Welcome to the North Bay Farmers Market

If you are looking for information regarding the Market there will be postings here regularily as well as on Facebook!  If vendors send me info regarding themselves i will post it here and on Facebook...

December 11th,

Are you looking for Lynn Weller's Goat Milk Soap, Stephanie Booth's Beeswax Candles or Kim Rainville's up-cycled felted items? Gulliver's Quality Books & Toys, downtown, is now stocking these quality handcrafted products. Find them at 157 Main Street West.
Open 9:30 - 5:30.

Lynn Weller, Kimtrdeeland Soap Co.

Stephanie Booth, Stephanie's and son Albert, Bean Budz

Kim Rainville, Ewe Again!

December 10th,

December 03, 2014

Lynn Weller of Kimtreelane Soap Co. will be at the Witty Artisans Christmas Craft Show at the Elks Club, North Bay on Sunday Dec.7. 10:00 - 4:00pm. She will have some awesome Christmas scented soaps - gingerbread, pumpkin, mulled cider among other great products.Stop by and say hello...

 

 

November 20th, 

Kerry Somerville of LIDS FOR KIDS, a vendor at the North Bay Farmers' Market will be a vendor at the following line up of shows.   Stop by for a great selection of mitts, hats and more...

Saturday November 22 10am-5pm
The Powassan Christmas Artisan Tour
262 Edward St N
Free admission.
 
Saturday November 29 9:30am-4pm
City Streets Christmas Artisan Tour
871 Bourke St. North Bay
Free admission.
 
Sunday December 7 10am-4pm
Witty Artisans Christmas Craft Show
Elks Lodge, 325 Elks Lane, North Bay
Free admission.

 

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One of our occasional vendors, Photographer, Kristin Armstrong, is having her Gallery Debut during the Downtown Gallery Hop on Friday, November 21 from 7pm – 9:30pm at 150 West on Oak. Her framed prints will be on display and for sale as well as some unframed prints and cards available for purchase. Kristin's work will stay in the gallery for the foreseeable future. 150 West is a local gallery on Oak Street West that promotes the work of Artists in Northern Ontario.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1495548604053045/
https://www.facebook.com/photographybyKristinArmstrong

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Highland Christmas Craft Show
 
Highland Christmas Craft Show, Sat. Nov. 22/14 from 9:00-3:00 at the SSJ in Sundridge, On. located 45 miles south of North Bay and 35 miles north of Huntsville. Talented crafters and artisans present unique hand crafted gift items for that special person on your gift list. Free hourly draws, free parking and refreshments are available. Admission is a donation to the local food banks. Call 705-384-5914 or email for more info.  Dirty Girl Farm, a  North Bay Farmers' Market vendor will be attending this show!
 
 

November 20th,

 

There are numerous vendors from the North Bay Farmers' Market who you will find at the City Streets Artisan House Tour...

November 11th,

 

 

November 11th,

Wow, we have many awesome vendors doing great shows this season!

Another wonderful seasonal vendor is Lonely Oak Alpacas...Lise will be at the following shows with her fabulous yarns, mitts, scarves and more...

November 15-16, Christmas Craft Show, Sturgeon Falls Complex, 9am-4pm

November 25, North Bay Public Library, 11am-2pm

November 29, City Streets Christmas Artisan House Tour, 379 Maplewood, North Bay, 9:30am-4pm

December 7, Witty Artisans Christmas Craft Show, Elk's Lodge, 10am-4pm

Stop by and say hello to Lise, you will be happy you did!

 

Looking for delicious jams and jellies, for yourself or as gifts...Maryanne Fullerton will be attending two shows...

Callander Community Center Saturday November 15th for the The Firefighters Craft Show from 9:00 - 3:00
On Sunday, November 16th, at the Best Western from 9:00 - 3:00

 

Dirty Girls Farm will be at Ferris Glen Public School Craft Show on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 9-3pm. Joanna would love for you to stop by and say hello.  

Seasonal North Bay Farmers' Market vendor Dirty Girls Farm will also be attending this show on Sunday November 16th...

Brrrrr, it is getting cold out there! In need of a warm hat for the kids? Tanya Boochoon of Crafts Creations, will be at a couple of shows in Sturgeon Falls.

At the 21st, Annual Christmas Craft Show, Rex Complex, Saturday November 15th, 9:00 - 5:00 and Sunday November 16th, 9:00 - 4:00.

Whitewoods 4th Annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale, Saturday December 6th, 9:00 - 4:00, at Whitewoods Public School, 177 Ethel St., Sturgeon Falls.

