This year it’s more important than ever to show local and small business support.

It’s been a tough year as we watched some of our favourite small businesses succumb to effects of the pandemic. With the convenience of the big corporations, malls and online shopping, it’s easy to forget about the little guys – let’s change that!

Below you’ll find a list of small businesses that are local to Simcoe County. Shop local this holiday season and start checking off your list!

Home & Body

  • Two Sisters Naturals – Midhurst ON
    Two Sisters Naturals handcrafts natural skin, bath, and home care products using plant-based ingredients you can read, understand and trust catering to individuals who care about the world and themselves.
  • Gallery Shop at MacLaren Art Centre – Barrie ON
    Make a difference in your community by shopping at the Gallery Shop and supporting the many artisans we represent, both emerging and established.
  • The Camphill Store – Barrie ON
    The Camphill Store opened December 1, 2015 as a central spot to showcase and sell products made by Camphill residents, day-program participants and friends of Camphill, alongside artists and crafts people from the Barrie area.
  • Handmade by Haley – Barrie ON
    Shop ready-made home decor: Rustic hand-painted wood signs, Wood items (trays, coasters, candle holders etc.), Up-cycled creations
  • Luma Designs – Bradford ON
    LuMa Designs brings you personalized items and party decor for the perfect event, gift or just an added touch to your home
  • Bristle and Birch – Barrie, ON
    Painted wooden signs and décor. Customization available. Shipping to Canada and U.S
  • Lagom Studio Pottery & Art – Hillsdale, ON
    Lagom translates to “just right”, a Swedish approach to living, and our inspiration for this studio.
  • Cork and Bottle Candle Co  – Simcoe County
    100% natural soy wax candles that are perfectly scented using high quality essential oils.  Exceptionally long burn times allow you to enjoy them day after day!
  • The Tiny Art Shack – Elmvale ON
    The Tiny Art Shack was founded by Tina Breen in 2013, and provides unique home and gift ideas for local shoppers and visitors to this delightful rural area
  • Snail Mail Hugs – Barrie ON
    Handmade cards, created with love

Apparel & Jewelry

  • Hooked on Yarn – Barrie ON
    Handmade crochet items from Barrie, ON. Accepting orders within Canada.
  • Bill LaBoeuf – Barrie ON
    From their original location on Dunlop Street in downtown Barrie, they share a sense of historical pride and deep industry knowledge that can only come from a half century of experience in the jewelry business
  • Osgoode Company – Barrie ON
    Support The Locals is an awareness program started by the Osgoode Company to encourage people to support all things local.
  • Janet Kemp Ladies Fashion – Barrie ON
    Janet Kemp Ladies Fashion has been proudly selling Canadian Made & Designed  fashions for almost 20 years and we continue to be one of the choice boutiques in Barrie where we have a reputation for quality fashion and excellent customer service.  
  • Plush Cuddles Co – Barrie ON
    Handmade chunky knit items with shipping available.
  • L&B Mama – Oro Medonte, ON
    L&B MAMA is a clothing brand that is owned and operated by a Canadian MAMA of two; who is also a wife & a teacher
  • Farm Fresh Apparel – Minesing, ON
    Clothing that aims to celebrate the passion and pride the owner shares for farming and family. Wear these clothes with honour, and be proud to say “I am a farmer” or “I am a farm kid”!
  • Millie and Co. Leather Goods – Simcoe County, ON
    Hand-crafted Quality leather and concrete goods for you and your furry pal
  • Wild Jewelry Canada – Barrie, ON
    Foraged floral and plant jewelry
  • Jane and Dodie – Barrie, ON
    Handmade tie dye, candles and more
  • Stamped by Brooklyn – Innisfil, ON
    Custom handmade and hand-stamped metal creations
  • Creations by Courtney, Innisfil, ON
    Custom, Handmade Gemstone, Crystal, and Wood Beaded Bracelets

Sweet and Savory

  • Sister Sweets Bake Shop – Minesing ON
    Two sisters who love to bake! We will take your ideas and turn them into reality. Please contact us for a free consultation.
  • J’adore Fine Cheese & Chocolate – Barrie, ON
    J’adore carries a variety of fine cheese, chocolates and unique gifts. We offer online ordering to pickup curbside or come in the front door.
  • EPIC North Coffee Co – Barrie ON
    Working directly with top green coffee importers to obtain the best green coffee from around the world.
  • Homestead Artisan Bakery – Barrie ON
    A local bakery dedicated to providing good food with real ingredients. Speacializing in long ferment sourdough breads and baked goods, crafted by hand in small batches using locally milled flours.
  • Cookie Diva – Barrie ON
    Custom made sugar cookies
  • Holly’s Sweets and Eats  – Barrie, ON
    Caterings, cakes, takeout and delivery. Check out their Christmas hampers and teas, too!
  • Fuda Italian Bakery – Barrie, ON
    The Fuda Family, Vincenzo and Maria Fuda emigrated from Calabria southern Italy in 1953. You can find authentic Italian cuisine and baked goods in their restaurant and bakery, ready to go frozen meals in their market, cater to events, and offer custom cakes and gift baskets.

Have any to add?

Message our Instagram or Facebook page. We’d love to continue building this list with small local businesses around Simcoe County.

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