Shop Local

We firmly believe in the “shop small” or “shop local” movement. It’s part of who we are. We were raised to support the people around us and the businesses that supply us with our goods and services in the community. When we support local businesses, it strengthens the community. It also goes hand-in-hand with our giving back mentality.

Food that is grown closer to home is fresher, has lesser transportation emissions associated with it and supports local farmers. As the distance food travels decreases, so does the need for processing and refrigeration to reduce spoilage.

Where we shop, eat and have fun, all contributes  to making our communities distinct. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an important part of the unique character of our towns which also benefits our tourism businesses.

Studies have shown when you buy from a locally owned business, more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms. That continues to strengthen the economic base of the community.

A growing body of economic research shows in an increasingly generic world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest (and settle into) communities that preserve their distinctive character and one-of-a-kind businesses.

Small business owners are a passionate bunch. They love what they do and are so happy to share that passion with others. It also means they are bringing their A-game to get you the best products and services.

On top of J. Quattrocchi for our potatoes and takeaway boxes, The Garden Market for our fresh beef and produce, we have Ice River Green water in Grafton (ON) and Lesters out of Laval (QC).