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Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)

  • Photo of Sunday Slow Food Market
  • Photo of Sunday Slow Food Market
  • Photo of Sunday Slow Food Market
  • Photo of Sunday Slow Food Market
  • Photo of Sunday Slow Food Market
  • Photo of Sunday Slow Food Market
  • Photo of Sunday Slow Food Market
  • Photo of Sunday Slow Food Market

Featuring Perth County's best locally produced food, drink and crafts, Stratford's Sunday Slow Food Market runs every Sunday. From May to mid - October the market is located in Market Square, behind City Hall. During the winter, the market can be found inside at the Festival Square - 10 Downie Street ( between 10 am and 1 pm).

Come out all season long for hot coffee/cider, product demos, music, etc. And of course, all the good, clean, fair food you can carry! Hope to see you there!

New Vendors Welcome. Non-food items must comply with GOOD, CLEAN, FAIR guidelines and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For inquiries, please email

About Slow Food: 
The network of over 85 000 Slow Food members is organized into local groups (Convivia) - which organize courses, tastings and dinners, promote campaigns at local level and participate in large international events. The Slow Food Perth County convivium was revived in 2008. The committee is always looking for volunteers and committee members who are interested in promoting good, fair and clean food. For more information on Slow Food Perth County please Or email us at:

Earth Is a Container

Wrapped in its atmosphere, our natural environment is a good teacher of how to create healthy container gardens. As a connection to the earliest of human technologies, gardening offers the opportunity to care for other beings while receiving joy from their flowers, fruits and the biodiversity that is found outdoors.

Tips from earth for good growing include:

  • A pot that is right for the roots and shoots
  • Drainage holes
  • Water retention systems, whether a dish or the ground
  • Soil teaming with beneficial organisms made from Mother Earth specific to your plants needs
  • Seeds or starter plants reflecting Good, Clean and Fair principles
  • Creative mulch
  • Locations that are tailored to the plants needs and reflect your need to enjoy and care for them

In planning for your containers and plants, stay open to creativity, encourage biodiversity and heartiness and mimic natural systems wherever you can. Then see, smell and eat the fruits of your labour.

Liz Mountain Slow Food member


Don’t miss the fun due to construction delays!

“Stratford itself is the type of walkable wholesome town Rodgers and Hammerstein might write a musical about.”

- Amy Alipio, Associate Editor, National Geographic Traveler

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