SaskMade Marketplace is your local specialty grocery store. Store manager Amanda Wilkins explains, “We have partnered with local farmers, processors and artisans to provide a wide range of unique, locally-produced food and non-food products. We truly are a local, farm-to-table shopping experience; not to mention a foodies dream.”
A quick stroll through the store and you’ll ask yourself, “Is all this really made or produced right here in Saskatchewan?” Yes, it is!
Farm fresh eggs, butter, local seasonal greens and vegetables, beef, bison, fish perogies, cabbage rolls, ready-made-meals, jams and honey, soups, sauces, spices, and grains just to name a few. It really is impressive!
“First time customers are always surprised,” Amanda says, “It is very gratifying to show people what Saskatchewan has to offer. We believe when you shop local everyone benefits. About 70% of every dollar spent buying local, will stay within the community”
Here’s a delicious dinner idea from SaskMade Marketplace. Ginger Honey Chicken!
Ingredients • 2 pounds diced uncooked Pineview Farms chicken breast • 1/3 cup Daybreak Mills All Purpose flour • 1/2 tsp M&M garlic powder • 4 tbsp. Notre Dame butter (not margarine) • 1/4 cup TuBees Gourmet Ginger Honey • 3 tbsp lemon juice • 2 tbsp soya sauce Directions Preheat oven to 350C. In a shallow dish combine the flour and seasonings. Dip each piece of chicken in the flour mixture and coat evenly. Melt 2 tbsp of butter in a shallow baking dish, large enough to accommodate the chicken in a single layer. Arrange chicken in the pan and bake uncovered for 30 minutes. In a saucepan, melt the remaining butter and add the honey, lemon juice and soya sauce. After the chicken has baked for 30 minutes, turn each piece over and pour the sauce mixture evenly over the chicken. Bake another 30-40 minutes, basting frequently. Serve over rice if you'd like. Note: If you would like sauce for over the rice, double the sauce ingredients.
Amanda notes that a new trend has become having a "local" Christmas. All gifts and Christmas dinner ingredients must be purchased locally. SaskMade Marketplace is a go to in these kinds of situations. Why not exchange gifts with a Saskatchewan flavour?
"Often, one of the ways people initially find out about us is, they've received a gift basket from a friend or coworker. And with Christmas on the way…we are excited to create one of a kind gift baskets boasting the best of local Saskatchewan food & wares. Our baskets will impress everyone on your list this holiday season."
The next time you’re driving down 8th Street in Saskatoon, make a point of stopping in to the SaskMade Marketplace. You'll discover a unique business that directly connects Saskatchewan producers and consumers. There is also a wonderful selection of local art, pottery and gifts.
Buying local. Good for the soul. Good for the community. The SaskMade Marketplace is your 7-day a week farmer's market. 1621 8th Street East.