Discover our Farmers Markets

April 13, 2022

Few places provide authentic community experiences better than a farmers market. These weekly gatherings feature amazing vendors selling everything from A to Z. Whether you are looking for fresh local produce, unique crafts and artwork, or simply a welcoming atmosphere, the farmers markets of the Saint John region got you covered.

The first market highlighted on our list is also the oldest continuing farmers market in Canada. Established in 1876, the Saint John City Market is still a go-to place for local produce, meats, seafood, crafts, and much more. Their food court brings together local and international flavours to create one of the most diverse collections of cuisine on the East coast. Arts and craft junkies can discover all kinds of unique gifts browsing from merchant to merchant. With so much to offer, this iconic market is truly an original experience every time.

To learn more about the City Market, as well as individual vendors, be sure to check out their page on our website, or their socials (Facebook or Instagram)

Another amazing feature of the Saint John City Market is the fact that they offer a weekly night market during the summer! Every Thursday evening South Market Street is lit up by a beautiful canopy of lights and fills up with local vendors. Also, to make things even more exciting, this summer the entire City Market will be staying open late! Over 40 vendors are expected every single week, so be sure to come out and experience the memorable Saint John Night Market.

For more details, visit their socials (Facebook or Instagram)

Located in the historic heart of Saint John’s south end, the Queen Square Farmers Market, QSFM for short, features a diverse collection of farmers, food vendors, artisans, and non-profit organisations. The market takes pride in showcasing many different nationalities, with over 25 different nationalities represented on any given Sunday.  In addition to the great number of vendors, the QSFM is known to hold special events over the course of the summer, including frequent yoga classes, performances from the Saint John String Quartet, and a fine craft festival. The market is open rain-or-shine, making for a fantastic Sunday activity from late-Spring to early-Fall.

For more details, visit their socials (Facebook or Instagram)

Overlooking the beautiful Saint John River, the Brundage Point Weekly Market features up to 30 vendors in the summer. General Manager Faye Gorham describes the market as ‘family’, noting that the community of vendors frequently help each other out, even outside of the market. With many new vendors offering unique products coming this summer, and special events featuring live music, this market is definitely worth visiting on your Thursday afternoon.

For more details, visit their Facebook page.

Taking place in the beautiful town of Hampton, this farmers market features around 20 to 30 vendors selling produce, baked goods, ready to eat food, and artists of all kinds. Several community groups and non-profit organizations will make an appearance at the market this summer as well. The Lupine Market is inspired by the “Slow Movement”, a practice that celebrates traditional methods of not only harvesting food but producing in general. It encourages small batch ethical and locally sourced components and the general goal of encouraging quality over quantity. The Lupine Market also prides itself on being an eco-friendly market. This year, they are excited to partner with a few environmental organizations that will be coming to demonstrate the practice of sustainability in one’s personal life or within their communities. Be sure to stop by this eco-friendly night market on your next trip out to Hampton this summer!

For more details, visit their Facebook page, Instagram page, or their website.

One of the longer-running farmers markets on the list, the Kingston Farmers Market has been operating on the Kingston Peninsula since 1983, and with 80 to 120 vendors participating each year, it is one of the biggest farmers markets in the region. Open every Saturday, rain or shine, this market features some of the best farmers, bakers, and artisans in the province. With so many vendors, you are certain to find exactly what you need. They frequently hold special events featuring live music, keeping the market open until the late evening. For you early birds out there, the Kingston Farmers Market rings their opening bell at 8am, and they invite you to come enjoy a delicious breakfast with their friendly community of vendors! If this sounds like your ideal Saturday morning, catch a ferry over to the Peninsula check it out.

For more details, visit their socials (Facebook or Instagram)

If you plan on taking a trip to the Fundy Trail and the seaside town of St. Martins this summer (which, by the way, you totally should!) then make some room for this quaint little market on your itinerary. Established in 2011, this market plans to have around 12 to 15 vendors, all of whom are ready to greet you with a smile every Sunday until Labor Day Weekend. The vendors of the St. Martins Farmers Market don’t rely on their sales for income, they participate simply because they enjoy it. Additionally, all the vendor fees go directly towards non-profit organizations. You'll love the laid-back and friendly atmosphere you can find at this market on your next visit to St. Martins.

For more details, visit their Facebook page.

Located at the Quispamsis qplex, the Quispamsis Farmers Market is new and growing every week. With room for over 80 vendors, it’ll be exciting to see how the market grows over the summer. The market has featured vendors selling a variety of products, including fresh fish, meat, produce, maple syrup, handmade soaps, woodworking, and more. The kids will be a fan of this market as well, with vendors also selling cotton candy, hot dogs, and ice cream. This market is a fantastic way to wrap up a Sunday afternoon.

For more details, visit their Facebook page.

The newest member to this list brings farmers markets to the West Side of Saint John. Enjoy this Wednesday afternoon/early evening market, where everyone gets a chance to showcase their business and skills. Support locals selling to locals.

As this market continues to grow, keep an eye out for vendor updates and more.

For more details, visit their Facebook page here.