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Baked Goods
Alexander's Fudge

Alexander’s Fudge is a very new vendor at the market.  Filling in a spot that was vacated in late August, Alexander’s Fudge has been a hit during these last few weeks.  Chris Alexander makes his fudge in his production kitchen located in his home in Smithville.  There are 36 unique flavours including some seasonal favourites such as pumpkin which is available now.  Alexander offers between 12 and 16 different varieties at his market booth each week.  Some favourites are always on hand such as chocolate walnut, chocolate chocolate, dark chocolate – do you see a pattern here?  He also offers a special whereby if you buy four pieces (1 pound) you get two pieces (1/2 pound) free!  Alexander began this business just this year.  He has been in retail and the food service sector for over 30 years.   With regard to making fudge, he explains “I saw an opportunity and went with it – everyone loves fudge!” His wife Brenda lends a hand in this family business getting involved in the artistic part of fudge making by adding the swirls to many varieties.  Fudge making has become a full time business for Alexander who hopes to have a store front presence at some point.  He participates in some other markets, festivals and events in the area.

Blossom Bakery

Blossom Bakery is a small wholesale bakery located on our family fruit farm in Jordan Station.  Everything we do is homemade from scratch and we feature local produce whenever possible especially the fruit grown on our farm.  We are most famous for our flatbread pizzas and veggie tarts which feature fresh toppings and gourmet cheeses.  We make other goodies including scones, sitcky buns, cookies, fruit pies and crisps, and fresh fruit salsas.  We are available in farm stands and gourmet shops in the area and are happy to do special orders.  Our website is blossombakery.ca

Cake Queens

Cindy and Amie Mogford are another hard working couple.  The mother and daughter team decided they wanted to go into business for themselves in August 2011.  As they mulled over what kind of business they could do together, the idea of baking cakes came to mind.  With no formal training, the two decided to go into business as the Cake Queens.  In October 2011, they opened their doors right here in Grimsby and are now approaching their third year at their 76 Main Street West location.  Cindy and Aimee have wanted to join the market for the past two years.  A part time position opened up this year when one of the original market vendors decided to come to the market part time.  This gave the team an opportunity to try out the market as a place to introduce their custom and specialty cake line by showcasing some of their 20 varieties of cupcakes, brownies, cake pops, rice crisps, sugar cookies and shortbreads.  “While our main focus is specialty cakes for weddings, birthdays and seasonal events which can be ordered through the store” says daughter Aimee, we like showcasing our many varieties of cupcakes.  

de la terre

Cafe and bakery featuring organic artisan breads and pastries made in-house, organic, local and sustainable agricultural produce, light lunches, artisan cheeses and fair trade coffee and tea. Vist their new location at 3451 King Street in Vineland, they can be reached at www.delaterre.ca

Grillis Cheese

The Cheeseman, the team of Melanie and John Grills, of Hamilton, got involved in selling local and international cheeses two years ago.  John, who has always had a love for good food and a practiced chef for several years, turns some of his culinary skills into the creation of cheese cake blossoms, brulee, lasagna and cheesy buns.  The Grills stock many cheeses sourced locally from creameries including  Salerno, Upper Canada Cheese, Woodstock and Empire Cheese of Campbellford.  Too numerous to list, his selection of these local cheeses include cheddars, Havarti, flavoured and spiced cheeses, brie, marble, sixteen different varieties of cheese curds, as well as a variety of goat and sheep milk cheeses and curds.  Many of his international cheeses are imported from England and other parts of Europe.  “If a customer wants it, I will try to find it for them”, states Grills who recalls the request for hard Havarti which he searched long and hard for but found it and now carries it.  The Grills are involved with supplying product to several of our local businesses including the newly opened Station One Café and Suzie’s Gluten Free Kitchen as well as putting a 10% off coupon at Teddy’s Bar and grill.  During the winter, the Cheeseman will fill drop off orders which is really handy if you are planning a party or Christmas festivities.  

Itty Bitty Pie Company

The Itty, bitty pie company offers a wide selection of itty bitty fruit and cream pies as well as caramel sauce

Pies 'n Such

When Pat Johnston is not planning raffles or zombie walks, she is busy in her home kitchen making the most marvelous of home baked pies.  Pies ‘n Such has been with the Grimsby Farmers’ Market for three years.  Baking is a hobby for Pat, following in her mother’s footsteps.  She remembers as a child the smell of homemade pies, two of which were baked every weekend.  When she was old enough, Pat helped to roll the dough.  “Pies are comfort food”, says Pat, “they taste like home and remind you of Sunday dinners as a child”. To this day she still uses her mother’s recipe for homemade dough.  Pies are filled to brimming with locally sourced fruit.  She uses only the best and freshest ingredients in all he baking which includes squares, cookies, and fruit tarts.  The business was originally started in the hopes that her children would present at the market to sell the pies and earn some money for university.  Those children are now in university so Pat relies on her assistant Christine Taylor or husband to man the booth for her.  Did you know that August 24 is National Peach Pie day!  

Suzie's Gluten Free Kitchen

Suzie's Gluten-Free Kitchen offers a selection of gluten-free mixes, prepared pie fillings and salsa, as well as gluten-free pies, cookies, brownies and banana breads.

Sweet Potatoe Johnny

John Chabot of St. Catharines wanted to produce something using sweet potatoes.  He loves sweet potatoes and will rant about all the benefits of the bright orange vegetable.  Two years ago, John decided to create a veggie burger using sweet potatoes.  This was an instant hit as witnessed by many who line up at his booth when he is cooking veggie burgers for hungry shoppers.  He has them available in frozen packages too for shoppers to take home and cook at their leisure.  But veggie burgers were just the beginning.  Now Sweet Potatoes Johnny incorporates his favourite vegetable into baked goods such as waffles, brownies, muffins and breads, and into frozen meals which include lasagna, chili, burritos, soups, and of course burgers.  Asked why he is so keen on sweet potatoes and John is quick to point out that the vegetable is high in Vitamin A, calcium, fibre and iron.  “They are good for you and my customers wanted new products so I just expanded my line” according to Johnny.  He even makes his own sauces which include chipotle sauce and a honey Dijon sauce.  

The Hudson's

Trevor is joining the Grimsby market on alternating weeks this season bring his vegan baked goods.

 




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