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Algoma’s Fresh Food Markets – Eat, Shop and be Entertained

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Nothing is better then stopping at a summer market in Algoma to grab a bite to eat or pick up some produce for a delicious dinner. Fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and baking are in abundance from the local farmers, bakers and butchers. Talented artisans sell their wares at the markets where you can purchase a unique gift for that special someone. Most of the markets have live entertainment for your enjoyment.

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Sault Ste. Marie

Mill Market

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Mill Market is a year round market.  It is located at 35 Canal Dr., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and is situated along the Hub Trail and the Sault Locks.  Featured at the market are healthy home grown produce and products, artisan crafts, and local entertainment. Mill Market is also an educational hub where you can visit Entomica and learn about the bug world in its insectarium! Updates regarding Mill Market can be found on Facebook.

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The Mill Market seasonal hours are:

Winter & Spring Season
January – May Long Weekend
Saturdays 10am – 2pm

Summer Growing Season
May Long Weekend – Thanksgiving Weekend
Wednesdays noon – 4pm
Saturdays 8am – 2p

Fall Harvest & Holiday Season
Thanksgiving Weekend – Holidays
Wednesdays noon – 4pm
Saturdays 10am – 2pm

Algoma Farmers’ Market

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The Algoma Farmers’ Market has a summer location is at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion, 70 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and is open Wednesdays from 8 am to 1:00 pm starting in July and Saturdays from 12 noon to 5 pm from June to Thanksgiving.  The market offers 100% Algoma products from Farm Vendors, Prepared Food Vendors, Artisan and Craft Vendors, and hosts Community, Charitable and Non-Profit groups and Musicians.  During the off-season months, Algoma Farmers’ Market is located in the Wellington Square Mall in Sault Ste. Marie.  This market has been in business since 1901!  Updates regarding the Algoma Farmers’ Market can be found on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/algomafarmersmarket

St. Joseph Island

Hilton Beach Farmer’s Market

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Hilton Beach Farmers’ Market is located on the waterfront marina in Hilton Beach, St. Joseph Island.  It is open from Mid June to the end of September on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Bring your own bag to this market as it is appreciated to help with the environment.  Enjoy the view of the marina while you shop for fresh island mushrooms, breads, baking and beautiful artisan crafts.  Have a bite to eat at the Black Cat Kitchen at the market!  Updates regarding the Hilton Beach Farmers’ Market can be found on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Hilton-Beach-Farmers-Market-273760833362348/?rc=p

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Desbarats

 Johnson Farmers’ Market

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Johnson Farmers’ Market is located at 1 Cameron Avenue, Desbarats, Ontario.  The market is situated on the grounds of the Johnson Township Community Centre.  The summer hours are from June to Thanksgiving from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Fall hours begin in September from 10 am to 2 pm.  This market sells produce, products and baking from local farmers in the area and the Mennonite Community.  Click here for a little history of the Mennonite Community in the Desbarats area. (http://www.saulttourism.com/extras/index.aspx?l=0,21,39,49)   You will enjoy shopping and the sight of horses and buggies tied up behind the pavilion.  It is a very relaxing atmosphere.  Click here to find out more about the vendors: http://www.johnsonfarmersmarketdesbarats.ca/vendors.php   Updates regarding the Johnson Farmers’ Market can be found on Facebook.

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Desbarats Country Produce

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Desbarats Country Produce is a market located at 4378 Government Road, in Desbarats, Ontario.  This market is a country co-op operated the Mennonite Community.  The hours are from June to Thanksgiving, Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5:30 pm and closed on Sundays.  The market products are naturally grown  and GMO free. Local products include: vegetables, fruit, preserves and meat. Wood products such as bat and birdhouses are available and wood drying racks for clothes.  Hand made leather belts are also available for purchase.

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A Saturday morning visiting the markets in Algoma is a family ritual of ours.  Get out, take a ride, enjoy the countryside and see what Algoma has to offer.  You won’t be disappointed.  Happy Eating in Algoma!

Related Sites:

Buy Algoma has a comprehensive list of vendors to buy fresh food in Algoma.

Sowerby Farmers’ Market

Iron Bridge Farmers’ Market

Find a Farmers’ Market in Ontario

Taste of Hearst

About Sheri Minardi

Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Sheri Minardi is a retired teacher from the Algoma District School Board. Along with the love of teaching, Sheri has a passion for photography. Sheri Minardi Photography captures the magnificent Algoma region through her lens. She loves to set out on adventures to capture Wildlife, Landscape and Still Life.

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