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“An attraction with atmosphere and great shopping all in one” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St. Jacobs Farmers' Market

St. Jacobs Farmers' Market
878 Weber St North, St. Jacobs, Ontario N2J 4A9, Canada
519-747-1830
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in St. Jacobs
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Owner description: Two minutes south of the Village of St. Jacobs, explore the abundance of meats & cheeses, farm fresh produce, baked goods, international foods, artisans & crafters, quilts, home furnishings, and a spectacular flea market; plus buskers, pony & kiddie rides at Canada's largest farmers' market! Indoor and outdoor farm fresh fun for the entire family. Year round on Thursdays and Saturdays 7am - 3:30pm and Tuesdays, mid June to Labour Day, 8am - 3pm.
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“An attraction with atmosphere and great shopping all in one”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I love this place. There is good local-grown seasonal produce that you can buy by the bushel if you like. Great bargains can be had, especially just before the end of the day. There are antiques markets and some nice restaurants close by.

Visited October 2012
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Kitchener, Canada
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“Nothing could be finer on a sunny afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Great food, Produce, meats and flea market environment. Outlet stores across the street. Tour the helpful Tourism Office and learn more of the area. Our guest rave over this destination. Enhance your trip by touring to St Jacobs, the village. More delights await you there, fine dining bouteques and a Home Hardware Museum worth visiting.

Visited September 2012
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Brampton, Canada
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“The best market!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

St Jacobs market in Waterloo is open Thursday and Saturday. It is a large market featuring indoor and outdoor vendors. Every fruit and vegetable imaginable is available here, there is a huge selection of home baked breads, pies, tarts, jams, dips, chocolates and other treats. The meats and cheeses are fresh and there is a huge selection available. Many specialty foods are available here too! Also fresh flowers, clothing, toys, housewares, craft items...and more. There is a food court for those wishing to grab a bite. It's a busy and bustling place with lots to see. The Mennonite people offer horse drawn wagon tours of their farming community for those interested. This is by far one of the best markets I've ever been to, second only to Granville Market in Vancouver. If you are looking for good deals on a wide range of food items then St Jacobs market is a must!! Our deal of the day was 12 cartons of strawberry's for 5 bucks!!!! YES, I said 12 cartons!!! and they threw in a large bag of salad greens!! AMAZING!! We will go again for sure. Even the rain and mud during our visit was worth it for the great deals we got!

Visited October 2012
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Lagoon City
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“herd of humanity”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We revisited this favorite destination after 12 years and were disappointed to find that the market has suffered a commercialized transformation. The wonderful authenticity of the vendors has been replaced by cliché merchandise. The variety of product is greatly reduced in favour of sure –selling items. The market now caters to bus-loads of tourists who are delivered on a regular schedule. It was impossibly crowded and we found it unpleasant to shop in such a throng.

Visited October 2012
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Lemmer, The Netherlands
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“We have to respect the mennonites and their way of living”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

More then once we visited the St. jacobs farmers market. And although it gets less authentic through the years it is still a great place to go and visit. There is a lot of interesting things to see and to buy (especially for people that like to cook and eat).

The most interesting things to see are the mennonites that still drive their buggy's and dress like ages ago (is just a part of the mennonites!). looking at the horse trade at the back of the market used to be a beautifull picture as was the cattle market.

Visited May 2012
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