The General Store

The General Store, now operated by Michael from Little Doo's Kitchen, provides shoppers with even more local goodness including sweet treats, hand-crafted artisan products and many more goodies that make for great gifts! A continuous supply of new products is a great reason to check out The General Store on a regular basis. It also gives a few of our vendors, who are not able to vend with us on a regular basis, the chance to make their products available at the market.

The General Store is now located on the upstairs level. Hours of operation coincide with the market's hours: Saturdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 6:30pm.

Make The General Store a spot to check out every time you stop by the market! Market gift certificates are also available for purchase from The General Store.

180 Foods Company
Make the turn to better health through food! 180 Foods Co. is dedicated to bringing Canadian consumers premium wheat-free, grain-free and low-carb foods, flours and baking ingredients. Currently the General Store is stocked with an assortment of Chaga for teas. Instructions for use and helpful hints are on the back of each bag.

Both Hands Bread

Both Hands Bread
Both Hands offer a delicious assortment of high quality, tasty, healthy rustic bread baked in their wood-fired dome oven. Currently available at the General Store on Saturday mornings arriving between 8:30 am to 9 am, Both Hands uses organic ingredients from the growers and producers in Northwestern Ontario where possible.

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Marty operates a small business here in Thunder Bay where he produces homemade sauces, powders, and preserves from produce grown in his own greenhouse. Some of his items available for sale are his Garlic and Chili Powder, assorted Hot Sauces, Hot Peppers and a Candied Jalapeno Peppers.

Wolfhead Coffee bags

Unrest Coffee & Roasting Company (Wolfhead Coffee)
Taking our name from the shape of Lake Superior (some see the contour of a wolf’s head), Wolfhead Coffee is a northwest Ontario gem. Tucked away in one of Thunder Bay’s oldest suburbs, and close to the bustling cafés of its downtown core, we do small-batch coffee roasting and smoking in our custom-designed and built roastery. We create quality, flavourful and unique coffees that match the power and beauty of the lake that inspires us.

Boreal Forest Teas

Boreal Forest Teas
Boreal Forest Teas is a handcrafted, northern-inspired organic herbal tea business, located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Boreal Forest Teas blends premium quality organic cultivated herbs with sustainably wild-harvested plants and berries from Canada’s boreal forest. We support two Ontario First Nations’ Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP) initiatives through the purchase of blueberries and cranberries for use in our teas, as well as local, organic growers.

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Free's Country Cupboard
Owner Fiorine Lucas offers her Champagne Mustard. A unique combination of both “hot” and “sweet” tastes,  it's delicious with all meats, particularly ham, smokies and burgers. Champagne Mustard also adds flavour and zip to salad dressings and sauces.

Roots to Harvest Granola

Roots to Harvest
Roots to Harvest, a local not-for-profit organization, is passionate about providing educational opportunities for youth to engage with local agriculture and cultivate healthy communities. Members engaged in its work also take part in selling the fruits of their labour, including a tasty locally-made granola. This crunchy and healthy treat is available for purchase at The General Store.

Ron’s Photo Imaging
Ron was a past vendor at the market. Now Ron offers his talented photographs in the form of note cards and postcards, available in the General Store for purchase. Ron can be spotted around the rural community with camera in hand and enjoys photographing nature and old abandoned farmsteads and homesteads.

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Black Duck Lake Wild Rice
Black Duck Lake Wild Rice is naturally occurring premium wild rice, harvested from a remote lake (fly-in only) in northern Manitoba. It is flown to a facility where it is parched, threshed, graded and packaged.

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Little Doo's Kitchen
Little Doo's Farm is about a 35-minute drive outside of Thunder Bay. We offer our pasture fed lamb and farm-raised rabbit for sale when available. We also sell a variety of baked goods. Inquiries about our other specialty products are welcome.

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Groovy Organix Soap
Groovy soaps are all handmade with organic olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic Palm oil, organic Shea butter...amazingly nourishing and good for your skin. Each bar is approximately 4.5 to 5.5 ounces in weight. Orders taken for special occasions.

J.R. Watkin's Products
J.R. Watkin's products are crafted in the USA since 1868 and have a strong and loyal customer base. They are available through the General Store.

Watkin's Products are one of the few items sold at the Market that do not meet the local mandate, however they are still available at the Market, as the local distributors were one of the founding members of the Market. Just like their loyal customers, we remain loyal to that connection.

gift certificates

Gift Certificates
Our seasonal and standard gift certificates are available at our General Store found upstairs at the Market. They can be written for any denomination and we encourage larger amounts to be divided into smaller amounts. For example, a $80 certificate would be 4 x $20. Possibilities are almost endless when redeemed and with no expiration dates they may be used anytime.

A brand made famous for its focus on fresh and local flavours and a combination of taste and attitude...what we call Tastitude. Chef House uses only top-shelf ingredients including single malt scotch whiskey in his Lifted Kilt Scotch Whiskey BBQ Sauce. There is a whole bottle in every batch, it's Smashmouth sauce made right here in Thunder Bay and it's unique, to say the least! Also give the Lifted Kilt Sweet Chili Heat BBQ sauce a try your next visit.

Bar Lady Chocolates
Vegan Chocolate Bars - A recent graduate in Nutrition, the Bar Lady uses as many organic ingredients as possible and absolutely ZERO refined sugars. For sweetening the bars an Ontario sourced Maple Syrup is used and the base for the majority of the bars is a quality Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. Bar Lady chocolates are: vegan - dairy free - gluten free - egg free - preservative free. Some bars are soy free.

sock monkeys

Creative Everything - The Secret Society of Sock Monkeys
Each sock monkey is lovingly handcrafted here in Thunder Bay, using new and upcycled materials… completely unique!  Just like you. Also see their website

Bogdala's Meats

Bogdala's Smoked Meats
A selection of locally processed meats including kielbasa, ham and garlic chubs, beef jerky and all natural wood smoked gluten free smokies and pepperettes with no MSG or fillers.

Prime Gelato
Prime Gelato believes in sustainability and buying local. We source as many local ingredients as possible. The milk and cream we use come from the Slate River Valley and surrounding areas. We use local eggs, honey, maple syrup, wild blueberries, strawberries (seasonal), pumpkins, herbs, etc. The flour we use for our homemade waffle cones and crepes. We also support local artisans.

When you buy our products, you are supporting our local economy.

We believe in natural ingredients. There are no artificial flavours, no modified milk ingredients, no high fructose corn syrup, no fillers, no preservatives and no artificial colours in our products. Our gelato is real food made from real ingredients.

Laura Heerema Photography

Laura Heerema Photography
Inspired by natural ruggedness and beauty that we see everyday in Thunder Bay and area, I am always looking for something to photograph. From the tiniest water droplet to the vast sky filled with clouds and colour at sunrise and sunset, I love to capture it with my camera.

My goal is to capture photos that inspire, trigger emotion, create memories and slow us down just a bit to recognize the beauty that is all around us. I am honoured to inspire others with my photography by offering prints, canvasses, calendars, cards and different gifts so that others can have a little bit of Thunder Bay with them wherever they go.

Easter Eggs by Hanusia

Hanusia delicately hand paints Easter Eggs, in both traditional and modern designs. A unique gift or decoration that lasts for years.

If you have a product that would be a great fit for The General Store, talk to Michael or fill out the New Sub-Vendor Application Form, found on Become a Vendor page. If you are a current vendor in The General Store, make sure we have your 2017 application (renewal application also on the Become a Vendor page).