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Food Finds on the Peninsula
Food Finds on the Peninsula

While food is certainly the main event at the market, in Bruce County we also celebrate the makers – the original artisans who were making things with their hands long before the Hipsters turned craft into the maker’s movement. Wool-spun knitwear, jewelry, handmade soaps and candles, decorative arts and paintings for your walls. If the gentle beating of the rain on your roof tempts you to roll over and go back to sleep, remember the market goes rain or shine. Our farmers will still be there, with a warm smile and a cup of good coffee, ready to fill your baskets to bursting for the week ahead.

Lion’s Head Farmers Market

In Lion’s Head, Saturday mornings take on a festive air. The farmers market at the beautiful Lion’s Head beach is more than just a market. It’s a weekly event with a fun, festive atmosphere and live music. There are slides and swings to amuse the kids.  Popular with the locals, the Lion’s Head Market is where people catch up with each other and on the local happenings. Bring plenty of eco-bags, because you’ll discover a wide range of local and organic foodstuffs, baked goods and crafts at this market. The produce, baking, meats and cheeses are delicious and plentiful, and you’ll soon find yourself planning an entire week’s worth of meals, even if you aren’t planning to cook!

Open Victoria Day to Thanksgiving

Saturdays, 9am to 12pm

1 Forbes St, Lion's Head, ON N0H 1W0

 

Farm Market on Highway 6

From the moment you park your car, the delicious aroma of their baked goods beckons you inside. This roadside market and bakery is a popular stop for travelers on their way up the Peninsula. Discover something for everyone on your shopping list … fresh fruits and vegetables with local items in season, cinnamon buns, pies, muffins, tarts, breads and other baked goods at the bakery. There’s also a superb meat selection featuring locally-made sausages, beef, pork and game meat. When you’ve ticked every item on your list you may want to sneak a cookie out of the bag that you’re hiding from the kids, as you browse the country craft section. Open late on Fridays in season.

Opens May to October

Daily 8:30am to 6pm

Open until 9pm on Fridays

267 Highway 6, Wiarton, ON N0H 2T0

In Our Rural Farming Areas
In Our Rural Farming Areas

For some, a market is a place to hunt and gather sustenance, to reconnect with the food brought forth from the earth. For others, the farmers market is more salt of the earth, a social gathering spot for locals and farmers, one that doubles as a place to buy the week’s food. Somewhere in between the two are those who see the farmers market as an exotic place because they’ve never been to one. Imaging purchasing beets with the soil still on them or carrots with their greenery still attached. Or seeing dairy calves and baby chicks, available to purchase and to raise for those whose hobbies include the 4-H Club. Exotic? For some. For others, it’s a vital part of the farming community. Explore our rural roots for yourself, live and in person at our farmer markets.

Paisley Farmers Market, Paisley

The quaint town of Paisley is located where the rivers Saugeen and Teeswater converge. It’s also flanked by a large Mennonite community. The Saturday Paisley Farmers Market is home to some of the best market beef, chicken, fish, lamb, cheese, fruits, vegetables and baking in the region. While many of the items sold each week changes, what doesn’t change is that this old-fashioned market is still a social gathering spot for many of the locals.

Open June 17th to October 7th

Every Saturday 9 am to 1pm

391 Church St, Paisley, ON N0G 2N0

Christmas Market open November 21st to December 24th

Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm

 

Kinloss Farm Fresh Produce

Just two concessions north of Lucknow brings you to this roadside farm market. With in-season vegetables available from mid-May till Labour Day Weekend, finding that fresh ingredient is an inevitable result of shopping through this large selection. You can also find homemade goods, jams and jellies, relishes, honey and maple syrup in stock.

