Press Release













For Immediate Release


May 4, 2020

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- Marchés d’Ottawa Markets is excited to announce the launch of a Pick and Click Farmers' Market to kick off the 2020 season at both the ByWard Market and Parkdale Market. A growing number of local producers such as Rochon Gardens, Nat's Bread, and Against the Grain Farms, will make their products available online at You pick, you click, and you show up at either the ByWard or Parkdale Market pickup location. The process will work the same as the contactless pick up at your grocery store and initially operate three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday), but will adjust with the growing season and demand. 

Ottawa Markets, new Executive Director, Zach Dayler, commented, "This is a positive first step and provides the community with the opportunity to get local produce to our tables." The initiative is the first step in re-opening the historic Byward Market Square and Parkdale. "We can't rush things when public health and safety is concerned, but this approach will allow us to slowly move back into the routines and experiences we value," Dayler added. 

This initiative is in-line with many adaptive measures as a result of COVID 19 pandemic, and the central aim is to support local and regional producers in these hard times. Lowertown Community Association President Norman Moyer commented, "The residents of Lowertown are going to be delighted with this new service. Nothing says Spring better than fresh, local produce from the ByWard Market." 


Mayor Jim Watson added, "I am pleased to see the innovative solutions that the team at Ottawa Markets is implementing to safely provide fresh, local produce to our residents during these challenging times." 

Trial Launch: May 9, May 12, May 14, 2020 (10:00-13:00)

Designated pick-up zones:

York Street East (ByWard Market) & Parkdale Market (Wellington West)

Official Kick Off: May 16, 2020


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About:  Marchés d’Ottawa Markets is a non-profit organization created in 2018 by the City of Ottawa to independently manage the city’s two public markets: ByWard and Parkdale. Marchés d’Ottawa Markets strives to build an ongoing dynamic market experience for residents and visitors. 


Contact:  For more information, or to speak with a representative of Ottawa Markets, please contact: Zach Dayler, Executive Director,, (613) 277-3663.

Ottawa Markets

ByWard Market

55 Byward Market Square

Ottawa, ON K1N 9C3

(Office on the Second Floor)

Parkdale Market

366 Parkdale Ave

Ottawa, ON K1Y 1G8

office 613-244-4410

fax 613-244-4416

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