The Kingsville Farmers’ Market opened for its 5th Season on May 19, 2018.
It is held Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Carnegie Hall Parkette, 28 Division St. South, Kingsville, ON.
This Market is a proud member of Farmers’ Markets Ontario®.
Shop for fresh, locally grown Produce, fresh caught Fish, & from a variety of ‘Make-it, Bake-it or Grow-it’ Vendors. offering items perfect for your family or for gift-giving. Provided are Free Parking and Market Dollars Giveaways, so Please Visit Often!
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 uptown 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. The Kingsville Farmers’ Market is a proud member of the Farmers’ Markets Ontario®.
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, street parking, and in the area public parking lots. This year, the Market will close for the season on Oct. 6, 2018.
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, natural liquid essential oils & diffusers, personal care items & laundry products; a selection of arts & crafts including beautiful unique jewellery items; 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. A Market Dollars Draw is also held each week, awarding $20 worth of free Market Dollars to a lucky customer. The Kingsville Farmers’ Market is a ‘family-friendly’ venue.
We extend our thanks to the Town of Kingsville for supplying the Market’s location at the parkette and for their continued support. The Kingsville Farmers’ Market has also been fortunate to have their website designed by Pauline Creedy of Design Canada.
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