If one of your goals for the New Year is to explore your love of food, there couldn’t be a better to start than at the Kitchener Farmers’ Market, or the local Cambridge Farmer’s Market. In downtown Galt, the “Galt” Market claims to be one of Ontario’s longest continually running market. Preston and Hespeler’s outdoor market’s cease operation in the winter months.
With the new Ontario legislation adding calorie counts to their posted menus, the fun of eating out may be lessened. Instead of all that sodium, fresh prepared foods from out local markets may be a good source to kick off the new year.
For more than 140 years, the Kitchener market has been an integral part of the community, serving as a gathering place for residents, vendors, visitors and families. Open year-round, the market fills a city block within the downtown core and offers patrons a wide variety of local meats, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, seafood, cheese, fresh flowers and more.
The market hosts a variety of fun and interactive programs and cooking classes for adults and children. Coming up this month, kids can make Snowman Soup on January 14, adults can sharpen their knife skills on January 17 and learn to make fresh pasta on January 18. Don’t miss local musician Erick Traplin performing popular kids songs on January 24 from 11 a.m. – noon.
The upper level of the Kitchener Market is home to the international food vendors. Feel like trying something different for dinner tonight? An assortment of delectably diverse meals are prepared daily by international cuisine vendors and ready for you to take home and enjoy. There are plenty of comfortable seating areas to sit and enjoy a leisurely lunch in the sunny, open market space so take your time and relax!