An end of season Thank You! From your friends at the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market


Sadly, the 2014 season at the Haliburton County Farmers Market is coming to a close. Please join us for the final Market in Carnarvon this Friday, October, 10th from 1 p.m to 5 p.m.  Looking back, it has been a busy and wonderful season. We would like thank all of the vendors, our customers, and our volunteers for your enthusiasm and support. All of you truly made this season the success that it was.

Please continue to visit us here at our website, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages for market related news, recipes, and updates.

All the best,

Gailon Valleau (Market Manager)

Calling all vegetable gardeners in #MyHaliburtonHighlands! We’re having a contest!

Calling all vegetable gardeners!

Bok Choi odd veggie contest HCFM 2014 - Karen SloanWe’re having an ‘Oddest Looking Vegetable Contest’ at the market! Bring your oddest/funniest/silliest looking vegetables to the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market tent, (at either market location), on or before July 29th.

Judging will take place at the Head Lake market location in the Village of Haliburton on Tuesday, July 29th

Prizes to be announced soon!  (Fresh vegetables only please!)


The Haliburton County Farmers’ Market is seeking local & regional agricultural vendors!

HCFMA logo book exchange


An FYI from the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market to interested farmers and growers.

We are currently and actively seeking agricultural vendors near the  Haliburton Highlands for both of our market locations!

Agricultural products consist of items such as fruits & vegetables, minimally processed meats, maple syrup, etc.

Interested parties should contact the market manager, Gailon Valleau at: –  Tel: 705-306-0523

Email: (or) Snail Mail:  Box 846, Minden ON, K0M 2K0

Our vendor applications can be found at this LINK  -  Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!





Mid – June update – What’s the buzz at your farmers’ market!

bumblebee1The Haliburton location is into its third week. We’ve been a big hit!

In spite of some bad weather, and the fact that much produce is as yet unavailable due to a late start in the growing season, we still have so much to offer! Seedlings, plants, rhubarb, asparagus, and more are available.

Farmers mkt 2014 BuskersThe market has been well entertained by Phil McMahon and Brian Sachs, who have been busking at all three markets so far. Our thanks to those two musical gentlemen for joining us! We are still welcoming buskers to apply to entertain at our markets, and busker applications are and will remain available on our blog for at least another month.

The market is featuring different recipes every week. They’re related to products/produce currently available. Copies are available at the market table free of charge! If anyone would like to share their own favourite seasonal recipes, please drop them off to the manager at the farmers’market booth.

142_1340441927_book39820The cookbook/gardening book swap starts June 24th, ongoing throughout the season at both market locations. Gather your unwanted cookbooks or gardening booksand bring them to the market for a trade.

This past Tuesday, the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust was at the market answering questions on their various programs.  We thank them for attending! For more information, please visit their website at: 

MGLOGO_-_green_(2009)transparentThis coming Tuesday, June 17th, the Haliburton Master Gardeners will be in attendance offering sustainable gardening tips and providing all sorts of useful & practical gardening info. Bring your questions and sick plants!

We still have Market Loyalty Cards available for frequent visitors to our markets. After you make your purchases you will bring your card to the market table to be stamped and when the card is full, you will be rewarded with market dollars to be spent anywhere in the market. Ask at the market table.

The Carnarvon market will be opening on Friday June 20th, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.  We’re looking forward to serving you there!

Sincerely – Gailon Valleau, Market Manager

2014 opening day at the farmers’ market!! Join us today in the Village of Haliburton!

Haliburton Farmers Mkt. Dysart location - K. Sloan

Join us in the Village of Haliburton, at Head Lake Park to celebrate the market’s 2014 season opener!

12 p.m. to 4 p.m. today!!

We’ll have Celtic music to enjoy, loyalty cards at the HCFM booth, (first come first served), and all of your favourite vendors will be there!

We look forward to seeing you soon.

We’re seeking #volunteers in #myhaliburtonhighlands! Can you lend a helping hand?

1335456801_volunteers2The Haliburton County Farmers’ Market was founded 6 years ago by local food activists and local growers.

We have two locations –   Head Lake Park – Tuesdays starting May 20, 12 – 4pm, and Carnarvon – Fridays 1 – 5pm beside Rhubarb Restaurant – starting June 20th.

There is no question that an essential component in our success has been the generous support of volunteers! (The failure rate for farmers’ markets is very high – up to 50% in the first 5 years.)

We need and welcome volunteers to help at the market. Tasks include counting patrons, helping with events, (like our gardening and cookbook swap), assisting with parking, or giving a hand with set up and take-down of tents.

If you’re interested in volunteering and helping local growers & producers, all of which brings benefits to our community, please contact our Market Manager, Gailon Valleau at:  (or) Tel. 705.306.0523 

Thank you!

Sharing a friendly FYI and current market buzz

bumblebee1A.G.M. & Vendors’ Meeting

Join us at the A.G.M. & Vendors’ meeting to be held this  Thurs. May 1st,   7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The location is in the Great Hall of Fleming College,  298 College Drive, Haliburton Village. (Click HERE for map)


Vendor applications & payment are due this Friday, May 2, 2014.

Haliburton County Farmers Market Logo fb

Vendor application:  HERE

Not-for-profit applicationHERE

For Volunteer and Busker applications, please visit HERE

Questions? Email us at: (or) call us at: 705-306-0523

Join us on Facebook & Twitter for updates and information!

Market Dates and Times

  • Haliburton Village market –  This year the market in Head Lake Park will open on:  Tuesday, May 20th, 2014, running until Tuesday, October 7th, 2014  – 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Carnarvon market – Located beside Rhubarb Restaurant (formerly ‘That Place in Carnarvon’), the market dates start Friday, June 20 to Friday, October 10th -  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

See you soon!