If you are not from the Guelph/Wellington area, Rockwood may not sound familiar to you but hopefully this post will change that! Rockwood is a small town located on Highway 7 (between Acton and the City of Guelph) and is home to the Rockwood Conservation area, Goodfellow's Field To Fork Bakery, and of course the Rockwood Farmers' Market on Wednesdays!
The Rockwood Farmers' Market is a young, small but growing market that has become the best mid-week activity in Rockwood during the summer months. It’s perfect for anyone who prefers to avoid the Saturday market crowds, or maybe as an additional mid-week grocery top up. Or it’s just simply a great reason to get outside and be part of the community!
I had the pleasure to go back to my old stomping grounds the other weekend when I visited the Aberfoyle Farmers Market, located in Southern Wellington County, just of the 401 corridor. This market has a special place in my heart as I discovered this market a couple of years back coming back home one day from the Guelph Farmers Market. Ever since then, I visited the market regularly and had even become friends with some of its vendors!
The Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market is a hidden gem just off the 401 located at the Optimist Recreation Centre. I like to think of this market as small but mighty because of its vast offerings of products in its space. You can find everything from fruits and vegetables to meats from chicken, pork, lamb all the way to Wagyu beef, baked goods, sweet treats to the best apple fritters you’ll ever have!
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Rural Ontario Farmers’ Markets are as unique as the community or town itself. These markets may be a little bit of a farther drive but they are something to truly experience!
Mount Forest, located in the very north of Wellington County, boasts a downtown with stunning architecture, clearly identifying it as a historically important centre. The town is conveniently located at the cross roads of provincial highways 6 and 89, which makes it on the path for rural commuters and tourists heading north towards the Bruce Peninsula or west towards the beaches of Lake Huron. A perfect stop if you are heading in either of these directions for the weekend!
Let me tell you a little more about this market and what you can expect to find during your visit.