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September 17, 2002
It's a pleasant walk or polite shove through the crowds to pick up your morning groceries. Nominally in the market building at 4 Gordon St. (parking is limited and fills up quickly) the market spills out in to the courtyard behind it. You can get pretty much any vegetable and most meats. There's also a bakery and some individual stalls selling everything from sushi, tickets to music festivals, and home-made baked goods. Get there early - the good stuff goes fast.
From journal The Royal City
June 16, 2002
We go there to buy organic veggies, free range eggs, fresh made bread and locally produced meats. Of course like many others we bring our travel mugs to enjoy a coffee and danish. Not just any old coffee and danish. The danishes and cinnamon buns are made fresh each morning and the coffee is organic fair trade coffee. While we sit with our coffees at the picnic tables the kids take their dollar over to the donut maker to buy a couple fresh made "little donuts".
Here at the market you can buy the best fresh salsa ever made from "the salsa guy". Full of cilantro, garlic, and tomatoes, this salsa never fails to get raves at any gathering. Another favourite from the market is the baba ganjou with just a hint of smoke from the grilled egg plant and the garlicy hummus.
But the Guelph market is not just about food it is about pottery, jewellery, hand made soap, photography, garden sculptures and much more. This is not flea market stuff, these are true artisans who come to showcase their wares. The garden sculptures, Wendy's "litter critters" are whimsical iron pieces made from cast off pieces of machinery. Phillipe’s bird houses likewise are made from recycled objects and are wonderful pieces of folk art. Both of these artisans have their works priced very reasonably.
The Guelph market is a wonderful place to spend Saturday morning. Of all the places in Guelph this is perhaps the best spot to get a true taste of Guelph and a feeling for what a wonderful place this is to live
From journal The City of Music and Festivals