Orillia's Historic Market
Open 7 Days A Week705.325.8885
Touchless Curbside/In Store Pick-Up…Order a Cake or some Baking Today
So nice to be back baking! And we are taking orders for your favourite cakes & baked treats. Click the link below to access our online order system or give us a call at 705-325-8885. On our online order system items can be ordered for touchless curbside pick up or you can come inside to pick up your treats as the store now as we are fully reopened in the main store as well as the Back Porch Cafe, Seasons Shop & Scent Shop. While at least 2 days’ notice is needed for our online system we can often accommodate cake and baking orders placed by phone the day before. We’re open Tuesday through Saturdays 7 till 6 and on Sundays 8 am till 5 pm.
We are indeed back open! Stop in and pick out some baking, a cake, or browse the Seasons & Scent Shops for a nice little gift or perhaps a treat for yourself. You can now also sit down inside and plan your day with a latte and a warm apple pie muffin in the morning, meet a friend for lunch or relax in the afternoon with an eclair and a cup of Earl Grey. Oh, and we’ve got lots of seating outside if you want to bask in the warm (but all too brief!) sunny skies here in cottage country. You’ll notice we’ve made some big changes in the store: wider aisles, more space between the tables plus a lot of renovations. We’re open 7 till 6 Tuesdays through Saturdays and on Sundays 8 till 5.
A Little History…
It’s incredible to think that baking at our location dates back all the way to 1859 when George Vick opened his general store and bakery. The bread was baked in 3 massive hearth ovens and delivered door to door by horse drawn wagon. In 1911 the Vick family replaced the original wooden structure with the grand brick building we so proudly occupy today. In 1929 the building was sold and became Orillia’s leading furniture store for over 50 years, most notably as Anderson’s Furniture. The baking operations were moved to the rear of the building and continued until the 1960’s.
Hats Off to a Terrific Team…
During the past challenging months we were blessed to have a wonderful team who kept the store running through the rapidly changing environment. In April our tiny crew of dedicated bakers were up before the dawn as we operated the Market as a touchless curbside pick up baking outlet. In May a small team of enthusiastic cafe staff came onboard creating our mini Mariposa Market ‘Pop Up Shop’ in our Back Porch Cafe addition space serving up coffee and sandwiches to go along with cakes and our famous baking. And finally this week we proudly reopened our main store as more of our full time staff members and students rejoined the team. We are immensely proud of how our team helped us navigate through unsettling times.