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Brockville Farmers' Market

Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2019
1. Brockville Farmers' Market Marker
Inscription.  

The Brockville Farmers' Market was first established here in 1833

The Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada, by an Act passed on December 18, 1832, authorized the establishment of a market in Brockville. The Act was signed into law on February 13, 1833. On October 18th of the same year, the new village government, the Brockville Board of Police, accepted a piece of land here on the shoreline from the Hon. Charles Jones, the major landowner in the east end of the town. The property extended 400 feet south of the King's Highway (now King Street) and was 240 feet wide. A small stone indoor butchers' market building was opened in January 1836. It was located in the centre of the market area and contained stalls for six butchers.

The outdoor space of the Market Square has been reserved for market gardeners, who have been coming on market days to sell their produce since the early 1830s.

This photo shows typical market business on a Saturday morning. You can see the wagons lined up on both sides of West Market Street.

In the background on the left is the large stone REVERE HOTEL, which overlooked the market from

Brockville Farmers' Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2019
2. Brockville Farmers' Market Marker
1849 to 1974.
 
Erected 2006 by City of Brockville, Heritage Brockville, and Brockville Community Foundation.
 
Location. 44° 35.365′ N, 75° 40.919′ W. Marker is in Brockville, Ontario. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and Block House Island Road, on the right when traveling east on Water Street. Marker is in Armagh Sifton Price Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brockville, Ontario K6V 4R7, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Brockville Tunnel 1860 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brockville "Van" or Caboose (within shouting distance of this marker); A view of Brockville from the waterfront CPR Docks (within shouting distance of this marker); Major James M. Walsh (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Great War Memorial (about 90 meters away); Brockville Rowing Club (about 90 meters away); Brockville Ferry Depot (about 90 meters away); Brockville & Ottawa Railway - Passenger Depot (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brockville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brockville Heritage Plaque Tour. (Submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. A Brief History of Brockville. (Submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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