Our market is offering an online Farmers’ Market this year. With 15 vendors represented and over 500 different products available for sale, you will find what you are looking for! You can shop from the comfort of your home for four days during the week (Monday-Thursday). On Saturday morning you drive to the Leisure Centre parking lot, located beside the library parking lot) and we will place your purchases in your car for a contactless and safe experience.
We invite you to apply to our market. We accept three types of vendors: Grower/Producer (i.e. farmers), Baker/Food Vendor and Artisan/Crafter.
Please read the Rules and Regulations document. It answers any questions you may have regarding length of season, costs, requirements and more. If you want to join us as an Artisan/Crafter, you are welcome to join us for our six Artisan Fair dates, please fill out an “Artisan Fair Vendor Application”. If you want to join us as a Grower/Producer or Baker/Food Vendor, please fill out the “Vendor Application Form”. Return these via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 application are now ready!
Where is the Bradford Farmers’ Market located?
Find us in the parking lot of the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library at 425 Holland Street West.
When is the market open?
The outdoor market is open every Saturday, 8 am until 1 pm from May 23rd until Thanksgiving weekend. Find us inside the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library’s Zima Room for special dates (to be announced) in November and December.
Is the Bradford Farmers’ Market a “real” farmers’ market?
Absolutely! We are registered with Farmers’ Market Ontario, and our markets’ producers really grow their products! Talk to them individually, learn about their passion for their craft, you won’t be disappointed. Please note – in some cases, our farmers purchase from other local farmers. This is because some produce just doesn’t grow in our area; peaches and cherries, for example. However, our market by-laws stipulate that all products must be grown within 100 kilometres of Bradford.
Do you sell organic products at the market?
Some of our vendors do have certified organic products, others are not certified but do have pesticide free products. Get to know your farmers, learn their growing practices and let them know what is important to you!
What should I bring to the market?
Bring your own shopping bags. Bring your free spirit, you just might see something unique and different at the market and it could change your plans for dinner!
Why don’t you carry all the produce that I can buy at the grocery store?
If you don’t see it on our producers’ tables, it is probably not in season in Ontario. Certain fruits and vegetables are only available at certain times of the year. Grocery stores carry produce from all parts of the world and therefore have a larger selection (strawberries don’t grow in Ontario in January, for example). We just carry what is ready to be picked out of our fields. We pick it when it is ripe and ready to eat and the shipping time is however long it takes us to drive to the market! The difference in taste is phenomenal!
Will I have a good time at the market?
From musical entertainment to seasonal tastings, eating breakfast, lunch, or coffee and something sweet outdoors, meeting friends and neighbours, stocking up on the freshest produce, products and gifts, YES, you will have fun! We can’t wait to see you!
Can I become a vendor?
Possibly. The first step is to read the Rules and Regulations document found in the Application Forms tab. After that, if you think you’ll be a good fit, fill in an Vendor Application and send it (or give it) to us. The Board of Directors will review your applications and give you an answer.
How can I get in contact with you?
Please find our music and special event roster below.
We are proud to showcase local, live music every week. In addition, we hold Special Events once per month with even more fun for you and the whole family (find these dates below in bold). If you are an artisan who would like to set up a booth, these bolded dates are your chance to join us as our Special Events are also “Artisan Festivals”. We invite you to fill in an “Artisan Application Form” (located in the How to Join Our Market tab).
Grand Opening, May 25, 2019 with musical guest Russ Clayton
June 1, 2019 with musical guest Sean Derraugh
June 8, 2019 with musical guest Russ Clayton
June 15, 2019 with musical guest Bluesboy Nicky
June 22, 2019 with musical guest Matt Bates
Family Carnival, June 29, 2019 with musical guest Russ Clayton
July 6, 2019 with musical guest Sean Derraugh
July 13, 2019 with musical guest Jason Hogan
Caribbean Day, July 20, 2019 with musical guest Kenn Lewis
July 27, 2019 with musical guest Russ Clayton
August 3, 2019 with musical guest Sean Derraugh
August 10, 2019 with musical guest Bluesboy Nicky
August 17, 2019 with musical guest Tom Kremer
Peach Festival featuring musical guest Elvis (Russ Clayton) August 24, 2019
August 31, 2019 with musical guest the Neema Children’s Choir
September 7, 2019 with musical guest Sean Derraugh
Butter Tart Festival, September 14, 2019 Russ Clayton
September 21, 2019 with musical guest Sean Derraugh
September 28, 2019 with musical guest Russ Clayton
October 5, 2019 with musical guest Bluesboy Nicky
Thanksgiving/Harvest Festival, October 12, 2019 Russ Clayton
Indoor Market Dates:
November 9, November 30, December 14 and December 21