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 can place orders in advance through the Barrie Farmers’ Market LocalLine shop at www.localline.ca/barrie-farmers-market.
Ordering on LocalLine
Go to https://www.localline.ca/barrie-farmers-market to shop with the market’s vendors.
There are three ways to find what you’re looking for:
- Scroll through the products as if you were wandering around the outdoor market, looking to see what’s available.
- Find a specific vendor using the drop down menu to “Filter by Supplier” the same way you’d go directly to a vendor’s stall at the outdoor market.
- Use keywords to “Search by 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 LocalLine 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. As of June 13, 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 will be set up in the parking lot behind City Hall.
Customers will be allowed to walk into the market via the Mulcaster Street entrance to pick up their pre-orders from each vendor at their individual stalls.
If you would prefer to stay outside of the market rather than walking in to pick up your order(s) then:
- Go to the market entrance at Mulcaster Street.
- Make yourself known to market staff and be prepared to give your LocalLine username and order number(s).
- While you wait outside of the market, someone will go to the vendor stall(s) to retrieve your order(s) and bring them to you.