Menu for week of December 7 – December 12

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and with your help, we have been able to stuff an entire laundry basket FULL of new hats, mittens and socks in support of Selkirk Christian Chapel’s Winter Clothing Drive for those facing homelessness (we were even gifted some sleeping bags)!  These donations were picked up Friday evening and hand distributed to those in need yesterday.  Don’t worry if you hadn’t had a chance yet to bring down a pair or two of socks…we have put the basket inside our front door again for this week, so there is still time to help.  Thank you!  

Thank you for helping us fill a trailer full of recyclables in support of the Norfolk Shriners Club and the Shriners Hospital of Montreal.  The Shriners have picked up the donations thus far and brought us another empty trailer, so please consider bringing your aluminum pop cans, beer cans, metal cans, glass and plastic beer, liquor and wine bottles (please no water bottles, detergent bottles, lube oil bottles or household & other garbage).  There are bins in the trailer that you can take to your house to fill and bring back to the trailer.

If you missed the opportunity to order Fresh Market Kitchen’s Family Style with Style Christmas Feast, don’t fret!  We are pleased to offer Christmas Charcuterie – an assortment of chef-selected locally cured meats and cheese with housemade pickles and jam (2-3 servings/box) $35 + HST per box (does not contain crackers/bread) (Quantities are very limited).

We are taking orders for Fresh Market Kitchen’s “Decorate at Home Gingerbread Chalet” for pick up the week of December 7-12, 14-19 and 21-24.  Our French pastry chef and his elves have been busy baking, creating Decorate at Home Gingerbread Chalets – no preservatives or artificial ingredients – it’s gingerbread you’ll actually want to eat!! Each Chalet comes with professionally-made icing and the candies to decorate.  $22/kit + HST

For the next two weeks, we will only be offering lunch Thursday and Friday and our Brunch on Saturday in an effort to do all of the necessary prep for the Christmas Feasts, Charcuterie and Gift Baskets.  We will, however, have soups, quiches and extra lunches available so that you could arrange to pick up our featured lunch meal for supper (you would just reheat your soup at home).

As you now know, Fresh Market Kitchen’s Local Artisan Market is thrilled to present a different featured Artisan every Friday and Saturday from now until Christmas in our beautiful market from 12-4 pm.    We thank you for shopping and supporting our Local Artisan Market.  You are supporting so many talented locals from the Selkirk and Haldimand County area!  

This Friday, December 11th from 12-4 pm, Fresh Market Kitchen’s Local Artisan Market is pleased to welcome back our very popular Nana B with her American Girl doll clothes.  Just in time for Christmas, Nana B is offering a BOGO…buy 1 item and get the 2nd ½ price (Friday, Dec.11th only).   You will also be given the opportunity to do a Make & Take…a doll bracelet with their name! 

On Saturday, December 12th from 12-4 pm, Elaine, who has spent her whole life enjoying the sound of the waves crashing upon the shores of Lake Erie while wandering the sandy beaches gazing down with the hopes of finding beautiful, mystical shimmers of glass will be back in our Christmas Kitchen ready to assist you pick the perfect locally-made gift.  

In an effort to help expedite your Christmas shopping, limit your trips out AND support local, Chef Casey of Fresh Market Kitchen’s Artisan Market & Gifts will be hosting a Virtual Shopping Event Tuesday, December 8th from 12:30 – 1:00 PM (we will keep going past 1:00 if there is enough interest and we will shop until we drop!).  Make sure you “Like” and “Follow” Fresh Market Kitchen on Facebook and be signed into your Facebook Tuesday December 8th just before 12:30 pm to see the notification pop up that we are going live.  You will be able to see and hear Chef Casey as we help you shop in our gorgeous market from the comfort of your own home (or office if you happen to be on lunch)…you will be able to type live messages to Chef Casey and her team as we showcase the beautiful hand-made items and gift baskets we have been busy making filled with our housemade pickles, local honey and other unique gifts for sale in our Artisan Market, reserving items you would like to purchase!  We will message you through Facebook messenger after the event to confirm your purchase total and request payment through etransfer to feedme@steeltownsmokers.cato hold your item for pickup from our kitchen.  Gift wrapping will also be available for an additional fee.

Remember, if you ever have any questions about something that is on the menu or to reserve your dishes early, please email me ( or send a text to (289) 426-0845 with your name please. 

Here is what we are cooking this week at Fresh Market Kitchen – always from scratch! 

