Mildmay Freshmart opened to this community on June 23rd, 2017 after a one-month closure to renovate. This is a new store, specific to Mildmay and the local surrounding rural community. We offer services unique to this community.
Local grocery stores are vital in all small towns as a place to sustain the community. We are here to contribute to making this a great town to live in, to raise a family or to retire. We are unique and we strive every day to be the best family owned independent grocery store we can be for this community. We are the only grocery store in this town, and the Municipality of South Bruce, providing fresh meat and produce, in-store bakery, freshly sliced meat deli, meals-to-go daily menu, full selection of groceries including the President’s Choice and No Name private label, full-service flower and gift shop, plus an attached pharmacy. We encourage our residents to love where you live by shopping locally. We are proud to be part of this community.
Owners Rob and Gail Fullerton opened Paisley freshmart in June 2014 after the Paisley community had lost their grocery store for a full year. It was an entirely new venture that has been well received within the community of Paisley and is a thriving business that is the hub of the community. Paisley freshmart is unique to Paisley and offers services and provisions that no one else offers and customers have requested. Approached in November 2016 to take over the Mildmay grocery store, as the owner wanted to retire, great consideration was given to operating two grocery stores in two different communities. The family-owned, independent model is one that allows lots of flexibility to make each store what each community needs, versus a franchise store that is much less flexible in its services and selections.
Gail is in both stores every day of the week and can be found supporting her amazing staffing teams in each of their departments. Gail and Rob like to chat with all their customers, as well as encouraging staff to interact with customers to ensure we are providing everything on their grocery lists.
Some of the unique services at Mildmay Freshmart
Family Essential Pricing – We offer everyday low prices on five family essential grocery items including bananas, white eggs, 4L 2% and 1% milk, Old Mill bread, and white sugar. We hope that this special pricing helps keep the cost of groceries manageable for our customers.
Aisle of Skids – We have purchased skids of product at better prices and pass the savings along to our customers. This changes all the time and you never know what might be in this aisle. We also have a bulk product section of larger packed products for caterers or large families.
Fresh Points – Join our in-store loyalty program to earn free groceries. Earn Fresh Points on most things in your shopping cart, some exceptions, and once you get 5000 points, redeem them for free groceries.
Support of Walkerton Food Bank – Twice per year we assemble bags of groceries in $10.00 and $25.00 values, of non-perishable items most needed by the Food Bank. We offer them for sale during the fall through until Christmas and again for a month around Easter, in hopes that we can fill the food bank. We are very pleased that our customers have purchased several thousand dollars worth of product each year for the food bank. We also sell product to the Food Bank at sale prices to make their money go as far as possible.
Butcher Shop – We are pleased to have a butcher in-house Monday through Saturday who is friendly, outgoing and eager to provide a good variety of cuts of fresh beef, pork, chicken and fish. Dan, our Meat Man, sources from local suppliers fresh chicken, smoked pork products, summer sausages and some beef. He also makes his own fresh sausage, ground beef, and hamburgers. We are particularly pleased to carry Lake Huron whitefish and Lake Erie perch, when the fishermen can get out on the lakes to fish. Dan enjoys talking with our customers and cutting what they request.
Flower & Gift Shop – We are pleased to have a beautiful in-store flower shop offering fresh flower, plants, floral tributes for funerals, corsages, cut bouquets. We can send all over the world, and we deliver in and around Mildmay. For one-stop shopping we have a vast assortment of gifts for all occasions and greetings cards priced everyday at $2.49. Gift items change regularly to keep everything fresh and unique.
Meals-to-Go – We have hot lunch specials each day Monday to Saturday from 11:30am-1:30pm along with fresh made sandwiches and salads, and a fresh hot in-store made soup. (No cans opened here!!) We have a sandwich bar and the gals will make a sandwich just the way you like it. We also serve hot dinners each day from 3:00pm to 5:45pm. Monday, Wednesday and Friday is BBQ chicken, Tuesday is a rotation of either ham, turkey or roast beef. Thursday is wing night with big delicious wings you can take home to enjoy.
Grocery Delivery – Our delivery van goes to Clifford and Neustadt areas on Mondays and Thursdays, to Formosa and Teeswater on Tuesdays and Fridays, and around Mildmay Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Call Mildmay Freshmart the day prior or the morning of your delivery day and chat with Shopper Shelley who will personally shop your order and get it all ready for delivery to you in the afternoon.
Bag Tags – Municipality of South Bruce bag tags are available for purchase for $2.50 each.
Dry Cleaning Pick Up – Carson Cleaners of Hanover very conveniently pick up and deliver every Tuesday and Friday to Mildmay Freshmart.
Affiliated with Loblaw to carry President’s Choice and No Name products – We are pleased to have a purchasing contract with Loblaw Companies to carry PC and NN products. This means that for many grocery products, we are able to offer three price different price points and much more choice of products. This gives our customers lots of choices and helps keep their grocery budget manageable.
Fresh Produce – Fresh vegetables and fruit are essentials on everyone’s shopping list and we like to ensure our produce is as fresh as possible every day. We receive deliveries four days per week. We purchase local produce when possible, when in-season. Apples, turnip, garlic, sweet corn, potatoes, raspberries and rhubarb are some of the local products we like to get when we can. We also try to purchase Ontario produce as much as possible.
Bakery Department – The most wonderful smells waft from our bakery each morning as fresh breads and buns are baked. We take orders in advance for lots of parties and events for our store baked Kaisers, dinner rolls, hamburg buns, hot dog buns, cheese bread, and garlic sticks. We make fresh donuts every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Have you tried our cherry loaves, storemade zucchini bread, or delicious Farmers Market muffins?
Special Occasion Trays – Party trays of sandwiches, wraps, sliced meat, sliced cheese, pickles, desserts, cookies, etc. are all available and made-to order for your next special occasion. Call and chat with our deli department and with three days notice we can create delicious trays to make your next party effortless.
Cake Decorating – We have a very creative baker who enjoys decorating cakes. We bake our cakes fresh in-store and decorate especially for each order, which requires at least 3 days notice. Special decorated cakes are great for all sorts of occasions such as birthdays, baptisms, confirmations, anniversary’s and retirements. Chat with our baker, show her some idea photos and let her create something you will be super proud to display at your next event.
LCBO in the Building – As an added convenience we have an LCBO store located in our building and are open similar hours to the grocery store.
Pharmacy in the Store – Stewart Pharmacy is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm and Saturday’s 10am to noon. There are a variety of over-the-counter remedies available in Mildmay Freshmart when the pharmacy is closed.
Rental Space Available – Currently there is a portion of this busy building for lease. It is 3000 square feet with 19’ high ceiling and a sky light. It has a wheel chair accessible front door and back door entry with ample parking and complimentary businesses on a very busy highway. This would be ideal as an office, training facility, retail business, fitness center, as well as many other opportunities to offer to residents of Mildmay and surrounding area. There are many options available to negotiate with this lease space. Call for a tour 519-389-7222 or 519-386-3769.
Website: Visit our store website at www.mildmayfreshmart.ca to learn more about our various departments, awesome staffing team, various services offered, and our awesome grocery store.