The County of Brant is proud to be home to such a strong agricultural community, with over 165,000 acres of utilized farm land and over 1,000 people employed.
While the most produced crops in Brant are oilseed and grains (like wheat and soy beans), many farmers are focused on growing produce like fruits and vegetables, or they are raising livestock like chickens, cattle and/or pigs.
We are all about supporting these farms and farmers, and this includes shopping at one (or all) of the markets in Brant! Continue reading below for all the information you need on when and where you can find these markets, and a little bit about each of them!
Little Brown Cow
Location: 234 Cockshutt Road, Brant, ON
Hours: Sunday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Information: This market has a little bit of everything, but they are most known for their fresh cheeses, Jersey milk and beef. Show up to your next dinner party with one of their many different flavoured cheesecakes and you’re sure to be the favourite! While you’re there, take a quick trip up the road to say hi to all of the cows at the farm!
Kristi’s Market Kitchen
Location: 226 Middle Townline Road, Harley, ON
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday & Monday: Closed
Information: This is one of the newest markets in Brant – located in the newly renovated Harley Store. They feature so much local goodness, including produce, apple cider from Bramble Lane Farms, products from Brant’s artisanal chicken farm; Hidden Root Farms, and so many baked goods using local ingredients! Stop in for lunch, or ask them to cater your next event!
Location: 127 King Street, Burford, ON
Hours (Change Seasonally): Tuesday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday: Closed
Information: Located right in the heart of Burford, The Stand is a must visit during your trip to Brant! They are most known for their harvest boxes, which can be picked up or can be ordered and customized based on budget! The perfect summer gift, or just an easy way to grab everything you need. Bring the kids along to fill in a colouring sheet to win prizes!
Brantview Apples & Cider
Location: 225 Howell Road, St. George, ON
Hours: Year Round: Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday – Friday: Closed
Seasonal (September-October): Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Information: Almost 200 years after Isaac Howell was awarded the land for his bravery in the War of 1812, the Howell family continues to keep the tradition of producing 16 different types of apples. This on-farm market showcases all things apple, from fresh picked and cider, to their apple cider donuts, and spreads like apple butter, jelly, mustard and smoked barbecue sauce. Within the last few years, the Howell family also created the Howell Road Cider Co. – a hard cider made from fresh apples right from the farm.
Drongkowski’s Market & Deli
Location: 5 Beverly Street East, St. George, ON
Hours: Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday: Closed
Information: This isn’t your typical market – while they offer great local meats, cheeses, baked goods and more, what you really want to stop for are their “two-handed sammies”. Made on fresh bread, using local ingredients – you’ve definitely never had a sandwich this good. Looking for a great, local business to cater your next event? Give Drongkowski’s a try!
The Windmill Country Market
Location: 701 Mount Pleasant Road, Mount Pleasant, ON
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday & Monday: Closed
Information: The Windmill has become a Brant County landmark. This market is unlike anything you have ever seen – and it is so much more than just a market! Stop in for your local produce and groceries, or for a bite to eat at the restaurant or bakery. Visit upstairs to see their furniture showroom and gift and decor pieces! The Windmill is also right off of the Mount Pleasant bike trail – the perfect place to stop and explore on a day of cycling!
Elberta Farms Country Market
Location: 353 Governors Road East, Paris, ON
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Information: The Berta family purchased this farm in 1966 to grow their own produce. Soon after, they realized that the amount was much more than the family needed. They began to sell the excess on a table at the side of the road. In 1987, the market was built and has been serving the community ever since! Elberta’s was also the winner of the 2018 Salute to Brant Business Agriculture Award!
Moore’s Berries and Farm Fresh Produce
Location: 497 Pinehurst Road, Brant, ON
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Information: Owned and operated by the Moore family since 1916, this farm is best known for their U-Pick strawberry fields, however as time goes on they continue to add and grow. In addition to produce, they grow feed grain and hay. They combine modern technologies and innovations with trusted farming traditions. This is the perfect place to stop when camping at Pinehurst Lake – as it is located right across the road!
The Paris Wincey Mills Co.
Location: 31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON
Hours: Thursday – Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Information: The Paris Wincey Mills Co. is the home of many different Brant businesses. They are home to farm-to-table freshness with local produce (market on Saturdays), seafood (Jiggs-n-Reels), cheeses (The Tipperary Bog), and meats & bread (Link Street Sausage House). They also offer more than just local food! They are home to other great vendors like, Bird & Bee Vintage, Nith River Records, Paul Cheney Watercolour, The Paris Apothecary, and more!