City of Cambridge
The Cambridge Farmers’ Market has been in operation since 1830 making it one of the oldest markets in the country. The current Farmers’ Market at the corner of Ainslie and Dickson streets in Cambridge includes two separate buildings: a one-storey structure which was built in 1887, and a two-storey structure built in 1896. The most recent major renovations to the buildings occurred in 1992 when new structural steel beams and columns were added to the interior of the buildings to make sure they would remain standing for many years to come. The market building was designated as a heritage structure in July 1984.
The Cambridge Farmers’ Market is a true farmers’ market, connecting shoppers with producers. Vendors at the market sell a range of goods including fresh meats, baked goods, cheese, cold cuts and sausages, fresh poultry, maple syrup, eggs, as well as ethnic foods. Fresh picked fruits and vegetables, including organic produce, are a staple for many visitors.
There are also homemade crafts and one of a kind items for sale. Local wine and hard cider can also be found at the Market every Saturday. All of the vendors come from within a 100 km radius of the Market.
Throughout the year, the Cambridge Farmers’ Market holds classes and programs for the community to enjoy. Past programs have included canning and preserving, vegetable growing, Summer hanging basket workshops, Thanksgiving centrepieces, and more. Special events also happen throughout the year at the Market – there’s always something happening at this community hub!
The Cambridge Farmers’ Market operates year round every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The Seasonal Outdoor Market takes place 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays from June to September. Parking is available throughout downtown Galt; there are also many trails available to walk, jog or bike to the Market. Visitors coming from out of town can take the Hespler Road South exit from Hwy 401 to the Market.