12 Weeks of Christmas Sale – Week 1

12 days of ChristmasEach week leading up to Christmas watch for a new sale item or category (for example, “all table linens” OR “anything with red”.).

We will post sale items weekly, so check back regularly!

Week 1 – October 1 through October 10

Origami Napkins – Boxed set of 12 – 3 ply napkins, $9.99

Various colours and patterns.  HERE’S THE DEAL: Buy 1 box get second box at ½ price

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Bamboo Utensil Set – set of 5 bamboo kitchen utensils $15.99

Bamboo utensil set
HERE’S THE DEAL: Get 25% off any set


Watch for next week’s special right here!

We will post sale items weekly, so check back regularly!

New Gourmet Product in Almonte – Sea Buckthorn Jelly

Sea Buckthorn – The Producers

Nathalie and Dominic met back in 1992. In 2000, appreciating a simple life and open space, they settled with their two children on a bucolic piece of land in the Québec Eastern Townships. They are now dedicated to making people discover this “super fruit” that is sea buckthorn.

Hee Haw from the Eastern Townships of Québec!

Dunkey soapLise and Sandra visit this donkey farm (asinerie en français) near Ste-Anne-de-la Rochelle, Québec.

The donkeys on this small farm are like pets; they all have names, they are immensely loved by their humans, and they followed us around for pats and ear rubs.

Ane en culotteThe donkey’s milk is used to make high quality, luxurious soaps and creams. Did you know that Cleopatra took baths in donkey’s milk?

It might be a stretch for a gourmet food shop in the Ottawa Valley, but we are excited to be bringing back a lovely selection of donkey milk soap and some creams to Pêches.

Thank you Marie-Claire from Les Ânes en Culotte, for sharing your passion with us.

Almonte – Harvest Food & Drink Show

Saturday, September 12th, 2015 we will be participating in the 3rd Annual Harvest Food & Drink Show. We are preparing a wonderful spread for this occasion. We will offer a cheese plate, Seed to Sausage cured sausages, Water Buffalo summer sausage, Vegetarian Butter ‘chicken’ and locally-made small batch pickles galore.

Cheese Plate

We will feature well-crafted cheeses from Ontario and Québec. You will have the opportunity to taste 5 cheeses, ranging from soft to firm textures, and made with either cow’s or goat’s milk.

Cendré des Prés, Domaine Féodal, Berthieville, Québeccendré-des-prés.jpg

  • Type of milk: Pasteurized cow’s milk
  • Texture: Soft

This lovely cheese is made from cow’s milk and features a bloomy rind. A line of maple wood ash runs through the centre of the cheese giving it a wonderful taste of farm fresh butter.

Chevrochon, Fromagerie Kaiser, Noyan, Québecchevrochon

  • Type of milk: goat’s milk
  • Texture: Soft

Chevrochon has an off-white interior with a supple, flexible and creamy texture. Along with an earthy aroma, it offers a pronounced but pleasant goat’s milk flavour.

St-PaulinSt-Paulin Kaiser, Noyan, Québec

  • Type of milk: Pasteurized cow’s milk
  • Texture: Semi-soft

St-Paulin’s interior is cream to pale yellow in colour with a supple and elastic texture. To be enjoyed for its milky and yogourt aroma along with its buttery and slightly tart nutty flavours.

Aged Lankaaster, Glengarry Cheesemaking, Lancaster, Ontarioaged Laankaster

  • Type of milk: Pasteurized cow’s milk
  • Texture: Hard

This cheese has notes of caramel, butterscotch, pineapple and butter that linger on the palate that just gets better with age. It is complex, balanced, sweet and savoury with no bitter or sharp notes to disrupt its rich smooth finish.   In 2013 it won ‘Best Cheese in the World’ in the Global Cheese Awards.

Celtic Blue, Glengarry Cheesemaking, Lancaster, OntarioCeltic Blue

  • Type of milk: Pasteurized cow’s milk
  • Texture: Soft

Another award-winning Glengarry Cheesemaking cheese, Celtic Blue, is a soft creamy blue cheese, with delicate blue veining and a limestone coloured natural rind which is developed by specific ripening cultures. The typical blue taste is mild and not aggressive and is softened by a nice buttery aroma.

Ontario Water Buffalo co.summer_sausage

If you want to taste something different try the Water Buffalo Summer Sausage. It has excellent texture and flavour, with a sweeter and richer flavour than beef without being “gamey” or wild tasting.


seeds to sausageSeed to Sausage

We will feature the Saucisson Sec, the Chorizo, and their new Jalapeño and Blue Cheese Saucisson.


Vegetarian ‘Butter Chicken’amaya chicken made

Tofu and green peas served in this decadent Amaya (Toronto Indian restaurant) butter chicken sauce. What a feast!



Join us on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at the Almonte Agricultural Hall (195 Water Street, Almonte ON) between 1pm and 6pm.



Canada’s largest annual puppet festival! Puppets UP! in Almonte



The Puppets are coming Up! This festival is Canada’s largest annual puppet festival. Starting Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9, there will be magic at every turn in Almonte!

puppetsup showThe annual festival is back for its 11th year. It offers 60 performances of 10 different shows from Canada, the U.S., and, this year’s featured performer, Bernd Ogrodnik from Iceland. Many of the festival’s shows and street entertainers are designed for the very young, while others will amuse and keep older kids and adults fully engaged. All performers take a break from their performances on both Saturday and Sunday to participate in the famous Puppets Up! parade, which marches down Mill Street from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Imagine! It’s all happening in and around beautiful and historic Mill Street in Almonte, just a halfPuppets Parade Almontehour from downtown Ottawa. Come and say Hello, take in the shows or just wander the street and enjoy the buskers and other street activities!Giant puppets Almonte