By Ken Hirter
Who doesn’t love taking a stroll throughout the “Good Ole Farmers Market” whether it be indoors or outdoors in any given town or city. This month’s Walkabout has me strolling throughout the Hamilton’s Farmers Market that has been serving Hamilton for over 183 years now, on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
This Farmers Market is rich in diversity, multicultural farming dating back to 1837, located where York Blvd meets McNab Street adjacent to Andrew Lloyd Jackson Square. Changes throughout the decades are displayed on the wall of yesteryear located on their lower level. Built next door to the Hamilton Public Library, it has been at home here since 1980. Newly renovated in 2011, it now displays an architectural sleek design with 2 levels nestled under the beautifully restored 1930’s Birks Horsemans clock which chimes every 15 minutes. Absolutely delightful! Nestled below this beautifully restored clock awaits a wonderful close knit community.
The shops are each individually unique to the services that they provide, their loves and passion from the list and the array of wonderful services they provide. Some of the services provided include:
- Grocery (prepared foods)
- Meat/Poultry & Eggs
- VQA Wine and the Artisans & the Craftmaker’s too!!!
The odours of food and culinary delights, & baked goods makes your mouth water.
For the complete listing of the Shops in the Market please visit their website @ hamiltonfarmersmarket.ca. ☆ Please note that the Market will be closed from January 05th till January 21st. for maintenance work.
Did you know that the Hamilton’s Farmers Market has been rated one of the Best Farmers Market in Ontario and Voted # 1 in the top 10 farmers market here in Hamilton.
So, when winter hibernation kicks in, bundle up, put on a scarf and head down to the farmers market in your neck of the woods today.
FREE PARKING is available adjacent to the market so please support the vendors and the family run businesses in your Community today.
Located at 35 York Blvd, Hamilton. ON., or they can be reached by telephone at (905) 546-2096
Cheers till next time……