Adam’s Honey is a small producer of local honey and natural hive products. They offer a variety of products including: wildflower honey, buckwheat honey, flavoured honey, creamed honey, honey butter, beeswax, propolis tincture, pollen, soap, candles, lip balm, and hand salve.
Brendan became interested in farming about ten years ago and since that time has worked at several local farms, including BelleRoots Farm and McBride’s Organic Farm. Brendan has now struck out on his own growing vegetables and plants, making soap and birch baskets, and working with local artisans to produce flax linen from his own crop.
Sweet corn by the bag or bushel basket is the annual summer rite at this stall. Arrive early, as the corn is fast to go. Plump and bursting with sweet flavour, there is no better way to celebrate summer than with a corn roast for family or friends. A bag of corn and pot of hot water turns a ho-hum picnic into something special. For a special treat, you can grille the corn and baste with herbed butter. Drop by starting in July for Scott’s corn.
Camphill Nottawasaga is a 280-acre property acquired in 1987 encompassing a village community. Camphill Communities Ontario is a not-for-profit organization that provides support services to adults and seniors in Simcoe County who have intellectual disabilities. The Garden Workshop is a four-acre organic market garden. Camphill grows 20 varieties of vegetables using the principles of biodynamic agriculture, which views the garden as a holistic entity.
Sweet, amber, and in a taste class of its own – maple syrup and maple syrup treats from Carter Farms are sure to please. Carter Farms is all syrup, providing restaurant sizes and the mighty one-gallon jug all the way down to the single serving mini bottle. There’s plenty for everyone! On pancakes, waffles, berries and breakfast cereal, there is nothing like maple syrup to kick it up a notch. If you like the distinct flavour of pioneer-style dark syrup, Number 2 syrup, or the light amber Number 1, Eric will help you find the syrup that’s right for you.
Bob & Judi Clarke
A hearty variety of Simcoe County grown berries and vegetables are available from the Clarke’s stall. In season, you will find strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, cauliflower, cucumbers, broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, onions, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and zucchini. All farm-fresh and bursting with flavor. Great tasting local honey is also available. The Clarkes also operate a successful pick-your-own berry operation in Minesing.
Fresh and dried flowers will beautify your home and give you a lift. Perennials are available in a wide variety for those who want a perpetual garden or choose ground cover for those difficult parts of the yard. It’s all available at Debby’s stall. Stunning blooms and tantalizing aromas are always plentiful and you’ll be sure to find something beautiful and new to perk up your home. Debby also runs a successful pick-your-own flower and herb farm in Minesing for those who need flowers in bulk for special events.
Those with dietary restrictions caused by gluten intolerance or a need for low or no sugar will find this stall a treasure. What’s the secret to making great-tasting desserts? A wide range of personally selected, gluten-free ingredients carefully blended, plus more than a few baker’s secrets. For those on a low-sugar diet, treats are available sugar-reduced or sugar-free. Many of these delights are sweetened only with natural fruit juices.
Elaine and Cam Steele
Seasonal vegetables: lettuce, peas, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, squash, and more. Herbs: basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, etc. Plus pickles, salsa, and preserves.
Ahmed Alasfar and Faten Alawad
Ahmed, Faten and their family of six came to Barrie in 2015 as refugees from Syria, where they have a family history of restaurant ownership. Their savoury and sweet Syrian food (all Halal) is made by heart without recipes. Having to say goodbye to their beloved home and most of their family, adapting to a new culture and learning English as a second language, has made it even more important to them to pursue their dream of sharing food from their own culture.
Everything from Grandpa’s Hungarian Sausages is made exclusively with meat or poultry and no filler, and using Art’s grandfather’s old world recipe to spice the sausage to perfection. They offer an extremely tasty treat for the barbeque in mild, hot, honey-garlic, and turkey-cranberry varieties for your enjoyment. New this year – try the smoked kielbasa!
Matt & Cassie Blank
Charles Harris & Laina Harris
Harris Farms is a fourth-generation family farm in Springwater township. What started out as a little side business to sell sweet corn has expanded over 30+ years to include 25 different types of vegetables, strawberries and raspberries. They take their responsibility to the land they grow on very seriously. They have an environmental farm plan that includes integrated pest management for all crops, as well as soil care using cover crops and crop rotations. Their aim is to provide the freshest, best quality produce right from the farm to their customers at a fair price.
Main courses from India are the exotic feature of this stall. Traditional curries, butter chicken and Chana (spiced rice and chick peas) are all must-tries. Whether you’re taking it home or eating it at the market, Jasleen offers tastes that conjure up the sights and sounds of the Indian sub-continent. Lovers of curry will find Jasleen’s cooking becomes their first stop at the market.
Carmen & Phil Theofilos
Fresh from the farm: potatoes, garlic, beans, salad greens, squash, herbs, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, leeks, onions, beets and more from this local grower.
Lise Garden and Cait Patrick
Homestead Artisan Bakery freshly baked handcrafted artisan breads using organic and locally sourced ingredients. Their sourdough breads are unmatched and frequently sell out, so get to the market early.
Huron Sun Pure Virgin Sunflower Oil is made from natural high-oleic sunflower seeds which are grown, harvested and then cold-pressed in small batches.
The Nut Tree
Brenda and Erika Boon
We are Brenda and Erika. We have been attending markets as shoppers for 10 years now. We have been to farmers’ markets all across Canada. Through various health trials in our family we have learned and grown to value local produce. We also believe in supporting local business. With that said we stand for what farmers’ markets are all about! We are thrilled to become vendors at the market providing a variety of nut products. Our products provide a diversified shopping experience as we are the only one supplying nuts. We also take pride in providing the freshest, highest quality product and aim to stock items that add the most value to our customers. I believe our positive and welcoming presence along with our mission to provide the highest quality products will greatly add to the Barrie Farmers’ Market.
