Outdoors and Online Farmers’ Market Questions & Answers

What’s going on at the Market after two years away from the park

Is the market back in the park?

Yes! Starting Thursday May 19th, our farmers and vendors will be back in Dufferin Grove Park every Thursday 3pm — 7pm.  We hope to see you there.

At the same old spot by the rinkhouse? (spoiler: no)

Due to ongoing construction, the market is setting up at the South end of the park, near Sylvan Ave. [Google Maps Link]

Are the farmers and vendors the same as before Covid-19?

Our vendors have changed over the past two years.  Some old friends like Marvellous Edibles, Angelos, and Ted won’t be in the park this summer, but we’ve picked up a few new vendors too, like Nith Valley and Harley Farms.

Will you also be at St. Anne's on Gladstone?

No, we’re moving out of our depot at St Anne’s.  All our vendors and products will be available for in-person shopping in the park.

Can I still order online?

Yes!  You can still place orders between Noon Saturday and Noon Tuesday.  We’ll deliver them Thursday afternoon.  The system will work pretty much the same as before except we’re operating out of the park instead of the depot St. Anne’s, and the orders are delivery only (no pickups).

Please see How Ordering Works for details.

What about placing orders for Pickup?

Online orders will be for delivery only for now. 

Will the farmers, vendors, and products be the same online and in the park?

They’ll be almost the same but not quite.  Some vendors are online-only and some will only be at the park.

Just because something’s listed online doesn’t guarantee it’ll be available for in-person purchase on Thursday afternoon.  Farmers might bring some unlisted surprises to the park. 

When will my delivery order arrive?
 
Thursday afternoon, likely between 3pm and 7:30pm.  Because the number and location of deliveries changes every week, we can’t guarantee the exact time you’ll get your order.  In some unusual cases it might be as late as 7:30pm or even later.
How will I know when it's delivered?
Our delivery drivers will make every effort to contact you via call and/or text when dropping off your order. Please provide instructions about your preferred contact method and where to leave your items in the Notes section at Checkout. 
What should I do to prepare for the delivery?

If possible, leave a cooler or box to keep your order safe from the heat/weather and animals.

Something seems wrong with my order. What should I do?
If there’s a problem with your order, we appreciate you getting in touch promptly – with pictures where helpful.  If we can’t resolve the issue, we’ll issue market credits or a refund.
Can I apply to be vendor?

We always maintain a balance of over half farms on our vendor list, and anyone who applies to be a vendor must be directly involved in growing, raising or making the products offered for sale. We do not accept applications to sell crafts or nutritional supplements, provide services or represent product lines. Our vendor turnover is low, but we are always interested in learning about local organic food ventures. If you are considering applying to sell at the market, please read our Vendor Guidelines, and then contact market coordinator Anne Freeman via email to info@DufferinGroveMarket.ca. Send a detailed description of your products and any additional information that will help us get acquainted with you and your venture.

Still have a question?

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