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Arctic Market

Arctic Market 

The Arctic Market promotes local growers, artisans, crafters, bakers & chefs by providing a community retail venue for their products. The market is inclusive and welcomes everyone to participate.

Our market runs in both the Summer and Winters seasons. You can find out more on how to visit the market or how to become a vendor at the market below. 

 Summer Arctic Market 

The 2020 Summer Season Arctic Market will run every Saturday starting June 20 until September 12 from 11am to 2pm and will be located at the Community Hall of the Midnight Sun Complex. Entrance will be by the rear parking lot and gym entrance.

 

Summer Arctic Market INFORMATION FOR VENDORS

Pre-registration is required. 

Limited Vendor Capacity.

Certain Restrictions & Additional Health & Safety Protocols May Apply.

 

Summer Arctic Market CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Summer Arctic Market FORMS & DOCUMENTS

2020 Summer Arctic Market Registration Request Form

2020 Summer Arctic Market - Vendor Agreement Form

GNWT Food Establishment Permit Application User Guide

GNWT Application for Food Establishment Permit

 

 Winter Arctic Market
 More information coming soon.

Meet the Market 

Meet the Market allows you to get to know each of our vendors, find out what they sell, and why they love making, creating, & baking as they do.

Alice Kimiksana - Artist

Alice Kimiksana Artist Profile

Alice Kimiksana 

Ulukhaktok

Popular Item: Seal Skin Crafts 

 

Alice Kimiksana is inspired by other people enjoying her arts and crafts. Originally from Ulukhaktok, Alice can be found at the Arctic Market selling her popular mukluk ornaments, but she also has an eye for creating wonderful seal skin crafts too. 

 

Q: What community do you represent? 

A: Ulukhaktok

 

Q: How long have you been crafting?

A: Since I was 10 years old

 

Q: Who or what inspires you?

A: Making people happy 

 

 

Q: What is your favourite piece you ever created?

A: Little ornaments, like the little booties

 

Q: How do you decided what you are going to create next? 

A: I just sit down and do what I want to do 

 

Q: What is your most frequently asked question? 

A: "What kind of material is this?" "Where do you get it from?" 

 

Q: When I'm not crafting, I am...?

A: Taking walks all over

 

Asha Mohammed - Food Vendor

Asha Mohammed Food Vendor Profile

Asha Mohammed

Sudan 

Popular Item: Samosas & Sweet Donuts

 

Asha, originally from Sudan can be found at the Arctic Market alongside her son. Grab a bite to eat from Asha and try her samosas or a sweet donut. 

 

Q: What community do you represent? 

A: Sudan

 

Q: When did you learn how to cook? 

A: When I was 10 years old, my mother taught me how to cook 

 

Q: What is your favourite kitchen  gadget/utensil? 

A: My tool is my pan 

 

 

 Q: Who or what inspires you to share your food creations with others? 

 A: My mother inspires me to share my food with others

 

Q: What is your favourite meal/dish you ever created? 

A: Injera with chicken sauce

 

Q: Do you prefer to stick the recipes, or do you like to make your own creations?

A: I like to make my own creative dishes

 

Q: What is your most frequently asked question by customers? 

A: Most people ask me about my sweets

 

Q: When I'm not cooking, I am...?

A: I mostly spend my time at home with my family 

 

Cathy Cockney - Artist

Cathy Cockney Artist ProfileCathy Cockney

Inuvik 

Popular Item: Ookpiks

 

NWT Arts

Contact Cathy 

 

Crafting since 1985, Cathy has incredible skill and talent when creating her work. Cathy takes pride in creating various pieces, but is generally known for her beautiful Atiqluks and cute Seal Skin Ookpiks. 

 

Q: What community do you represent? 

A: Inuvik 

 

Q: How long have you been crafting?

A: Since 1985

 

 

Q: What is your most important art/craft tool? 

A: Beading

 

Q: What is your favourite piece you ever created? 

A: Caribou Skin Mukluks

 

Q: How do you decide what you are going to create next? 

A: I see what sells, but it also depends on the season

 

Q: What is your most frequently asked question by customers? 

A: "How long did it take you to make this?" 

 

Q: When I'm not crafting, I am...?

A: Playing cards

 

Esther Kay - Food Vendor

Esther Kay Food Vendor ProfileEsther Kay 

Inuvik 

Popular Item: Bread & Buns

 

Esther is a great member of Inuvik's community and is a long time baker specializing in bread and buns. Esther's products sell quick, so be sure to head to the market early to buy a loaf of bread, you don't want to miss out. 

 

Q: What community do you represent? 

A: Inuvik 

 

Q: When did you learn to cook? 

A: In my 20's, my parents taught me on the  wood stove

 

Q: What is your favourite kitchen gadget/utensil? 

A: My pans 

 

 

Q: Who or what inspires you to share your food creations with others? 

A: People in general 

 

Q: What is your favourite meal/dish you ever created? 

A: Roast ham or pea soup with ham

 

Q: Do you prefer to stick to the recipes, or do you like to make your own creations? 

