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Herma’s News – Thanksgiving Shopping List and Reminders

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. – Melody Beattie

Dear Customers,

Thanksgiving is a beautiful holiday to spend with those we love. Be sure to plan early so that you may thoroughly enjoy your celebration with family and friends, not rushed or panicked in the kitchen.

We carry all sorts of hard-to-find gourmet foods that will make your Thanksgiving meal extra-special. We also have beautiful napkins, serving-ware, placemats and crystal that will lend a certain type of ambience to your dining experience, making it memorable.

We hope this newsletter will assist you in your planning.

Herma’s Holiday Hours

Thursday and Friday 9-6, Saturday and Sunday 9-5, Closed Monday

Ordering Turkeys, Capons and more

We are taking orders for The Village Grocer turkeys, capons, hams, gravy, stuffing and cranberries for Thanksgiving. Below is information we hope you will find helpful when ordering.

Capons: Small 7 lbs – Medium 9 lbs – Large 10 lbs ($4.99 lb)

Turkeys: Small 15 lbs – Medium 18 lbs – Large 20 lbs ($3.99 lb)

Gravy: Small, 400 ml ($5.75) and Large, 900 ml, ($11.50)

Stuffing 2 lb ($9.99) – Cranberries 440 ml ($8.50) – Maple Sugar Ham

Order Deadline – no later than noon, Wednesday, October 9th.

Earliest Pickup – Friday morning, October 11th

Call 905-885-9250 or stop by to place order.

La Rocca Cakes for Thanksgiving


We are excited about the selection of cakes that have already been ordered for the holiday – especially NEW cakes for autumn. Autumn cakes we are especially excited about are Truffle Pecan Crisp Cake (layers of chocolate truffle, rich caramel and crunchy pecan milk chocolate), Sunset Pumpkin Maple Cake (maple cream cheese icing, pumpkin mousse nestled within three layers of spiced pumpkin cake) White Chocolate Cranberry Cake (layers of white chocolate truffle, cranberry compote and vanilla cake) and Apple Crisp Cheesecake.

All the above cakes are 8″ and serves 12-14 guests.

To order…

If you would like to ensure that you receive a certain type of cake for Thanksgiving call 905-885-9250 or stop by no later than noon on Wednesday, October 9th. Earliest pick up of these cakes will be late afternoon Friday, October 11th. Please have method of payment ready when placing your order.

Herma’s Grocery List Suggestions

Turkey Dinner

Order the Village Grocer’s Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing and Gravy.

Purchase the Village Grocer’s Scalloped Potatoes (alternative choice – Mashed Potatoes, Potato Puff with Cheese, Sweet Potato Puff and Turnip Puff) – Cream of Carrot, Ginger and Orange Soup (alternative choice – Cream of Potato with Bacon and Cream of Tomato with Basil) – Cabbage RollsStonewall Kitchen’s Apple Cider Vinaigrette


Cool & Simple Mini Blini Appetizer

(1. Spread Herma’s Signature Lemo-licious on mini blini. 2. Place Grizzly Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon in pretty fold on top of that. 3. Top off with Opies Caper)

Stilton Pate and Cranberry Preserve on Crostini Cracker

(1. Spread Herma’s Signature Stilton Pate on Raincoast’s Cranberry & Hazelnut Cracker. 2. Top off with small dollop of the Garlic Box Cranberry Garlic Preserve.)

Found in freezers…

Green Ocean Coconut Shrimp (alternative choice – Green Ocean Tempura Shrimp and Marinated Herb & Garlic Shrimp Skewers)

Order Cheese & Charcuterie Platter for 12 from Herma’s Cheese Shop!


Order La Rocca’s White Chocolate Cranberry Truffle Cake.

Also purchase Popham Lane Farm Full Berry Black Currant Sauce to pour over ice cream and offer small bowls of Fraktals chocolate to guests.

Overnight Guest for Breakfast and Lunch?

the Village Grocer Tourtiere – Italian Quiche (alternative choice – Spinach Quiche) – Breakfast Sausages – Gouda – Manoucher Baguette – Manoucher Raison Cinnamon Loaf – MacKay’s Orange Marmalade with Champagne – Cow’s Creamery Butter – Garlic Expressions Vinaigrette (for dipping baguette) – Porchetta (for Sandwiches)

Taco’s Kitchen Tool Suggestion and Checklist

Taco strongly suggests…

Dreamfarm’s Smood

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Dreamfarm’s Smood

Smood is the world’s best potato masher. It makes smooth mash in seconds. As you push down, Smood’s spring flattens which forces your potato through the thin gap in its coils, creating smooth fluffy mash in just one press. – Dreamfarm

Checklist for Kitchen – Make sure you have…

Turkey Lacer – Twine – Meat Thermometer – Carving Set – Ladle – Corn Butterer – Basting Cup and Brush – Foil Cooking Bags for Steaming and Roasting – Corn Scrubber – Corn Stripper – Corn Holder – Big Peeler (for pumpkins/gourds) – Appetizer Picks – Kitchen Grip Oven Mitts – Tongs – Spatula – Salt and Pepper Mill – Knives – Gravy Boat – Serving Dishes – Turkey Platter – Salad Servers – Salad Bowl – Pots – Skillets – Casserole Dishes – Measuring Cup – Timer – Cutting Board

We also suggest Cuisipro’s 3-in-1 Baster with shower head and silicone brush. Coats turkey or capon evenly and bastes quickly.

Hostess Gifts for Thanksgiving

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Herma’s Gift Certificates

We believe Herma’s beautifully wrapped gift certificates make the perfect hostess gift when planning to attend a Thanksgiving celebration. Already wrapped and ready to go in $25, $50 and $100 increments.

Herma’s Cheese Shop

Cheese Platter served at Herma’s

We have all sorts of lovely cheeses to make entertaining special for Thanksgiving. Please don’t hesitate to ask one of us assistance if you plan to create something lovely on a platter. Also don’t forget that we have a beautiful selection of salamis and ham (Prosciutto, Fennel Salami, Porchetta, Sopresatta and so much more). Be sure to have cut how you like. No nitrates so eat up!

Cheese Trays for Thanksgiving

We can’t wait to make something special just for you and your guests.

Be sure to call 905-885-9250 or stop by to order a custom-made cheese tray. Please have method of payment ready when calling.

Order by Wednesday at noon in order to pick up for Thanksgiving weekend.

Also check out our blog concerning how to prepare and enjoy brie…

The Beauty of Brie – How to serve and what we have to offer.

We wish you joy as you prepare for your big feast and we look forward to aiding you any which way we can. Have a fabulous weekend!


Meredith Ender

Communication Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts