Farmer's Market Day at St Jacobs

This weekend here in Canada is our Thanksgiving Day Long Weekend. All this week at work, the only topic was food and what will be the menu for Thanksgiving Dinner?  If there is such a place that is worth waking up early on a Saturday morning, it is to go to St. Jacobs Farmer's Market in the Kitchener-Waterloo area here in Ontario. St. Jacobs Market is about  one and a half hour drive west of Toronto. 

This market is very popular, as this is the market where the local Mennonites community in the Kitchener-Waterloo area sell their organic, farm grown produce. The Mennonites sell their fresh meats, different kinds of sausages, kebobs, ham steaks, all kinds of steaks, Canadian peameal bacons, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, natural honeys, Canadian maple syrups, homemade pasta and even their own farm grown Japanese Maple trees and all kinds of plants and flowers. There are picnic tables outside the market so that visitors can sit down and eat. As this is Thanksgiving weekend, here are some of  the abundant harvests that we are thankful for, among other things in our lives.

This Apple Fritter place is so popular here that there is already a long line up so early in the morning. But it is worth it because it is just so delicious and fresh!

A colourful display of  bell peppers, huge eggplants and hot peppers.

Here is a Mennonite lady with her fresh vegetables for sale. The Mennonite community are still very traditional and conservative.  Driving along the roads around this market, we saw some Mennonite families still traveling in their horse drawn carriage. We are very lucky and thankful that they are sharing their harvest in this market. 

Locals carrots and radishes. 

An abundance of tomatoes.

A Mennonite lady tending to her fruits of plums, peaches and cherries. 

I enjoy markets like these anywhere in the world. 

Visitors can taste these grapes and cherries.

An abundance of grapes.
I just love these colours from the strawberries and blueberries.

These are the homemade pasta that I always make sure to buy from the market.

All kinds of pies. After all that vegetables, fruits, pies and pasta, next, is to look for our Butterball Turkey for our Thanksgiving Dinner. 

Some Plants and Flowers for this Fall Season to brighten your day! 

We bought one of these Japanese Maple Trees for our garden. In Toronto, this Japanese Maple Tree could cost hundreds of dollars. Over here, it only cost 1/4 of that price. 

Aren't these Calla lilies so pretty? I like the white and purple colour combination. 

I received this card from my Yoga class...some reflection....

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend from Canada! 

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  1. want to be there! it seems so amazing! xoxo

  2. Yum! The fruits look so good! You have a great blog! x

  3. Ah! Pamela...gorgeous place, amazing pictures and beautiful, and moving true!
    If you stop by my site you will find my new post, I hope you enjoy it!
    I hope you are having the best weekend!
    A big hug!


  4. Your photos are a riot of colour. I love to wander around beautiful markets like this one - so much to admire.I especially love the colourful display of peppers and of course the delicious apple fritters.

    1. Thank you Miss B. all of these colours are just lovely. I enjoy going to markets like this too.

  5. I love St. Jacobs!! it's so nice to go there during the Fall. All the fruit looks so good..
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. happy Thanksgiving to you too Tiffany! Enjoy!

  6. great photos! :)

  7. This did so absolutely brighten my day! The Amish really have the Best produce! What is their secret?

    1. Hi Connie, it must be their traditional and old fashioned way of farming. Very organic.

  8. I love going to Farmer Market. Nice shots. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving ;)
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  9. Oh I also love markets! Those peppers look amazing big and beautiful colours, happy thanksgiving day honey I hope you had a great one.
    Kisses from Spain.
    Loved you blog!

  10. What an amazing Farmer's Market with such colourful displays and those apple fritters really do look delicious. Yum!

  11. Looks like an amazing farmer's market! I would love a bite of that apple fritter...YUM

  12. They are not Amish they are Mennonites!

  13. To clarify:"The Amish ( /ˈɑːmɪʃ/ ah-mish; Pennsylvania Dutch: Amisch, German: Amische), sometimes referred to as Amish Mennonites, are a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships that form a subgroup of the Mennonite churches. The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology. The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and Alsatian Anabaptists in 1693 led by Jakob Ammann.[2] Those who followed Ammann became known as Amish.[3]"


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