Shawn Goulding Zurawski is a descendant of a long line of proud Métis commercial fishermen, including his grandfather, Henry LePage who opened the world famous Henry’s Fish Restaurant at Sans Souci, Ontario. Shawn’s uncle, Bernard LePage, not only continues the tradition of fishing the waters of Georgian Bay, but also provides the same great quality of fresh fish. Métis Fish Market, situated in Midland, Ontario, specializes in a variety of fresh fish as well as smoked fish. Shawn, like his grandfather and uncle, prides himself in providing a product that is not only healthy but of the freshest quality. Henry was once quoted in an interview with the Globe and Mail as saying, “what I won’t eat, I won’t sell”, a statement Shawn lives by.
Lynda and Nick Van Casteren
In 2017, this multi-generational farming family celebrates 35 years of providing healthy meats and spray-free vegetables from their farm just north of Barrie. They raise pork, beef, chicken, and lamb in the responsible and sustainable way expected by environmentally conscious customers, and they source turkey and game meats from local producers. Nicholyn Farms’ certified kitchen prepares baked goods and easy meals every day and sells them alongside preserves, sauces, spreads and so much more. Eggs, cheese and a large variety of gluten-free foods are sourced as locally as possible, rounding out their one-stop shop. Nick is always happy to serve you a delectable sandwich, hot off the BBQ to enjoy with your certified organic coffee, blended specially for Nicholyn Farms.
Since arriving in Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1948, the Pillitteri family has been committed to creating a legacy for generations to follow. Now, over six decades later, Pillitteri Estates Winery proudly continues a family tradition of viticulture and wine making excellence. With three generations actively involved with the winery’s operations, they can truly say that each bottle of wine is a product of the family’s passion. Stop by to sample and purchase a variety of red, white, and rose wines.
Homemade soppressata salami, cacciatore sausages, csabai sausages, pepperettes, and specialty items like capicollo and prosciutto. All products are made with Ontario-raised meats, and are cured and dried.
Hand sewn ladies clothing and accessories: tops, skirts, dresses, hats, purses, totes, scarves, and pyjamas.
The Spences are a beekeeping family. They started Red Roof Honey four years ago with just four hives and have since grown their business to 30 hives. They’re passionate about sharing their love of pollinators and sell honey, beeswax wraps, candles, and wax blocks made from their own hives.
With recipes that have been in the family for generations, this stall features rich and delicious deep-dish meat pies as well as quiche. Favourites including Steak & Mushroom, Steak & Kidney, Steak & Guinness, Chicken or Turkey Pie and are available in individual and family sizes. For a lighter meal or vegetarian option try a vegetable deluxe quiche. For instant gratification, have a small pie cooked up on the spot for a perfect market snack. Remember to stop by for a free sample. Pre-order by phone or e-mail.
Hans and Saskia Sloeserwij
Say Cheese is a family owned business. In 2008 Hans and Saskia Sloeserwij moved with their 3 children to Canada. Saskia has a College degree in Agriculture Business, specialized in Dairy Science. After her study Saskia started to produce cheese as a hobby and in 2007 she became a licensed cheese maker in Holland. We are very proud to announce that we are currently producing our own brand of sheep cheese. Our sheep cheese is produced as a medium firm cheese which is similar to the Dutch Gouda. Currently, we are selling both our own brand of sheep cheese as well as a variety of imported Dutch cheeses.
Fresh from Niagara-on-the-Lake, fruit, sweet and dripping with juice is the hallmark of the Jones farm. In season, you can find cherries, strawberries, blueberries, plums, peaches, nectarines, grapes and much more. The Jones family gets up mighty early to get to the market on time. Plan on arriving early too, as home canners and pie-makers are quick to reduce the stock each market session. Always something sweet, plump, juicy and tasty can be found at this stall.
Mike Madden and Kari Oliveira
Established in 1972, Thor Farms is a family operation located on the 10th line in Thornton that provides all natural beef that is raised on their own land. The cows are free range, grass fed and grain finished, raised without steroids or antibiotics. Thor Farms supplies all cuts of beef, which are available frozen only from the Barrie Farmers’ Market and directly from their farm.
Makers of Terry’s Unique Hot Sauce in regular, extreme, and smokey varieties.
Without Reservations is a small batch, artisan food company located in Barrie offering delicious, sous vide cooked, restaurant quality frozen meals. Without Reservations sources raw ingredients seasonally from local producers who care for their crops and animals using time-honoured practices and no antibiotics or hormones. Each meal is cooked in its own heat stable pouch then frozen. To reheat simply put the pouch in hot water and bring back to eating temperature. They’re perfect for home, the boat, the cottage, and camping!
Your Ultimate Meals prepares fresh and never frozen food. Using local produce and no refined sugar is something we are proud of. You’ll find the at the market year round with delicious guilt-free treats, including vegan and gluten-free options. Y.U.M. are here to make your life easier and, of course, more delicious! Catering for Barrie and area is also available.
Visiting Community Organizations are also Welcome
Non-profit and charitable organizations wishing to set up a stall at the Barrie Farmers’ Market may apply to the Market Manager with a requested date. There is limited availability, particularly during the local harvest season, and groups are asked to submit their request at least two weeks in advance. Once approved, you will need to bring the following for your stall: folding table, chair, banner with your name or the name of your organization, and if outdoors you will need your own canopy for weather protection. Click on the embedded link to download the COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION APPLICATION.