As hard as it is to believe, the holiday season is right around the corner. We all know that the kick off to the holiday season in Canada starts with planning a special Thanksgiving dinner! To help reduce some
of the stress that can accompany such preparing, we’ve devised a list of some awesome local businesses that can provide all the necessities for your dinner while helping to support local in Sarnia-Lambton. Of course these are just starting points, so check out our handy suggestions and be sure to visit locallylambton.com to find the nearest local business that will help make your Thanksgiving dinner truly memorable.
Since there are many rural communities in Sarnia‐Lambton, there is never any shortage of delicious, local meats available. The Country Butcher is not only known for its high‐quality meat products, but also for its extensive selection and impressive custom cuts and with locations in Sarnia and Alvinston, they are conveniently located for a large section of Sarnia-Lambton. Or how about trying something new this Thanksgiving? Copper Flats Bison Co. in Plympton-Wyoming is a newly established Bison farm, selling meat and other products from their charming farm store.
No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without potatoes and vegetables! (Even if the kids complain about having to eat their veggies) Sarnia Produce in Point Edward is your one stop shop for all your produce needs, ranging from fruits and vegetables to fruit baskets and gourmet items. Or check out the Sarnia and Petrolia Farmer’s Markets for a selection of goods from farms and orchards all over the county. It doesn’t get any fresher than that!
One of the most anticipated parts of thanksgiving dinner, is always the dessert. You can’t tell us we’re wrong. Looking for a mouth‐watering cheesecake? Indulgence Cheesecakes in Sarnia has got you covered. How about brownies, cookies, or muffins? Cassie’s Cottage Bakery is the place you want to shop. If you are a whiz in the kitchen and are looking to bake up a fresh apple or pumpkin pie, don’t forget to stop by Zekvelds Garden Market in Plympton-Wyoming, or Juicy Fruits Orchards & Farm Market in Lambton Shores to get farm fresh ingredients for all of your Thanksgiving baking.
Perhaps just as important as the food served, are the drinks that accompany it. Here in Sarnia‐Lambton, we can enjoy craft ciders from Shale Ridge Estate Winery and Twin Pines Orchards and Cider House or award winning wines from Dark Horse Estate Winery and Alton Farms Estate Winery.
If you’re family [refers a fresh pint over a glass of wine, no worries Sarnia-Lambton has amazing craft breweries located throughout the County for you to enjoy. From Refined Fool and Big Family Brewing in Sarnia, Two Water Brewing Co. in Corunna and Black Gold Brewery in Petrolia to all the way to Brewster’s Mill in Grand Bend, we guarantee there is a beverage that will satisfy every guests at your Thanksgiving dinner.
It’s always a good idea to have a platter of goodies for everyone to snack on while the turkey cooks and the potatoes boil. There’s nothing better than a charcuterie board from the Cheese Wedge in Point Edward. Piled with gourmet cheese, fine meats, delicious crackers, and decedent fruit, the Cheese Wedge assembles beautiful charcuterie boards for every occasion. Or check out Truly Incredible Edibles in Sarnia for awesome arrangements of fruit, vegetables or even candy!
To ensure that all your guests’ dietary preferences and restrictions are cared for, check out Greens Café in Sarnia or Completely Rooted in Grand Bend for a large selection of vegan friendly substitutes. Their products are completely organic and wholly plant based, making their store one of the best places to shop for vegan alternatives.
Whether you’re hosting friends and family, travelling to visit loved ones or planning a quiet weekend at home, you can ‘support local’ this thanksgiving. Check out locallylambton.com for a complete list of local produce, markets, drink producers and more.