Although the bakery is famous for its baked goods, they also feature homemade preserves, butters, jams, cooking sauces and more, just like Great Grandma used to make.
Orillia, ON (Vocus/PRWEB) February 23, 2011
The Mariposa Market, a landmark in Orillia for the past 23 years, has been voted the favorite bakery and caterer as well as favorite dessert spot for six years in a row. With its breathtaking array of handmade pastries, pies cakes and breads to its truffle laced tortes and chunky homemade apple fritters, even the most strong willed calorie watcher can’t resist the appeal of this iconic Orillia market. The Mariposa Market is known for its old fashioned shopping and eating experience with its 5 historic shops that include Orillia’s most celebrated bakeshop & café, a fudge & candy shop, a home decorating store and a shop for handmade soaps and candles.
Located in the heart of Simcoe County, the historic building that is home to the Mariposa Market since 1911 was the site of a bakery for 18 years before changing hands and becoming Orillia’s premier furniture store for the next 50 years. Symbols of the history of the building including remains of the old bakery ovens and the furniture store’s owners initials carved in tiling at the front entrance way reflect the uniqueness of the Mariposa Market.
Visitors to the popular market are invited to slow down and take a step back in time. From the authentic tin tile ceiling, to the cedar lined balconies that overlook the store, to the original maple hardwood floors, the Mariposa Market carries visitors back to the main street general store of yesteryear. Family owned and operated, the Orillia market employs 55 people including 7 full time bakers and 4 cake decorators. Although the bakery is famous for its baked goods, they also feature homemade preserves, butters, jams, cooking sauces and more, just like Great Grandma used to make. Simcoe County locally produced products such as maple syrup, hand roasted nuts, old fashioned candies and gourmet salad dressings are all available for sale.
The Orillia market is open for breakfast at 7am and features apple pie muffins hot out of the oven or for the brunch crowd, homemade quiche with fresh fruit salad is a popular choice. Orillia’s busiest place for lunch, the Mariposa Market has plenty of great seats on balconies overlooking the store. All items are homemade from an array of hearty soups to unique fresh salads, specialty bagels to gourmet pizzas.
The Mariposa Market Scent Shop features a combination of exquisite toiletries by Crabtree & Evelyn to environmentally friendly soaps and body care products from the Rocky Mountain Soap Company to the unique Cuccina line of kitchen soaps from Fruits & Passion, to mention a few. Also available is beautiful jewelry, soft cotton nightwear and unique accessories. The Seasons Shop offers home decorating ideas for every season from hand painted bird houses to hand knit quilts, cranberry kitchen candles to exquisitely adorned holiday trees.
For the ultimate Simcoe County shopping experience in an atmosphere of days gone by, visit the Mariposa Market in person or online at http://www.mariposamarket.ca/.
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