Welcome to the (Virtual) Elora Farmers Market!
June 2020 | Although we can’t be together in person, the Elora Farmers’ Market (EFM) is ready to serve you. Working with our amazing vendors we have created an online shopping tool that will let you find all the healthy, fresh and local food you have come to expect from the market. Thanks to technology, we are as close as ever.
This summer is our 15th anniversary as a market! We are so grateful to all the volunteers and vendors that have made this legacy possible. While our 2020 kick off is different than past years, we are excited to bring the EFM to you online. We appreciate your patience and support as we shift to new ways that allow our vendors to sell their products in ways that keep us all safe. If you have a suggestion on how we can improve your EFM online experience, drop us a note here.
Getting your fresh, local and healthy food from the Elora Farmers’ Market is easy:
- Visit EloraFarmersMarket.ca and follow the link to our online store.
- Order your favourite foods from all the EFM vendors you know and love. At check out, you will pay each vendor individually. Order before Thursday noon to make sure your order will be ready for a Saturday morning pick up.
- Saturday morning, come to Bissell Park and pick up your order. We will package all your goods together to make it easy to get your order home. Our social-distancing pickup process has been approved by Public Health and will ensure that you and our dedicated volunteers are physically distancing. Find your pick up times here.
- As you are enjoying your food at home, share your cooking and meals on social media with #FreshAsEver to let all our community know the Elora Farmers’ Market is open!
Share you Elora Farmers’ Market cooking on social with #FreshAsEver
June 2020 FAQ’s
Is the market open this year?
Yes, online! Because of COVID restrictions, we are unable to set up the in-person market as we have done in the past. We are working closely with Public Health and will follow their lead if or when we can set up an in-person market at Bissell Park. As soon as we can safely see you in person, we will!
Are all the vendors in the online store?
We have vendors ready to serve you and more will be added weekly. You can expect to find fresh and healthy veggies, baked goods, eggs, meat and dairy products. Due to public health restrictions, some goods normally available at the in-person market may not be available online.
How do I get to the online EFM?
Simply visit EloraFarmersMarket.ca and follow the link to our store. We are ready to serve you!
How does payment work?
Just like our in-person market, you will pay each vendor individually at check out. Most of our vendors are welcoming payments through e-transfer or Square. You will pay for your goods online and pick up your order Saturday morning at Bissell Park. With the exception of a very few vendors that are accepting cash only, NO PAYMENTS will be accepted at pick up.
Will I see the vendors at Bissell park when I pick up my order? Can I buy goods when I pick up my order?
There will be no onsite sales at pick up. Vendors will drop off your order early Saturday morning and EFM volunteers will package all your orders together for you to pick them up in a safe and timely manner. Some vendors may be at the pickup as volunteers to help with packing and will be happy to say hello… from a distance!
How does Saturday morning pick up work?
Orders placed in our online store by Thursday noon will be ready for pick up Saturday morning in Bissell Park. To help with the flow of car and foot traffic, we are welcoming customers during specific times based on the last name used to place the order.
|Last name starts with||Saturday am pick up|
|A-F||10:00 – 10:30|
|G-L||10:30 – 11:00|
|M-R||11:00 – 11:30|
|S-Z||11:30 – 12:00|
We are encouraging drivers to park in the west entrance of the park (closest to downtown). We will have signs and pylons to guide your way to the safe pick up area and guide you back to your car. Thank you for wearing a mask and remembering to keep appropriate physical distancing in mind at all times.
How long will the EFM be online?
We are ready to serve you now at EloraFarmersMarket.ca We don’t know how long we will be online only or if/when we will be able to have an in-person market in 2020. Depending upon community need, we may keep the online market open after the in-person market starts up again. This is all new territory for us and we are grateful for the community’s support and encouragement. Can we do something to improve your Elora Farmers Market experience? Drop us a note below. We are #CloseAsEver
Comments or questions about the 2020 Elora Farmers Market? Drop us a note! We will get back to you in 48 hours.