The Kingsville Farmers’ Market reopened on May 14, 2016, for its third season.
It is held each Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
at the Carnegie Hall Parkette location, 28 Division St. South.
Please visit for wonderful local produce, fresh fish, delicious baked goods & food items, useful handmade products, as well as, interesting handmade arts & crafts, and to enjoy local quality entertainment.
Buy Fresh! Buy Local! — is the ‘motto’ that inspired 11 people (our Founders – Claudio Adragna, Paul Adragna, Dennis & Cherrin Meleg, Brian & Monica Brandner, Christine Dundas, Vitalii Jidkov & Nataliia Jidkova, Peter & Cheryl Scorrar) to come together to form the Community Farmers’ Market.
Kingsville did not have a farmers’ market, despite attempts years ago at Lakeside Park and sidewalk sales events. The Executive Committee recognized that there was still a need for a local farmers’ market. In 2014, with the support of the Kingsville Town Council, they were able to overcome obstacles and find a great locale at 28 Division St. South, (the old Kingsville Library location, now named Carnegie Hall) right in the heart of downtown Kingsville.
The Community Farmers’ Market debuted on May 17, 2014, to somewhat less than perfect weather; nonetheless, the vendors were very enthusiastic and the community embraced them. Since that very first day, the Market continues to find ways to grow and thrive. In early 2015, Market members voted to change the Market’s name to ‘Kingsville Farmers’ Market’ to provide customers with more location awareness.
This Market comes alive during the summer & early autumn months each Saturday at 10 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m. Beautiful old trees provide shade canopies & a pleasant vista while you shop and visit. Parking is available in the lot behind Carnegie Hall (summer market), street parking, and in the area public parking lots.
Near the end of October, the Market moves to its winter ‘home’, the Lions Community Hall, located at 23 Mill St. West. The Kingsville Farmers’ Market then becomes an ‘indoor market’ and remains there through December for your comfort and convenience. Winter Hours are also from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Market then returns to the Carnegie Hall location in mid-May.
The Kingsville Farmers’ Market boasts a varied array of permanent vendors offering: fresh locally grown fruits & vegetables, honey, jellies & jams, stews, soups & syrups; fresh fish & breading; home baked goods, pies, breads, garlic sauces, ethnic goods, soft pretzels, honey cookies, casseroles, vegan & gluten-free salads, & hot food snacks; homemade laboratory tested, all natural pet treats & pet products; hand poured & crafted soy wax melts, air fresheners, diffuser oils, crystal rock potpourri, & warmers; handcrafted natural formulated soaps, lip balms, personal care items & laundry products; a selection of arts & crafts; and numerous other healthy, useful, handmade and handcrafted items for you to choose from. (A full list of all permanent vendors can be found on the Our Vendors page together with links for more individual information).
Alternate vendors and artisans may be found from time to time, so even if you have previously visited the Market, join us again each Saturday as changes do happen. Some themed events and visitor contests may be planned. The Market offers free live musical entertainment during most outdoor Saturdays. A Market Dollars Draw is also held each week, awarding $25 worth of free Market Dollars to a lucky customer. The Kingsville Farmers’ Market is a ‘family-friendly’ venue.
Please follow the Market’s Facebook Page, social media, listen for radio announcements, or watch for posters, flyers or newspaper ads.
We extend our thanks to the Town of Kingsville for supplying the Market’s location at the parkette and for their continued support. In addition, we want to thank the Kingsville Lions Club for our winter home and for their support. The Kingsville Farmers’ Market has also been fortunate to have their website designed by Pauline Creedy of Design Canada, and to have shopping bags provided by WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation and Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island. We would also like to recognize our Entertainment Sponsors: Ian Murray Insurance & Financial Services; Ernie’s TV; Ricci Enns Rollier & Setterington LLP; HUB International Ontario Limited. They are helping to make our live entertainment possible with their generous donations.
Remember to Buy Fresh! Buy Local! And to – Eat Local! Enjoy Local! Support local businesses that support the area where you live, work and play. By following this practice, your community and everyone in it will benefit.
Now, it just takes YOU to start the trend!
Submitted by Linda Nixon
This website updated February 5, 2016