Posted on: March 31, 2021 Posted by: Oksana Comments: 0
Mennonite Village St. Jacobs on Linen Tea Towel

Here is the story told… on the towel… 

As you may already know we like to travel and we base our designs on the images we collect from our trips. Here is another story of the towel – this time about  St. Jacobs, Ontario. The area is well known for the Farmers Market where many Mennonite farmers sell their produce – local vegetables, some craft and Maple Syrup.

From the market you can get on the horse drawn wagon and go visit the village. The best time is spring – that is when Maple Syrup is collected! There are several interesting places that are well worth the visit.

Covered Bridge Kissing Bridge West Montrose Ontario
West Montrose Covered Bridge Mennonite Store

One of them West Montrose, which is about 10 minutes drive from the market. The place is known for the Covered Bridge, also called “Kissing Bridge”. It is the last of its kind in Ontario. This 198-foot long bridge spans the Grand River and was constructed of oak and pine by John Bear around 1880.

The bridge is included in the Canadian Register of Historic Places. North of the bridge is the small town of West Montrose, which features a general store, gift shop and church.

Old Order Mennonites can still be seen driving their buggies over the bridge…

Dairy Farm, St. Jacobs area, Ontario

While driving through the area you will see a lot of farms…  Dairy farms, fields of various vegetables, corn or a herd of slow cows… During the summer on the road side you will see many fruit stands or signs to where to buy milk, eggs or some other food – it is always nice to have it fresh!

St. Jacobs Farmers Market Ontario Horse drawn Wagon

To market, to market – open three days a week during the summer months it gets busy by 8 am! So much to see and try! I know, we all missed it so much… 

We always bring home summer sausage, milk, honey and Maple Syrup! 

On the top of the towel you see the railway bridge, also called St. St. Jacobs Viaduct. It was build by Dominion Bridge Company of Montreal in 1890. Most of the funding for the construction of the railway and the bridge came from the Woolwich Township. This two-span viaduct over the Conestogo River was the most expensive part of the project!  For the best view of the bridge, walk along the Mill Race in St. Jacobs. 

You can buy this towel in our shop!


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