(New Events are added weekly)
(New Events are added weekly)
JOIN US FOR A MAPLE EASTER!
Join us at the Market at 11 a.m. for the filming of Valerie Scott's cooking program, Sunshine City Chefs, on Rogers TV.
After shopping at the market, Valerie will prepare dishes around a theme of 'All Things Maple Syrup'. Valerie’s creations will be offered to our customers to sample and inspire!
The menu for the day is:
Candied Bacon with Tarragon
Maple Bacon Jam on Toasted Baquette
Pork Chops with sautéed Apple and Bacon
Mixed Greens Salad with Pear, Blue Cheese, and Maple Dijon Dressing
Quiche with Maple Syrup, Bacon and Onions
APRIL 23 - BUILD A BIRDHOUSE!
The Couchiching Conservancy is coming to the Market for the first of their Passport to Nature events for 2016.
Supplies and assistance from the folks at the conservancy will help kids who want to build a birdhouse to take home with them.
Seedy Saturday provides gardeners a chance to share their heirloom seed with one another to make sure it’s available for future generations. It’s also a great opportunity to discover varieties that are not available commercially. There will also be bedding plants available.
Bring your open-pollinated (non-hybrid) and heirloom seeds to the Market's first Seedy Saturday and go home with a collection of new seeds!
SEEDY CRAFTS & KIDS ACTIVITIES!
CFUW ANNUAL GARAGE SALE
It's the Annual Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) GIANT GARAGE SALE at ODAS.
The CFUW is looking for gently used or new items to sell at this event. Items may be dropped off on Friday, May 6 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at ODAS Park, Building 3.
The proceeds of the Garage Sale will be donated to various local, national, and international projects including local scholarships for women seeking higher education.
The garage sale starts first thing in the morning and hundreds of families attend - so get there early!
2016 OFFICIAL OPENING DAY
• The Bouncy Castle! (Hewitts Fun Farm)
• Alpaca Display! (Cedar Hollow Alpaca Farm)
• Pumpkin Plant Giveaway for Kids!
• Tractor Display! (Mccauley Equipment sales)
• “Grow a Row” Launch! (The Sharing Place Food Bank)
• More than 40 Vendors!!
• Entertainment by Sol City Jazz band!
Opening ceremonies for the new season begin at 9 a.m.!
FIRST ANNUAL TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC
Bring your blankies!
Bring your teddys!
Bring your appetite!
Come out marketeers of all ages and set up your blankets for the teddy bears' picnic! Pack a lunch, or try some specially created culinary delights that many of the vendors are making to celebrate LOCAL FOOD WEEK.
Stay for "Story Time" or listen to the musical entertainment of Little Otter!
ORILLIA LOCAL FOOD FESTIVAL
Amateur Local Food Creative Cook-Off Competition! -
The “chefs” will go Market shopping for ingredients for their dish. They will be provided with a theme, and hot plates for cooking. Judges will select the winning plate! The winner will be anointed with the Golden Cabbage and, of course, bragging rights!
Vendor Food Sampling! - Customers will have the opportunity to purchase tickets valued at $1 each to trade and try something from our vendors' farm and/or kitchen.
Cooking Demo by Emily of the Sharing Place! - Emily will be cooking up a storm, with recipes including ingredients from our farmer producers. Recipe cards will be given away with listings of ingredients donated by our vendors.
Gift Basket Raffle! - A gift basket will be raffled off to one of our lucky customers!
Kids Activities! - Kids will have the opportunity to design a small pot and plant it with seeds to take home and watch it grow…and eventually eat!
Further information about the Orillia Local Food Festival, can be found on the Orillia Food Council website.