A: I always make my own

 

Q: What is your most frequently asked question by customers? 

A: They like to talk to me about my bread

 

Q: When I'm not cooking, I am...?

A: Crafting or traveling to the communities like McPherson with the Elders and cooking and hanging out with them 

 

Fatima Tin - Artist

Fatima Tin Artist ProfileFatima Tin 

Inuvik 

Popular Item: Henna Tattoos

  

Fatima has been crafting for over 35 years,  and she has an array of different skills in the  arts and crafts field including, sewing, floral  arrangement and henna tattoos. Fatima is a  regular Arctic Market vendor, so head to the  Market and learn more about her many art  skills and craftsmanship. 

 

Q: What community do you represent? 

A: Inuvik 

 

Q: How long have you been crafting? 

A: 35+ years 

 

 

Q: What is your most important art/craft tool? 

A: Creativity 

 

Q: Who or what inspires you? 

A: The community 

 

Q: What us your favourite piece you ever created? 

A: Wedding bouquets 

 

Q: How do you decide what you are going to create next? 

A: You pick something and you go with it, you have to try different ideas in your mind 

 

Q: What is you most frequently asked question by customers? 

A: "Did you make this?" 

 

Q: When I'm not crafting, I am...? 

A: Cooking 

 

Laure Frajman - Food Vendor 

Laure Frajman Artist ProfileLaure Frajman

Paris 

Popular Item: Fireweed Jam 

 

Laure is inspired by natural and the natural qualities of local ingredients such as fireweed. Each product is lovingly handmade emphasizing all natural ingredients, check out the popular fireweed jam or event the fireweed shampoo in Summer.

 

Q: What community do you represent? 

A: Paris 

 

Q: How long have you been crafting? 

A: A year 

 

Q: What is your most important art/craft tool? 

A: The quality of the oil and natural products

 

 

Q: Who or what inspires you? 

A: The season as all my products are seasonal

 

Q: What is your favourite piece you ever created? 

A: Fireweed shampoo

 

Q: How do you decide what you are going to create next? 

A: It depends on the season, what is available, what's different, what's around us and what I feel like me skin needs at the moment

 

Q: What is you most frequently asked question by customers? 

A: They ask about the ingredients I use

 

Q: When I'm not crafting, I am...?

A: Foraging and trying the foods 

 

Mahafuza Khanom - Food Vendor

Mahafuza Khanom Food Vendor ProfileMahafuza Khanom

Bangladesh

Popular Item: Samosas & Kabobs

 

Mahafuza, originally from Bangladesh can be found at the Arctic Market regularly with her daughter Fariha selling samosas of every flavour, delicious kabobs alongside her famous sauce. 

 

Q: What community do you represent? 

A: Bangladesh and Inuvik 

 

Q: When did you learn to cook? 

A: My mom and my family taught me when I was 12 years old 

 

Q: What is your favourite kitchen gadget/utensil? 

A: Utensils and dishes: Knives, plates, bowls etc

 

 

Q: Who or what inspires you to share your food creations with others? 

A: I like cooking in general. I work at the daycare kitchen 

 

Q: What is your favourite meal/dish you ever created? 

A: Rice and fish, samosas and Bangladeshi Biryani

 

Q: Do you prefer to stick to the recipes, or do you like to make your own creations? 

A: Sometimes I follow my family's recipes, sometimes I follow my own

 

Q: What is your most frequently asked question by customers? 

A: "How do you make the sauce?"

 

Q: When I'm not cooking, I am...?

A: Listening to music 

 

Marlene Snowshoe - Artist

Marlene Snowshoe Artist ProfileMarlene Snowshoe 

Fort McPherson

Popular Item: Beaded Ornaments

 

Marlene has been crafting for over 40 years, after her Mother in Law taught her how to bead. Since Marlene beaded her first pair of uppers, she has been crafting ever since and often travels from Fort McPherson to attend the Arctic Market in Inuvik. 

 

Q: What community do you represent? 

A: Fort McPherson

 

Q: How long have you been crafting? 

A: 40 years

 

Q: Who or what inspires you? 

A: My Mother in Law, she got me into beading and taught me how make uppers

 

 

Q: What is you favourite piece you ever created? 

A: My little ornaments

 

Q: How do you decide what you are going to create next? 

A: I look at other people for ideas 

 

Q: What is your most frequently asked question by customers? 

A: "Do you have any more?" 

 

Q: When I'm not crafting, I am...? 

A: Cooking and cleaning

 

Mary Anne Francey - Artist

Mary Anne Francey Artist ProfileMary-Anne Francey

Inuvik 

Popular Item: Necklaces & Earrings

 

NWT Arts

Contact Mary-Anne

 

A regular vendor at the Arctic Market, Mary-  Anne can be found selling her beautiful  handcrafted necklaces and earrings. Inspired  by nature and her Arctic surroundings each  piece is uniquely designed and handmade. 

 

Q: What community do you represent? 

A: Inuvik

 

Q: How long have you been crafting? 

A: 3 years 

 

 

Q:What is you most important art/craft tool?

