St. Jacobs Market
St. Jacobs is home to a population of nearly 4,000 Old Order Mennonites. They farm rich, fertile land in traditional, healthy, and time-honoured ways and supply local chefs with fantastic fresh ingredients.

St. Jacobs Market

As you drive in to St. Jacobs, be on the lookout for signs in farm laneways that direct you to eggs, ducks, maple syrup, baked goods, and freshly picked garden vegetables.

Delicious and fresh come together at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market with more than 500 vendors selling the area’s best farm produce. “Stroll-and-eat” delicacies are also ready and waiting for you to sample.

The village shops are laden with unique gifts made with old-world care, from quilts and art to kitchen supplies and baked goods.
You might see an Old Order Mennonite’s horse-and-buggy clip-clopping down the main street. “The Mennonite Story” tells the rich story of our Mennonite neighbours and how they helped shape much of Waterloo Region.

Enjoy the deals on name-brand goods at the St. Jacobs Outlet Mall, and the theatre productions at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. Our restaurants serve a range of comfort-food favourites and classics of world cuisine.

Visit the Mill to see the model railway depicting the village in the 1940s. In spring, the vintage train of the Waterloo Central Railway shuttles visitors to and from the city of Waterloo and St. Jacobs.   

On September 16, join us for “Taste Local! Taste Fresh!” along the river: chefs and farmers team up, and you get a passport to a delicious culinary tour (advance tickets required; limited space). November then brings a 4-day celebration of light kicking off the holiday shopping season.
Whatever the season, St. Jacobs Country welcomes you!

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