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  • Fruit at St. Jacobs Farmers' Market
    Fruit at St. Jacobs Farmers' Market
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    mmm, strawberries
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  • Dry goods at St. Jacobs Farmers' Market
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    St. Jacobs Farmers' Market

    by Redlats Updated Oct 5, 2008
    The main draw to St. Jacobs
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    A massive farmers' market. Besides the normal fruits and vegetables they had meat, baked goods, cheese, maple syrup, arts and crafts, dry goods, you name it.

    I especially liked the fact that we found European rye bread (very similar to the bread I remember in Switzerland). In fact I talked to the baker and we discussed the various breads Europeans ate - for instance, Italians will only eat white bread where more northern Europeans like darker bread.

    I guess they are open Thursday & Saturday all the time (7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), but are trying other days as well. In 2008 they had a Sunday market and even a Tuesday market until the end of August.

    I am not sure what it is like in summer, but in the fall, they had all sorts of local fruit and vegetables - tomatoes, peppers, root veggies, apples, nectarines, all sort of plum varieties, etc. -- the area around St. Jacobs is quite the growing area.

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    Ice Cream Caboose: It's Hot -Get Your Caboose Over Here for Ice Cream

    by CdnJane Updated Jun 12, 2005
    Caboose Ice Cream Shop

    Now, I'll be honest, I didn't go in, just saw it and liked the fact that it was indeed a train caboose selling ice cream cones, and other cold treats.
    It seemed to be doing brisk business, but then it was a hot day.

    Oh, and yes, that is a horse's head to the left of the picture. There was a Mennonite wagon parked by the entrance.

    What to buy: uh... that would be ice cream cones, possibly sundaes and/or milk shakes... frozen yogurt too, perhaps. I saw a range of frozen treats coming out in people's hands, and smiles on their faces as they enjoyed.

    What to pay: $ - $$, guess it depends on what you buy.

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    Many Different Shops to Choose From: Don't Miss the Shops on the Side Streets

    by CdnJane Written Jun 12, 2005
    Home front shops

    Don't just stay on the main street, King Street, take a peek down the side streets for you may just find what you are looking for.

    What to buy: Art, gifts, antiques - many different items. There are a couple of quilting shops if you are into making your own quilt, or buying one that is already made.

    What to pay: $ to $$$$

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    The Mill: Sniders Mill is Now The Mill Shopping Emporium

    by CdnJane Written Jun 6, 2005
    Sniders Mill sign and The Modern Signage

    What was once Snider's Mill, along side the Grand River, is now a collection of shops and even a Maple Syrup Museum.
    If you are into stained glass, you might want to check out the shop here where you can get material to create your own work, or buy some stained glass artwork. If you are looking for candles, for some special gift, or just like to look around, this is a great place to do so. 3 floors of gifts and items to see.

    What to buy: It was the stained glass shop that brought me in the last time - well I was with my cousin who was doing stained glass at the time and was interested in what they had.

    What to pay: $ to $$$$

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    Get out of the sun and shop the world

    by CdnJane Written Jun 6, 2005
    Variety of Shops to choose from

    This is not just one shop, but many. There are different type of shops - a Scottish shop if you are needing to find some tartan item, or perhaps it is some sweets from the old country. There is a shop selling oils, vinegars and hot sauces. You can get Canadian souvenirs. There are souvenirs of the world.

    What to buy: Nothing here is particularly Mennonite or of the region. Just rather fun to poke about and get out of the heat of the sun.

    What to pay: $ to $$$$

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    Christmas Store: Always Christmas in St. Jacob's

    by CdnJane Written Jun 6, 2005
    Christmas Shop

    There is something, for me anyway, upbeat of looking at all sorts of decorations for Christmas, especially if it is a hot day. Just cools me out. This store is full of different kinds of ornaments - no matter what you collect. Perhaps you'd like to have personalised decorations for your children or for some special person. There are handcrafted gifts and there are mass-merchandised items too. For all tastes - if you like to decorate.

    What to pay: $ to $$$

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    Hamel Brooms: Corn Brooms Still Work Well - or so they tell me

    by CdnJane Written Jun 6, 2005
    Hamel Brooms - Get Swept off your feet

    Watch corn brooms being made, take a walk back in time. And, if it is too hot, get a corn stalk hat to keep the sun off your head for just about $5CDN.

    What to buy: Brooms, hats, and other things of the past and the present.

    What to pay: $ to $$$

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    Picard's Peanuts: Jimmy Carter Doesn't Have all the Peanuts!

    by CdnJane Written Jun 1, 2005
    Picard's Peanuts

    Picard's Peanuts started the first commercial peanut shelling plant in Canada. That there are peanuts grown in Canada was a surprise to me, and I'm sure that I'm not alone. I've always thought of peanuts coming from the southern American states, and former President Jimmy Carter jumps immediately to mind. The shop itself is a big, bright, shop with rows upon rows of peanuts, and peanut products, as well as some other nuts as well. If you have a nut allergy, you won't be in here.

    What to buy: Peanuts in more flavours than you can imagine -- chilli, cajun, ranch, plain, chocolate-covered, brittle, and many more. Plenty of free samples are out to help you make your choice. There are non-peanut snack foods too.
    Great place to buy bags of peanuts for well... compared to grocery stores... peanuts!

    What to pay: $ to $$$ or nothing if you only have some samples!

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    Somewhere in the food barn.: Garlic saucages!

    by nighthawk Written Dec 29, 2002

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    What to buy: We were amazed by the size of this saucage! Took some of it home and oh boy! it was delicious!!

    What to pay: Contrary to what we thought, it wasn t too expensive for the quality you got.

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    A gift to remember: A gift to remember

    by sim1 Updated Sep 16, 2002

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    A Gift to Remember


    A Gift to Remember Inc. is a store in the heart of the village of St.Jacobs, Ontario, Canada, which showcases the crafts of more than 100 local artisans.


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