Give the Gift of Local Fare this Season

Dec 01, 2022

Tis the season to treat those you love and entertain your friends and family and we’ve got some delicious options for you. BruceGreySimcoe is home to an incredible number of local producers offering everything from tree water to gourmet cheese, delicious dairy, homemade chocolates and spicy Caesar fixings. We’ve rounded up a list of some of our favourites so you can shop online or swing by your favourite market to make this the most delicious holiday ever.
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Springhills Fish
Hanover, Ontario

Springhills Fish raises rainbow trout, coho salmon and Arctic char in their eco-friendly farms in Grey County and will deliver right to your door! Pick your fish, request a drop-off time and leave a cooler and they bring the ice and the fish. Monthly delivery available and no subscription required. Visit their Hanover location for a self-guided tour

Sapsucker Tree Water
Flesherton, Ontario

Organic, sparkling tree water, Sapsucker is a plant-based and nutrient rich drink with a subtle bubble and a hint of natural sweetness. With flavours from peach to grapefruit to lime, treat yourself to a sampler pack online. Free shipping on orders over $40 or find them at retailers.

Miller’s Dairy
Creemore, Ontario

Delicious jersey milk in glass bottles that harken back to the good old days. Miller’s Dairy is an 800 acre dairy and crop farm outside Creemore. Available in whole milk, 2% milk, 1% milk, skim, chocolate, whipping cream, eggnog, strawberry milk, coffee milk and ice cream. Find a local store.

Sheldon Creek Dairy
Loretto, Ontario

Another local dairy producer with some great offerings, Sheldon Creek Dairy has a great online store From the Farmer that connects local consumers with local food businesses.

Beattie’s Distillers
Alliston, Ontario

Everything from Peppermint Vanilla Vodka to Apple Pie Harvest Shine and Potato Gin, the Beattie’s Distillers website even has recipes for holiday drinks so why not assemble a kit as a gift? Available at many LCBOs or online.

Root to Fruit
Thornbury, Ontario

Root to Fruit produces small batch elixirs, syrups and tonics with activated turmeric and organic ingredients. With flavours from activated turmeric ginger pineapple, cranberry apple, lime and mint and more, find a retail location online.

Grandma Lambe’s
Meaford, Ontario

Grandma Lambe’s Meaford location is open year-round selling baked goods, grocery items and even some cute local gifts. You can purchase fresh apples beyond the fall harvest so be sure to stock up. Their line of jams and jellies also make great gifts.

The Cheese Gallery
Thornbury, Ontario

Amazing cheese options and local culinary products are available in person and online at The Cheese Gallery in Thornbury. Order a cheese and charcuterie box or board for your holiday entertaining and make the holidays deliciously simple.

Hewitts Farm Market
Warminster, Ontario

Holiday entertaining is easy with Hewitts Farm Market dessert and cheese trays and take care of your shopping with their custom gift baskets that can be ordered online for pick up or shipping. Emma’s Mistake jam is a favourite!

Tiny, Ontario

With an exceptional lineup of Simcoe County producers, Farm2Door has an online store where you can place your order for shipping or pickup . For cool gift ideas, they’ve assembled some Simcoe themed gift baskets like the Tiny Township gift basket, the Georgian Bay gift basket and the All Simcoe gift basket.  There are even gift baskets for dogs! These unique Pop-a-cobs make a great gift too.

Goldsmith's Farm Market and Bakery
Thornbury, Ontario

Whether you’re stocking up for the holidays or looking for a great culinary gift, Goldsmith's Farm Market has it all from fresh baked pies to local preserves to smoked trout and gift baskets. Pre-order your fresh turkeys, capons and prime rib roasts and pick them up in time for holiday entertaining.

Still Fields Brewery
Meaford, Ontario

If you’ve got a craft beer lover on your list, then stop by Still Fields Brewery in Meaford and pick up some of their creative brews as a unique gift. Their lager comes in retro stubby bottles that are sure to please. Order their Apple Blossom Wild Ale or Blueberry Country Ale online and get free shipping on orders over $100.

1858 Caesar Bar
Collingwood and Sauble Beach, Ontario

The classic Canadian drink—the Caesar—has a home at 1858 Caesar Bar in Collingwood and in the summer in Sauble Beach. Send the Caesar home as a holiday gift with elixirs, rimmers and gift boxes from their online store.

Nicky’s Doughnuts and Ice Cream
Collingwood, Ontario

Not your average doughnuts!, Nicky’s Doughnuts will thrill your holiday guests with unique flavours like mulled wine, gingerbread and chocolate caramel. Try their Doughnut Cake or Birthday Cake ice cream cake. Order online in advance for pickup or just stop by.

Midland Food Tours
Midland, Ontario

Give the foodie on your list a Midland Food Tour. These guided walking tours or self-guided driving tours come complete with samples and some amazing local food knowledge from your guide Kelly. Book online

Cook’s Cupboard
Port Elgin and Southampton, Ontario

You might overlook a hardware store when shopping for culinary gifts but you’d be making a mistake! Fulford’s Hardware’s Cook’s Cupboard offers locally produced gourmet products alongside imported favourites. Fulford’s also offers an amazing selection of cookware you can add for a great gourmet gift.

Mildmay Cheese Haus
Port Elgin and Mildmay, Ontario

Everybody loves cheese! Give the gift of Mildmay Cheese Haus baskets. Order online for pickup at their Port Elgin or Mildmay locations.

Chelsea Chocolates
Craighurst, Ontario

Handmade Belgian truffles and chocolate from Chelsea Chocolates make a great gift. Order online for in-store pickup or find a list of their local retailers

Farm Queen Foods
Chatsworth, Ontario

Prepare for the holidays with 100 percent grass-fed, pastured and certified organic meats from Farm Queen Foods. Order online and have it shipped to your door for $30.


Andrea’s Artisan Chocolates and Cakes
Barrie, Ontario

Order a custom cake or cupcakes from Andrea’s Artisan Chocolates and Cakes in Barrie. Their chocolate gift packages are super unique with custom chocolates like this Fisherman & The Dreamed Big Fish – Belgian White Chocolate filled with Oreo. Follow them on Instagram.


Dags & Willow Fine Cheese and Gourmet Shop
Collingwood, Ontario

Get everything you need for holiday entertaining at this Collingwood staple, Dags and Willow. Want to give the gift of cheese? Check out their winter gift boxes and wine and cheese boxes. Cook the turkey yourself and let Dags and Willow do the side dishes. Pre-order your sourdough stuffing, green beans and gravy here.  

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