Featured Vendors: Cafe Millennium and Bite Me Delights

Featured Vendors 

Last week we had the chance to catch up with two more seasonal vendors, Cafe Millennium and Bite Me Delights. Here is a summary of their interviews. 

Cafe Millennium 

How did you start your business?

I believe it started roughly about 15 years ago. The current owner Louise started it up with another partner and they just kept it going all these years. And now its just Louise that owns it.

What kind of products do you sell?

We have lots of baking, so at the market we sell all the home baked good like the breads, the cookies, the scones and at our main Café we sell soups, home made sandwiches, we do all of our roast beef in-house so we put it on the rotisserie and slice it up fresh daily for everyone.

What is your “must try” product?

If you asked anyone that’s come to Café millennium, they’d say either the pumpkin cookies or the peanut butter squares. But I would personally say the raspberry filled sugar cookies.

What makes you unique?

I think just the hard work that Louise and all the ladies put into what they do everyday, Louise gets there early every morning to get the baking going to provide a fresh product to the customers everyday.

What is your favourite thing to sell?

The Greek loafs are my favourite to sell!

Can you find your product anywhere else?

We have our Main Café located at the Millennium Centre and you get fresh product and everything every day.

Do you attend any other markets?

I attend the Saturday Red Deer Market when I can.

How did you hear about the Downtown Red Deer Market?

Before I had started working at Café Millennium, I had stumbled upon the market by accident.

What is your favourite thing about being in Downtown Red Deer?

Its nice to get everyone out to see all the businesses and you see people you know everyday/every market that come by and say hi and just supporting local businesses.

Bite Me Delights

How did you start your business?

Sharon and I worked together at a law firm in town in Estates, and the last year/year and a half while we were working there we kept saying “wouldn’t it be nice to do your own thing” so just the way circumstances happened we both ended up leaving the firm for different reasons and over the winter we were talking about it and decided to try a market this summer and see how it goes.

What kind of products do you sell?

So at this space there is actually two different things, so on one side of the table it is Sharon with Bite Me Delights, she’s most famous for her cakes and makes 8 or 10 different flavours of cakes that she’s been making for years, and her butter tarts and muffins and she also makes a really good almond bark or  a pumpkin seed bark and she makes mini quiches. The other stuff on the other side of the table is by me, Earth Tones, and it changes week to week but it is vegan and vegetarian baking and I try to stick to organic ingredients and in time I would like to try and support other local producers by using their products in my baking.

What is your “must try” product?

I would say my brownie bites and Sharon’s butter tarts.

What makes you unique?

Sharon focuses on sticking to old fashioned baking like your mother used to make and for my side, I try to make it garbage free and I am using organic ingredients.

What is your favourite thing to sell?

Butter tarts and cakes!

Can you find your product anywhere else?

Not yet, people can contact Sharon by phone to place orders for Bite Me Delights

Do you attend any other markets?

Not yet! We just started.

How did you hear about the Downtown Red Deer Market?

We’ve been coming to it ever since it started, as customers.

What is your favourite thing about being in Downtown Red Deer?

We love the culture Downtown, the local products and the local artisans. And the market is also a favourite, it’s quaint and trendy.

Be sure to check out Cafe Millennium at this weeks market and Bite Me Delights next Wednesday, August 21, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m! 

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