St Jacobs Market Food Tour

Sweet, sour, salty, savoury & spicy… this is what a farmer’s market tastes like! Join us for a guided journey through Mennonite food, culture and history, tasting the best local vendors at the famous St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market. 

Four small images of food vendors at the St Jacobs Market. Selling cheese, apple fritters and meat.

When you join the curated St Jacobs Market Food Tour, you will sink your teeth into food traditions, market history, the expertise of women and men that grow and produce the food they sell every week and most importantly…treat samples for the foodie in you!

This Market Food Tour is for people who care about what they eat, where it comes from and want to talk about it! Bring your appetite for food, culture and history because you will leave with a whole new appreciation and an appetite for more.

Get to know the St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market in a whole new way and taste why everyone returns again and again to the largest year-round farmer’s market in Canada!

Tour Highlights 

  • 6 tastings including cheese, preserves, meats, baking, and maple syrup!
  • Introduction to Mennonite culture and history at The Mennonite Story
  • Meet local farmers and food producers to hear the inspiration behind their hard work
  • Learn some market history
  • Small group of 8 or less people to ensure you have the best experience!

*This tour is not vegetarian or gluten free*

Led by: Juanita Metzger & guides from The Mennonite Story

Accessibility: The Mennonite Story & all Market buildings are fully accessible for scooters & wheelchairs.

St. Jacobs Market Food Tour Details

This Market Food Tour is a partnership between Stroll Walking Tours, St. Jacobs Market & The Mennonite Story

Of course, we have the obligatory Liability Waiver and Release form that must be signed by each person in advance of joining the walk.  Why a waiver for a walking tour, you ask? Couldn’t get insurance without it. Stroll pays insurance… you sign the waiver. 

A sense of curiosity, a few questions and a willingness to learn something you didn’t know before.

Of course, dress for the weather; bring a hat, water bottle, umbrella, solid walking shoes (no flip flops!) and anything else you need to be comfortable on the walk. 

We walk rain or shine or snow! 

However, we do heed storm watches and warnings and would never put you in danger. Stroll may cancel and reschedule a walk due to an issued weather advisory. 

We don’t make scheduled bathroom breaks along the walking route. Please attend to personal needs before or after the walking tour. 

Absolutely! The walking tour guides have chosen routes with the best possible accessibility in order to accommodate as many people as possible. However, construction happens and we do our best to re-route safely.

If you have any questions about the accessibility of a specific walk, please contact us in advance of booking. 

We’ll say it again… Always arrive 10-15 minutes ahead of time! If you arrive exactly at departure time, you’re already late! If you arrive really late, you will likely miss the tour. 

We know you’re a curious bunch so we’ve been preparing blog posts with additional resources from many of the walking tours. Happy reading!

The guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and the tour was a fascinating view into local history. I absolutely loved this tour!
James M