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

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.

Jessie King

Summer Student - Marketing Coordinator

Jessie is energetic, passionate, empathetic and inspired. She lives her life every day with the intention to give her all into the goals and passions she values. Jessie is a long time Lively-ite, who has a strong passion for the outdoors, and for making time to appreciate the joy in every day. Years of self development and learning have brought her to a place where she is driven to help others in the multi-dimensions of health through community, activity and self love. The market is a safe space where she sees her personal values flourish among others, inspiring her to be a part of this team.

Liana Bacon


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.

Peggy Baillie

Vice-Chair, Board of Directors

Peggy Baillie is co-owner of Three Forks Farms, a mixed organic vegetable, chicken, and seed farm in Warren. She has been deeply involved in the local food movement for over fifteen years, working with and for farms, retailers, and organizations to assist in the development of a robust local food system. She has ample experience in facilitation, governance, food business management, and not-for-profits.

Kim Fahner


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.

Emilie Hebert


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.

Stephane Lanteigne


Stephane Lanteigne is a full-time hydroponic farmer in Sudbury, Ontario, where he operates Truly Northern Farms. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor’s degree in Science, with a specialization in Biology in 2000. He and his wife, Erin, jumped into indoor farming by launching Smart Greens Sudbury in 2017. Stephane is dedicated to increasing fresh local food availability in Northern Ontario by tackling the present-day issues faced by indoor growers.

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.

Luc Roy


Luc is the Chief Information Officer at Laurentian University, and he is co-owner

of Old Rock Roastery with his wife Carole. Previously, Luc was a marketing and product management executive for four technology startups in Silicon Valley and two in Toronto. Luc was also named the Best Amateur Coach in North America by the Positive Coaching Alliance while he coached the San Jose Jr. Sharks.

Jenna Thornber


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


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 a champion for low waste and plastic-free living. At her day job, she is the Marketing Manager for Eastlink Northern Ontario.

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