St. Catharines Farmers Market

Operating Thursdays and Saturdays year round. 

Picnic tables and artisan vendors return to the market starting Saturday, June 12!

As the City continues efforts in slowing the spread of COVID-19, the St. Catharines Farmers Market will operate on Thursdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. with offering one entrance and one exit to the market with one direction foot traffic flow. Food consumption is restricted to the picnic table area with one household per table. No food consumption is permitted in vendor areas. 

Safety protocols are in place to protect the health and safety of market patrons and vendors. Please check out the 'COVID-19 and the St. Catharines Farmers Market' information below for more information on safety efforts.

About the St. Catharines Farmers Market

 COVID-19 and the St. Catharines Farmers Market


Newly-introduced requirements and safety actions for customers include:

  • Admittance of only one customer at a time, pairs or groups are asked to have only one individual enter the market
  • At any time, entrance to the Farmers Market will be paused if congestion occurs.
  • Requiring of customers to sanitize their hands before entry
  • All customers and vendors must wear a face mask or covering due to limitations on other typical preventative measures such as sneeze guards. Wrapped scarves, bandanas and surgical masks will all be considered acceptable face coverings
  • No handling or sampling of food will be permitted
  • Maintaining a safe physical separation of two metres from other shoppers, including in the entry line
  • Distancing and traffic-flow lines will be clearly marked outside and inside the market
  • Reduced occupancy to ensure the maintenance of two metres physical separation between patrons

Vendors will also face a host of new restrictions and protocols to help limit the spread of COVID-19, including:

  • Mandatory use of face masks
  • Preferred use of electronic payments, cash payments will require a second individual whose sole duty will be handling of cash. Note that not all vendors are able to do electronic transactions. ATM's are closely located within a short walking distance on King St.
  • Maintaining a two-metre separation with patrons and fellow vendors who do not reside in their household
  • Prepackaging of products when possible
  • Hand washing / sanitization after every transaction
  • Frequent sanitization of surfaces
  • Self-assessment for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms

Market patrons will be directed on a set path through the market to ensure physical distancing can be maintained. Niagara Region Public Health requires one way traffic flow of the Market and one entrance / exit. 


Since the early 1860s the St. Catharines Farmers Market has delivered the best Niagara grows, bakes and makes to the centre of the city.

Buy fresh, local foods and hand made items and take in the opportunity to talk with those who grow and produce the meats, fruits, veggies and baked goods that end up on the plate. The market provides a chance to eat fresh, shop local and learn from those in the know.

Niagara's bounty is on sale at the market, with offerings including:

  • Farm fresh produce
  • Baked goods
  • Fresh meats including pork, chicken, beef and fish
  • Honey and Preserves
  • Cured meats
  • Fresh cut flowers
  • Potted plants
  • Gourmet spices
  • Cheese and dairy products

Buy local, eat fresh!

Please note that pets are not allowed inside the Farmers Market. This regulations is set by Provincial legislation and enforced by Public Health.

Market Vendors

During the Ontario province-wide shutdown, vendors listed as essential service providers by the provincial government will be featured at the St. Catharines Famers Market.

For more information on vendor availability email the City's Market Coordinator.

To find out more information about a vendor, click on the hyperlink when available.

When a vendor is listed as MyPick Verified, you can be sure you’re getting just–picked freshness from the grower’s own farm, and are helping support local agriculture. MyPick Verified Local Farmer Program – Farmers' Markets Ontario

* Vendor in attendance May to October on Saturday's only. All other vendors are year round on Saturday's only unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers / Growers

Bry-Anne Farms * (Thursdays and Saturdays) MyPick Verified

Canalside Soda Company *

DeVries Fruit Farm * (Thursdays and Saturdays)

Flower Hill Farm (Thursdays and Saturdays) MyPick Verified

FortyMile Creek Farm *

Grumpy's Greens * MyPick Verified

Just Peachy Farm * (Thursdays and Saturdays)

Kasha's Sow Farm * (returning summer 2021)