Tanya would love to see you there!

Looking for homemade Meat Pies or Desert Trays?

Vicky Snell, one of the awesome bakers at the North Bay Farmers' Market will be attending two shows in Sturgeon Falls...

At the 21st, Annual Christmas Craft Show, Rex Complex, Saturday November 15th, 9:00 - 5:00 and Sunday November 16th, 9:00 - 4:00.

Whitewoods 4th Annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale, Saturday December 6th, 9:00 - 4:00, at Whitewoods Public School, 177 Ethel St., Sturgeon Falls.

Vicky will be making fresh frozen meat pies and desert trays...doesn't that sound delicious...let Vicky do the baking for you!!!

 

Looking for Goat Milk products?
Lynn Weller of Kimtreelane Soap Co. will be attending the awesome Artisan Market in Powassan on November 22nd. she will be at 30 King Street, Powassan.

You will also find Lynn's great Goats Milk products at the Witty Artisans at the Elks Lodge December 7th.

Lorna Ryan of Sew Unique, will have a great selection of her quality hand crafted children's wear, at the Ferris Glen Craft Sale this Saturday, November 15th., from 9-3. Stop by to say hello...

Lorna is an occasional vendor at the North Bay Farmers' Market.

If you are looking for Heather Gray and her quality hand crafted items you will find her at her 6th Annual Christmas Craft Show & Sale at Gray's Log House B & B, on Saturday November 15th, 9:30 - 4:00, 5270, Hwy 63, at Peninsula Road.
Heather's house is also one of the houses in the City Streets Tour, on Saturday November 29th, 9:30 - 4:00, 5270, Hwy 63, at Peninsula Road

Stop by for a visit with Heather and the rest of the artisans....
 
 
 
Looking for MUD DOG CREEK CANDLES..check out their line up of shows!

Saturday November 15th the Callander Craft/Artisan Show at the Callander Community Centre

Sunday November 16th Unique Artisan's show at the Best Western
Sunday November 16th Pascoe Events Gift & Trade Show Elk's Lodge

Saturday November 29th North Bay City Streets - Christmas Artisan House Tour (379 Maplewood)

Sunday December 7th Witty Artisans show at the Elk's Lodge

Find Cari and John on Facebook, "Mud Dog Creek"

November 10th, 2014...SHOW DATES!

Debra Tunney of JEWELRY IN BLOOM will be at the Ferris Glen Public School Craft Show on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 9-3pm.


Stop by to visit Debra if you are looking for a great gift or something special for yourself! Debra is a seasonal Saturday vendor at the North Bay Farmers' Market!

 

Check this out!!!

THE CROWDED CANTINA is at the Elk's Club for the Pascoe Events Christmas Show this Sunday November 16th, from 10:00 to 3:00.

Stop by to pick up something delicious for Sunday dinner, or stock up for the week...while saying hello to Kassandra and Dustin! Seasonal Saturday vendors at the North Bay Farmers' Market

 

Mike Mossington, of Mossington Canada, or "Mike the Knife" as he is known to many of the Market vendors, will be attending a couple of shows in the area in the next few weeks!   If you are looking for great Christmas gifts or something for yourself Mike has an awesome collection of knives of all kinds, cutting boards, etc...


You can find Mike in Sturgeon Falls at the Christmas Market this weekend  November 15th and 16th and the Witty Artisans Elk's Lodge on December 7th.

 

October 27th, 2014

As most will know the North Bay Farmers' Market is closed for the 2014 season, but I will continue to post articles of interest, information regarding the the Market, board members, and vendors in order to keep the Market front and center. So be aware all photos will be from the 2014 season! My intention is to do this 6 days a week, with Sunday off...if you have any questions, comments or suggestions feel free to voice them here!

Exciting things happened at the North Bay Farmers' Market in 2014, thank you for joining in the the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!

Patti Chalmers beautiful pumpkin creations!

Final Saturday Market, 2014

End of Season for the

North Bay Farmers Market, 2014

A great day was had by all on Saturday, Oct. 11th. It was the end of of season for the North Bay Farmers' Market! Thanks to everyone who made the day awesome, NorthFacing Folk, Melissa Sohm, our face painter, Ken Black, the balloon guy, the vendors, and of course you the customers!

 

"BAKED POTATOES"  OCT. 11TH

weather permitting!!!

October 10th,

It is all about potatoes tomorrow, Sat. Oct.11th...baked potatoes that is! Vicky and Dwight will be offering farm fresh baked potatoes with butter and chives, the potatoes and chives were purchased from the vendors!

