Farmer's Market Returns, Now Open Fridays and Saturdays
The Fenelon Falls Farmer’s Market is returning on May 17th this year, and they have some exciting news: the market will operate on both Fridays and Saturdays this season, from 11 am - 5 pm, every weekend until Thanksgiving.
They have a number of new and exciting vendors to visit, as well as many familiar farming faces, so be sure to visit the market on their first day of the season May 17th.
If you grow vegetables and you might be interested in sharing your harvest with the community through selling fresh produce, consider becoming a vendor with the market! Contact Kathy Martin for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you at the market on Fridays and Saturdays this year!
Submitted by Kathy Martin, Vice President of the Fenelon Falls Farmers Market
The Fenelon Falls Farmers’ Market was established in 2008 and has had several different locations over the past years. We’re now in our fourth year located at Bond and John St., known to many locals as the “old arena lot” with hopes of making this the markets permanent home.
The market opens the first long weekend in May and runs until Thanksgiving weekend. Our hours are 11 am to 5 pm every Friday. We have a great following for our Friday market and would like to reach out to those locals who work all week, as well as provide a spot for the tourists to visit during their stay in Fenelon Falls so we have added Saturdays this year on a trial bases which will run the same dates and times as the Friday market.
We have 19 full season vendors with several 5 consecutive week vendors. Our goal is to have 25 or more vendors for both Friday and Saturday. Our market may be small, but we’re honest. When we advertise looking for vendors we always say, “ If you grow it, handcraft it or produce it yourself… then we have a place for you to sell it.”
We allow vendors to be from within 100 km of the market location, and we don’t allow resellers (those who purchase for terminals or large outlets). Our vendors range from local farmers with Organic Meat Products, Ontario Lamb, Local Honey, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Homemade Baked Goods, Preserves, Ethnic Food, Fresh Cut Flowers, and a variety of very gifted and talented Artisans.
We’re a nonprofit organization that belongs to FMO (Farmers Market Ontario), the Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce, and Fenelon Falls Forward. We make a donation to the towns “Santa Day” as well as provide free soup during that day at our market location. Donating vegetables to the local food bank at the end of a market day is something else we’ll be doing this year. The market also provides a free space for nonprofit organization in our community to use each week.
A farmers market brings economic growth to a community, it also provides the knowledge of local agriculture and how things are produced and manufactured. Our vendors are very knowledgeable about the products they bring to market and are more than willing to answer any questions customers may have concerning them. Our vendors are also kept up to date on all rules and regulations set by Health and Safe as well as the FMO (Farmers Market Ontario). This is something we pride ourselves on. We also feel it’s very important for every customer to know where, how and what they are purchasing.
We have a board made up of seven volunteers that work very hard as a group for the growth and success of the market. As we said before…. If you grow it, handcraft it or produce it yourself. We have a place for you to sell it. Please contact us at: www.fenelonfallsfarmersmarket.com