Klassen Hobby Farm *

Neufeld Family Farm (Thursdays and Saturdays) MyPick Verified

Niagara Honey (Thursdays and Saturdays)

Pete's Meats (Thursdays and Saturdays) MyPick Verified

Porpiglia Farm * (Thursdays and Saturdays)

Root Haven Farm *

Skyland Farm 

Surman Grove * (Thursdays and Saturdays)

Town and Country Farms

Viniki Farms and Greenhouses (Thursdays and Saturdays)


Prepared Foods

Cimra Sauces (Somalian based recipes)

Fiesta Empanada (Filipino - Vegetarian options)

Kipos Market (Thursdays and Saturdays - wraps, fresh juices, eggs, baking supplies)

La Vid Empanadas (Thursdays - Mexican)

MaGhana Home Touch (African - Vegetarian options)

Monsieur Crêpe Supérieure (Thursdays and Saturdays - Vegetarian options)

Niagara Samosas Factory (Thursdays and Saturdays - Ethiopian, Vegan)

RioLargo (Caribbean sauce) 

Tamales Mexico (Thursdays (July) and Saturdays - Gluten Free)

Tonami (Thursdays and Saturdays - Lebanese, Vegetarian options)



Con Gusto Artisan Bakery (Thursdays and Saturdays - Jewish Bread options)

Flour Child Bakery

Hinty's Baking (Thursdays and Saturdays - Vegan, Gluten Free, Keto options)

Niagara Food Co.



Cheese Secrets

Chocolate Expressions

Rustic & Resin (returning soon)

Soothing Petals (Thursdays and Saturdays)



Between the Lines Winery (Saturday's Nov-Apr)

Canalside Soda Company *

Collective Arts Brewing (Thursdays - hard cider/canned cocktails)

King's Court Estate Winery *

Limited Distilling Co. (Thursdays and Saturdays - Spirits)

Rockway Vineyards (Thursdays)

The Exchange Brewery (Thursdays and Saturdays - beer)

Vulies Tea and Cafe



F&M Meats (pork, poultry, breakfast sandwiches)

P&E Foods (cured meats)

Pete's Meats (Thursdays and Saturdays - beef, fish, pork, lamb) MyPick Verified

TJ Meats (cured meats)



Cards by Karen (coming soon)

Crystal Creations by Dale (Thursdays and Saturdays)

Dragonfly Bubbles (Thursdays)

Niagara Blooms and Bounty (fresh cut flowers, plants)

P n E Food Stuff (Thursdays and Saturdays - coffee (Thurs), 0 waste, salsa, tortilla chips)

Vanjo Dyes (Thursdays)





Market Square, 91 King St., corner of King and James streets


There are no scheduled events at this time. 

What's in Season

Check out the Foodland Ontario Availability Guide for what's fresh. 

Vendor Applications and Stall Rental Rates

Farmers Market Stall Rental Rates


Indoor Stall Size - 8' x 8'

Outdoor Stall Size - 10' x 10'

Thursday Stall Rate - $14.00

Saturday Stall Rate - $27.00

Hydro Fee - $1.75 to $3.50 per stall


Stall Rate Discounts* 

25% discount attending 2 days / week

45% discount MYPICK Verified / Organic Certified Farmers**

  • *Subject to 85% attendance rate
  • **Subject to verification / Organic Certification
  • Vendors are billed 2x a year -start of the Spring market season and Fall market season with monthly payment options.

Note: Discounts are not combinable

Farmers Market Stall Applications, By-laws and Resources

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the St. Catharines Farmers Market, applications are now being accepted for Farmers/Producers for the 2021 spring/summer session.

Apply now to be a spring/summer Farmers' Market vendor

Please note: given space limitations and the need for variety, the St. Catharines Market Square must consider the balance of the products and diversity being offered.  Therefore, the market composition will be determined at the discretion of the Clerk.

Vendor Rules and Regulations

Vendor Selection Criteria

Market Square Bylaw

Public Health Farmers Market Food Vendor Application All vendors selling prepared foods, raw foods including meats must be in compliance with Public Health prior to starting at the market.

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