The vendor will have Red Chieftain, Kennebec,Road Island Red, Adirondack Reds and Dakota Pearl potatoes...

8:30am to 1:00pm behind the Transit Terminal on Oak Street, beside the Discovery North Bay Museum.
Rain or Shine!

Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!

Dwight and Vicky Snell

 

 

October 9th,

What a day we had at the last Wednesday Market of the 2014 season! Extreme winds, bitter cold, cloudy, sunny and heavy rain for about 15 min...was certainly a bit of everything! Due to the wind we had to line the majority of the vendors up along the Museum wall in order to be able to set the tents up!

Thanks to those awesome customers who stopped by one last time, we THANK YOU!!!

Busker Jon Carter stopped by but he wasn't able to stay due to the weather, thank you Jon for taking the time to come by to see if it was possible for you to play!

Exciting things happened at the Wednesday Market...thank you for joining in the excitement!
 

 

October 7th,

Take a look at this great produce...always more of what you are looking for at the North Bay Farmers' Market.

Noon to 5:00pm in front of the North Bay Museum.

Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown

 

 

October 6th,

Well folks...this is it...the last Wednesday Market of the 2014 season! Stop by for the last time to pick up that item you have been eying for awhile, or maybe stock up on items you won't be able to find until the spring. We hope to see you there!

noon to 5:00pm in front of the North Bay Museum.

Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!

 

 

 

 

October 6th,

THANK YOU!

We all know Saturday was very cold, sopping wet and strong gusty winds at times...but the North Bay Farmers' Market vendors were set up and open for business. These hard working vendors understand the commitment they make when they sign on as vendors...RAIN OR SHINE! It is for that reason they are especially thankful to all their loyal customers who donned their rain gear, grabbed the umbrella and ventured out to shop at the Market...regardless of the weather! You make the vendors day!!!

8:30am to 1:00pm behind the Transit Terminal on Oak Street, beside the Discovery North Bay Museum.
Rain or Shine!

Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!

 

October 3rd.,

An update...due to the weather Dwight and Vicky have decided to reschedule their "baked potato" day to October 11th...

The vendor will still have an abundance of potatoes on hand, Red Chieftain, Kennebec,Road Island Red, Adirondack Reds and Dakota Pearl potatoes...

See you tomorrow...RAIN OR SHINE!

8:30am to 1:00pm behind the Transit Terminal on Oak Street, beside the Discovery North Bay Museum.

Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!

October 2nd,

This Saturday Oct. 4th. is all about the potato..."BAKED POTATO" that is! Dwight and Vicky Snell will be baking fresh picked potatoes, with butter and chives, for $2.00 each. The potatoes are from Schlosser Farms and March Gauthier...seasonal vendors at the North Bay Farmers' Market!

Our growers will have Red Chieftain, Kennebec,Road Island Red, Adirondack Reds and Dakota Pearl potatoes...

How about some Horseradish to go with that...see Schlosser Farm!

RAIN OR SHINE!

8:30am to 1:00pm behind the Transit Terminal on Oak Street, beside the Discovery North Bay Museum.

Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!

how about some horseradish to go with your dinner???

October 2nd,

While we didn't get our sunshine on October 1st,  we also didn't get any rain so that made for a good day!

to Bob Barraclough who made the day great, with his tunes...his music was very much appreciated yesterday! Bob was a busker numerous times on Wednesdays during the Market season, we were happy to have him there, as his music brightened the day!

RAIN OR SHINE!
Noon to 5:00pm, front of Discovery North Bay Museum

Exciting things happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market, come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!

 

September 29th,

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

A heartfelt thank goes to the following local business who where very generous in their support of the North Bay Farmers' Market offering donations, in one form or another...the Market Board, Vendors and myself appreciate your contribution to help make Kids' Day/Culture Days a "special event"!

Staples
Lisa's House, Lisa and Blake
TJ Sushi
Wendy's on McKeown
Dairy Queen, Lakeshore Dr
Walmart
Touch Animal Rehabilitation & Parkside Animal Hospital, Laurel Dutrisac and Dr. Hailey Bertrand.
Northern Tykes, Katy Latimer
Wachy Wings, mascot & handler

Thank you for supporting a North Bay Farmers' Market event!

 

 

 

Heartfelt THANK YOU!

This is an important THANK YOU post regarding Saturday Sept. 27th,...Kids' Day/Culture Days would not have been possible without some amazingly awesome people! There are many to thank for this day and I'll begin here...

