Kitchener Farmer's Market
The Kitchener Farmer's Market is one of the oldest continuous local farmer's markets in Canada. The market is located in Kitchener, Ontario and reflects the continued relationship of Kitchener with the Mennonite community (especially with vendors selling meats and baked goods) and farmers that continues to exist in the area.
The market traces its roots to 1839 as a local market selling farm goods from around the region. It was founded by entrepreneur and civic leader Jacob Y. Shantz (1822-1909), who was responsible for the market's first permanent and formal installation in 1869.
- 1869 -- Farmer's Market is contained within the Berlin Town Hall along Duke Street.
- 1872 -- Farmer's Market is built as a long, low-slung building behind the Berlin Town Hall.
- 1907 -- Farmer's Market is rebuilt on the same site for the third time as a two-story structure perpendicular to the 1924 Kitchener City Hall, and facing Scott Street.
- St. Jacobs Farmers' Market – newer but larger rival market located north of Kitchener
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