If you enjoy a farmers’ market then you’ll LOVE St. Jacobs, Ontario. This quaint village is located just north of Waterloo and although it’s small it sure packs a punch, as it’s home to Canada’s largest year-round farmers’ market.

Here’s what to do during your visit.

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According to St. Jacobs’ website, “The Village of St. Jacobs is filled with authentic sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and incredible one-of-a-kind shopping, that are sure to re-inspire the soul.”


Let’s start with the village’s biggest attraction, the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market. Open all year long, the market hosts a long list of vendors selling food, drinks, home decor, wine and beer, artisan goods and more.

Check out the full directory of vendors here.

Did you know the village is still home to the largest population of Old Order Mennonites in Canada? In fact, you’ll often see farmers on local roads traveling to the market by horse and buggy!


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A must-stop is at The Village Biergarden.

The Village Biergarten has one of the largest outdoor patios in Waterloo Region serving up rotational cuisine, fresh brews, wine and cocktails. A perfect place to cap off your day.

We can’t think of a cuter village to visit on a nice spring/summer day.

Have a great time in St. Jacobs, Ontario!