Onling Shopping During COVID-19
For customers who want to guarantee their favourite products will be waiting for them at the market, or for those customers who want to minimize contact during the COVID-19 public health response, you will soon be able to place your orders in advance right here on our website! We have heard your feedback and are hard at work getting our new platform ready for you. Check back soon for more info!
Ordering Online with the Barrie Farmers’ Market
Simply click the “Online Orders” tab on our website menu and you will be brought to our brand new marketplace.
There are three ways to find what you’re looking for:
- Select Food, Beverages or Handmade Goods and scroll through the products as if you were wandering around the market, looking to see what’s available.
- Find a specific vendor using the “Local Vendors” tab in the menu to see all of our vendors in one place.
- Use keywords to “Search for Product,” in case more than one vendor has it for sale, the same way you’d compare between vendors at the outdoor market.
When is the best time to shop?
The Barrie Farmers’ Market online shop opens on Monday at 8 a.m. and closes on Friday at 8 a.m. for pickup in the same week.
Just like at the physical farmers’ market, on our online store the individual vendors control when their products are available. Farmers may not know until mid-week if seasonal crops will be ready to harvest or how much they will have available, so they might not open their store until Tuesday. Bakers and chefs may need to close their shops on Thursday to give them enough time to prepare your order.
The window of time when most vendors shops will be open is Monday-Thursday. Shopping mid-week should help you see the widest variety of products available.
What is the deadline for orders?
The Barrie Farmers’ Market online shop closes on Friday at 8 a.m. for pickup the next day. Some vendors may close their shops earlier to give them enough time to prepare your order.
Do I have to pay online? Can I pay in cash at the market?
The market is open for pedestrian shopping on site on Saturday, which means some vendors will want payment online in advance for pre-orders and some vendors may collect payment in person at the market on Saturday. Whether or not they will take cash or want a cashless card transaction also depends on the individual vendor. Check with the individual vendor if you’re not sure about their preferred payment method.
If I forgot to order something in advance, can I buy it at the market on Saturday?
Yes, the Barrie Farmers’ Market is operating a conventional market with individual vendor stalls. Due to demand, not all products may be available on site on Saturday. If you want to guarantee that what you want will be waiting for you then place your order in advance for pick up. However, if you’ve forgotten to buy something or if you just want to see what’s in season and what looks good then you’ll be able to shop on site.
Saturday Pickup Procedures
The market is set up inside the City Hall Rotunda and is accessible through the parking lot doors (opposite from the skating rink).
Customers are welcome to either pickup their orders from each vendor at their individual stalls or we can collect them all in advance for you and bring them out if you would prefer a contactless option. If you do intend to pick your orders up contactless, please be sure to either mark your order as such or let us know at the doors.
Another benefit of placing a contactless pickup order with us is that there will be no lines for you! Simply inform the attendant at the door that you have a contactless order waiting and we will bring it right out for you.