Outdoor Farmers’ Market returning to Orangeville this weekend

May 5, 2022   ·   0 Comments

By Sam Odrowski

A large volume of fresh food and fresh air can be enjoyed at the Orangeville Farmers’ Market this weekend, which is returning to an outdoor format by the intersection of Second Street and Broadway.

The market kicks off on Saturday (May 7) at 8 a.m. and this year is the 31st season of the weekly event. Those who stop by the market will be sure to find a wide variety of fresh farm vegetables, fruit, meats, and treats. 

There will be live music, free bucket truck rides courtesy of Orangeville Hydro, balloon animals, free face painting and family games set up at Alexandra Park, all courtesy of the businesses and merchants in downtown Orangeville.

General Manager of the Orangeville Business Improvement Area, Alison Scheel, recently highlighted some of the reasons why it’s great to buy produce from local farmers at the weekly market, in a press release.

“The local food movement has taken off because people recognize the benefits of eating food grown or raised close to home. If the health, environmental, and economic benefits are not compelling enough, the taste will get you every time. Local food tastes better, period,” said Scheel.

“The only way to find fresher food closer to home is to grow it yourself. By shopping for fresh, delicious local food at the Orangeville Farmers’ Market you can avoid shopping in frigid air conditioning for artificially ripened produce and avoid the pitfalls of growing your own.”

Also on Saturday, downtown merchants will be marking the opening day of the market, with their annual Clean Sweep event at 10 a.m. when merchants will be outside, sweeping away the last vestiges of the cold weather months and welcoming visitors to beautiful downtown Orangeville.

Scheel said she’d encourage everyone to come out to the Farmers’ Market opening day on Saturday and shop local.

“Shop the market, chat with friends old and new, stop for a bite to eat, and enjoy the fresh air. Market Saturdays are special – small town living at its very best,” she noted.

“Support our local farmers and small businesses, explore all the great things your community has to offer, and enjoy the real benefits of a ‘love local’ lifestyle.”

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