Applications for the 2018/2019 Market Year are due March 3
There are three types of vendor at the Barrie Farmers’ Market:
- Grower / Farmer / Primary Producer
- Baker / Prepared Foods / Secondary Producer
If you are a grower of vegetables, fruits, plants, herbs, or grain; a producer of eggs, dairy products, honey, maple syrup, or flour; a breeder of livestock, poultry, or fish; or if you grow, raise, harvest, or produce any other primary products then there is a good chance we have a space for you. The Barrie Farmers’ Market works on a system of ratios based on the number of growers, farmers, and primary producers (GFPs). The more GFPs we have, the more prepared foods and artisan vendors are permitted.
The Barrie Farmers’ Market is open to vendors who live or operate their business in Simcoe County. A few exceptions are permitted on a case-by-case basis to offer customers Ontario-grown vegetables, fruit and other products that cannot be grown in or are not available from the local area.
The Application Process
Vendors wishing to apply may download and print the APPLICATION FOR NEW VENDORS, fill in the ONLINE FORM, or contact the Market Manager by email or in person during market hours on Saturday to obtain an application form. After the Market Manager receives your completed application it is reviewed and follow-up questions are dealt with before it is passed on to the Board of Directors for a final decision.
Decisions on applications will be made by mid-April to give vendors time to prepare for the next outdoor season.
How to contact the market
Barrie Farmers’ Market, P.O. Box 20155, Barrie, ON, L4M 6E9
How to find us:
The Barrie Farmers’ Market is located at Barrie City Hall at 70 Collier Street. The easiest landmark to help you find your way is the big green archway that outlines the original market building from 1846.
From the south:
Coming north on Highway 400, take the Dunlop Street east exit into Barrie. Follow Dunlop Street to Mulcaster Street then turn left. The market and Barrie City Hall are at the top of the hill at the intersection with Collier Street.
From the north:
Coming south on Highway 400, exit at Bayfield Street and turn left towards the waterfront. Turn left on Collier Street and follow it to Mulcaster Street.
Barrie Farmers' Market
During market hours on Saturdays, parking is free on downtown Barrie streets and in the City Hall parking lot. There is also a paid parking garage located at 27 Collier Street.