Several farmers' markets and shops that sell local products or provide services and workshops can be found within the Thunder Bay area.
Location: CLE Dove Building (corner of May St and Northern Ave).
When to Shop: Saturdays year-round, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Wednesdays seasonal, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
About: The Thunder Bay Country Market is a weekly gathering of local producers with the community, and an excellent opportunity to find groceries, crafts, and gifts.
Visit the Country Market's website to learn more, and to sign up for information about their vendors.
Location: Victoriaville (between Victoria Ave E. and Donald St E. near City Hall)
When to Shop: Tuesdays & Fridays - Easter to December 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Location: Wilson Street Park (near the Italian Cultural Centre)
When to Shop: Wednesdays & Saturdays - May 30 to October 31, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.
About: The Thunder Bay Farmers' Markets sells a variety of produce, baking and crafts.
Check out the Visit Fort William Facebook page for more information.
Location: Kakabeka Legion - 4556 Hwy 11/17 (south of Kakabeka Falls).
When to Shop: Saturdays June 11 to October 8, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.
About: Now in its third year, the Kakabeka Farmers' Market offers fresh local produce, meat, baked goods, preserves, arts and crafts, and in-season bedding plants. Breakfast is also available at the Kakabeka Legion Canteen from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Visit the Kakabeka Farmers' Market website for details.
When to Shop: Fridays in the summer from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
About: Opened in 2010, the Nolalu Market is a seasonal Friday evening market featuring farm fresh produce, baking and crafts. Visit the Nolalu Market Facebook page to learn more about this market.
Location: Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) 980 Oliver Rd.
When to Shop: Wednesdays June - October, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.
About: The Fresh Market is a seasonal market open over the summer and early fall in the TBRHSC Cafeteria Courtyard that sells fresh food from local farmers.
Willow Springs Creative Centre
Location: 10160 Mapleward Rd. (corner with Kam-Current Rd. 20 minutes outside of city).
When to Shop: Fridays late June - early October, 3:00 pm - 7:00 am.
About: Willow Springs offers local produce, meats, preserves, art, and more. Kid's activities are also available during the market.
Thunder Bay Meat Processing
Location: 4754 Oliver Rd., Murillo (20 minutes outside of city)
When to Shop: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Saturdays May to December 9:00 am - 11:00 am.
About: Thunder Bay Meat Processing specializes in retailing local beef, pork, and lamb by the side or quarter. The farm fresh meats are hormone free, and grain/grass fed.
Superior Seasons Food Market - Online Store
About: This online food market combines multiple local businesses into one for convenient transactions and easy pick-up or delivery. Visit the website for full details and instructions on ordering.