If you have been on our on-line shop recently you might have noticed some new additions to our Farm Flavours Pantry- Gift Sets! Okay, it is true, we have experimented with gift sets in the past but this year we are partnering with local purveyors to ‘round out’ the types of items that we are able to offer in our store. As a business owner in rural Ontario, I am passionate about working with other small businesses to create quality goods that are local and unique to the region.
This year we are happy to feature businesses from Peterborough, Northumberland and the Kawartha Lakes in our gift sets. Below you will find some information on the craftsmen and women behind the magic.
Honey’s Kitchen: featuring Carlyle’s Honey, The English Potter’s hand crafted honey pots, Beeswax wraps by our very own Amy Hall. Carlyle is my eldest daughter who has taken on sole responsibility for the honey on our farm. Carlyle is a self taught bee keeper and works tirelessly to take care of her bees, harvest the honey and process it for jarring. Gail West is the creative spirit behind the English Potter in Lakefield, Ontario. Each one of Gail’s pieces showcase a unique facet of her whimsical personality- her creations are truly one of a kind and we are lucky to work so closely with her. Last but not least, you have likely seen our third entrepreneur on our Netflix series “Taste of the Country” - Amy Hall is from the City of Kawartha lakes, you can find her Beeswax wraps at the Lindsay Farmer’s Market every Saturday!
Maple 150: The Maple 150 gift set features Maple Syrup from Deanna Bolton’s family farm in Lakefield. Deanna is our in house Public Event and Wedding co-ordinator. Deanna started with us this spring and is typically the friendly voice on the other end of the phone and the helpful individual that responds to each and everyone of the connect emails. The Maple Syrup provided from the Boltons is also featured in the South Pond’s Sugar Shack Maple Mustard and the Maple Champagne Tarragon Vinegar made on the farm by our Chef!
Farmer’s Daughter Beauty: This basket features a homemade scrub by Danielle French, it also features Handcrafted botanical soaps made exclusively for South Pond by a local artisan and Keene’s Cross Wind Farm’s body butter!
Farm Pantry & Finishing Salt Set: Featuring, of course, South Pond’s signature salts but also, a handcrafted spoon carved by John Newman aka “John the Carpenter”. John’s craftsmanship was featured on our blog earlier this year- to learn more about him and his carpentry skills check out his feature here.
Now is a great time to start shopping for the holidays! If you order your South Pond Gift Boxes before December 1st, 2017 and share a photo on your social media, you will be entered for a chance to win a custom Holiday Gift Box that is otherwise, not available in store! This contest is open to all Canadian and US residents and is a wonderful way to support our local artisians!