SupperMarket Mania

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Don’t feel like cooking? So don’t!

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays all summer, the supper markets of Niagara have you covered. Ditch the pots and pans, and shove that casserole back in the fridge. You know nobody wants tuna delight anyway! Just toss the kiddies in the car, roll on up, grab a picnic table and enjoy.

The supper market concept in Niagara began several years ago on Hwy. 55 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, where a group of delectable entrepreneurs first gathered to offer fresh produce, home-baked goodies, full-on meals and more, all in a relaxed, outdoor, under-the-tent style ambiance. They added live music, a bunch of tables and called all their friends. The next thing you knew, it was a party! And it still is – every Wednesday night from May 25th to September 21st, from 4:30pm to dusk. Ribs, local honey, all kinds of Niagara produce, yummy food trucks (including White Oaks!) and talented chefs doing their thing in a tent. Does it get any better than that?

Good ideas have a way of spreading, and that’s what happened last year when Port Dalhousie jumped into the game with their own version of the supper market, featuring a variety of great food truck vendors offering delicious treats, at Lakeside Park. Catch them there any Tuesday night from June 7th until the end of the summer.

A fan of Fonthill? Partial to Pelham? No worries. You can fill your face there too! Every Thursday night from 4:30pm-9pm (June 2nd – September 29th), food trucks, market vendors and musicians will gather in Peace Park, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill to make your culinary dreams come true…and keep you far, far from your kitchen.

Wherever you go, you’ll enjoy not only the sweet taste of laziness as you allow someone else to take care of dinner for you, but also the even sweeter joy of making new friends at a great Niagara event.


Is a travel writer with weekly columns in the Toronto Star, various other newspapers and She's a thrilled to be a blog contributor, and is inspired by the people she's met through White Oaks.