You know the feeling you get after spending an afternoon at a farmer’s market? Your baskets and canvas tote bags are filled to the brim with fresh produce, tasty jams, locally baked bread and other interesting things that you might not come across in your average grocery store. The feeling is great; you just supported a handful of local businesses and farmers and you also have a bounty of delicious eats to last you until your next market visit.
But what about the times when you can’t make it into the market or when you just get stuck in a market routine where you never discover anything new? That is where Market Mix comes in! This Calgary-based company is revolutionizing the subscription box service to bring amazing small-batch products to your doorstop from across Canada every single month. Janelle and Jesse are the two masterminds behind this great new product that they created out of love for farmer’s markets. The pair travels far and wide (think the Okanagan to India) and always seeks out the local market to discover new ingredients, products and delicious eats native to the area. Wanting to create something special that brought together their favourite farmer’s market finds (4-6 to be exact) in one place combined with the #shoplocal movement, they came up with the idea for Market Mix.
This past month I had the opportunity to try out two of their boxes – Canadian Summer and Breakfast in Bed. I can see why Jesse and Janelle have so much fun curating these boxes – it was like Christmas morning opening them up to see what was in side. Like I mentioned, each box typically contains 4-6 locally-made products per month and these two boxes did not disappoint at all! Be sure to scroll down for your exclusive discount code just for Archives of Cool readers!
The Canadian Summer box was their launch box and it was seriously such a great introduction to who Market Mix is and the kind of makers and producers that they support. This box had everything you could ever want!
This soap from lavami was a great addition to the box featuring a combination of lavender, grapefruit, lemon & basil all wrapped up into a beautiful hand soap entitled Summer.
This Canadian Bacon? salt seasoning from the Salt Cellar was my favourite item in the box. I currently want to put it on every single thing I eat – from popcorn to to poultry. Absolutely delicious.
Who doesn’t love a bag of delicious popcorn? This bag of Sugar Creek Gourmet S’Mores Popcorn didn’t last long around these parts – what a delicious treat to enjoy. I should mention that everything in these boxes is full-sized not sample sized so you are actually getting an amazing deal on Canadian-made products.
Lastly, I loved this Strawberry Rhubarb Tea. While it is definitely summer-inspired, this delightful tea is so refreshing and light even as we move into the winter months.
Some of my favourite items from the Breakfast in Bed box were so perfect to open up on a weekend morning. Between the amazing coffee beans from Canmore-based roastery, Rave Coffee Roasters and the delicious Raspberry Mango Jam, breakfast was made in the stars – just add toast!
Um, hello. Coffee beans AND coffee lip balm. A match made in heaven – so excited to hear about this new roaster based in the Rockies – looking forward to checking them out next time in town.
This coffee cake sugar scrub from The Artful Attic Bath Co. not only smells heavenly but it is also a great exfoliator! Very tempting to eat it, however I managed to control myself!
How cute are these two products? I love seeing the variety in the products that arrive in the Market Mix boxes – it is so amazing how they manage to find such great producers making such interesting things. Love the passion that comes through it all.
Box contents are always a surprise, but they get so excited about what’s inside that they’re always giving sneak peeks via their newsletter, Facebook and Instagram! They just announced the new theme for their upcoming box – it is called Bath Bliss. Sounds heavenly doesn’t it? Order yours by September 30th to guarantee your Bath Bliss mix to arrive next month. They are offering a special discount for The Archives of Cool readers (!!!) – be sure to use this discount code when you sign up: COOL10.
They also have some great longer term options – you know, so that the gift (to yourself or others) keeps on giving month after month. The basic Market Mix Monthly Box subscription is a great way to spoil yourself with new goodies every month. If you subscribe for a monthly delivery it is only $39.95 a month (saving you a bit instead of buying individual boxes) and you don’t have to commit to a certain number of months – you can keep your subscription going indefinitely or cancel at any time.
If you are looking for a unique gift idea, Market Mix 1, 2 + 3 month subscriptions are a great way to go. After the three months, whomever received your gift subscription can decide whether they’d like to continue or not. It is a perfect way to introduce your friends and loved ones to great new products!
This post is in partnership with Market Mix! Thank you to our readers for supporting the #shoplocal movement and amazing companies like Market Mix!