prize is permitted except by the County of Wellington in its sole discretion. The County of Wellington reserves the right to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value, if a prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason.
  5. The prize is transferable; however, it is not redeemable for cash or credit, in whole or in part.  The prize cannot be combined with any other offer.
  6. Entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by all decisions of the County of Wellington, which are final in all matters pertaining to the Contest. By entering, participants release and hold harmless the County of Wellington, its members, trustees, agents, officers, contractors, volunteers, and employees from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Contest or any prize won.
  7. By entering, you consent to the County of Wellington’s use, should you become a winner, of your name, place of residence, and your testimony without further compensation or notice, for publicity, advertising, or informational purposes in any media or format (including the Internet) in connection with this Contest, the County of Wellington, or future similar contests. By entering, you declare that you have complied with the Contest Rules.
  8. A selected entrant may be required to provide the County of Wellington with proof that the selected entrant is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the selected entry. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, it will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
  9. The Sponsor reserves the right to void any entry and/or withdraw, suspend, amend or terminate this Contest in whole or in part (or to amend these Rules) in any way at any time without prior notice (but subject to applicable law), in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion determines, interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Rules, or in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error or any kind, or for any other reason.
  10. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, and without prior notice, to adjust any of the dates and/or time frames stipulated in these Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any contestant or entry, with these Rules, or as a result of technical problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Contest as contemplated in these Rules.
  11. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, these Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
  12. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, municipal and local laws and regulations. The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all contestants without right of appeal, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of contestants, entries, and votes.

PRIVACY

By entering the Contest, each contestant expressly consents to the Sponsor, its agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with his/her entry only for the purpose of administering the Contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy, unless the contestant otherwise specifies by giving Sponsor notice in writing.

No further informational or marketing communications will be received by the entrant unless the entrant provides the County of Wellington with explicit permission to do so. Please see the County of Wellington's Privacy Policy for additional details.

Your Market Pic’ Photo Contest

Share a photo from your market visit on social media with the hashtag #tasterealmarkets to enter a draw to win a prize.
How to participate:

  1. Take a photo during your market visit or the goodies your purchased at a market.
  2. Share your photo on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) with the hashtag #tasterealmarkets. Ensure that your profile/photo permissions are set to public so we can see your photos and share them.
  3. Tag @tastereal and the farmers’ market you visited (not required for contest entry).

Contest deadline: October 11, 2021

For more details, please see the Terms and Conditions.

 Terms and Conditions
The Farmers’ Market Photo Contest (“the Contest”) is administered by The Corporation of the County of Wellington (the “Sponsor” or “the County”). Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest should be directed to the Sponsor at christinam@wellington.ca. By participating in this Contest, each contestant agrees to be legally bound by these Official Rules and Regulations (the “Rules”).

The contest will begin Monday, June 21, 2021 at 12:00pm until Monday, October 11, 2021 at 11:59pm. The winners will be notified by October 30, 2021.


ELIGIBILITY

The Contest is open to all legal residents of Canada who:

(i) are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of entering the Contest;

(ii) are not employees, representatives and agents of the County of Wellington. Members of the immediate family, representatives and agents (parents, children, siblings and spouse, regardless of where they live in Canada) and household of such employees may participate but are not eligible to win.

(iii) have agreed to comply with applicable federal, provincial, municipal and local laws (including, but not limited to, laws relating to libel and obscenity), assume responsibility for their activities, and not to harass, disrupt, abuse, or invade the privacy rights of others; and

(iv) have read and accepted and agreed to comply with these Rules.


  1. There is no limit of entries per person allowed for the contest.
  2. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest or win.

PRIZE

One of three $50.00 gift cards to a Taste Real partner business.

On or about October 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET, in the County of Wellington, in the Province of Ontario, will select the three winning entries from all entries received. The contestants who owns the selected entries, and who are otherwise eligible to win, will be the selected contestants who is eligible to win the prizes subject to compliance with these Rules.

In order to be declared a winner and be able to claim a prize, each person who is selected as a winner will have to:

a. Be reached by the email and/or phone number/or social media contact by the contest sponsors within ten (10) days following the selection of winners on October 30, 2021.

b. Meet all Contest eligibility criteria and otherwise complying with these Rules.

c. Correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by the County of Wellington.

d. Complete a Contest Declaration and Release Form and return it to the County of Wellington, to the specified address, within ten (10) days of being contacted as a winner on October 30, 2021.

e. Upon receipt of the Contest Declaration and Release Form duly filled and signed by the winner, the County of Wellington will contact the winner with instructions on how to claim the prize.

f. In the event that any one of the conditions mentioned herein is not respected, the winner’s entry will be voided and a new selection will be made following the official contest rules until a new winner is selected.


GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

  1. The odds of winning the Prize is dependent on the number of eligible entries received by the Sponsor during the Contest Period in accordance with these Rules.
  2. The County of Wellington, and its members, trustees, agents, officers, contractors, volunteers, and employees will not be held responsible for any claims, demands, actions, complaints, suits, or other forms of liability that shall arise out of, by reason of, or be caused by the submission of a contest entry.
  3. The County of Wellington reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual from the Contest and to ban the individual from any future County of Wellington contest if it believes the participant is in violation of the official rules, acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
  4. The prize must be accepted as awarded. No substitution of the prize is permitted except by the County of Wellington in its sole discretion. The County of Wellington reserves the right to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value, if a prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason.
  5. The prize is transferable; however, it is not redeemable for cash or credit, in whole or in part.  The prize cannot be combined with any other offer.
  6. Entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by all decisions of the County of Wellington, which are final in all matters pertaining to the Contest. By entering, participants release and hold harmless the County of Wellington, its members, trustees, agents, officers, contractors, volunteers, and employees from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Contest or any prize won.
  7. By entering, you consent to the County of Wellington’s use, should you become a winner, of your name, place of residence, and your testimony without further compensation or notice, for publicity, advertising, or informational purposes in any media or format (including the Internet) in connection with this Contest, the County of Wellington, or future similar contests. By entering, you declare that you have complied with the Contest Rules.
  8. A selected entrant may be required to provide the County of Wellington with proof that the selected entrant is the authorized account holder of the social media account associated with the selected entry. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, it will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the social media account submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned an email address with the social media account by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
  9. The Sponsor reserves the right to void any entry and/or withdraw, suspend, amend or terminate this Contest in whole or in part (or to amend these Rules) in any way at any time without prior notice (but subject to applicable law), in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion determines, interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Rules, or in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error or any kind, or for any other reason.
  10. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, and without prior notice, to adjust any of the dates and/or time frames stipulated in these Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any contestant or entry, with these Rules, or as a result of technical problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Contest as contemplated in these Rules.
  11. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, these Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
  12. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, municipal and local laws and regulations. The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all contestants without right of appeal, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of contestants, entries, and votes.

PRIVACY

By entering the Contest, each contestant expressly consents to the Sponsor, its agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with his/her entry only for the purpose of administering the Contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy, unless the contestant otherwise specifies by giving Sponsor notice in writing.

No further informational or marketing communications will be received by the entrant unless the entrant provides the County of Wellington with explicit permission to do so. Please see the County of Wellington's Privacy Policy for additional details.

Farmers' Markets

 Aberfoyle Farmers' Market

piles of beets, kale, carrots, radishes and other vegetables at the market

Open May 29 - October 30 2021


Saturday | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Food you love...farmers you know. Come taste the best of the region and chat with our friendly growers and producers in our spacious open air pavilion.

Fully accessible facility. Free parking and an ATM available on-site.

23 Brock Road South, Aberfoyle

www.afma.ca

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 Elora Farmers' Market

view of market vendors

Open May 22 - October 30, 2021

Winter (November - December dates to be determined)


Saturday | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Online orders encouraged – walk-through option available.

Online orders close Thursdays at noon for Saturday pick-up. Additional foods can be purchased directly at market.

Order online here


When people come to the Elora Farmers' Market, they not only find great local foods, treats and artisanal products, they find each other too! The market is a true community hub and our customers' energy is what makes the market so special.

Come on out and meet the people who grow your food!

127 East Mill Street, Elora (Bissel Park)

226.821.5536

www.elorafarmersmarket.ca

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 Erin Farmers' Market

girl holding market flowers and town of erin bag in front of marketOpen June 25 - September 24, 2021

Online orders encouraged – walk-through option available.

 

Order online here


Friday | 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Delicious and local! Local food, fresh ideas in the Town of Erin. One stop destination!

Rain or shine.

109 Main Street, Erin (McMillan Park)

www.erinfarmersmarket.ca

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 Guelph Farmers' Market

basket of rainbow peppers

Open Year Round


Saturday | 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-order items from select vendors for pick up or delivery.  Walk through options also available. 

One of Guelph’s oldest and well-loved community spaces offers fresh local food, artisanal products and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere year round. Guelph Farmers’ Market continues a tradition of pride and community building supporting the local economy, sustainability and entrepreneurship.

Gordon Street at Waterloo Avenue, Guelph

519.822.1260 x 2244

www.guelph.ca/farmersmarket

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Mapleton Farmers' Market

Open June 16 - September 15, 2021Radishes


Third Wednesday of the month | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Located in beautiful downtown Drayton, nestled beside the Conestogo river and Drayton walking trail this market is worth a visit. This once-a-month market has a wide range of local finds that are sure to be enjoyed by all.

Fully accessible facility.

11 Main Street West, Drayton (Drayton Municipal Parking Lot)

519.638.3313

https://mapleton.ca/living-here/events/mapleton-farmers-market

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 Minto Farmers' Market

view of palmerston railway and market tents

Open June 5 - September 25, 2021 


Saturday | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Fresh Local Real" - featuring 100% locally grown/produced products!

Come connect with community at the Minto Farmers' Market!

164 William Street, Palmerston (Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum)

519.338.2511 x 242

www.mintofarmersmarket.ca

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 Rockwood Farmers' Market

pints of vibrant peachesOpen June 9 - October 6, 2021

Online and walk-through option available.

Online orders for market pick-up or delivery.

Order online here


Wednesday | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Rockwood Farmers' Market offers a large assortment of fresh produce, local meats and cheeses, prepared and frozen meals, local artisans as well as youth vendors.

Our market is a unique community centric, family oriented place to visit each week. Offering live music, fresh foods for dinner and many kids activities.

100 Rockmosa Drive, Rockwood (Rockmosa Community Centre)

519.831.3106

www.therockwoodfarmersmarket.ca

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 Wellington North Farmers' Market

table of baked goods

Open June 19 - September 25, 2021 as a regular walk-through market.


Saturday | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Buy top quality farm fresh products including produce, baked goods, preserves and handcrafted items directly from the producers while enjoying the atmosphere of Wellington North's Culture.

320 King Street East, Mount Forest (Victory Community Centre)

519.848.3620 x 4234

www.simplyexplore.ca

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Why do people love Ontario Farmers' Markets? SHOPPERS love them because they can buy top-quality farm-fresh products directly from the person who produced them. FARMERS love them because they’re fun and let them connect with consumers who love what they sell. COMMUNITIES love them because they bring people together and can turn once-deserted areas into hives of activity. Read more.

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