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Meet our Owner!

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Meet our Owner!

In case you haven't had a chance to get to know me yet. My name is Brian Kwok (they/them) and I'm the owner of Guelph Market. I am part of the LGBTQ and BIPOC community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀Whenever you buy through Guelph Market, you're not only supporting the dreams of that business owner, you're also supporting my dream. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Back in 2010, I decided I wanted to become someone who could provide opportunities for the most marginalized members of our communities to start self sufficient and thriving businesses. I did the whole "Get a degree and find a job thing" and realized I needed to learn more...

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The Importance of Shopping Local

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The Importance of Shopping Local

As we steadily march along into the busiest season of the year (yes, even in a pandemic!), you may hear family members over zoom, friends on the telephone, or neighbours at a safe distance mentioning that they are committing to buying locally made items and products this year. For my family, the holiday season usually means a trip to the big box stores for a ‘one and done’ approach to holiday shopping. Sadly, last year that kind of quick and dirty shopping showed my family that there isn’t much difference in products bought at the big box stores – especially...

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We hit our 100th order!

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We hit our 100th order!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I can't believe that we were able to hit over 100 orders this quickly. The overwhelming support from the everyone in the community has been so amazing. It's so wonderful seeing so many people supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs like myself! As a super special LIMITED time treat, I'm going to be offering FREE local delivery if you spend $100 or more. Use code: GM100TH at checkout when you've hit over $100. this option will only be available to you if you live within our delivery radius, otherwise you'll only see the pick up option! This...

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Press Release - Partnership with Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1st 2020 Guelph Market Teaming Up With GWWIC For Partnership and Fundraiser  Guelph, ON – Guelph Market, Guelph’s only fully online platform for vendors, artisans and creators in Guelph is thrilled to announce a new partnership and fundraiser with Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis. This holiday season, Guelph Market is turning towards a new partnership with the GWWIC, aimed to help raise funds for women in our community who may need a little bit of extra help this December. Guelph Market is hosting a virtual auction, running live from December 1st to 7th on their online platform....

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December Fundraiser - Bidding is open!

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December Fundraiser - Bidding is open!

It's officially here!Bidding for our December fundraiser auction for Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis is now live! You can find all of the items here - https://guelphmarket.com/collections/december-fundraiser-auction-guelph-wellington-women-in-crisis   Thank you so much to all of our sponsors and donors this month (in no specific order): Get the Bag World Tree Chocolate Sugar Ocean Creations The Daily Grind 519 House of Doyle The Explorer's Emporium Fetching Bow Ties by Larry Stitch Geek Sewing Out of the Hope Chest Butterfly Chain Designs Kloepfer Custom Framing Julie-Lynn Costigane Pressed By Nick Craftwitch Stitch Junglhouse Home Sweet Chrome Pole Dancing Studio

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