The very first (and sold out!) Acre75 Gathered box shipped at the beginning of June and we are so excited to showcase what was included in the inaugural box!
If you are new here, Acre75.ca is an online store that sells gifts and goods handcrafted in small towns across Canada with less than 30,000 people. In a time where online shopping is becoming more and more popular, we wanted to make sure there was a way for online shoppers to support small towns and their makers. In addition to our online shop, we recently launched a subscription box called Acre75 Gathered, making it even easier to discover talented Canadian makers and the tiny towns they live in!
Acre75 Gathered ships quarterly in June, September, December and March and includes a gathering of items from our online store. The items range from home goods, to all natural bath and body products to gourmet food items and beyond. Each box supports over six small town businesses! And that tissue paper is a photocopy of founder, Virginia's, hometown newspaper from 1984!
Here's what we gathered in our June box:
1. After Sun Hydrating Mist
A refreshing hydrating botanical mist for skin that is feeling tight and dry. It also works well as an after sun mist, providing anti-inflammatory properties to relieve itchy dry skin from daily exposure.
Made by: SiSi Georgian Bay (Owner: Andrea)
Made in: Parry Sound, Ontario [Pop. 6,408]
Fun Fact: Birthplace of Bobby Orr, one of the greatest NHL hockey players of all time.
2. Smells Like: a Canadian Getaway Candle
Allow this candle to whisk you away to the great Canadian sugar bushes of rural Ontario with notes of sweet maple and fresh pine.
Made by: Campy Home Goods (Owner: Michelle)
Made in: Almonte, Ontario [Pop. 4,752]
Fun Fact: James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, grew up on a farm outside of Almonte.
Bring a little nature into your home or office with these wooden magnets, made from fallen or standing dead trees.
Made by: The Woodlot (Owner: Jessie)
Made in: Walters Falls, Ontario [Pop. Less than 100]
Fun Fact: Founded in 1852 by John Walter of Toronto
An eco-friendly, non-toxic, natural alternative to plastic wrap. Made with 100% cotton and 100% pure Canadian beeswax. With no additional ingredients, no smell or taste transfers to the food.
Made by: Sweet Green Studios (Owners Sarah + Will)
Made in: Cannington, Ontario [Pop. 2000]
Fun Fact: People come from all over for the Cannington Halloween Haunted Trail
5. Raspberry Lemon Verbena No Sugar Jam
No sugar jam packed full of tangy raspberries and lemon verbena (a lemon flavoured herb full of antioxidants)
Made by: County Fare
Made in: Trenton, Ontario [Pop. 20,000]
Fun Fact: Home of CFB Trenton, an important facility for the Royal Canadian Air Force's transport and search and rescue operations.
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