Monday, 21 November 2011

Greetings from the SaskMade Marketplace!

The last few weeks have been exciting as usual at the Marketplace.  We have a number of new products to boast, many of which would make great additions to any holiday meal.  Try the fresh Pickerel, Pike or White Fish straight from the icy northern lakes of Saskatchewan; paired with some Lemon Infused Pepper from Orchard Del Sol (Delilse, SK), you are sure to impress your family or guests!  All of the peppers from Orchard Del Sol are produced ethically and naturally and have the most intensive flavour I have encountered. 

If you are looking for some gift ideas for those whom have everything, try a sinfully good Body Butter by Serendipity (Gray, SK) and a 'better than the spa' Shower Dough Scrub from Bovine Bubbles and Hogwash (Prince Albert, SK).  Put them together for a nice stocking stuffer or create your own beautifully arranged gift bucket with one of our staff right in the store. 

We are pleased to be joining Ethos Salon and Spa for their Holiday Party on November 25.  Drop by the Scotia Centre on 2nd Ave where Ethos is located for a bite from SaskMade Marketplace and some great in-spa promotions on Ethos Spa products.  Ethos is one of only a few Salons in Saskatoon to feature the Aveda product line! 


Friday, 4 November 2011

Only one more sleep

My business partner, Candace Ippolito and I have spent the last couple of days preparing the store for our Grand Opening.  I am so excited for tomorrow!  We've had a chance to decorate the store in a beautiful Christmas Theme, start getting them tasting samples ready and meet a tonne of new customers.  It's days like these that I think I am lucky to have the best job in the world! 
Just a quick peek at our tasting line up:

Updated Tasting List!:
J & J Sausage - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Farmer's Sausage
Leven's Coffee - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Artisan Coffee
Daybreak Scheresky Mill 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Sunrise Pancakes
Choo-It Oatmeal - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Choo-It Cereal
... Parenteau's Gourment
Gravelborg Mustard - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m - Mustard Brie Cheese
Cheesecake with Prairie Cherry Topping - all day!
In Good Taste Christmas Baking - all day!
Harden and Huyse Chocolates - all day! (or until they disappear...)
Wild Serendipity Scones with Sweet Pure honey - all day!
Tu-Bees Honey Flavours - all day!

Book Signings:
Saskatchewan Scenic Secrets, Robin and Arlene Karpan - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00
Prairie Feast, Amy Jo Ehman - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Prairies North Magazine 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
I hope you are all coming to join us - we can't eat all of this food by ourselves!  Saturday November 5 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  1621 8th Street East, Saskatoon.
April Nichol