Rob and I spent Sunday and Monday in Toronto, touring grocery stores and attending a convention for independent grocers. We picked up a lot of new ideas and talked to lots of people. A great little vacation to reassure us that we are doing lots of good things and some new ideas for improvements.
If you did not get your weekly flyer, as many did not, please call the Owen Sound Sun Times to complain. They will want your address. I pay ALOT of money for flyer distribution and would prefer that they get into the flyer bundles and not sitting somewhere in a garbage. Call Linda at 519-376-2250 ext 514308. Please call as it helps me a lot. This happens a lot and I don't know what to do other than complain every time.
Winners of $50.00 in-store gift certificates are: Tara Knox, Kim Dudgeon, S Walke. Thanks to everyone who returned the "How are we doing" surveys and gave us great feedback on our store. Watch the November edition of the Advocate for a summary of the comments.
Sea Buckthorn Berries and Juice
From a farm just south of Paisley, these are considered a super fruit or miracle berry for both medicinal and beauty purposes. I knew very little about them but have tried them. The berries can be eaten as they are and have a sour citrus taste. You can also use them anyway you would use citrus in a recipe. Google Sea Buckthorn to read more and then give this a try. It is not cheap but it is highly potent. Let me know what you think.
We now carry bag tags for the Municipalities of Arran-Elderslie, Brockton, Saugeen Shores, and Kincardine.
Public Washrooms at the Store Now!
Compliments of Paisley freshmart we now offer clean, flushing, men's and ladies washrooms. They are on the front porch and will be available to visitors to town, those passing through, and store customers. Since there are currently no visible public washrooms in this village, we will be promoting these for easy access.
Fresh Lake Huron Whitefish!!!
We finally have a local source for fresh fish out of the lake. Its being fished out of the Goderich harbor and then cleaned in Sarnia, before being delivered to us. I can also get perch, pickerel and eventually salmon and trout. We have been getting fresh fish through Loblaws and the salmon and rainbow trout is very popular. It tends to arrive each Friday and is gone usually by Monday or Tuesday. Come in and check out fish as a local, fresh and healthy addition to your weekly menu.
We are happy to deliver to our community seniors who might not feel well enough to venture out or don't have a ride to the store. Give us a call at 519-353-3700 and let us help you out.
Paisley freshmart bake shop now makes the most delicious fresh donuts. We have five different kinds including: apple fritters, donut twists, yeast ring, cake ring, filled donuts. Donut Days are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Gift Cards - All Different Kinds !!
Gift Cards have finally arrived. We have an entire rack of all sorts of gift cards which make for excellent gifts all year round. Also included are phone top-up cards to purchase more minutes. We now have PC Gift Cards which can be used at any Loblaw store and we can redeem PC gift cards here at Paisley freshmart too.
First Anniversary Draws & Shopping Sprees - June 2015
The shopping sprees were awesome and so exciting. These gals were nervous and out of breath when 90 seconds were over. Helen grabbed $216.92, Christie scooped up $561.13 and Joan loaded up with $545.62. Congratulations ladies............. we hope you feed your families well for the next while.
Our anniversary draws were lots of fun and everyone who won are regular Paisley shoppers, so that was very appropriate. The winners are:
Parmalat Gift Packs: Rob Bonderud, Tracy Donnelly, Kathy Dowe, Mary Hagedorn
Pepsi Gift Pack: Crystal Lee
Coke Gift Pack: Erica Knight
Hostess Gift Packs: Sandra Guta, Sherri Wark
Floating Weiners from Schneiders: Jason Gaudet
PC Gift Basket: David Ruthven
Local Products Gift Basket: Jessica Heathers
No Name Gift Basket: Jeff Small
Each day I will put something on here that you are not going to want to miss. Its the very latest thing happening in our store and this is where you will hear about it first! Visit every day. If it happens in our store, in Paisley, in Bruce County, about groceries, meat, meals-to-go, bake shop, celebrations, new products, old products, deals of the day.................. you will find out about it here first. Check in Often.