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Welland Market Square

Top: Brick-work mural on The Holy Trinity Church wall as you enter the Market Square. Bottom left: The Market Square East Building. Bottom middle: City of Welland Farmer's Market welcome sign. Bottom right: The Market Square West Building.
Photos: Tanya Woodhead & Nathan Yee, 2013.



  Market Square is the largest and most well known farmers market in the Niagara Region with over 80 different vendors, Open every Saturday from 6:00am to 12:00pm year-round, it has been operating since 1907 and is a common attraction among locals and tourists alike. Various food delights including fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, cheeses, and baked goods can be purchased as well as various other goods from local artisans.



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Hours of Operation

   Every Saturday, all year round from 6 am to 12 noon.

HIstorical Information

   The Welland Farmer's Market has been a meeting place for residents and visitors since 1907. Archived newspaper articles report a flurry of patrons at the Saturday morning market, buying eggs at 15 cents per dozen. Families wandered the market at the beginning of the 20th century to purchase fresh fruit from the back of horse pulled buggies. Children begged parents to buy the strawberries, which were sold for three boxes at twenty-five cents. Mother’s carefully chose the freshest vegetables, while father’s chatted about the fine quality of the market sausage.

   One-hundred years have passed since the Market first opened in 1907; however, the market remains the same vital place to shop and socialize. Families continue to gather at the market to select the best food from local farmers. The Welland Community is strong in support and tradition. Farmers have sold at the market for generations, while their customers have also patronized them generation after generation.




   Sexsmith Farm Co-op, Hollo-Maple Farms Limited, Blueberry Knoll  Berry Farm, Fresh Start Farms, John Loshak Farms, Muilboom Greenhouse, Johnson Farms, R. C. Haist Farms, Willem Ytsma Farms, Hilbing’s Pumpkin Patch, Upper Lane Acres, Niagara Gardens (reseller), Robert Hicks Farms, Alfred Gatzke Farms, William Summerfield Farms (reseller), Weiland Farms, Houweling Greenhouses, Hwy Farms, Bry-Ann Farms, Stoney Acres, John Kukoly Farms, Chris Houser Farms, Green Acres Greenhouses, Juergen Zierle Farms, Renee Kiers Greenhouse, Angela Zeldenrust, Freshside Fruits and Veggies, Honey Valley Farms, Ray Krick, Susan Padgham, Rosemary’s Organic Vegetables.  

   Ujfalussy’s Meats, John Eberling Meats, Packham Poultry, Country Corner Meat and Deli, Vassiliki Apostolou Poultry, Superior Sausage, Mariana Pioro Deli, Nighs of Jarvis, John Bajzert Meats, Celi and Presti Supermarket, A.M. Jensen Limited Cheeses, Niagara Smoked Meats, Lakeshore Meats.

   Hawkwood Farm, Peek-A-Boo, BeadCreations by Dale, Baker Knotwear, Joe Arignella (reseller).

   Ted Bowman’s Honey, Vision of Chocolates, The Smokin’ Budda, Miki’s Smokehouse, Honey Valley Farms Preserves, Don’s Sausage B.B.Q., Bud’s Kettle Corn.  

   Sylvia’s Bakery, La Famigilia Biscotti, Paul Francis Alfieri Bakery, Welland Bakery, Fenwick Subs and Home Baking, Hildeguard Zweifel, Europlate Restaurant, Above and Beyond Cupcakes, Designer Delights, Monsieur Crêpe Supérieure, Joanie’s Gluten Free Baking, Pam Heida’s Cupcakes, Tristan Deward, Momma’s Gourmet Donuts, Lori Mann.

   The Flower Man, Dave Lewis, Oosterhoff Nurseries, Charlene Uhde.

   Jal Poffertje’s Pancakes, Niagara Soap Apothecary, Soap Nuts, The Pampered Chef – Maria Rondione , Everything Nice – Estelle Robinson, Ron Wikston, Twilight’s Candles, Sarah McWilliam’s Epicure, Henry Gilam, Harish Patel.


Cultural infoRmation

   This destination is a community place that exhibits the local culture of Welland through respect and delight exchanged between vendors and patrons. Its mission statement is “To provide a community marketplace that encourages patrons to support a ‘Buy Local’ philosophy, while allowing them to experience the rich tradition of the Welland Farmers' Market” (The Corporation of The City of Welland, 2013). Additionally, its vision statement is “To raise community awareness about the benefits of eating healthy, and the importance of supporting a sustainable agricultural community” (The Corporation of The City of Welland, 2013).   




   The Niagara Region is known for its beauty and small-town feel. We suggest taking your time as you drive past the lovely farmers fields, wineries, and winding roads. The following directions depict our suggestions from both Toronto and Buffalo.
From Toronto:
     From 401 West:
1. Head onto the 401 West
2. Keep right to continue on 403 West/Hamilton
     From Gardiner Expressway:
1. Head onto the Gardiner Expressway West
2. Merge onto 403 West/Hamilton
3. Remain on the Queen Elizabeth Way, via 403 West for approximately 21km Keep left, following signs for Niagara/East Hamilton/Fort Erie
4. After approximately 43km, take exit 57 for Victoria Avenue toward Vineland. Head southward on Victoria Avenue.
5. Turn eastward (left) on King Street, (after 2km you will pass by Jordan Village – a quaint little town with great boutiques and restaurants, see ______ for more information)
6. Turn southward (right) on Ninth Street
7. On Pelham Road turn eastward (left) and stay right to immediately head southeast on Wessel Drive
8. Merge onto Effingham Street
9. Turn eastward (left) on Roland Road
10. Turn southward (right) on Merrittville Highway
11. Continue onto Niagara Street
12. Follow Niagara Street onto Division Street
13. Follow Division Street past King Street.
14. The Welland Market Square will be on your right. 
From Niagara Falls:
1. Head northwest on the Rainbow Bridge toward Falls Avenue, veering right, follow Falls Avenue until you reach Hiram Street on your first right. Turn here and head southeast on Hiram Street until you reach River Road
2. Turn right heading southwest onto River Road. Continue on River Road which runs along the Niagara River
3. Merge onto Niagara Parkway. Follow Niagara Parkway. You will pass the Horseshoe Falls on your left. Continue along Niagara Parkway past the Niagara Parks Floral Showcase on your right
4. Continue on Niagara Parkway through the Dufferin Islands and past Kingsbridge where the road will merge onto Macklem Street heading in a southwest direction
5. At the end of the road make a left onto Portage Road heading southeast, travel over the bridge and follow the road until you reach Main Street
6. Turn right onto Main Street heading southwest and follow the road as it merges into Lyons Creek Road/Regional Road 47. Follow The 47 until you reach Montrose Road/Regional Road 98
7. Turn left onto Montrose Road heading south and follow the road until you reach Schisler Road/Regional Road 27, where you will take a slight right
8. Follow The 27 eastward and continue straight on to East Main Street/Regional Road 27
9. Follow East Main Street/Regional Road 27 until you reach King Street
10. At King Street turn left, heading south down King Street.
11. Take the 1st left onto Division Street.
12. The Welland Market Square will be on your right.



further infoRmation


   Please visit The Corporation of The City of Welland's Market Square homepage at: http://www.welland.ca/Market/


50 Market Square
Welland, Ontario


905 735-1700 Ext. 4000

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 42.990396
Longitude -79.248822


Market Manager
50 Market Square
Tel 905 735-1700 Ext. 4000
Email market@welland.ca

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