Unique and Northern!

A Happy New Year to all of our shoppers from the board, support staff and vendors at the Thunder Bay Country Market! It is our intention to keep you supplied with nothing less than the best local foods, products and services for 2016! Our market has grown in numbers and popularity over the last few years and we are looking forward to another year of serving our northern community! Thank you to all of our vendors and supporters that are helping make Thunder Bay a better place to live and eat!

Each week we will continue to feature a weekly vendor. Our first vendor feature of 2016 goes to long-time vendors who have been with us here at NorthernUnique03the market for nearly 12 years! The Walsh family who own and operate the famous Northern Unique Catering offer our early Saturday morning shoppers a delicious hot breakfast. For those who prefer take-home options,  Northern
Unique has kept customers satisfied with their assortment of fresh baked breads, sweet baking, buns, soups, prepared foods and even pulled pork! The trio at Northern Unique Catering has got a lot of assortment covered, and they have no shortage of talent when it comes to fantastic cooking and baking!

Northern Unique Catering has always been a family run business. Mike and Marie Walsh have been proudly running Northern Unique and began as mainly bakers. Son Rob became involved at an early age, who is an experienced chef himself. Together they took over our market cafe approximately 4 years ago where they’ve become an essential asset to the market scene! On average, they serve up 310 hot breakfasts every Saturday morning, their current record being 384! Breakfasts include everything from omelettes, french toast andNorthernUnique01 waffles to breakfast wraps and quesadillas. During our summer months, they even treat our Wednesday market customers to local fish and chips. For Northern Unique, local ingredients providing tasteful meals and treats are at the heart of their dishes.
Not only is the Walsh family a very strong supporter of local efforts, but they are also very
community-minded. They support organizations and events such as Empty Bowls, Caring Hearts and Run for the Cure.  They are incredibly grateful and supportive of all the vendors and local producers in our area, and they certainly reflect this in
their pursuit of utilizing local ingredients as much as possible in their dishes and baking. This includes a delicious NorthernUnique02variety of  baking, sweets and ready-to-heat dishes made from local ingredients as well as
seasonal produce from their gardens.  They even offer shoppers wild boar meat from their own farm.

Unique with a strong supporter of our northern community, the name says it all. Northern Unique Catering has become an exceptionally important member of our team here at the Thunder Bay Country Market!

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