Monday December 7, 2020:  Closed.

Tuesday December 8, 2020: Live Facebook Virtual Shopping Event 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Wednesday, December 9, 2020:  No hot, live-cooked supper tonight.  Our freezer meals, soups, chili, homemade ice cream and cheesecake in a jar will be available for pickup from 11 am – 6 pm.  The Local Artisan Market is also open to shop for all of your locally-made handcrafted gifts!

Thursday, December 10, 2020:   
Sandwich:  Chicken Bacon Club – Made with house oven-roasted boneless, skinless chicken breast with bacon, lettuce, tomato and housemade garlic mayo served on a ciabatta bun $9.00

Soup:  Roasted Bell Pepper Soup (G.F./Veg) $5.00
Lunch deal – both for only $12.00!!


Friday, December 11, 2020:  
Salad:  Smoked Chicken Cobb Salad with housemade dressing (includes hard-boiled egg, house-cooked chicken, bacon, radish, cheese and tomato) $9.00 (G.F.) (Veg/G.F.)
Soup: Chicken & Sausage Gumbo $5.00
Lunch deal – both for only $12.00!!

THERE WILL NOT BE A HOT MEAL THIS EVENING – HOWEVER, WE WOULD BE PLEASED TO RESERVE YOU A SERVING OF TODAY’S LUNCH FOR YOU TO PICK UP FOR SUPPER THIS EVENING (You will just need to reheat your soup – make some rice to transform your gumbo into a super-filling stew!)

Saturday, December 12, 2020: 
Brunch (11 am – 2 pm)
Blueberry Pancakes with Local Maple Syrup & Back Bacon (includes a coffee) $12.00

Add house roasted “homefry” potatoes with dill sauce (#trustthechef) $3.00

Fresh Fruit Salad $3.50

Greek Yogurt and Henley Honey Fresh Fruit Parfait $4.00

We also serve lattes, cappuccino and a selection of tea!


Soup is always $5 for ½ L and $8 for 1 L.
Beef Chili (GF)
Vegetarian Chili (Veg/GF)
Mussel Chowder (GF)
Cream of Tomato (Veg/GF)
Curried Squash (Veg/GF)
Smoked Chicken Pho (GF) (only 1 L left!)

9” Crustless Quiche (Always G.F.):
Spinach & Feta
Sausage, Leek & Cheese

Frozen Meals (Fully Cooked – Reheat at Home):
Blackened Basa Fillet with Pecan Rice (Single $16)
Beef & Mushroom Stew with Garlic Mashed Potato (Single $12)

Housemade Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt (300 mL)
Raspberry Coconut Frozen Yogurt $7
Maple Pecan Frozen Yogurt $7
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream $6
Egg Nog Ice Cream $6

Cheesecake in a Jar ($6 – 250 ml jar; $2.50 lunchbox size)
Chocolate Brownie
Mint Chocolate with Candy Cane
Egg Nog with Candied Pecan

We now carry in-house baked cookies (including a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie), muffins, turnovers, Danishes and croissants.  These are all single servings.  For large quantity orders, please contact us in advance.  ***NOTE*** For Christmas, you may order muffins fully prepared and frozen, ready-to-bake in your oven for your own from-scratch muffins on Christmas! (Save the HST when buying multiples of 6).

Gluten-free cookie $3.00
Cookies $2.50 (Oatmeal raisin; chocolate chip)
Ginger Cookie $3.00
Slice of coffee cake $2.50
Danish $4.00
Muffin $2.50 (Chocolate chip, mixed berry, apple cinnamon, double chocolate)
Turnover $4.00


We have teamed up with a classically-trained French Pastry chef who is making us “fancies” – these are all single-servings.  For large quantity orders, please contact us in advance.

Apple Crumble Crisp Tart $4.75
Berry Hollandaise Tart $4.75
French Butter Tart $4.75
Coffee Cheesecake $6.00
Lemon Meringue Tart $4.75
Peach Hollandaise Tart $4.75
*NEW* Chocolate Wheat-Free Cake (3”) $6.00

Don’t forget about our pickles!!!!  And I just picked up more of our favourite Henley Honey!!! (These are available in gift packs – tune in on Tuesday during our Facebook Live to see!!!!)  Our new Gift Cards are scheduled to arrive in our Kitchen this Tuesday and are available for any amount!   

I wish you a week filled with delicious food and I hope to see you very soon!
Chef Casey

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