Who We Are
Wellington Country Marketplace is a third generation butcher
shop formerly known as Maziarz Meats.
We feature an assortment of fresh ontario Tender Beef, pork, Chicken and
Turkey, Baked Goods, preserves, Maple Syrup and Honey,
Assorted Cheeses, Seasonal Fruits and vegetables.
A Taste of Family Tradition you'll want to make your own.
Rather than a hurried grocery shopping day, you can create a "whole family experience" here at Wellington Country Marketplace. You will find it's worth the drive out of town to relax in the country air. The children will enjoy the play centre and petting the miniature donkeys, bunnies, piggies and goats that are "just for loving" Inside, you'll be impressed by the clean, bright interior of the market with its pine ceiling. Mementoes of a long tradition in butcher shop business can be seen.
Brenda has spent her whole life working in the family business. Her grandfather Max (Mike) opened a butcher shop in the basement of his Harris Street home in 1934.
He would smoke meat and make sausages all week to take to the Guelph Farmers' Market on Saturdays. For 22 years, he and his two sons, Alex and Edward, earned a reputation for their quality meats and friendly service. In 1956 when the business had grown, the family bought a farm on the corner of Cassino Avenue and Victoria Road in Guelph. Alex Maziarz, Brenda's father, retired in 1994 and Brenda took over the business. The early focus was on farmers' markets and continuing the fine reputation for quality meats and exceptional service.
Brenda purchased the lands on Jones Baseline in 2000 and started to plan the traditional family friendly butcher shop.
Alex Maziarz, enjoying retirement, is still making fresh sausage with his daughter. They prepare several types of sausage including Italian, honey garlic, a breakfast sausage and of course, their specialty, farmer's sausage. Brenda is always on the lookout for additional products that customers will enjoy and takes pride in selling local products and specialty items.
The Wellington Country Marketplace features a newly expanded playground to entertain while you do your shopping. Bring the kids to visit up close and personal some great furry friends. You can pet our miniature donkeys, ponies, and other fun friends all while shopping for some of the best local produce and meats.
Check out our photos in the gallery