Sandra J. Trainor

Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Sandra is a Freelance Marketing Consultant, specializing in assisting busy small businesses maximize sales and marketing ROI. Sandra recently returned to her hometown, after living and working in the Simcoe County area for more than 30 years. It was there where she developed her passion for local food and agriculture, while working with farmers, producers, farmers’ markets, retailers, and restaurateurs. She believes that food brings people together, no matter what their background and that food grown and produced close to us should be not only supported, but celebrated. In her spare time, Sandra loves to explore area lakes in her kayak and spending time at her cottage on the North Shore.

More Articles By Sandra J. Trainor

Northern Superior Brewing and Tap Room

It's a Northern thing.

A Hip Little Café on the North Shore

Coffee, Baked Goods, Soups, Sandwiches and more!

Red House Ice Cream

This is no ordinary ice-cream parlour

A Favourite Spot for Travellers

Burgers, fries and award-winning gravy!

Hogan’s Homestead

From Bourbon-infused Maple Syrup to Maple Seltzer

Penokean Hills Farms

Raised in Algoma, enjoyed everywhere.

Findlay’s Fungus

Locally Grown Gourmet Mushrooms in Sault Ste. Marie

Feeding Your Soul Café

This restaurant has an eclectic menu and many healthy options.

The Queen’s Tarts

Handcrafted, gourmet buttertarts and house roasted coffee.

Algoma Farmers' Market

A Shopping Tradition Since 1901

Thomson Farms Cider & Winery

Fresh Strawberries, Wine Bar & Patio, Farm Store

The Red Top Motor Inn

A Landmark Restaurant and Motel in East Algoma

A Taste of Algoma

Highlighting the Delicious Flavours of the Region

Algoma Maple Syrup

An Interview With Rose Valley Maple Syrup

Georgie’s Shawarma

Try this authentic Syrian restaurant in the Soo.

Everything at this new Soo market is made, grown, or sourced in Ontario

Here's everything you need to know about the Soo Mrkt Farmers Market

HOME Bakehouse and Café

Passionate about the commitment to community through sourdough baking in Sault Ste. Marie!

Sunset Noodle House

Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine comes to Batchawana Bay, Ontario.

MadJacks Café: A Little Touch of Britain on the North Channel of Lake Huron

Offering UK-style snacks as well as imported treats (crisps, anyone?) this cafe is a must-stop on your island travels.

Peace Restaurant

Serving up everything from bao to oysters, this innovative spot—run by a Soo-born chef—is the hottest new place to dine downtown.