Hamilton Farmers’ Market

By: Emily

The long waited renovation of Hamilton’s Farmers’ Market is finally here!

Below you can see a computer simulation of what it’s supposed to look like on the inside.

The market will be opening on Februrary 1st.

There will be celebrations on Friday, Feb 11 and Saturday, Feb 12th.

The schedule can be found here: http://www.hamilton.ca/ProjectsInitiatives/MarketandCentralLibraryRenos/

History of the Market

The Hamilton Farmers’ Market was originally founded in 1837, at the corner of York & James Streets. Andrew and Mary Miller transferred a small parcel of land to the President and Board of Police of the Town of Hamilton, to be utilized specifically for a Market.

The Market has been in its current location next to the Hamilton Public Library since August 1980. The modern architectural design provides a mezzanine level and lower level, consisting of 176 stands and approximately 80 stallholders. All indoors!

There are rows of farm fresh produce from sun-ripened tomatoes, fresh picked apples, nuts, dried fruit, bright coloured flowers, lettuce crisp and fresh, the choicest cuts of meats, fish – the finest from the sea, fresh baked goods, tangy cheeses, tropical fruits and even coffee and donuts.

Specialty products are also imported from many other countries around the world. This excellent product mix is offered each market day and attracts regular customers from the local community and tourists from all over the world.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday: 7 am – 6 pm
Thursday: 7 am – 6 pm
Friday: 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 6 am – 6 pm

If you cannot wait, you can always check out the newly renovated library !

Here’s a computer simulation picture of the library

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 9am – 9pm
Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 1pm – 5pm

Both the market and library are attached to Jacksons’ Square downtown. Any bus that goes downtown will take you there. This means that all bus 5s, 1, 51, and B-Line Express. Get off at Main and Macnab, walk through the bus terminal and into Jacksons’ Square. Follow the signs that are hanging from the ceilings and you’ll find your way!