First and foremost to Vicky Snell, our Special Events Coordinator, she works tirelessly to make sure the Markets events are just that "special events"...we offer you a heartfelt thank you Vicky!!!

To a very special occasional vendor, Cari Davis, Mud Dog Creek Candles...Cari, visited our local businesses and was able to procure the most fabulous gift cards and products, not to mention having our scavenger hunt sheets printed for free, in color no less! Thank you Cari for taking the time do this. We were able to hold amazing draws due to your efforts!

Volunteers to work for our special events are always important, with that said I'd like to thank those who helped on Saturday...Debbie Pyatt, Janet Vos, Cory Boochoon, Brooklyn, Makala, Jasmine and Abbey...you helped make the day special!

Behind the table, left to right, Vicky Snell, Debbie Pyatt

Janet Vos

John and Cari Davis

Kids' Day and Culture Days was a huge success!

What can I say...Kids' Day/Culture Day was great, it was a warm day and after the high fog cleared off around 11:00 or so, it was blues skies for the rest of the day!

More... photos included to follow!

8:30am to 1:00pm behind the Transit Terminal on Oak Street, beside the Discovery North Bay Museum.
Rain or Shine!

Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!

 

 

 

Kids' Day

will be held on Sept. 27th in conjuction with

CULTURE DAYS!

 

September 26th,

This Saturday, September 27th, is the fifth annual Culture Days...the North Bay Farmers' Market will be holding Kids' Day in conjunction with Culture Days...watch for more information to follow, regarding Culture Days and Kids' Day!

 

 

 

 

September 23,

Some of our artisans are long time vendors with the Market...others are new this season. Either way they are an awesome group of people!

RAIN OR SHINE!
Noon to 5:00pm, front of Discovery North Bay Museum

Exciting things happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market, come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!

Angele Ducharme

 

Lynn Weller

Joanna Boldt

 

September 22,

Another Wednesday is coming fast...take a few minutes out of your day and stop by for a visit...you will be happy you did!

RAIN OR SHINE!
Noon to 5:00pm, front of Discovery North Bay Museum

Exciting things happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market, come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!

September 22, 

Surprisingly Saturday didn't turn out too badly...yes, it poured, it was very unpleasant at times with strong winds and we had a couple of major wind episodes, I say episodes as they lasted for a longer time period than what I expect when I think of wind gusts. One first thing in the morning and the second mid morning, making for a trying day. Having said that we still had our awesome customers stop by for their weekly fix of veggies, or what ever product enticed them to attend on Saturday! You have to hand it to these customers...the vendors thank them from the bottom of their collective hearts! Seriously, those people who suit up and venture to the Market make the vendors' day...thank you!!!

To the vendors at the Market on Saturday, thank you for taking the day in stride, your commitment helps to make the Market what it is!

RAIN OR SHINE!
Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!
 

 
September 19th, 

After Saturday there is only 3 more markets left...not much time for you to pick up that special something for your self or as a gift...

If you are looking for something unique visit Kim Rainville of Ewe Again! In Kim's words, Ewe Again began with cold feet...hers, and a shrunken sweater! She made a cozy pair of slippers and now makes a multitude of items out of recycled wool sweaters, leather, linen and old buttons, she also does texture acrylic paintings. Kim is a new occasional vendor to the Market this season, she does both the Wednesday and Saturday Markets, space permitting. Kim will be on hand this Saturday, September 20th, stop by for a visit!

8:30am to 1:00pm, behind the Transit Terminal on Oak Street, beside the Discovery North Bay Museum.
Rain or Shine!

Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!
 
 
 
 
 
September 19th,
 
Will you look at Joanna, of Dirty Girls Farm...rain or shine...gotta enjoy the day, no other way!!!

Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement! Noon to 5:00pm, in front of the Discovery North Bay Museum on Wednesday.

Rain or Shine!

Do it all Downtown!
 
 
September 18th

What can I say...it was a Wednesday Market, it was wet and cold, BUT it wasn't windy, so that was a bonus! Of course...I thank those loyal customers who stopped by in the rain to pick up what they wanted! Please know the vendors appreciate each and every person who visits the Market in the rain, after all that is why they set up their tents! The Market is Rain or Shine!

Thanks to Bob Barraclough, he managed to get in a couple of hours playing before he packed it in...we were happy for that!

Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement! Noon to 5:00pm, in front of the Discovery North Bay Museum on Wednesday.

Rain or Shine!

Do it all Downtown!
 
