A year ago, Mill Market opened its doors to the community showcasing Northern Ontario vendors such as farmers, ranchers, fishermen and artisans from the Algoma Region and beyond. I have had the privilege and the pleasure of documenting a year in photographs for Mill Market, Sault Ste. Marie's newest all year round market. Mill Market is celebrating its one year anniversary June 2015. Mill Market is located at 35 Canal Drive. The location was once the Municipal Fish Hatchery across from the Clergue Generating Station -- situated near the Sault Locks. You can also access Mill Market along the John Rowswell Hub Trail. It is open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The Mill Market has everything from food, clothing, crafting, art work, and entertainment and has hosted various events over the past year. The food is amazing. A trip down to the Mill Market can garner you fresh white fish from Agawa Fisheries, homemade perogies and cabbage rolls from Croatian Cookery, fresh vegetables from, and fresh bread from Stillcroft Farm and Bakehouse. Tuomo's Stubbornly Finnish Foods sells traditional pulla, voi-pulla buns, sugar pulla and rye bread. Beautiful meat cuts are sold by Sunnynook Farms, Penokean Hills, Collholm and Gawas Farms.
Lunch or dinner wouldn't be complete without amazing desserts from Mill Market. Petit Gateau specializes in cakes, Latin American baking and gluten and sugar free desserts. Dolce Paula's Pastries are delicious. You can purchase cinnamon buns, assorted cookies, breads, scones, gluten free products, pastries and amazing crepes that are cooked on the spot for your immediate eating pleasure. The Queen's Tarts has a wonderful selection of tarts and pies. If you love cupcakes, Chiclet Cupcakes is for you. Ice cream scooped by young entrepreneurs Lily and Claudia's is a must try.
If you want to eat on the spot, you can order right at Mill Market from the two food trucks on location: The Gnarly Bistro and HolleyDe's Fish and Chips. To compliment your own home cooking, you can spice it up with maple syrup from Mountain Maple Products, herbs from Earthy Delights, and jams and herbs from Twisting Roots Homestead. Wonderful beverages both hot and cold are available. Juicy Beets has delicious and nutritious juices and for a hot beverages. St. Joseph Island Coffee Roasters is brewing and dessert is calling at Café Natura. Northern Twisted Pizza can be purchased by the slice.
The Mill Market has many other very interesting vendors besides foods. Décor for the home can be purchased from White Picket Fence. Adept Designs specializes in leather work and knitted items. Besides being the Mill Market Photographer, I have done some shows at Mill Market and will continue to sell Sheri Minardi Photography at the Mill Market a few times over the year.
Meadowview Alpaca Farm and Fiber Studio has hand knitted alpaca socks, shawls and hats. The alpacas even make visits to Mill Market every once in a while.
Special events are held at Mill Market. This year, the Bon Soo Winter Carnival was held at Mill Market. A Kids' Camp was held over the March Break where students learned about various scientific things, did crafts and Yoga. Etsy had a shop Etsy Made in Canada Night which showcased local vendors who sell on Etsy.
To find out about more vendors that are at the Mill Market, visit their website at www.millmarket.ca. Mill Flea is found at the Mill Market on Sundays. Sundays are the time to pick up that vintage record, that picture book, or novel you have been looking for. Vintage clothing can be found on Sundays at Mill Flea. Entomica is a wonderful interactive, hands-on exhibit of the world of insects. Entomica is a must visit. School age children visit Entomica with their classes for that special field trip to learn about insects. Contact Entomica for your field trip by emailing them at email@example.com
Mill Market would love you to be a vendor or a volunteer. You can sign up on their webpage. For more information about Mill Market, you can visit the Mill Market Blog or email Mill Market at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mill Market is the place to be whether you are a customer, vendor, entertainer or visitor in our wonderful city of Sault Ste. Marie. Happy One Year Anniversary Mill Market! We are looking forward to year two as Mill Market continues to grow with new vendors and special events all year long.