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Ije’s Place Café & Bakery

October 12, 2022 By Sandra Trainor

It was a pleasure to meet Veronica and Jazz, owners of Ije’s Place – Café & Bakery, at their business in the hamlet of Desbarats, just east of Sault Ste. Marie. Named after their daughter Ije (pronounced Eeja), the general store, café, and bakery has made a big impression in the community in a very […]


Maple Acres Farm

March 21, 2022 By Sandra Trainor

The Baxter family has been residents of Iron Bridge for several generations. With the beautiful Mississagi River running through it, Iron Bridge is located in the Municipality of Huron Shores. It is a friendly rural village on Highway 17 East, between Thessalon and Blind River ON. The Baxters are entrepreneurs and have grown Maple Acres […]


Organic Farming on St. Joseph Island

September 27, 2019 By Sandra Trainor

Back in 1989, Peter and Kris Stinnisson purchased a little piece of paradise on beautiful St. Joseph Island, Ontario. At that time, they were working and living in Wawa, Ontario and spent their summer vacations on the island. Years later, they made the move permanently to their nearly ninety acres of property on the Island […]


Two Unique Markets, One Rural Municipality

July 9, 2019 By Sandra Trainor

The Municipality of Huron Shores, Ontario is located along a scenic section of the Trans-Canada Highway #17 within the District of Algoma between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, Ontario. Two farmers’ markets operate within the municipality. One in Iron Bridge, the other in Sowerby. Both are seasonal and are housed in historical surroundings. Both are […]


Delicious House Made Crafted Ice Cream

June 24, 2019 By Sandra Trainor

Elliott’s Ice Cream & Creperie is one of the happiest places in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Owners Jamie and Tina Elliott wanted to “create a place for people to gather, spend time with their families and friends, put down their cell phones and enjoy a delicious ice cream treat.” The couple saw a void on […]


St. Joseph Island Lions Club Breakfast

May 23, 2019 By Sandra Trainor

There is a small group of dedicated volunteers on beautiful St. Joseph Island, Ontario, who work behind the scenes to help make the Island and their community, a great place to live, work, play and visit. Since 1972, the St. Joseph Island Lions Club has been the service club that is behind a multitude of […]


A Truly Unique Dining Experience

May 18, 2018 By Sandra Trainor

“The stone house la Maison de Pierre, as they call it, a large mansion built of stone by a former agent of the Northwest Hudson Bay Company, who lived there with his family, servants, horses and hounds and gave hospitable dinners in those days when it was the fashion for the host to do so…” […]