COVID-19 and the Dunnville Farmers’ Market

The opening of the 2020  Farmers' Market Season will be delayed this year until the County reopens the building.  As you are already aware, all County Parks and Pavilions are closed till at least June 27th.  We have been working  on a COVID-19 safety plan for new protocols based on health and safety guidelines set out by the Government  for social distancing, food handling and safety of both our vendors and customers.

The Ontario  Government has included Farms and Farmers' Markets  as essential services.  These are unprecedented times and they call for unprecedented actions.  We are sourcing alternative to create an easier way for our product to be ordered  for local pick-up,  so that you can continue to get fresh produce from our vendors and help support our local farms.

As an alternate at this time  we are suggesting you get in touch directly with our vendors to arrange pick and or delivery.  Our Vendors are list on our website.  VENDORS

Food safety is extremely important to the Dunnville Farmers' Market Board of Directors and it's members. The Board along with our members continue to work hard to ensure the safety of shopping for food, whether online or  at our local farmers’ market building.  A set of protocols are set out for vendors to follow.

Stay tuned,  we will continue to keep you updated.




Thank you for your support last year in attending our Evening Markets.  However, we have decided not to do any Evening Markets for the 2020 market year.

We will be starting back at the Market in April.   First Saturday will be April 4th. 7am till noon and first Tuesday will be April 7th 7am till noon


This year, for the first time ever, The Dunnville Farmers’ Market  is launching a pop-up   Christmas Evening Market  in partnership with The Dunnville Chamber of Commerce and the 74th Light Up and Santa Parade.  Along with the Salvation Army and The Lion’s Club.   To highlight local Artisans

And the best part: admission is free.

We just ask you bring along a Toy and/or non perishable food item for the Salvation Army.


Please join us on December 1st from 7am-12 noon for a regular market day filled with our regular vendors, then return to join us as we celebrate local artisans at our special Christmas Evening Market from 3-9pm.

We will be showcasing a number of talented local artisans.  These artisans are all local and have a large selection of items for sale from Soap to knitted goods, Baked Goods to jam.

We will be offering a craft centre for the kiddies to be creative while you shop.   Santa will be paying us a visit too!

Lions Club will be there all day selling beautiful pre cut Christmas Trees

Salvation Army will be there collecting toys and non perishable food items for local families in need this Christmas.

Penny Sale, draws and get a FREE cup of lavender Hot Chocolate from Purple Haven or a Hot Apple Cider from Houser’s Farm.

Come see Richardson’s show you how they make Maple Taffy.

Stop by on your way to the Santa Parade and get purchase yourself a bit to eat from Uncle Paul’s then stop by after the parade for a Hot Chocolate.


Customer Appreciation Day September 1, 2018


Event Details:
Join us at the market Saturday September 1st for  our Customer Appreciation Day at the Dunnville Farmers Market from 7am to 12pm.

Come and stock up with local fresh fruits and vegetables, delicious baking, meats, wine, cheese, flowers, Maple Syrup, preserves, personal care items and more.

There will be FREE give-a-ways, filled with fresh produce and products. Draw will happen at 12 pm and because it will be fresh produce we will ask that you please return to pick it before 1 pm the same day.  We will be calling the winners at 12:15pm

Admission is always FREE but donations of canned items for the Food Bank is always appreciated during our Customer Appreciation Day.

Make It A Fresh Day!

Dunnville’s waterfront park, pavilion nearing completion

Expected to be open to public before end of August
Jul 25, 2018 by Shawn Smith The Sachem

News The Sachem article link

If you’re looking forward to Dunnville’s newly constructed waterfront park and pavilion, there’s good news.
On July 25, Haldimand County announced that construction on the project is nearing completion.
“It is exciting to see this project so close to completion,” said Mayor Ken Hewitt. “This has been a complex construction project that has had some unanticipated challenges along the way and has involved the input of many key stakeholders.”

Once the project reaches substantial completion, which is considered to be about 97 per cent complete, construction fences will be removed, and farmers market vendors will move over to the new market building. After the fences come down, there will still be some minor ongoing landscaping work to cultivate and ensure the health of newly planted grasses and plants.
Construction of the waterfront park was initiated in summer 2017; however, the project has been in the planning stages for several years.
The $1.9 million redevelopment of this waterfront property creates a destination for residents and visitors to Dunnville. A once-vacant parking lot and former arena is now a waterfront park with walking paths, green space and a signature pavilion that will be the new home to the Dunnville Farmers Market on Tuesday and Saturday mornings.
Outside of market times, the Waterfront Pavilion will be available to individuals, organizations and groups that wish to rent the space for a special occasion or event.
“I would also like to acknowledge the efforts and contribution of the Dunnville Farmers Market Association to this project,” Hewitt said.
The association quickly raised over $200,000 toward the construction costs of the new building and were an active partner in the overall design of the building.

“The members of the Dunnville Farmers Market Association have worked tirelessly over the past several years on this project,” said James Richardson, the group’s president. “We’ve worked hard knowing that this project will bring opportunities that benefit all of Dunnville and Haldimand County.”
Further information about this project is available on the Haldimand County website.

by Shawn Smith
Shawn Smith is a sports and general assignment reporter with The Sachem and Glanbrook Gazette. He can be reached at Follow The Sachem on Twitter, and Facebook