Farmers' Markets

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.

Market Box Series  Holiday Box  Market Trail Passport  Learn about our Farmers' Markets  Market Map

Farmers' Market Box SeriesAnimation of produce box being delivered to home

The beloved Farmers' Market Box Series is back: local farmers’ markets brought to your doorstep this summer and fall! Every two weeks you get to experience a curated selection of outstanding local food, produce and products from one of eight local markets in Wellington County or Guelph. Order a box from your favourite 'out of town' market or take the County tour and order one box from each market!

Stay tuned for our 2024 Farmers' Market Box Series!


Holiday Farmers' Market BoxAnimation of produce box being delivered to home

The award-winning Farmers' Market Box Series is back with two uniquely seasonal boxes this year, just in time for the Holidays!

Enjoy a curated selection of outstanding local products from eight local markets across Wellington County and Guelph.

The Holiday Box is a celebration of delights from farmers, makers, producers, and artisans and makes an excellent gift.

Orders are closed for the 2023 Holiday Farmers' Market Boxes.


Farmers' Market Trail PassportFarmers' 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.

Tour and Win Contest

We invite you to come out and see our amazing local markets in person. Pick up a Farmers’ Market Trail Passport at any participating markets or let us mail you one. Get your passport stamped when visiting a local market and submit a photo of your passport to be entered in a draw to win one of eight market packs worth $100.00.

Contest entries are now closed.

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, May 1, 2023 at 12:00pm until Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 11:59pm. The winners will be notified by October 30, 2023.


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 eight market gift packs valued at $100.00 each.

On or about October 30, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET, in the County of Wellington, in the Province of Ontario, the eight 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, 2023.

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, 2023.

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.


Farmers' Markets

 Elora Farmers' Market

view of market vendorsOpen May 4 - October 12, 2024

Winter Market October 19 - December 21, 2024


Saturdays | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The market is located in Bissel Park on the banks of the Grand River, just steps from historic Downtown Elora. Breathe in the relaxed atmosphere and get to know the friendly folks who make this a true farmers' market. Meet the farmers, crafters, bakers and purveyors of delicious foods.

Summer Location:

127 East Mill Street, Elora (Bissel Park)

Winter Location:

160 Albert Street W., Fergus, (Highland Rugby Club)

226.821.5536

www.elorafarmersmarket.ca

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 Erin Farmers' Market

table full of produceOpen June 20 - September 26, 2024


Thursdays | 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Second last Sunday of the month | 12:00 - 4:00 pm
(June 23, July 21, August 18, September 22, 2024)

Get ready for the weekend and stock up at this one-stop local food destination. Located inside the spacious agri-dome at the Erin Fairgrounds, the Erin Farmers' Market is open rain or shine and celebrates local food, artisans, farmers and the community.

Fully accessible, indoors, washrooms

184 Main Street, Erin (inside the Agri-dome at the Erin Fairgrounds)

www.erinfarmersmarket.ca

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 Guelph Farmers' Market

table full of produceOpen Year Round


Saturday | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday CSA Farm Share Pick-ups (June to October) | 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Since 1827, the Guelph Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the community, offering local foods, artisanal products and a welcoming atmosphere. The region’s largest farmers’ market is located in the vibrant
downtown core just steps from excellent restaurants, unique shops, and sights.

Wheelchair accessible, ATM, washrooms, bike racks

2 Gordon Street, Guelph

www.guelphfarmersmarket.ca

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 Mapleton Farmers' Market

Open June 3 - September 2, 2024Radishes


First Monday of the month | 4:00 - 8:00 pm

The Mapleton Farmers' Market is BACK! 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!

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

519.638.3313

www.mapleton.ca/explore-play/mapleton-farmers-market

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 Minto Farmers' Market

market tents set up along walkwayOpen June 1 - September 28, 2024


Saturdays | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This quaint market offers one of the most unique settings in Ontario, on a train platform. Browse the delicious selection of 100% locally grown farm products, baking, and artisanal goods and explore Palmerston’s rich railway history at the same time. While you’re there take a walk across the unique 570 feet truss footbridge and explore the sights at Lions’ Heritage Park.

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 12 - October 9, 2024


Wednesdays | 4:00 - 7:00 pm

The Rockwood Farmers' Market is a maker's market, selling primarily items grown or produced by the vendors. With approximately 25 vendors each week, and over 100 different vendors throughout the season, we offer a large assortment of fresh produce and flowers, local meats and cheeses, baking, maple syrup, honey, jams and preserves, prepared and frozen foods, and a curated selection of local artisans.

The Market makes for a great family outing! Grab some food from our weekly food truck, and enjoy a picnic dinner, and enjoy live music while you eat and shop! Plan to spend time at the beautiful surrounding Rockmosa Park, including play structure, splash pad, and skatepark before or after your visit to the Market, or visit the nearby Rockwood Conservation Area.

120 Rockmosa Drive, Rockwood (on the parking lot behind the Rockmosa Community Centre)

226.337.4343

www.therockwoodfarmersmarket.ca

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 Wellington North Farmers' Market

table of baked goodsOpen June 15 - September 28, 2024


Saturdays | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Farm fresh products, baked goods, preserves, handcrafted items and more are available. Get a glimpse of the horse-and-buggy culture, see for
yourself why Wellington North is an agricultural hub, and experience why Mount Forest proudly calls itself, High, Healthy and Happy.

320 King Street E., Mount Forest (Victory Community Centre)

519.848.3620 x 4234

www.simplyexplore.ca/farmers-market.html

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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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