We are back for the 2017 season! Join us for fresh food and a good time.
September 22 - Redneck Chili Cook-off
Calling all chili lovers to the fun-filled Redneck Chili Cook-off. Try all 5 versions of chili, then vote for your favourite. A homemade bun and coleslaw round out the meal, total cost $7.50.
Judging takes place from 2:00 - 3:30 pm. Any remaining chili will be sold after that.
Enjoy the friendly competition among 5 celebrity chefs, each with their own secret version of chili. This includes Bonnechere Caves owner Chris Hinsperger, and Eganville's popular librarian Dawn Silver.
Dawn's husband David Rowe will compete against her with his own recipe!!!
Proceeds from this fundraiser will help to pay insurance fees for next season.
Regular market items are available during the entire market from 2-6pm.
Legion Field Ballpark in Eganville
We have a full schedule of special theme days and activities for 2017.
Eganville Farmers' Market is proud to offer fresh, locally produced products and you'll have the choice of selecting organic or not - just ask our vendors. They are happy to explain how things are done on their property. That's the added benefit to a farmers' market - you can meet the actual vendor, ask questions and make sure of what you are eating. This is important if you are concerned about healthy food.
Market Location & Hours
Located at Legion Memorial Field in Eganville across from St. James Catholic Church (on the same grounds as the Eganville Curling Club, ball diamonds, soccer field and tennis court).
Hours: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. every Friday from mid-June to Thanksgiving.
Products for Sale
Products regularly offered for sale include:
- fresh produce - more appears as the season goes on
- herbs and garlic
- jams & jellies; pickles & relishes; sometimes salsa
- maple syrup
- baking - bread, pies, tarts, dessert breads, doughnuts and a variety of other goodies like salmon pie
- all natural skin care products with a wide range of soaps
- arts & crafts
- frozen prepared food using farm ingredients (e.g. pierogies, ravioli, quiche, tortiere, and more)
- other products will appear as they are available throughout the season (e.g. berries, apples)
2017 Theme Days
Our special theme days were popular last year so we are bringing back some of them and have added some new ones.
June 9 - Opening Day Extravaganza.
FREE re-usable shopping bags to the first 75 customers. We kicked off the season with Maple and Gardening Day, featuring all kinds of maple creations and fresh 2017 maple syrup. Hot sausage, pancakes and syrup (beverages too) were available! The market celebrated Canada's Garden Days with a plant & seedling sale, as well as a book sale offering gardening-related books. Most of the usual products were available. Produce was limited to spring items, especially because warm weather was delayed this year.
June 16 - Father's Day Market
Kids were invited to read their story at 5 pm explaining why their Dad should win the Top Dad Contest. Top Dad received a basket of market products. Folksinger Nicole Coward provided music. Weather discouraged a Vintage Car Show.
June 30 - Canada Day
We wore red to honour Canada! Cake with strawberries & whipped cream for everyone - plus Canada flags, pins and tattoos.
July 7 - Cottage & Camping Secrets
A celebration of the outdoors and the recreational activities enjoyed in Renfrew County such as hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, 4-wheeling, whitewater rafting, fishing, hunting or any other passion. If you spend time at the cottage, cabin or camp, this event was organized with you in mind - fun to discover our convenient and innovative products to accompany your outdoor adventures. Eganville's Lending Hub displayed the items they loan for free (bikes, kayaks, standing paddle boards, helmets, life jackets, etc.)
July 28 - Children's Western Farm Day
Kids learned about farming. They tried milking Maple the Cow, and there were live farm animals and toy farm machinery. The 4H Rabbit Club brought their rabbits and demonstrated their skill on the agility course - all ages enjoyed that! Kids wearing western outfits received a prize.
August 4 - Honey Festival & Niagara Peaches
Pre-order Niagara peaches at the market on August 4 and they will be delivered to the market on August 11.
Of course there's honey, but come for the bee keeping demonstation and information too.
Special guests that day - the 427 Special Ops Aviation Squadron from Petawawa will land a helicopter at Legion Field during the market. It will then be on display.
August 11 - Junior Vendors Day
Young vendors, aged 18 and under, will join the regular vendors in offering their homegrown or homemade items for sale. This offers a great experience for our next generation of vendors. This will be the third time we've organized this and is now an annual event. (interested Junior Vendors: please see the application and information under the Application tab.) Entertainer Nicole Coward will perform.
August 18 - Zucchini 500
Kids purchase a zucchini, design and decorate it (wheels provided), and race it on a track.
September 1 - Garlic & Herb Day
A do-not-miss for lovers of garlic and/or herbs. Available fresh and in many other items.
September 8 - Apple Day
Not only will you find fresh apples, but also mouth-watering apple pies, apple jelly and many other delicious apple products.
September 22 - Redneck Chili Cook-off
Bring your appetite and be prepared to vote for your favourite chili. Stay posted for celebrity chefs.
October 6 - Thanksgiving Harvest Festival
This is the last market day of the 2017 season. Look for favourite fall vegetables for your Thanksgiving table and items to stock your freezer.