Local Products for Local People!
The UpTown Market is a boutique farmers’ and crafters’ market, operated every Thursday in the summer from 3 – 7 pm by the Waterloo Farmers and Crafters’ Market Cooperative. Since 2009, we have been operating from the first Thursday in June until the last Thursday of October in the Waterloo Public Square. The UpTown Market offers consumers an opportunity to buy directly from the producer without traveling to the farm! Purchasing directly from the producer keeps money directly in the pockets of the producers – and our local economy. Small-scale producers (like our vendors!) employ more environmentally and sustainable production methods, meaning that you can feel good about everything you purchase at the Uptown Market!
The UpTown Market features all the amenities of your favorite local grocery store, including produce, cheese, and various spreads. And it doesn’t stop there! We feature a wide range of artisans and craft vendors to suit every style, selling everything from jewelry to home décor. The UpTown Market is not only a great place to pick up some food and a few knick knacks, but its also a great place to bring your family and meet with your friends. With a new featured musician every week, and other fun activities, the UpTown Market is fun for the whole family.
Find out more about the Waterloo Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market Cooperative HERE!
Ultimately, we are striving…
• To help strengthen the foundation of healthy community by offering a safe, relaxing and enjoyable place for families and individuals to come together,
• To stimulate and support our local economy by providing a venue for organic and small scale market gardeners, home produced foods, crafts and artisans,
• To create an opportunity for community groups to convey information to their neighbours concerning important local, social, political and environmental issues,
• To encourage the continuing transition towards ecologically harmonious methods of food production, striving to work with, rather than against the natural system, and…
• To have fun!