Open mid-May to Labour Day Weekend

Monday and Wednesday to Saturday 8am to 7pm

1404 Grey Ox. Ave, Lucknow, ON N0G 2H0

Locally Grown Along the Lakeshore
Locally Grown Along the Lakeshore

The lakeshore region of Bruce County has been blessed with great soil for growing and moist, temperate air. The result is that the Lakeshore region produces fruits, vegetables and baking ingredients that are second to none. Generations of cottagers have been getting up early on Saturday mornings for years, arriving punctually to stock up on the fresh, seasonal offerings. Speaking of punctual, is it farmers, farmer’s or farmers’ markets? Here, there is no wrong way to spell it … or to experience it. Each market is unique, but one thing they all are is wonderful. Come discover it for yourself.

Sauble Beach Vendors Market, Main Street Pavilion

The Sauble Beach Vendors Market at the Sauble Beach Pavilion comes alive every Thursday during July and August. The colourful rows of tents pop up in the early hours, ready for the locals and tourist’s arrivals. With over 30 vendors, you’ll find fresh produce, baking, clothes, antiques, second hand books, honey, candles and handmade soaps are just a few of the unique goods sold at this popular market. Located beside Sauble Beach Dairy Queen, there are washrooms and picnic tables on site.

Thursdays, 9 am – 2 pm

307 Main Street, Sauble Beach

 

Hi-Berry Farm, Port Elgin

Nestled between Southampton and Port Elgin on the west side of Hwy 21, Hi-Berry is hard to miss. Surrounded by the fields that supply the market store with their amazing produce, the big sign proclaims what’s in season for that day. Starting in mid-May a giant Asparagus sign appears, signaling the start of a new season, and the parking lot fills up with locals very quickly. That sign is soon joined by signs for strawberries and signs for many of the other fresh fruit and vegetable items picked at Hi-Berry that day. Remember, they only sell what they grow. If you see a sign item for something you crave, resist the temptation to put off a stop until later in the week because whatever it is, it could be gone. Thanks to impeccable planning, the store enjoys an earlier and longer strawberry season than most in Bruce County and their pumpkin selection is huge. Hi-Berry also sells a limited selection of ready-made jams, pies and other goodies – all produced on the farm. Most weekends the parking lot is a mad house, so come early if you’re in a hurry or simply hate crowds.

Open 7 days a week, May to October

5639 Hwy 21 RR 2

Port Elgin, Ontario

 

Smith’s Apples and Farm Market, Port Elgin

This seasonal farm market opens beginning on Labour Day. Smith’s grows 10 varieties for apples in their orchards – including our newest favourite, the Honeycrisp apple. You can make a family outing of it and pick your own apples, or drop by the store for everything apple-related, such as yummy bakery items like apple pies, tarts, donuts, cakes, crisps, pumpkin pies, three kinds of cookies and flaky biscuits. To keep the kids entertained, Smith’s creates a corn maze, straw fort, and tube slide each year for those who need to burn off a cookie or two. Bring your camera, you’ll want to take pictures of the family posing with the giant pumpkins.

Open Labour Day – Halloween

Daily 10am to 5:30pm

470 The River Rd, Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C7

 

Port Elgin Farmer’s Market Downtown

Every Wednesday from 9am – 2pm this is the place to be in Port Elgin. With local artisans, local produce and yummy eats filling the middle of Port Elgin’s downtown, you can browse and see the variety that Port Elgin offers its market goers. Get a chance to meet the produce growers and artisans who craft a wide variety of products like Olive Oil, soaps, jewelry, honey, wood products, paintings and more.

Every Wednesday during the summer 9am to 2pm

626 Goderich Street, Port Elgin

 

Market in the Park, Kincardine

Just because it’s a Monday, doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do in Bruce County. Mondays are home to The Market in the Park in Kincardine. Discover how the beautiful, shaded Victoria Park, just off Queen Street, is transformed every Monday by vendors offering a wide variety of market items. Fresh local produce, baking, woodcraft, clothing and accessories, toys … these are just a few of the things you’ll find at the Market in the Park. After the market, slip into town for more great shopping or for lunch on a patio. If you’ve never been to Station Beach, bring a suit and towel and look for the big blue chairs 

Open Victoria Day to Labour Day

Every Monday except the Monday following the Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games in July

9am to 3pm

707 Queen St, Kincardine, ON N2Z 1Z9