THUNDER BAY – Shopping Local in Thunder Bay offers lots of choices. Shopping local in Thunder Bay also boosts the local economy. This means more than just shopping at the local franchise, but shopping for locally made or grown products. On long weekends, while many people head out of town, often for their latest fix of Duluth, others prefer to stay in our city. There are local shops and local markets where you can find unique products from not only here in Thunder Bay, but from around the world too.
Getting around the city, there are many really special shops that you can go to and find some really amazing treasures. The perogies at the Simpson Street Deli for example are incredible as well as very affordable. The specials at Renco Foods at both of their locations offer some real alternatives to the other grocery stores in the city. Looking for something really special for Easter? Maltese Grocery is a great place to shop.
Looking for amazing cheese, look no further than the world famous Thunder Oak Cheese made right here in Thunder Bay.
There is also the Thunder Bay Country Market at the CLE Grounds every Saturday. Looking for a local treat? Cornell Farms’ Stuffed Roasts make it amazingly easy to prepare a delicious centrepiece for your dinner: an eye of round roast cooked to order and stuffed with delicious goodies that keep the meat moist and make proper cooking a snap. The most difficult part will be choosing between the two varieties of tasty bread stuffing available: Orange-Cranberry or Blue Cheese, Ground Pork & Cranberry. Once you’ve made that call, simply thaw the roast to room temperature and cook according to the handy instructions on the wrapping; rest, slice and serve.
Getting around the Fort William Business District, Unveiled Bridal offers the bride to be some amazing dresses. Fresh Air Experience and Petrie Cycle offer a great choice coupled with solid service for the sports enthusiast.
Shopping Local is fun and helps our city
If you have never enjoyed the ‘Pterodactyl’ sized chicken balls at JJ’s Restaurant in Centennial Square, or the Special Won Ton Soup, you are missing out. The same holds true across the downtown Fort William core. New York Sub offers fantastic sandwiches, and incredible pizza. Just down May Street of course is Jim Stadey’s Eat Local Pizza where local ingredients mean great flavour.
Today there is lots of choice for your local shopping plans. At the Oliver Road Recreation Centre there is a market today for your enjoyment.
Fred and Esther Paasolainen share the happenings from this Saturday’s Hillcrest Market at the former Hillcrest High School on High Street;
~ Esther from Country Seed Planters has some GREAT last minute Easter items at their booth. - www.paasolainen.com
~ Eugema from Your Tea Needs Your Tea Needs just received their shipment of new teas! Vanilla Chai is in!- www.yourteaneeds.com
~ Garth from the Murillo Breadbaker, is serving up “GRILLED CHEESE PANINI” with his home made breads. Come early before he runs out!
~ Wendy from Rompaila’s Fishing is running specials – Homemade, hand-painted small Bug-eye Jigs, 5 for $5.00 – Also, this Saturday only, PAY NO TAX ON ALL PURCHASES!
~ Laura from Laura’s Sweets n Treats will have on her table – Chocolate covered Peanut butter eggs, Chocolate covered eggs
Easter themed treat trays, Gourmet cupcakes, Rice Krispie squares, Pot roast soup, Coffee filled brownies
Chocolate fudge, Banana Bread and Diabetic cookies.
~ Jari has Finnish delights from their kitchen.
~ Derek will have his mother – Doreen Jetten – prints, that will make a wonderful gift.
~ Diane from Creative Treasures has unique custom made beaded and gemstone jewelry. Her earrings are only $5.00 a set. Beautiful styles and prices.
~ Joe has his wooden and feather roses featured at our Market. Wonderful gift idea for any occasion.
~ Pat has preserves at her booth. She makes wonderful tasty jams, jellies and other great tastes.
~ Sarah has samples of her healthy coffee.
~ TUPPERWARE, WATKINS, EPICURE, AVON, MARY KAY, are all represented at the Hillcrest Market.
Get out today and check out some of the local places you can gather up the smiles at locally owned and operated businesses.