Welcome to the Orillia Farmers' Market
Check out the Calendar for the 2015 Special Events at the Orillia Farmers Market.
"Get your Boots to the Roots". 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.
VENDORS ARE NOW PERMANENTLY located at the
ORILLIA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Downtown by the Opera House
- corner of West and Mississaga Streets - in the heart of Downtown Orillia -every Saturday year round from 7:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
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
While at the Orillia Farmers' Market make sure to check out all the other events happening in 2015 in Downtown Orillia.
Downtown Orillia Great Easter Egg Hunt April 4....9:30 to noon
Roots North Music Festival April 24-25
Mississaga Mania & Peter Street Pandemonium Sidewalk Sale Sat. May 23 & Sun. May 25
Pan-Am Games Torch Run June 8
Streets Alive! Launch/Doors Open June 20
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art Exhibit-Doors June 20 - Oct. 12
Marilposa Folk Festival - Downtown Stage July 3 - 4
Beatles Street Festival and Sidewalk Sale July 24 - 25
17th. Annual Downtown Orillia Classic Car Show August 15
Starry Night Art & Gallery Tour August 22
Culture Days September 25 -27
Orillia Jaxzz Festival October 16 -18
Children's Candlelight Parade November 20
Black Friday in Downtown Orillia November 27
Santa Claus Parade November 22
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).
Permanent Location is at the ORILLIA PUBLIC LIBRARY - 36 Mississaga St. W.(corner of Mississauga St. and West St.) in the heart of Downtown Orillia
Over 40 vendors - most are again inside the Library
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 after Thanksgiving. The vendors are mostly indoors from October to May. Some vendors will occupy the "market room" year round though.
Parking is free on Saturdays in all metered and
pay machine parking lots in Downtown Orillia.
Street parking is still metered parking.
Please check out the calendar of events for the Orillia Farmers' Market
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
OMAFRA's Ontario Farmers' Markets Strategy
The Ontario government wants to see more Ontario grown food on the tables of Ontario families. Learn more about OMAFRA's Ontario Farmers' Markets Strategy. Read the Story...
The new farmers’ market Verification Program will be dedicated to real farmers selling locally-grown products directly to you, the Ontario consumer. You will have our guarantee that the vendors are farmers and the food is fresh! Read more about Verified Markets.