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.

Farmers' Market Box Series 2022Animation 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!

Order Your Farmers' Market Box Now

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.

Request Hard Copy of Farmers' Market Trail Passport

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.

How to participate:

  1. Pick up a Farmers’ Market Trail Passport or request one here.
  2. Get a unique farmers' market stamp each time you visit a different Wellington County and Guelph Farmers’ Market.
  3. Once you have collected 3 (or more!) stamps, fill out the contact information on the ‘Tour and Win’ page.
  4. Submit a photo of the ‘Tour and Win’ stamp page with your contact details here.

Contest Deadline: September 30

Submit your Tour and Win Contest Photo

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 Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 12:00pm until Friday, September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm. The winners will be notified by October 30, 2022.


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, 2022 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, 2022.

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, 2022.

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

 Aberfoyle Farmers' Market

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

Open May 28 - October 29, 2022


Saturday | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

This local-only market in downtown Aberfoyle prides itself on hosting vendors from within mere kilometres away. Their spacious outdoor pavilion makes for a comfortable shopping experience and visitors can choose from an excellent selection of farm fresh produce, meats, arts and crafts, and freshly baked goods.

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 7 - October 29, 2022

Winter Market - TBD


Saturday | 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.


Online orders available.

Summer Location:

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 23 - September 29, 2022

 

Thursday  | 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Delicious and local! Get ready for the weekend and stock up at this one-stop local food destination. Located at the Erin Fairgrounds close to downtown the Erin Farmers' Markets celebrates local food, artisans, farmers, and the community. 

 

New Location: Erin Fairgrounds
Erin Agricultural Society -
190 Main Street, Erin www.erinfarmersmarket.ca

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 Guelph Farmers' Market

basket of rainbow peppers

Open Year Round


Saturday | 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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.

Fully accessible, ATM, washrooms available

Gordon Street at Waterloo Avenue, Guelph

519.822.1260 x 2244

www.guelph.ca/farmersmarket

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Mapleton Farmers' Market

Open June 1 - September 21, 2022Radishes


Open every first and 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 twice-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 4 - September 24, 2022


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 8 - October 5, 2022


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 25 - September 24, 2022


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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farmers market ontario logoFarmers' Markets Ontario

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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