In response to the challenging times that we’re all experiencing together regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to spread love and levity across the community. We brainstormed various ways we could do this and one of the things we landed on was highlighting some of the incredible local businesses who are stepping up and modifying their services to continue to serve the community through these tough times. These are local businesses who have local champions who are doing what they can to be leaders through this unprecedented historic time.
Featured this Week:
Momma Bear’s Ice Cream & Sweets, Bracebridge
“Chocolate is the food of the soul, and the answer to all questions.”
Conveniently located in the heart of Muskoka, right in downtown Bracebridge, Momma Bear’s Ice Cream & Sweets serves freshly brewed local Muskoka Roastery coffee, warm butter tarts & date squares, generous scoops of Kawartha Dairy premium ice cream, AND hand-crafted on-site chocolates and confections.
Knowing the joy and the up-lifting power of something sweet, ‘Chocolate Margaret’ and her team strive to keep the sweets flowing through these tough times by offering curb-side pick-up and free in-town delivery. Take advantage of their pick-up/delivery menu that includes tubs of Kawartha Ice Cream, custom ice cream cakes, butter tarts, date squares, dipped Oreos, fudge and an impressive list of other candy and treats!!
We’re tipping our hat to Momma Bear’s and her amazing team for adapting to these challenging times and ensuring everyone has something for their sweet tooth!!
Facebook Page: Momma Bear’s Ice Cream & Sweets
Bear Paw High Fives… err Elbow Bumps all around!
Mind’s Alive Muskoka Toy Store,
Bracebridge, Gravenhurst & Huntsville
It’s one thing for these tough times to be having an affect on us, but it has yet to truly be seen what kind of affect it will have on our children. One local business is doing everything they can to keep children playing, creating and learning and that’s Minds Alive Muskoka Toy Store!
With locations in Bracebridge, Gravenhurst & Huntsville (PLUS: Midland & Collingwood), Minds Alive offers a wide variety of toys and teaching tools from books & craft supplies to board games, puzzles, baby toys, outdoor activities, building toys, figures and so much more.
Despite their physical locations being closed to the public, they are still offering on-line shopping on their website for curbside pick-up in Bracebridge (and once a week in Gravenhurst & Huntsville). Their dedication and commitment to supporting youth in our community is inspiring and we are very grateful to have such a wonderful team in our community.
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/MindsAliveMuskoka
Kudos to Janet, Jeff and the entire Minds Alive team!
Northern Produce, Bracebridge
It is critical during this time to ensure we’re eating healthy and continue to have access to fresh food – especially produce. And boy oh boy are we ever lucky to have a business such as Northern Produce based right here in Bracebridge!
Northern Produce is Muskoka’s year-round, one-of-a-kind market. A family-run business serving Muskoka for over 20 years, Northern Produce offers a wide variety of grocery items – from fresh fruits & vegetables to dairy, cheese, pastas, soups and honestly too much for us to list.
Despite the challenges and tough times that we’re all facing with COVID-19, Northern Produce continues to step up to offer curbside pick-up on everything they carry. They typically post an updated inventory list on their Facebook Page, patrons call to submit orders, and then are given details as to when they can pick up their order.
The number of families that Northern Produce is supporting through this pandemic is incredible and we couldn’t possibly run these shout outs without giving them a special mention.
Thank you so much for all you’re doing!!
If you know a local business who deserves a shout out, send us a direct message with a photo and why they should be featured.
• And Remember • #StayHome #StayHealthy #StayComfy