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Bains Road Cider
Bains Road Cider grows a selection of heritage apples such as; Tolman Sweet, Cox’s Orange Pippin and Golden Russet which are combined with Macintosh, Spy and Mutsu to create delicious ciders. Other plantings include black currants, blackberries, Bosc and Flemish Beauty pears, Montmorency sour cherries and a small quantity of old world grapes. As well they use excess fruit from local farmers and fence row produce, that would normally go to waste, to create an interesting variety of hard ciders. Try their Pumpkin Pie Liquor, Iced Apple Cider, The Sour Cherry, 1812 Black Currant or The Sparkling Peach.
Concession Road Brewing
Using quality ingredients and brewing processes Concession Road brews small batch, hand crafted ales with unique flavours. Haldimand first brewery they make their home in an old firehall in Jarvis. Their usual lineup of brews include Air Raid IPA, Lumber Jacket Brown Ale, Firehouse Blonde Ale and Saison duMonde which is a farmhouse style ale. As well they offer seasonal and limited edition brews that will keep you coming back to find out what’s on tap. They always include some sessionable options while exploring new styles and ingredients.
Haldimand Wax Works
Handcrafted, quality candles and wax melts in sustainable soy wax in innovative and seasonal scents like Apple Cider, Pumpkin Pie and Grandma’s Kitchen. Available for purchase by private message through Facebook, at Bains Road Cider Company and at The Minga in Dunnville.
Hewitt’s Ice Cream
Milk from local producers is used to make over 60 varieties of their famous ice cream. Enjoy a cone or milkshake at their vintage 60’s diner, Hewitt’s Dairy Bar. Buy some to take home directly from them or buy from local grocery stores. Try their seasonal favourites like pumpkin pie, eggnog and Christmas pudding. They also manufacture goat milk ice cream, sweetened with honey, in five popular flavours.
Husky Alpaca Ranch
Visitors are welcome to roam the grounds and get an up close look at the alpacas and huskies on display before visiting their store. For sale are socks, scarves, mittens, insoles, sausage pepperettes and specially cut and ground selections of alpaca meat. Check for hours of operation on their Facebook page.
Handcrafted wooden board games and wooden gifts that will keep the family entertained for hours of challenging fun. With classics like Cribbage, Crokinole, Rummy, Chess, Checkers, and Shoots & Ladders as well as innovative games like Baseball, Football, Horse Race and the new Code Breaker. Most come in both a large size for your games table at home or the cottage, as well as many are available in travel size to take on the road.
My Sweet Sweet World
Chocolate made from beans sourced from a farm in Nigeria, in the home town of the owners mother. Roasted and processed in small batches on-site, the bars are deliciously rich yet not overly sweet which brings out the complex flavours of this unique chocolate. Flavours range from Dark Mink, Dark Almond, Hazelnut Coffee, Strawberry, Matcha, and Milk and Coconut. Can’t decide? Take home an assorted box to find your new favourite.
Purple Haven Lavender Farm
The farm is not yet open to the public, but products made at the farm can be purchased online or at local farmers markets. Offering bath, body and facial care items as well as a line of Purple Dawg products just for your favourite pooch. If you want aromatherapy, home décor items or even home cleaning products with the beautiful clean scent of lavender, check out their website. Many of the local B & B’s have their products in their guest suites.
Richardson’s Farm & Market
The Richardson farm has been in operation for 5 generations, so they know how to make great food from their fresh produce. They offer their own blend of jams, Corn Relish, Chili Sauce and fresh baking from scratch prepared in their own kitchen, as well as honey from a local apiary and their own harvested maple syrup.
Several flavours of store-made popcorn including Bacon and Cheese, Dill Pickle and Grilled Cheese & Ketchup among many other flavours. Not only available on-site but at local Avondale Convenience Stores. Try their popular Chicago Style with cheese and caramel kernels, an addictive sweet and salty combination.
Two Steps Back Farm
Two Steps Back Farm creates these beautiful duvets from their own alpaca, and will be treasured for years to come. Alpaca is unique, hypoallergenic and lanolin free and one of the most sought after natural fibres, which is durable and up to 8 times warmer than sheep’s wool. Excellent option for those with allergies. Sizes from Crib to King.