Sponsorship Opportunities with Mill Market
Mill Market is a project of Destination North, a not-for-profit tourism generator in Algoma.
At Mill Market you’ll come for the freshly grown produce, locally-raised meats, baking, gourmet prepared foods, plants, flowers and artisan crafts, and family fun but we promise you’ll stay for the friendly faces and good conversations!
Mill Market is conveniently located right off the Hub Trail, just steps away from the Ontario locks and the scenic St. Mary’s River waterfront. Grown, raised or crafted by Northern Ontario’s farmers, ranchers, fishermen, artists and artisans; Mill Market brings the best of our lakes, fields and forests to the heart of the historic Canal District in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. From farm to table, Mill Market connects Northern Ontario farmers to local consumers strengthening the local food economy and nurturing healthy communities. Mill Market is a place to find fresh food, good people, culinary delights and artisan crafts.
The reuse of the former Municipal Fish Hatchery building as a Regional Food Hub and Farmers’ Market speaks to the resourcefulness and dedication that Mill Market management has to sustainable development. In its current location at 35 Canal Drive, in the Municipal Fish Hatchery building across from the Francis H. Clergue Generating Station and Whitefish Island, Mill Market has 13,000 square feet of indoor space, 15 acres of property for green parks and community gardens, ample vehicle parking, and easy accessibility via public transit, bike or foot.
Mill Market is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays as a Farmers Market and Sundays as The Mill Flea year round. In addition to being a healthy food hub and artisan fair, Mill Market features live entertainment weekly and educational programming. Mill Market's annex houses Entomica Insectarium; if you’re looking for something fun and educational to do with the whole family, check out Entomica at Mill Market.
QUICK MARKET FACTS
Mill Market regularly hosts 3,000 visitors weekly!
Mill Market is open twice a week as a Farmers Market, and once a week as a Flea Market!
Mill Market boasts over 90 vendors throughout the year!
Mill Market is the first Farmers Market to be open indoors and outdoors all year round in Northern Ontario!
Only two years old, Mill Market has been awarded the Premiers Award for Agri-Innovation Excellence & Sault Ste. Marie Tourism’s Business of the Year; Lake Superior Magazine named us one of the Best Farmers Markets on the Lake.
Mill Market encourages community collaboration with partnerships with Sault College and Laurentian University students!
Mill Market social media campaign has over 7,500 followers!
We celebrate the seasons with multiple Annual Events including; Mill Market Anniversary & Butter tart Competition, Apple Festival, Cob N Cut!
Community support is integral to Mill Market’s viability and success. Our Volunteers and Sponsors:
Enable the market to reach more consumers, both local and visiting, through increased marketing and program support
Provide financial support for community outreach programs
Generate awareness and growth about the market and location created products through print materials
Facilitate the development of new program partners
Aid in the recruitment and training of new market vendors and creation of small business entrepreneurs
Provide additional resources to increase agriculture and food tourism & security
All the market to build capacity, providing infrastructure necessary to deliver a variety of services beneficial to our community and the local economy.
Don’t see what you’re looking for below? We are happy to customize sponsorship packages to meet your personal or company needs – just get in touch!
OUR SPONSORSHIP PHILOSOPHY
Mill Market seeks to collaborate with businesses, institutions, organizations and individuals that align with our goals and community spirit. As our sponsor, you will have a unique opportunity to engage with our customer base onsite and through social media and promotional campaigns.
GOLDEN EGG SPONSOR $5000
SILVER FISH SPONSOR $2500
BRONZE ONION SPONSOR $1000
FRIEND OF THE MARKET $250
IN-KIND AND VOLUNTEER SUPPORT