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CHOOSE LOCAL! – Rural Retailers

Rural Retailers

As the Christmas holiday rapidly approaches make sure to keep your rural retailers in mind when doing last minute shopping! Do you need to grab just one more present? Forgot to pick up those stocking stuffers? Maybe you just need to run out for last minute supplies before stores close their doors for the holidays. We want to help! Shop locally and safely with this great list of Rural Retailers – many of which have online shopping or curbside pickup available!

Craftworks At The Barn

Craftworks, or “the Big Red Barn” is a locally owned and operated business that could use your love this holiday season. Just east of Fowlers Corners, you can find just about anything at Craftworks. Take in their Mennonite hand-crafted fine furniture or the Antiques Market downstairs that offers a large collection of retro, vintage, nostalgic and one-of-a-kind pieces from history.  You can also shop online for candles, bedding, apparel, games, and more.


StoneHouse Holisitics

2020 has been a stressful year so why not turn your “me time” into an at-home spa day with products from StoneHouse Holistics in Warsaw. Offering the finest herbalist chosen botanicals, plants, and herbals with organic and locally sourced ingredients, you can shop items from collections such as mind & self care, compounds and tinctures, skin & body, wellness teas, or earth art jewelry. Rest assured that all products are formulated with care and integrity by a master herbalist for maximum outcomes. StoneHouse Holistics is offering Porch-Pick Ups 7 days a week or expedited shipping within Canada.



Style Your Nest

Nestled in beautiful downtown Buckhorn, Style Your Nest focuses on providing beautiful furnishings and décor to compliment your home or cottage, as well as an assortment of wall décor, décor accessories, furniture, jewelry, scarves and more. Right now, they’re offering Small and Large Holiday Décor Kits on their website, some items included are a pottery ornament, a flour sack tea towel, a candle, goat milk soap, and a tea & snowflake mug. 



Tribal Trade Co

Much more than an online store, Tribal Trade Co is a locally owned and operated business in the Ojibway Territory of Curve Lake First Nation with unique products derived from traditions that date back a thousand years. Their mission is to share their indigenous culture through self expression and tribal teachings. Shop online for moccasins, mukluks, apparel, hats, mitts & gloves, bags, jewelry, or native gifts such as incense, furs, smudging accessories, dreamcatchers, and more. In addition to their online store, their website provides Teachings such as a Smudging Prayer, The Medicine Wheel, the Meaning of the Dreamcatcher, and 10 Ways to Wear Your Moccasins, hoping to enrich lives through learning, celebrating, and connecting with indigenous cultural teachings. Check out their gift baskets this holiday season.


Village Pet Food 

Shop local for your furry friends this holiday season at Village Pet Food in Lakefield. For your convenience, the store is offering Drive-Thru only. Pull up and the associates will come out to your vehicle. You don’t need to call ahead but you can if you like and pay with your credit card. Search their website prior to calling to find your lovable pet’s favourite treats. Village Pet Food & Supply is an independently owned and family operated pet supply store that proudly carries mostly Canadian-made pet food.



Cottage Toys – Lakefield

cottage toys logoPlanning ahead for summer? If snow is not your thing check out Cottage Toys in Lakefield to stock up on those outdoor activity must-haves from a new life jacket to a new inflatable paddle board. And if you’re not sure what you’re looking for yet, purchase a gift card from Cottage Toys now to support a local business this holiday season and shop later when the sunshine and warm weather returns.


Lockside Trading Co

Cozy and quirky is the theme of this holiday season. Lockside Trading Co. is designated as an Ontario major attraction offering a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. With a multitude of items from indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, giftware, mattresses, bedding, and casual clothing, Lockside is dedicated to supporting Canadians by offering Canadian made products at great pricing and superior quality. The team at Lockside knows the importance of keeping it local, supporting the community and fellow Canadians. This year they are offering a special promotion, “Save & Help Those in Need”. Save 10% off all regular priced items & they’ll give 5% of the purchase to the Salvation Army. In addition, they’re offering free gift wrapping on purchases over $25.


Peterborough Appliances

Located just outside of Peterborough on the Lakefield Road, Peterborough Appliances carries a full selection of appliances from quality manufacturers such as Maytag, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, General Electric, Frigidaire, and more. Whether you’re in the market for a refrigerator, oven, freezer, microwave, washer or dryer, there’s a holiday promotion for everyone with incredible savings! Check out their inventory online or in store, open Monday to Saturday.


Shoreline Furniture Co.  

Spending more time at home these days? Feeling the need to create a cozy space to combat the craziness of this year? Look no further. Shoreline Furniture Co. is a family-owned furniture and home décor store in the heart of cottage country, proudly offering a large selection of everything you desire for the home and cottage. They carry some of the finest kitchen and bath supplies, Canadian made, customizable furniture, art, and a wide variety of home accents. They also offer innovative design services and can provide a unique and current design experience to create the perfect Zen space for your home.



Young’s Point General Store

Keeping the theme of staying local this holiday season, why not pop into Young’s Point General Store to explore their wide range of “sometimes curious, often times practical and occasionally rare items”. From grocery items to beer, wine, and spirits to a Canada Post Office and Lotto Centre, the YPGS has something for everyone.


These are just some of the amazing Rural Retailers in our area – visit the Kawartha Chamber website to see what local stores near you provide online shopping and curbside pickup!

Disclaimer: Check store hours and COVID-19 protocols before visiting.