 
September 17th,
 
The vendors will be setting up shortly for the Wednesday, North Bay Farmers' Market, open from noon to 5:00pm.

Stop by for a visit, you will enjoy the experience!

Rain or Shine!
Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!
 
 
 
 
 
Kids' Day, Saturday,September20th,
Weather Permitting!!! 
Check Facebook for up to date info
 
September 16th,
 
Do you like Maple Syrup, from Matthews Maple Syrup, or how about a nice Soy Candle from Mud Dog Creek, or maybe a nice knitted item, from Tanya Boochoon?

Rain or Shine!
Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!
 
 
 
 
September 15th,
The vendors are preparing for another Wednesday Market...take a few minutes and stop by to see what we have to offer...an abundance of fresh picked vegetables, fruit, corn, baking and awesome artisan/craft items.

Our good friend, Bob Barraclough will be on hand to make the day brighter with his music!

Rain or Shine!
Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!
 
 
 
 
September 14th,

Was a cold, wet day on Saturday, but always a great day when our fabulous customers put on their rain gear and visit us at the North Bay Farmers' Market...for that we offer a heartfelt THANK YOU!!!

I didn't get a great many photos, Saturday, so there won't be too many from this week...couldn't be helped as it rained from the time I got to the Market until I left at 2:00pm...

8:30am to 1:00pm, behind the Transit Terminal on Oak Street, beside the Discovery North Bay Museum.
Rain or Shine!

Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!

 
 
 
 
KIDS DAY HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 20TH WEATHER PERMITTING!
September 13th,
 
Mother Nature is not cooperating, right now the chance of rain is 80-100% rain for tomorrow,depending on where you look...because of this it has been decided to cancel Kids' Day/Open Mic tomorrow and reschedule Kids' Day for Sept. 20th...again WEATHER PERMITTING! All events are subject to change...

The North Bay Farmers' Market is always OPEN Rain or Shine!!! Stop by tomorrow for your veggies, berries, apples, etc...

8:30am to 1:00pm, behind the Transit Terminal on Oak Street, beside the Discovery North Bay Museum.
Rain or Shine!

Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!
 
 
 
September 12th,
I'm sure you are aware this Saturday, September 13th is scheduled to be our first ever Kids' Day and with all events subject to change!

Everyone is aware the Market is always Rain or Shine!

As of right now the weather forecast is showing 88% chance of rain... for Saturday, while the Market itself will definitly be OPEN, regardless of the weather, rain doesn't make for a great Kids' Day as the events organized don't work well in the rain! So this is just a heads up that we are patiently waiting to see what the weather brings, and we may reschedule Kids' Day!

Check out the Facebook page tomorrow for further updates!

8:30am to 1:00pm, behind the Transit Terminal on Oak Street, beside the Discovery North Bay Museum.
Rain or Shine!

Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!
 
 
 
September 11th,
 
Yesterday was awesome, while the clouds looked threatening, the rain held off until around 4:30pm and then began to drizzle off and on until about 5:00pm, then it began a light rain. While no one wants to get wet at anytime, rain at the end of the Market is definitly preferred to first thing or an all day rain...so for that we were thankful!

Thanks to Josh Dimmel and Shawn Blais for your tunes...
Rain or Shine!
Exciting things are happening at the North Bay Farmers' Market...come join in the excitement!

Do it all Downtown!

Location & Hours

The North Bay Farmers’ Market is a vendor-run market in the city of North Bay, Ontario (about 3 1/2 hours north of Toronto).

The Market is made up of various local farmers, small business owners, crafters and artists. We strive to provide our community with a variety of quality, locally grown and handmade products.

New location:

 Wyld & Oak Street, behind the North Bay Bus Terminal

beside the Discovery North Bay Museum

entrance off Wyld Street

Every Saturday - Rain or Shine!

Open 8:30am to 1:00pm

May Long Weekend to Thanksgiving

Click to view map for North Bay Farmers Market View Map

 
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Why Shop At Farmers' Markets?

You Deserve It!
1. Taste Real Flavours
2. Enjoy the Season
3. Support Family Farmers
4. Protect the Environment
5. Nourish Yourself
6. Discover the Spice of Life – Variety
7. Know Where Your Food Comes From
8. Free Cooking Tips, Recipes and Meal Ideas
9. Connect with your Community

Details...

OMAFRA's Ontario Farmers' Market Strategy
The Ontario government wants to see more Ontario grown food on the tables of Ontario families.  Learn more about OMAFRA's Ontario Farmers' Market Strategy.  
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