The Local Store
There is no place in the world like “County.” This is a place of exceptional art, flavors, landscape, people and experiences. Until now, one would have to cover more than 400 square miles to see the work of The County’s best artists, artisans and food producers. That’s why we created The Local Store; to showcase and promote authentic Prince Edward County products all under one roof.
We are proud to have the work of over 120 County Artists, Artisans and over 30 local food producers. The Local Store is also home to The Loft Fine Art Gallery and Hayloft Antiques. If it’s made in Prince Edward County Ontario you will likely find it here.
Located just a mile from the Sandbanks Provincial Park, The Local Store is within the expansive walls of a restored 19th century dairy barn.
Enter through the old run-in’s sliding door painted with the Canadian flag. You will find the main store which was once where the animals came in out of the weather to be fed. Now, you’ll find fabulous pottery, jewelry, basketry, wood working, prints, soaps, glasswork, original works of art and books.
Step into The Pantry which was the old lamb run. Now find delicious local food including vinegars, jams, jellies, soups, beans, oils, spices, cheese, pasta and preserves. The milking parlour has been converted into The Stalls; separate areas for the varied products of nearly a dozen talented local producers: from maple syrup to pottery. The walls are covered with local art. In the back corner discover Silks, a vintage accessory stall. Climb the stairs and be awed by the vastness of the old hay loft that is now The Loft Fine Art Gallery showcasing the amazing art of our local residents. Also upstairs visit the Hayloft Antique Store and The Kids Nature Bookstore that includes a colouring station and crokinole board. Large windows provide pastoral views of Waring Creek’s protected marshlands and also our small goat herd.
Whether you’re a long time fan of The County or simply looking for a special memento to remember a special visit, we hope you will come by. We look forward to meeting you!