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The Bradford Farmers’ Market starts the 2018 season on May 26th!  We can’t wait to see you and share the bounty of the season with you.

Find us in the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library’s parking lot at 425 Holland Street West.  We are there every Saturday until Thanksgiving weekend from 8 am until 1 pm.  And after Thanksgiving we move indoors to the Library’s Zima Room.  We’ll be indoors from 10 am until 2 pm on November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1, 15, & 22.

Contact Us

Come and speak with our Market Manager at the market, give us a jingle at 905-960-4565 or drop us an email.  Make sure to visit and like our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay in the loop.

FAQ’s

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 26th until Thanksgiving weekend.  Find us inside the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library’s Zima Room from 10 am until 2 pm on November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8 & 22.

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?

The easiest way is to visit us at the market and talk with our Market Manager,  send us an email at bradfordontariofarmersmarket@gmail.com or give us a jingle at 905-960-4565.

Special Events

We have live music every week and the freshest and most delicious local products.  In addition, we hold Special Events once per month with extra fun for you and the whole family.  And, if you are an artisan who would like to set up a booth, these special days 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 Application Form tab).

May 26, 2018                      Grand Opening Day

June 30, 2018                     Canada Day / Strawberry Festival

July 21, 2018                        Caribbean Day

August 25, 2018                Peach Festival / Elvis Day

September 15, 2018        Butter Tart Festival

October 6, 2018                Thanksgiving / Harvest  Festival

Indoor Market Dates:

November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1, 15, & 22