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
Provide fresh and locally grown food
Promote ecological, environmental,
and economic sustainability
Relationships and Culture:
Enhance the culture of our community
by creating positive relationships
Authenticity and Transparency
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.
Daniel has been involved with the Sudbury Market for over 30 years and is a vendor with Beaulieu Farms. Beaulieu Farms was purchased by his parents upon his father's retirement from Inco, now Vale. Graduated from College Boreal in the Business Administration - Marketing Program and currently working as a Business Development Manager in the mining industry, Daniel always finds the time to help out when needed at the farm and also with the Board of Directors of the Sudbury Market as past Chair for the Board during the move from the School of Architecture location to the current Elgin Street market.
Jane was born in Hamilton and raised in British Columbia. She's a single mom with 3 beautiful children and 2 wonderful grandchildren. She comes from a crafting family of 4 girls and has been crocheting for over 10 years. She started her own company called Crafty Aunty Jane in 2015 and has been a vendor at the Sudbury Market ever since.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
Justin was raised in Sudbury and is co-owner of Salty Dog Bagels, which got its start as a vendor at the Sudbury Market. As a student of Engineering and Architecture, he has a passion for built environments and their connection to society. He hopes to contribute to the growth of the Sudbury Market and its potential to help foster a healthy and collaborative community.