In the Township of Oro-Medonte, we are blessed to have dozens of high quality small businesses.
These shops provide professionally designed creative items that will make any home look stunning. Northbound Rustic sells home and cottage treasures as well as clothing and furniture. They have festive Christmas tree decorations, stylish signs, garden accessories, unique masks, home accessories and more. Barn to be Wild is a boutique where you can discover local artisan treasures, fabulous jewelry and home decor paired with antique and vintage furniture. If you’re into vintage chic, shabby chic or flea-market style, this is the place to be. They offer a range of Canadian made products perfect for special gifts. In Craighurst, Dwellings offers an extensive range of gift items including indoor plants, jewelry, kitchen accessories, candles, gifts, artwork, furniture. The Craighurst Guardian Pharmacy has a gift section too, that includes local products and a unique selection! The Lovely Tea House is a great spot to stop for an Afteroon Tea and browsing their 2nd floor home decor boutique.
Art, Antiques & Collectibles
Trying to shop for the person who has everything? Check out Twisted Wrench Studio’s incredible custom metal art. They make personalized signs for inside your house (or your shop or garage), along with amazing custom firepits. Love sifting through antiques and vintage items? Visit Regard sur le Passé. They sell wonderful antiques and giftware, as well as home and garden decor. Art on Stone is an Oro-Medonte based business that prints photographs on stone coasters and trivets, and the results are brilliant. Use your own image (even high quality cell phone photos can be used) or choose from a library of professional landscape photography.
Oro-Medonte’s Organic Body Shop Factory offers 400 plant driven beauty products. This is the place to get your natural bath products, essential oils, soaps, lotions and creams, candles and skin care remedies. They even offer products for babies and kids. All products are paraben free.
Don’t forget a little special something for the furriest (and, let’s face it, the most cuddly) member of the household! The Whistle Stop Pet Shop sells treats and toys for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, hamsters, fish and even horses! Browse their online selection of stocking stuffer toys, treats, and stock up on high quality pet food while you’re there. Need a special holiday gift for your furry friend? Check out their personalized tags, collars and leashes!
Oro-Medonte is blessed with an abundance of maple syrup producers. Contact to order from Elsie’s Creek Farm, Hutchinson Maple Syrup (ask about their maple butter and jams too), McCutcheon’s Maple Syrup (and honey), McNiven Farms, Shaw’s Maple Syrup & Catering, and Steamy Kettle Sugar Bush Hours and availability can vary, so be sure to check each website for shopping details!
Tasty Beverages and Treats
Looking to quench that fthirst or pair an alcoholic beverage with your meal? The region offers excellent micro-brewed beer from Quayle’s Brewery or Heritage Estates wine or cider. Both are located amongst the rolling hills and offer a true farm to bottle experience. Artisanal Belgian chocolates are being carefully crafted at Chelsea Chocolates right here in Oro-Medonte. Delightful gourmet flavors are incorporated into the chocolates including VQA wine producers, mead, epicurean olive oils and balsamic vinegars. At Chelsea Chocolates, you can also order custom chocolates. They’re the perfect palate pleaser! Did you know that artisanal sheep’s milk cheese is made right here in Oro-Medonte Township? European-style cheeses from Say Cheese are made using 100% sheep’s milk . Try their outstanding Vasey dill & garlic cheese, jalapeno sheep’s milk cheese, or greek herbs cheese. Sample some feta cheese too. Ask about their famous olives stuffed with Vasey Feta. Please note that business hours can vary, check websites for shopping details and safety protocols. There are many other options for unique and quality art and other gifts available from Oro-Medonte businesses and residents, Google and Facebook are great options for looking for local businesses