Alexander’s Fudge is a very new vendor at the market. Filling in a spot that was vacated in late August, Alexander’s Fudge has been a hit during these last few weeks. Chris Alexander makes his fudge in his production kitchen located in his home in Smithville. There are 36 unique flavours including some seasonal favourites such as pumpkin which is available now. Alexander offers between 12 and 16 different varieties at his market booth each week. Some favourites are always on hand such as chocolate walnut, chocolate chocolate, dark chocolate – do you see a pattern here? He also offers a special whereby if you buy four pieces (1 pound) you get two pieces (1/2 pound) free! Alexander began this business just this year. He has been in retail and the food service sector for over 30 years. With regard to making fudge, he explains “I saw an opportunity and went with it – everyone loves fudge!” His wife Brenda lends a hand in this family business getting involved in the artistic part of fudge making by adding the swirls to many varieties. Fudge making has become a full time business for Alexander who hopes to have a store front presence at some point. He participates in some other markets, festivals and events in the area.
Hometown Ice Cream
Alexa Fraser was a permanent fixture at the market offering her many wild flavours of homemade ice cream. When she announced that she was selling her business to pursue her first love of theater and joined the Shaw Festival, many ice cream lovers were sure they would never taste her rich ice cream products again. In the spring, we were are thrilled to learn that Linda and Fred Lundaro bought Home Town Ice Cream and were planning to return to our market. Linda and Fred, who own a greenhouse business in Vineland catering to the wholesale cut flower market, thought they could expand their creativity and venture into the world of farmers’ markets and direct sales. Linda uses several of Alex’s original recipes but has also created some new flavours such as caramelized banana with Nutella swirl, balsamic peppercorn, sour cream lime and a chai latte. She is about to launch a watermelon, lemonade sorbet infused with basil and Dillon distillers vodka. “My husband and the children (aged 9 and 4) are my taste testers” claims Linda. “Everything is homemade” she states including sourcing local growers for fruit for her ice cream. Linda does 5 markets including Grimsby, as well as special events like Happening at the Forty, and weddings.
Shriners Creek Kettle Popcorn
Returning again this year with an assortment of freshly popped corn.
Wine Route Antiques
The love of old craftsmanship is the focus of Wine Route Antiques, located on Kemp Road East in Grimsby. Each week Georgette brings an assortment of functional and decorative items to sell, providing additional interest and variety at the market.