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 many of your favourites. 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 5.
Our Main Store Is Fully Open! Come See the Renovations
Almost 3 months to the day we shut down we are back open. We’ve made some changes in response to the ‘new normal’: wider aisles, more space to shop, masks, sanitizer stations plus some plexiglass to keep everyone safe. There’s seating outside at the front of the store and more tucked around back so you can enjoy your latte & muffin under the summer skies. In the cafe we’ve got coffee & donuts, sandwiches & salads plus muffins and cold drinks. Over in the bakery section there’s cakes, pies, cookies, bread & tarts you can pick up and tote home to the family. We’re open 7 am till 5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays currently and hope to resume our regular hours soon. Please stop by-we’ve done a ton of renovations we’d love for you to see!
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.