Whenever you are in the Quinte region, check out the rich variety of crafts and produce at the Belleville Farmers' Market. In the spring, the market comes alive with maple syrup and crafts, and remains a 'hive of activity' right through the Christmas season. The market is held in the Market Square beside City Hall, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 7 a.m to 6 p.m. all the year round.
One can find the Belleville Farmers' Market Manager Jackie Tapp at the market on Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturday morning or you can contact her by calling (613) 476-1255.
Belleville Farmers' Market stall holders for 2012
The Bannock Shack: Debbie and Melanie Regular and Diabetic baking, jams, preserves, and more.
Earth Faery Natural Body Products: Melissa Werner 100% Natural body products, soaps and creams.
Big Creek Farms: Anne Coleman Wilton Cheese, Maple syrup, goats milk soap, honey, Farmyard Tales Usborne books
Upper Thirty: John Clayson, Southern Ontario peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries and more soft fruits.
Farm Fresh Hats: Lee-Ann G Hand-knit fruit, vegetable and animal hats for all agers
Naylor Emu Farm: Ed Naylor Emu meat, oils, soaps, and balms.
Fiddlehead Farm: Stephen Laing Organic farm fresh veggies , and CSA pickup.
Studio K: Norman Fieldhouse Original one of a kind paintings.
Flaxmark: Antonina - home made flax and gluten free products, home made jams and preserves.
Shelter Valley Farm and Greenhouses: Beth Lloyst - bedding plants. Veggies, fall decorative displays.
Vader's Farm Market and Greenhouses: Blake and Sandy Vader - bedding plants, veggies, greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers, maple syrup, fall decorative displays
Kleinsteuber Farms: Sharon and David Kleinsteuber - bedding plants, perenials, veggies, fruits.
Keep It Simple Coffee: Claude Matthews - importing and roasting gourmet coffee.
Salt Free Spice Girlz: Tammy Carter - salt-free spices, custom floral design.
Haanover View Farms: Oliver and Renate Haan - ecologically raised pork, beef.
Scottish Accents: Ian - imported cheeses, baking
Hemp for Health: Martin Saunders - products made with hemp seed for human, dogs and horse.
Fosterholm Farms Inc: Clifford and Dean Foster - veggies, baking, maple syrup
Windbanks Garden Arts - rustic oil paintings
Railway Creek Farms: Elly Finlayson-Blanchard - garlic, asparagus, beef, veggies
Wilson Apiaries: Don and Elsa Wilson - honey and beeswax hand cream
Jackie: Jackie Tapp - veggies, fruits, baking, sausages
Loyalist Jams: Judy Zeleny - wide selection of jams
History of Bellevile Farmers' Market
Belleville Farmers Market was established in 1816. For more than a century, Belleville City Hall dominated the local street scape and housed the city's municipal government. Constructed in 1872-73, five years before Belleville became a city, the original building housed an indoor market on the first floor and, on the second floor, a dual-purpose public hall, auditorium, municipal office and council chamber. The 144' foot tower boasted a large clock visible from both east and west hills, a bell to summon firemen and policemen and a weather vane to show which way the wind was blowing. A pine flag staff rose from the tower. Since wooden poles kept breaking, an iron pole was substituted in 1912. Today, the pole extends 29 feet above the tower.
After yeoman service for almost a century, the building had fallen into disrepair. By 1970, the roof was leaking, window sills were rotting, and falling masonry made life hazardous for citizens attempting to pay their taxes. The solution involved architect Bill White and Bel-Con Engineering of Belleville. In 1986, they proposed a reorganization creating four floors were there had been two. In the new design, the attic became council chamber and executive offices. As well, the second floor was divided to create a third level. These renovations provided 10,000 square feet of additional floor space. A skylight atrium provided exterior light to all floors. The official reopening took place on October 30, 1988. During the first week , more than 2,000 people toured the building. So great was interest in the $2,500,000 expenditure that many waited in line for hours, braving showers and cool temperatures. Of course, these improvements meant farmers could no longer conduct their business inside! Not to fear - the Farmers' Market has also been refurbished.
Quinte area farmers, artisans and politicians are now handsomely accommodated to carry their tradition of quality service into the new millennium. Whenever you are in the Quinte region, check out the rich variety of crafts and produce at the Belleville Farmers' Market. In the spring, the market comes alive with maple syrup and crafts, and remains a 'hive of activity' right through the Christmas season. The market is held in the Market Square beside City Hall, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 7 a.m to 6 p.m. all the year round. One can contact the Belleville Farmers' Jackie Tapp at the market on Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturday morning or by calling (613) 476-1255.
|Product||Producer||Point of Sale|
|Garlic organic||Railway Creek Farms|
|Beef, organic methods||Railway Creek Farms|
|Beef||Maple Crest Farms||Belleville Farmers' Market|
|Apples||Charlen Organic Farm|
|Pears||Charlen Organic Farm|
|Vegetables||Charlen Organic Farm|
|Pork||Haanover View Farms|
|Lamb||Haanover View Farms|
|Bacon||Haanover View Farms|
|Pork sausages||Haanover View Farms|