Welcome to the Orillia Farmers' Market
The Orillia Farmers' Market is one of the longer-running farmers' markets in the province, with its roots in the 1840's at the waterfront. Between 1872 and 2009, this Market operated on a parcel of land turned over for the use of local farmers, at what turned out through time to be the main downtown intersection and the location of the community's Opera House and Public Library.
As the City Administration prepared to demolish the present library building and replace it with a new one, it offered the market a temporary home at the City Centre, two blocks away. The Market moved there in November 2009, and remained there until the end of 2013. The City Council established an 'ad hoc' committee to examine options on location of the Market and decided that the Orillia Farmers' Market should return to Market Square at the Library.
WE'VE MOVED - VENDORS ARE NOW at the
ORILLIA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Downtown by the Opera House)
SEE YOU AT THE ORILLIA FARMERS' MARKET ---- WHERE SHOPPING IS FUN!!
SUPPORT OUR LOCAL FARMERS
The Farmers' Market continues to proudly boast of its range of locally produced foods, handmade crafts from around the county and regularly scheduled special events for the family. Our growers look forward to Saturdays on the Market, where they offer fresh-picked produce in season, and naturally raised meats, with a variety of baked goods and ready-to-eat treats in a sociable atmosphere. Bring your family, meet your friends, get to know the vendors, enjoy the local musicians in the Market Cafe. Treat yourself to one of the tasty lunch menu items.
Location & Hours
Orillia's popular, long-running Farmers' Market is . . .
OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND! 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday (except for Vendor Vacation which is always the Sat. between Christmas and the New Year).
At the ORILLIA PUBLIC LIBRARY - 36 Mississaga St. W.(corner of Mississauga St. and West St.) in the heart of Downtown Orillia
Vendors are mostly inside until Victoria Day weekend when the majority will move outdoors to the Library/Opera House (known as Market Square) parking lot. The vendors will move back indoors Nov. 1st. The vendors are mostly indoors from Nov. to April. Some vendors will occupy the "market room" year round though.
Parking is free during market hours on Saturdays in Market Square(Lot #4), Champlain Lot (Lot#7) which is behind Fred's Meat Market, Central School Lot (Lot#10) which is across the street from Central School, and the Andrew Street Lot (Lot#9) across from the Orillia City Centre.
Why Shop At Farmers' Markets?
You Deserve It!
1. Taste Real Flavours
2. Enjoy the Season
3. Support Family Farmers
4. Protect the Environment
5. Nourish Yourself
6. Discover the Spice of Life – Variety
7. Know Where Your Food Comes From
8. Learn Cooking Tips, Recipes and Meal Ideas
9. Connect with your Community
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