The Ontario government wants to see more Ontario grown food on the tables
of Ontario families. Learn more about OMAFRA's Ontario Farmers' Markets
Market Verification Program
The new farmers' market Verification Program will be dedicated to real
farmers selling locally-grown products directly to you, the Ontario
consumer. You will have our guarantee that the vendors are farmers and
the food is fresh! Read
more about Verified Markets.
Meet Marjo Niemi,a driving force behind our market. Marjo was our 2010 co-manager of the market and our 2011 manager! In fact, you’ve probably seen her in The Era Banner…Marjo was featured in the June 7, 2011 edition. Originally from Finland, Marjo grew up on a farm and always dreamed of having her own farm. In fact, along with her parents and 13 siblings, Marjo learned all about farming and tending to animals at a young age.
In 1988, Marjo and her husband Peter moved to Canada – she worked in a local nursery to learn about gardening in the Canadian climate. In 2004, the family purchased a 25-acre property and house on Herald Road in Sharon. At the Niemi Family Farm, she farms organice vegetables, fruit trees, perennials, and annuals with the help of her 10 children. Yes, you read that right…10!
Marjo IS the farmers’ market in East Gwillimbury. Her energy and beautiful smile are contagious. Come and visit Marjo…in addition to the farm produce, Marjo also gets up early and bakes some treats to bring to the market.
Stop in. Marjo will brighten your day. Guaranteed.