Guelph Farmers’ Market: Refreshing Our Local Tradition

About the refresh

We’re in the process of refreshing the Guelph Farmers’ Market to build and expand on what is already a vibrant local tradition. Starting with our vendors and moving to our customers, we’re leading a discussion on how to update market policies and procedures.

As we look at refreshing how we operate, we want to learn what makes the Guelph Farmers’ Market unique and how we can improve the market experience for you.


Research and engagement, fall 2018 to spring 2019

We can’t learn what the market needs unless we know who shops there. We’ve spoken with our vendors and taken a survey of Guelph Farmers’ Market shoppers to see who comes to the market, how they get there and how long they’ve been shopping with us.

Development of the draft policies and procedures, spring 2019

Engagement and research will help us formulate the new draft policies and procedures that will help us refresh the Guelph Farmers’ Market.

Engagement on the draft bylaw’s goals and objectives, fall 2019

Report to Council, 2020

In 2020, a report will go to Council with our final recommendations on refreshing the Guelph Farmers’ Market.

Guelph Farmers’ Market stakeholder working group

We’ve assembled a stakeholder working ground for our policy review. The Guelph Farmers’ Market stakeholder working group advises our project team during the policy review to help us understand and consider the concerns of stakeholders as they relate to the market.

The working group’s next meeting is to be determined.
Guelph Farmers’ Market Working Group Terms of Reference

October 21, 2019 meeting

September 23, 2019 meeting

March 25, 2019 meeting

Updated vision and mission

In March 2019, the Guelph Farmers’ Market vendors and the Guelph Farmers’ Market Stakeholder Working Group discussed and revised the market’s vision and mission, reflecting the results of the shopper profile survey.
Guelph Farmers’ Market: Updating our vision and mission

For more information

Stacey Dunnigan, Manager
Culture and Tourism, Culture, Tourism and Community Investment
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2533
[email protected]