Farmers Market

Our mission is to provide a community marketplace encouraging a buy local philosophy and allowing patrons to experience a rich tradition. Our vision is to raise community awareness about the benefits of healthy eating and the importance of supporting a sustainable agricultural community.

image of outside market vendors and patrons
inside market
historic market
horses outside market

About the market

Local farmers proudly share the excitement and flavour of the Welland farmers market with you. Since 1907, locals and tourists visit the market each Saturday to shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, tasty meats, natural cheeses, and baked goods.

The Welland farmers market is a community place where creativity, openness, and cooperation are encouraged. Patrons and vendors treat each other with respect, and we get to celebrate the talents and expertise our local farmers and artisans bring to the market.

Getting started — How to apply

Fill out the application corresponding to your type of business. You can submit the application by email or drop it off at the Welland Community Centre at 145 Lincoln Street. We will contact you about your approval status, stall selection, and payment options.

All food must be prepared in an inspected facility. Operators must contact Niagara Region Public Health for a pre-opening inspection/consultation.

  • To help strengthen the foundation of a healthy community by offering a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable place for families and individuals to come together to socialize.
  • To stimulate and support our local economy by providing a venue for local producers to sell their goods.
  • To create an opportunity for community groups to convey information about local, social, agricultural, and environmental issues to the Welland community.
  • To encourage a sustainable agricultural food system in our local communities and across Niagara.

Vesna’s Market Café offers breakfast every Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon with indoor seating and a barbecue with patio seating — weather permitting. Please click to view their breakfast menu.

Q) What’s in season?
A) To know when Ontario fruits and vegetables are in season, you can visit

Q) What can I expect?
A) Meat, cheese, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, take home meals, full breakfast service, fruits, vegetables, and handmade goods can be found at the market.

Q) Year-round, really?
A) Yes! Our indoor vendors sell year-round and a few outdoor specialty vendors stick around during the winter months as well.

Q) Are dogs permitted at the market?
A) Due to food safety restrictions, pets/live animals are not permitted inside the market buildings per provincial regulation O. Reg 493/17 : Food Premises Section 14 (1) Every room where food is prepared, processed, packaged, served, transported, manufactured, handled, sold, offered for sale or displayed shall be kept free from live birds or animals. Also, per Section 14 (2) dogs are allowed in the outdoor eating area: 4. Live dogs in an outdoor eating area of a food service premise as long as food is not prepared in the eating area. City staff reserves the right to request that any dog be handled in an appropriate, safe and responsible manner, and/or be removed from the grounds.

The Welland Farmers Market hosts notable annual events, including Luck of the Irish in March, Earthday Extravaganza in April, Berry Bonanza in June, and Heritage Market in August. For more information on events at the market, visit our event calendar.