It’s springtime in beautiful Huron County. The birds are building their nests, local tourism offices are answering enquiries about what’s going on in Huron County and our farmers are preparing to get out on the land.

Huron County is blessed with so many wonderful foods and our producers take full advantage, whether it’s garlic, jams, bbq rubs or meat products. Of course, many of our producers have their ingredients available all year long. I’m thinking about lotions, soaps and candles. The good news is that they’re all available in a Huron Gift Bag!

We’re welcoming some new producers to our lineup this year so don’t be shy. A Huron Gift Bag makes a fabulous shower or baby gift, employee recognition gift or birthday gift. Mother’s Day is right around the corner and Father’s Day is hot on its heels so give us your list and we’ll make sure your Huron Gift Bags are the hit of the party!

Share the bounty of Huron County!

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Yes, indeed, the holidays are coming! We’re all busily planning holiday dinners and staff events while making those shopping lists and checking them twice. Let Huron Gifts give you a hand. Give us your list and your budget and we promise you beautiful, unique gifts from Huron County.

Order early so that you’re not disappointed!

Call 519.200-3173 or email and let us brag about our local producers!

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Truly Beautiful Sunsets

Anywhere along the Lake Huron shoreline aka Ontario’s West Coast is the place to be as sunset draws near. Intense colours in the summer and gorgeous light bouncing off of a frozen, snowy lake in the winter. Photographers are drawn to the lake and it’s not uncommon to see almost daily social media posts of the beautiful sunsets or storms coming across the lake.

Open Space

Huron County is breathing fresh air and seeing for miles. Even in Huron County’s many small towns there is plenty of open space to walk dogs, bicycle or day trip and enjoy the sights as you go. It’s not uncommon for people to say that as they get closer to Huron County from a big city they notice their breathing changing and their muscles relaxing.

Inspired Food & Beverage Producers

Huron County is known affectionately as the Breadbasket of Ontario with its grain, beans, cattle, hogs and poultry but there is so much more. Wines and beers, makeup and soap, coffee and salad dressings, maple syrup and bbq sauces. The list of entrepreneurial producers is extensive and it’s all yummy! Award winning restaurants like Eddington’s of Exeter use local ingredients in their menu offerings extensively.

Nature Trails

From trails like Wingham Community Trail and the MacNaughton-Morrison Trail to conservation areas such as Falls Reserve and Bannockburn to the Goderich Waterfront Boardwalk, there are so many beautiful places to walk, cross-country ski, see wildlife or just relax and contemplate. Throughout the year there are many programs designed to connect people with nature such as ABCA’s Owl Prowl.

Terrific People

Huron County residents span the gamut from long-time farming families to entrepreneurs to former summer residents who decided to make Huron County home. Volunteers are the life-blood of so many activities and Huron County is blessed to have such a range of things available as a result of their efforts. Habitat for Humanity, various Chambers of Commerce, church groups, food banks, child and youth activities, book clubs and the list goes on.

Arts and Culture

There is never a shortage of things to do in Huron County year-round. Festivals like the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival and the Bach Music Festival; tours of the Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol; groups that feature shows and activities like the Cultural Collaborative and Art aRound Town; theatre at the Blyth Festival and Huron Country Playhouse; school-based music programs like the award-winning SHDHS Music Program often have concerts that are open to the public. There are also classes of every description for learning, upgrading or just plain fun.

Mother's Day 960We’re pretty sure that spring is actually coming to Huron County this year. It’s just taking its time getting here. Then again, we got lucky with a winter that didn’t stay long enough to wear out its welcome.

Mothers, however, never wear out their welcome and never tire of seeing their children coming through the door. Hugs and kisses all around! When the children have taken the time to pick out a special gift for their Mother, it’s even more special. Huron County is blessed to have so much to offer and it allows us to shop near where we live. We can buy things our neighbours have been involved in making which means there’s a story to each gift and a lot of familiar names behind the product. Give Mom a treat this year by presenting her with a unique collection from Huron Gifts.

It’ll be Easter before you know it. Pssssst: Easter Monday is March 28th … I know, early.

Do you really want to be that person who brings the same old, same old gift to Easter dinner? Why would you do that when you can share the bounty of Huron County? Hey, that rhymes, but all of the wonderful things produced in Huron County get along just like a rhyme to make you look your best, make your tummy happy, show off the beauty of our region and best of all, you get to make people say, “Hey! I had no idea that was made here!”

We’ve done gift bags for people closing on a new home, having a birthday, celebrating a retirement and even funerals, shower and wedding gifts. That special person who babysits your children, did an outstanding job at work, helped out in a time of need or just needs a pick-me-up will appreciate the uniqueness of gifts made right here in Huron County.

Call our office and discuss your budget and gift recipient with our staff. It feels so good to give an awesome gift and support Huron County producers at the same time.

Pssssst! Guess what’s right around the corner. Valentine’s Day. If you’re tired of the same old box of candies that your love has to exercise off and flowers that die in a week, give Huron Gifts a call and we can set you up with a gift that will make your sweetie’s eyes sparkle!

Huron County producers make a lot of goodies like lotions, candles, artisan soaps and don’t forget the red and white wines. You tell us how much you want to spend and we’ll build a bag just for you! Bags start at $40 without wine and $55 with wine.

A couple of things to keep in mind:

  • If you want to include wine in your gift bag, you must place your order by February 5th – that’s the Friday before Super Bowl so place your order, then you can focus on the game
  • No wine in your gift bag? You can place your order by noon on Wednesday February 10th
  • Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year so you can pick your gift bag up at our office in Exeter between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Tuesday February 9th through Friday February 12th or on Saturday February 13th between 12:00 noon and 2:00 PM

Huron Gifts took a little tour of the Canada Banana Farm this weekend. Located near Blythe in northern Huron County, the owners farm in a non-traditional style with temporary hoop barns and grow fruits that are non-traditional in this area of the world. Huron County is known for beans, corn, hay as well as cattle, sheep and even llamas not to mention lots of snow and -20C winters. Not only does Canada Banana Farm grown bananas, but they also produce papaya, lime and pineapple, too. Sold at the Clinton Farmer’s Market each Wednesday through the season, they also sell to restaurants in the area. Unlike grocery store fruit which is sprayed to ensure it will arrive in our local supermarkets looking fresh and inviting, Canada Banana Farms doesn’t spray their produce. While this lessens the shelf life, it results in fruit that they say tastes significantly better.


h1-logoOne of our valued producers, Hayter’s Farm, is to be awarded with the Meritorious Service Medal by the Dave Mousey Memorial Fund in honour of their community support.

The Dave Mousey Memorial Fund dedicates itself to providing life-saving defibrillators to public buildings in memory of Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS and members of the Military who have died in the line of duty. Hayter’s Farm has supported various events put on my the Fund to raise money for the defibrillators.

Congratulations to the owners and staff at Hayter’s Farms!

We’ve added a few new themed gift bag options to our line just to wet your whistle! Of course, you always get to help us build that special gift by giving us your budget. Knowing if the gift is for a man or woman helps as well.

We just have so much darn fun sharing the bounty of Huron County with everyone! It’s especially fun when people say … and they always do say … “I didn’t know this was made here!”