Herma’s News – Happy Easter! Let’s celebrate.

‘Is the spring coming?’ he said. ‘What is it like?’ … ‘It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the earth…” — Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

We wish you a Happy Easter!

Easter comes at such a hopeful time of year, and that optimism is much more pronounced this year as a possible solution to the pandemic is in sight. Even though we are still social distancing and need to stay vigilant, let’s celebrate, no matter how small our gathering, the hope we feel for our future and the new life that is springing up all around us.

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Holiday Hours

We are CLOSED Good Friday, April 2nd

OPEN Saturday, April 3rd, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Easter Sunday, April 4th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Easter Monday, April 5th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sophie Conran Dishware

Elegant, Contemporary and Timeless

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The clean lines of these fresh, milky white dishes serve to compliment the beautiful colors of foods, flowers and table settings – especially those enjoyed at Easter. At Herma’s we carry a large selection of Sophie Conran dishware. If we do not have a piece of Sophie Conran that you desire, we encourage you to ask us to order it for you.

Dufflet and La Rocca Cakes for Easter

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Find delicious show-stopper cakes in our freezers.

Dufflet Gluten Free Carrot Cakelet – moist layers of gluten-free carrot cake, cream cheese icing, buttercream carrot decoration 3.5″ X 5.5″

Dufflet Devil’s Raspberry Cakelet – sinfully rich Devil’s Food chocolate cake with alternating layers of chocolate and raspberry buttercream 3.5″ X 5.5″

La Rocca Lemon Mousse – zesty lemon mousse and tangy house-made lemon curd surrounded by layers of light white sponge cake 6″

La Rocca Chocolate Truffle – creamy chocolate truffle sits on chocolate sponge cake and is covered with a chocolate glaze 6″

La Rocca Truffle Royale – a layer of dark chocolate truffle and a layer of white chocolate truffle sit atop a layer of rich devil’s food cake 6″

Rootham’s Preserves and Dressings



Local food doesn’t get any better than this. With local ingredients produced by Ontario growers with small-batch, hand-crafted production and distribution through independent retail, Rootham is as local as it gets.

We suggest…

Honey Bourbon Vanilla Peach Jam

Spread on toast, try on crepes, yogurt and vanilla ice cream. This delicious jam has a light bourbon note over floral flavours of local, wildflower honey.

Raspberry Champagne Mustard Salad Dressing

Drizzle onto mixed greens and feta cheese. Also lovely spread on chicken breasts.

Other delightful treats from Rootham are Cantaloupe Peach Marmalade, Strawberry Rhubarb Preserve and Sweet Onion & Honey Vinaigrette.

Giving Gifts at Easter

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Wrapped Gift Certificates dressed for Spring – Fraktals Chocolate – Fraktals Salted Caramels – Godiva’s Assorted Truffles and Assorted Chocolates – Shortbread Cookie Co. Cookies – Michel Design Work’s Spring Collection (lotions, soaps, paper placemats, tea towels, aprons, Melmac bowls and platters, napkins, candles, diffusers and more)

Herma highly recommends…

Frantoia Extra Virgin Olive Oil


A fairly dense oil with a warm green colour and yellow-gold highlights that carries with it a clean, persistent and spicy aroma. It has a sweet, fruity taste with a light almond finish. Use with fish dishes, fresh cheese, vegetable soups and salads of all types.

Herma’s Cheese Shop

We have an amazing selection of cheeses from which to choose.

Our favorites for Easter…

Beppino Occelli with Fruit and Muscat Grappa (laden with fruit and tipsy on Grappa)– Occelli al Barolo (smothered with the marc of local Nebbiolo grapes and tipsy on Barolo) – Ubriaco Prosecco (bathed in gallons of sparkling Prosecco)  –Ubriaco Pinot Rosé (Soaked in La Jara Pinot Grigio Rosé and topped with rose pedals) – Trebbione Sheep Cheese (wrapped in hay)

Porchetta Ham from Italy may be sliced to your liking in our cheese shop.

Herma’s Signature Products

Margaret suggests…

the Seafood Dazzler

Seafood Dazzler is a delightfully light and tasty dip for Easter entertaining. In addition to spreading on a cracker, crostini or tortilla chip, it may be used in English tea sandwiches with slices of cucumber or stuffed in cherry tomatoes. We also think it is delicious with grilled shrimp (sliced) and placed in a toasted brioche roll.

The Village Grocer

As you prepare for your Easter meal don’t forget that we have all sorts of potato side dishes, flattened chickens, smoked pork chops, Maple Sugar Ham, Soups, Quiche and more from the Village Grocer at Herma’s. As foods do sell out, please feel free to call 905-885-9250 to ensure the food you would like is still in stock.

We look forward to seeing you!

May hope and happiness fill your home at Easter.

From all of us at Herma’s, Have a Happy Easter!