The most delicious smells come from our in-store bakery with fresh breads and rolls all morning, homemade hot lunch and dinner specials, plus creative pies, cupcakes, decorated cakes for all occasions, desserts and cookies. This full service bakery is up for any request and happy to cater to our customer requests.
Our creative bakers continue to experiment every day with new recipes and ideas. They continue to try to find those items that customers are looking for. Their cupcakes, zucchini breads, apple loaves, store baked cookies and Danish are always popular. Decorated cakes are more and more in demand and can be made for any birthday or celebration.
Donut Days at Paisley freshmart
Donut Day is every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Our bakers make the most wonderful donuts in a variety of shapes and flavours. We have apple fritters, yeast rings, yeast twists, cake rings, and filled donuts including Boston cream. These are very popular and can be purchased individually or in any number you wish. The donuts are 80 cents each. Stop by and try our donuts or pre-order for your next gathering. We have also made some awesome donut birthday cakes!!!
Presidents Choice - Marketplace
Along with our homemade baking , we are pleased to also carry the President’s Choice every-expanding line of Marketplace pies, muffins, tarts, squares, cakes and gluten free baked items.
I was a busy cake decorator for 16 years and it’s wonderful to again be able to provide special cakes for all occasions. All the cakes are baked for each order and decorated specifically for each event. We don’t have a lot of pre-made cakes on display or ready to take home as we like to keep them fresh and unique for each customer. So its best to give at least 3 day’s notice by calling the store and talking with myself or one of the bakers. Cakes range in price from $15 to $75 and feed from 5 people to 50 people. We can bake chocolate, vanilla, lemon or marble cakes and add in a filing of strawberries, raspberries, lemon, chocolate or buttercream filling.
Customers are welcome to pre-order fresh baking to ensure we have what you want for all your special events and occasions.
Assorted Cookie Plate - can be made to any size and includes 4-8 different kinds of cookies $1.50 per person
Assorted Plate of Squares - can be made to any size and includes 4 squares per person with 4-8 different kinds of squares $1.75 per person
Tray of Mixed Sweets - can be made to any size and includes tarts, cookies, brownies, squares and fruit garnish $2.00 per person
Our Awesome Team of Bakers
Dianne, Eileen and Marjorie are our cheerful creative bakers. Every day they are challenged with coming up with creative ways to use up produce and other perishables within the store that might not be up to our standards to sell. They constantly try to predict how many loaves of bread and how many dozen dinner rolls to bake, and what to put in the bakery display to tempt our customers’ sweet tooth.
Eileen originally trained as a dental hygienist and worked for several years in the dental field before staying home to become an accomplished baker, keeper of bees and to look after their farm and large gardens. Eileen is so organized and efficient in the kitchen. Eileen is our Christmas cookie baker and she bakes many many different kinds of traditional scratch cookies, each one beautifully decorated. She will make up to 100dz each year. She makes beautiful plates of assorted cookies but also sells totes of cookies for customers to take home and make their own plates. All disappear! Eileen also makes delicious quiches from scratch, homemade pies, tarts, squares and loaves.
Dianne has worked for 25 years as a Food Service Supervisor managing the kitchen operation and staffing of kitchens at Participation Lodge, Elgin Abbey, Parkview Manor, and Chatsworth Nursing Home. She is an excellent cook and baker and we were thrilled when she wanted to venture into something new and work part time at the store. Dianne is our Christmas cake and pudding baker. She makes fruit cakes, gumdrop cake and carrot pudding using the very old recipes developed by the ladies of the Dobbinton United Church. So beginning in early November, Dianne begins to make fruit cake and gumdrop cake and puts into the refrigerator to age gracefully til Christmas. She then makes many very delicious carrot puddings and puts them in the freezer. All of the cakes and puddings sell quickly once we announce they are ready. We received numerous compliments and rave reviews that these taste just their mother used to make. Of course………. these were all very old recipes, tried and true. No additives or fillers or …. just basic and simple . Watch for this again next year. Dianne makes the most awesome homemade hash brown casserole, delicious cookies and loaves.
Marjorie joined our team in July 2017 as a retired teacher, but a youthful, enthusiastic and creative person eager to try something new. Marjorie has fit in well very and is following the recipes developed by those before her. She enjoys talking with our customers. Marjorie can also be found in our Mildmay store once per week, filling in as a baker or deli team member. Her enthusiasm is contagious!
As we were about to open in June, the full time baker I had hired decided she didn’t want the job and I was in a jam a few days before opening, so my daughter Laura stepped up and for our first summer Laura was the baker six days a week from 7am to noon. She tested out a lot of different recipes, bakery breads, created processes and set up the kitchen. She did an awesome job and we miss her now that she has gone onto University and begins to pursue her own career. Laura is very versatile and can be found on cash or helping with our marketing and social media campaigns, or filling in wherever needed.
Our team at Paisley freshmart, located in Paisley in the heart of Bruce County, strives everyday to meet all your grocery shopping needs
with fresh local produce and meat, meals to go, delicious in-store bakery and everyday groceries.
We strive to make shopping simple and if we don't have what you need, we are happy to try to get it for you.