By: Next Apartment

All About Mill Market in Sault Ste. Marie

Have you visited Sault Ste. Marie’s Mill Market yet? This year-round farmers’ market offers a wide variety of vendors offering exceptional goods. If you haven’t been to Mill Market, we’ve got all the information you’ll need for your first visit.

Mill Market is located at 35 Canal Drive, just ten minutes from our Pine Allard Apartments. Here you’ll find all the foods you’ll need plus clothing, crafting, and artwork. This market is open year-round from 9am to 2pm every Saturday. 

With over 30 vendors, the Mill Market has something for everyone. Vendors bring the best goods from Northern Ontario’s farmers, ranchers, fishermen, artists, and artisans to sell. You’ll find farmers offering eggs, lamb, and other meats, other farmers with fresh produce, microgreens, and flowers. You’ll also find a wide variety of ready to eat foods like at Northern Twisted Pizza or at the Coffee Emporium.

Mill Market is an indoor market so a face mask and hand sanitizer would be beneficial. Even though it’s indoors, it’s best to dress for the weather. While some vendors may have bags for your purchases, bringing your own re-usable bags would be advisable. If you plan to buy any meats, dairy, or eggs, bring a cooler to keep your purchases cold. Farmers and vendors don’t have debit machines, so make sure you bring cash and change. An ATM is available but will come with added fees. 

When shopping at Mill Market, you’ll want to shop early to get the best selection. The vendors are all friendly and knowledgeable and happily answer questions. Farmers are a great source of information. They can answer questions regarding their crops, recommend cooking methods for their produce, and even tell you what pairs nicely for meals. The Ontario Fruits and Vegetable availability guide will help you determine which fruits and vegetables are currently in season, so have a peak before you go to the market. 

Mill Market often hosts events for the community and some live entertainment. Past events include Maple Madness, Easter Market, and a Blueberry Festival. Just recently they held an Emergency Preparedness Showcase where patrons could speak to community partners to find out how to be prepared for anything.