The Sudbury Market is run by

the Greater Sudbury Market Association (GSMA). 

The GSMA is a non-profit organization incorporated

in Spring 2019 and is governed by a volunteer

Board of Directors. 

Our Core Values

 

Support Local Growers & Producers:

Provide opportunity for local farms and makers

Nutrition:

Provide fresh and locally grown food

Sustainability:

Promote ecological, environmental,

and economic sustainability

Relationships and Culture:

Enhance the culture of our community

by creating positive relationships

Organizational Integrity

Authenticity and Transparency

Kayla Smith

Market Manager

Kayla grew up on a yak farm East of Sudbury. Today she has a wonderful husband and two beautiful children. She is a cancer survivor who has always had a passion for helping others, often volunteering in the community.

Kim Fahner

Director

Kim is a local writer and teacher. Her most recent collection of poetry is These Wings (Pedlar Press, 2019). She was the fourth Poet Laureate of Greater Sudbury (2016-18). She's a member of the League of Canadian Poet, the Writers' Union of Canada, and the Playwrights' Guild of Canada.

Liana Bacon

Treasurer

Liana Bacon is a Senior Municipal Finance Advisor for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs

and Housing. Working closely with municipalities and not-for-profit organizations, she recognizes the value of community organizations in making a city a great place to live.  The Market is an ideal way to support the local food economy and individuals who dedicate their time to making homemade products. Born and raised in Sudbury, Liana formerly owned a business in the downtown, and has a strong interest in supporting local business.

Thomas Merritt

Chair, Board of Directors

A transplanted American, Thomas Merritt has been going to the Sudbury Market for longer than he’s lived in Sudbury. In fact, the Market community was one of the things that drew him to the city. An avid rower and paddler, Thomas chaired the Northern Water Sports Centre (NWSC) Board during construction and runs the NWSC Accessible Sport Program. A husband and father, Merritt is also a Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Laurentian University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Emilie Hebert

Director

Émilie Hébert was born and raised in Sudbury, and is the owner and operator of La Baguette Magique Bakery. She graduated from Laurentian University with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work in 2016. Throughout her studies, as well as over the course of  her childhood, Émilie always had a passion for baking. After graduating, she explored the possibilities of turning her passion into a profession, deciding to enroll in both the RISE Small Business Start Up Program, and the Regional Business Centre Business Start Up Program in Sudbury. After having successfully completed these programs, she officially launched La Baguette Magique Bakery and has been a full-time vendor at the Sudbury Market ever since.

Miranda MacLeod

Director

Miranda is currently the Farm Coordinator at the Flour Mill Community Farm. She has been involved with the local food scene since discovering her passion while working at Eat Local Sudbury Co-op. Miranda has close ties with the Sudbury Market as she worked as the Market Manager during the 2019 season. She has experience working on an organic farm and has also worked on a collective farm with friends. Miranda hopes to one day have her own farmland and then become a vendor at the Sudbury Market.

Brittany Rantala-Sykes

Director

Brittany is a proud co-owner of The Ugly Barn Farm which specializes in growing gourmet mushrooms out of Markstay, Ontario. She was born and raised in Sudbury, attending Laurentian University for both undergraduate and Masters Degrees. Her research focused on restoration ecology, but her passion has also grown into the uses and cultivation of mushrooms and fungi. Having founded the Voyageur’s community garden in 2010, her drive to continue to produce, as well as share local and sustainably produced food has grown. She has previously been on the FoodShed Project board and Nasha Rodyna board. Brittany is looking forward to bringing ideas to the table and continuing with the great work of the Sudbury Market.

Erin Rowe

Director

Erin grew up in the small Northern Ontario town of Larder Lake. After living in South Korea for a decade - Erin, her husband Stephane and daughter Indie moved back to Canada in 2016 to start their own hydroponic farming business in Sudbury, Ontario. In 2019, they expanded their operations into a 23000 square foot indoor growing facilty in Opasatika.

Jenna Thornber

Secretary

Jenna is currently completing her Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation through Cape Breton University. She is very passionate about regenerative agriculture and local food production. Jenna works at Laurentian University Students' General Association as Interim Chief Operating Officer and started the first on-campus Farmer's Market. At the University, she is co-chair of the environmental sustainability committee and assistant coach of the varsity cross country and track team.

Avryl Wells

Director

Avryl was born and raised in Sudbury. She is a Marketing Professional with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Laurentian University. Avryl is passionate about public access to local organic food and environmental stewardship. She is an avid gardener and Marketing Manager for Eastlink.

Who We Are

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