Herma's News - Christmas Issue

Herma’s News – Christmas Issue


Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! – Charles Dickens
Dear Customers,

We so look forward to this time of year when the beauty of holiday decorations surround us, making us feel cozy and warm. The light of generosity that surrounds many as they think on those less fortunate warms our hears. And we are always so happy for those with friends, family, and loved ones who come together in celebration. We hope you will think of us as you start planning for the holidays.

Herma’s Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – Closed
New Years Eve – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Day – Closed

Open all other days during our regularly scheduled hours of Saturday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gift Baskets

Our gift baskets are the best! They make such a lovely presentation and are a joy to receive. Filled from top to bottom with our wonderful merchandise and always decorated with that elegant touch that is only found at Herma’s. Let us create the basket for you or come in and build it yourself. Either way we will be happy to accommodate.
Call 905-885-9250 or stop by to order.

Panettone Cakes

We love Panettone cakes and take pride in the fact that our Panettone is imported from Italy and made of the finest ingredients. Herma says the best, no fuss Christmas morning meal is Panettone Cake, Gouda, fresh fruit, Godiva Coffee, and Prosecco. Why get out your greasy frying pan? This is much more fun. Get your Panettone soon before we run out.

Marzipanstollen and Christstollen are also delicious holiday cakes that are very popular.

Foods for your Holiday

Order your Free Range Turkeys – Nugget Hams – Sugar Hams – Capons today!
Call 905-885-9250 or stop by.

What makes Village Grocer’s free-range turkeys the best in town?
First, they eat lots of grain and corn – as much or as little as they want, because they run loose. Add to this a gentler de-feathering process which leaves more of the natural flavour (and the odd feather) with the turkey, and you have a bird which will exceed all your expectations, without the aid of artifical enhancements, which pre-basted turkeys receive. The Village Grocer’s turkeys are moist, naturally tender, and full of flavour. They also cook a bit quicker.

Other Village Grocer Meats
Stuffed Pork Tenderloins – Sausages (Rest assured, Village Grocer only chooses the best cuts of meat)

Village Grocer’s Holiday Staples
Homemade Sage and Onion Stuffing – Doreen’s Brandied Cranberry Sauce (local berries, orange zest, and a dollop of brandy.) – Homemade Turkey Gravy

Village Grocer Sides
Turnip Puffs – Sweet Potato Puffs – Garlic Mashed Potatoes – Scalloped Potatoes – Sausage Rolls – Cabbage Rolls

Appetizers & More

Our freezers are well stocked with delicious appetizers that are simply ready to be heated and served for your next party.

Mini Shepherd Pies – Crab Cakes – Mini Beef Wellingtons – Artichoke & Goat Cheese Bundles – Coconut Chicken & Mango Rolls – Brie in Phyllo Pastry with Cranberry & Orange Topping – Brie in Phyllo Pastry with Roasted Pair & Pecan

*Brie in Phyllo Pastry appetizers come in small (4-6 people) $18.95; medium (10-15 people) $33.95. All other frozen appetizers are $15.95

Find a list of all other appetizers through our blog @ hermas.ca or on Facebook.

Herma’s Signature Products
Herma’s Signature Products are created in our very own kitchen by Norah and Barbara and make excellent dips, spreads, and pates. Try one of Norah’s newest creations, Crab Royale. We tried it on St. Anne’s new Walnut Bread and thought it was amazing.

Cheese Department

Cathy’s Message
Join Janis, Margaret, and I as we unearth some fabulous cheeses from around the globe. Every weekend we will showcase and sample new and exciting cheeses along with fine salamis, imported hams, and prosciuttos. Come see us at the cheese counter and we will share some ideas for your festive entertaining platters. Be it a casual get together for two to a few, or preparations for a big party, we’ll help you put it together. – Cathy

Customized Cheese & Charcuterie Platters
Hosting a Cheese & Charcuterie party is a deliciously easy way to entertain during the holidays. We look forward to creating something special just for your Christmas or New Year’s Party. Call 905-885-9250 or stop by to order.

Upcoming Events

Taste of Jolly Old England
Saturday, December 5th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Studio
Join Cathy and Allan in our Studio as they share a wonderful array of lovely English cheeses to sample along with information as to what makes those cheeses special. Of course the king of English cheeses will be there – all hail the great Stilton!

Northumberland Food Bank Fundraiser
From now until Christmas Eve
Look for our beloved pig, Porkie, throughout the store this holiday season as he collects money for the food bank. There will also be an auction for a Dinner catered by Herma in her Studio. Our beloved Porkie will also be auctioned off. All money will go toward the Food Bank. Names will be drawn on Christmas Eve.


We look forward to your visit during this festive time and wish you all the best as you celebrate this season of good cheer.


Meredith Ender
Communications Coordinator
Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts