Orillia Farmers’ Market to reopen Saturday with COVID-19 measures top of mind

Hand sanitizer and masks throughout

Some good news for folks in Orillia and the local agriculture scene, too. The Orillia Farmers’ Market is reopening.

Starting this Saturday (July 25) and every Saturday throughout the summer the market will be open to patrons from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It will be held at the Orillia Public Library parking lot at the corner of Mississauga and West Streets. There will be enhanced safety and cleaning measures in place.

“We are thrilled to reopen the Orillia Farmers’ Market in Downtown Orillia and work with our local vendors to provide the outdoor market experience again,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “After a hiatus because of COVID-19, the return of our historic farmers’ market is something worth celebrating. New health and safety protocols will be in place to create a safe market experience for vendors and patrons as we continue to reopen amenities as part of the Province’s Stage 3 framework.”

Organizers of the market are asking that there be no more than two shoppers per household at the market and that everyone wears a mask. Once inside the market, traffic moves one way, with sanitation stations available throughout. Patrons are asked to keep a safe minimum distance from others.