The news this morning was devastating for this community in that the market has provided a good income for many local artisans and farmers and good healthy food for folks in the area.  It was a also wonderful tourist attraction and meeting place for the community.  Many times i bumped into familiar folks and exchanged the news of the day in the way my predecessors have for generations.

Fortunately, many vendors do have other retail locations throughout Waterloo Region.

Here is where you can find some of them:

Brady’s Meat and Deli – local, certified organic, natural drug-free and specialty meats,
8-465 Phillip Street
Waterloo, ON

Finest Sausage & Meat Ltd


1575 Victoria St N, Kitchener, ON N2B 3E6


Charles Quality Meats

abbatoir: halal; beef: chemical free, antibotic free; goat: chemical free, antibotic free; lamb: chemical free, antibotic free; rabbit: chemical free, antibotic free; veal: chemical free, antibotic free

1448 Wilby Road
St. Agatha, ON
N0B 2L0
(519) 886-7931
and Kitchener Farmers’ Market 300 King St. East Kitchener

Hilltop Acres Poultry– Beautiful free-range poultry
1501 Maple Bend Rd
Bloomingdale, On

Almadina Woodstone Oven & Grill
330 The Boardwalk, Waterloo, ONWaterloo, ON
Phone: 1.519.603.8111

Caudles Catch Seafood -Amazing, Fresh seafood
Kitchener Market
Bauer Lofts
Seafood Superstore: 60 Otonabee Drive, Kitchener, Ontario

Nauman’s Farm – Fresh fruit & vegetables
3250 Hessen Strasse R.R. #1
St. Clements, Ontario N0B 2M0
519) 699-5524

Cupcakes! Cupcakes! Cupcakes!- making delicious treats!

Edgar & Irene Gingerich Maple Syrup products
Drayton, On

Kitchen Kuttings – Summer Sausage, Jams and preserves, cheese!
2 Arthur Street South
Elmira, Ont

If you have a favourite vendor, feel free to add it in the comments – Let’s rebuild this amazing community!


The St. Jacob’s Market posted this to their Facebook page on September 2, 2013:

We lost the main food building at the Market to a fire early Labour Day morning. Thanks to all the firefighters who came out to help us. They did a great job in making sure the fire didn’t spread to other buildings on the property. We are very grateful that no one was hurt.

Our hearts go out to all of the great vendors in that building. Many of them were there since the building opened back in the late 1980’s. There is a long road ahead, but we will build a new home for your businesses.

We have a huge outdoor market, and another indoor food and flea market building, and our hope is to keep it open this week. At this very early stage, we can’t give a definite answer on that, but please stay tuned for further updates.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has reached out to us this morning. We have always said that the market is not the buildings. It’s the people – the vendors, customers, the whole community. We’re very humbled by the sense of ownership and pride that so many people have for this market. We will bring it back!

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