A: Pliers

 

Q: Who or what inspires you? 

A: Nature

 

Q: What is your favourite piece you ever created? 

A: The Arctic Rose Earrings and Necklace or the lichen

 

Q: How do you decide what you are going to create next? 

A: I go out and pick a bunch of flowers and I lay them all out and the I can decide what to do next 

 

Q: What is your most frequently asked question? 

A: "Is it local?" 

 

Q: When I'm not crafting, I am...?

A: Spending time with my family 

 

Melanie Kimiksana - Artist

Melanie Kimiksana Artist ProfileMelanie Kimiksana 

Ulukhaktok 

Popular Item: Little Ornaments

 

Originally from Ulukhaktok, Melanie follows in the footstep of her mother Alice Kimiksana and continues to keep crafting in the family and will often attend the Arctic Market to sell little ornaments and card holders. 

 

Q: What community do you represent? 

A: Ulukhaktok

 

Q: How long have you been crafting? 

A: 10 years

 

Q: Who or what inspires you? 

A: My mother, Alice Kimiksana I've watched her my whole life

 

 

Q: What is your favourite piece you ever created? 

A: My first pair of uppers

 

Q: How do you decide what you are going to create next? 

A: It all depends on what materials I have 

 

Q: What is your most frequently asked questions by customers? 

A: "Did you make that yourself?" 

 

Q: When I'm not crafting, I am...?

A: Thinking of crafting

 

Patrick Gesret - Food Vendor

Patrick Gesret Food Vendor Profile

Patrick Gesret

France

Popular Item: Chili, Fruit Loaves & Peach Juice

 

Patrick is a long time Arctic Market vendor, selling a variety of products for the whole family. Children love Patrick's peach juice and sweet treat, but be sure you don't miss a treat with his tasty chili.

 

Q: What community do you represent?

A: Inuvik

 

Q: When did you learn to cook?

A: My mom taught me when I was 7 years old

 

Q: What is your favourite kitchen gadget/utensil?

A: A whisk

 

 

Q: Who or what inspires you to share your food creations with others?

A: There's a demand for it, so I come to the market

 

Q: What is your favourite meal/dish you ever created?

A: Couscous

 

Q: Do you prefer to stick to the recipes, or do you like to make your own creations?

A: Usually I follow the recipes but sometimes I MacGyver it

 

Q: What is your most frequently asked question by customers?

A: "Are the berries local?"

 

Q: When I'm not cooking, I am...?

A: Eating leftovers

Raquel Mendoza - Food Vendor

Raquel Mendoza Food Vendor ProfileRaquel Mendoza 

Combo in Town 

Popular Item: Fried Chicken Noodle Combo

 

Contact Combo in Town 

 

Raquel, originally from the Philippines can be found at the Arctic Market regularly selling their noodle or rice combos. You can even often pre-order your combos for your Friday evening meals, just check out the Combo in Town Facebook Page. 

 

Q: What community do you represent? 

A: Philippines

 

Q: When did you learn to cook? 

A: My husband does most of the cooking, I help sell the food 

 

 

 

Q: What is your favourite kitchen gadget/utensil? 

A: Wooden Spoons

 

Q: Who or what inspires you to share your food creations with others? 

A: The people in Inuvik, people are always sending us positive messages and asking us to cook more

 

Q: What is your favourite meal/dish you ever created? 

A: Noodles or Pancit as it is known in Tagalog

 

Q: Do you prefer to stick to the recipes, or do you like to make your own creations? 

A: Sometimes we play with it, but people really prefer to stick to the combo

 

Q: What is your most frequently asked question by customers? 

A: "How do you make the spring rolls?" "Are they homemade?" 

 

Q: When I'm not cooking, I am...? 

A: Spending time with my family and my kids and taking time to rest 

 

Sallie Ross - Food Vendor

Sallie Ross Food Vendor ProfileSallie Ross 

Inuvik 

Popular Item: Cinnamon Buns

 

Sallie is known for her cooking and baking at different events. You better head down to the market early to grab a bite to eat before it's gone! 

 

Q: What community do you represent? 

A: Inuvik 

 

Q: When did you learn how to cook? 
A: I've been cooking since I was 12, my dad taught me, but my baking was self taught

 

Q: What is your favourite kitchen gadget/utensil? 

A: My double oven

 

 

 

Q: Who or what inspires you to share your food creations with others? 

A: The kids. My daughter Alyssa wanted to earn her own money at 12, so I told her she could help me man the table 

 

Q: What is your favourite meal/dish you ever created? 

A: We have perfected home cooked meals. Christmas and Thanksgiving are big productions

 

Q: Do you prefer to stick to the recipes, or do you like to make your own creations? 

A: I cook on the fly but I bake with a recipe but sometimes switch out the ingredients

 

Q: What is your most frequently asked question by customers? 

A: "Do you have anymore pepperoni buns?" 

 

Q: When I'm not cooking, I am...? 

A: Quilting 

 

 

Is there any better way of starting off your weekend than with a visit to the local Arctic Market?

Looking for more information? You can find the Arctic Market on Facebook.