It’s easy to get behind products grown, produced or processed locally. New Brunswick has an abundance of companies that make those guilty pleasure purchases a little less guilty.
We’ve put together a few of the many companies with local products from foods to body care for you to keep an eye out for on your next shopping spree or grocery outing:
It’s always nice to be able to pronounce the names of ingredients you’re putting in your body, or in the case of Solstice Soaps, on your body. Based in Fredericton, Solstice Soap Co. describe themselves as a place to purchase soap that you can feel good about in a number of ways. Their soaps are hand-made, cured and cut. They’re made from 100 per cent natural ingredients acquired from local growers and are kept out of contact with plastics during the production stage as much as possible.
Where to find them: The Shamporium (Fredericton)
We all need a little pampering now and then. Anointment Natural Skin Care has everyone covered from bearded and non-bearded dudes to babies and new mothers. The natural skin care company is based in Sackville with products available at retail locations across Canada and the US. Their soaps and body care products are made by hand in small batches, what they call the old fashioned way. Anointment uses high quality certified organic ingredients. They grow many of their own herbs and contract local organic farmers.
This coffee company wants you to be alert for those early morning meetings and late night study sessions. And it’s getting you there with brown roasts, medium roasts, dark roasts and black roasts. Based in Notre-Dame, Down East Coffee describe themselves as being dedicated to the careful roasting and blending of shade grown, organic, fair trade coffees. Their original location features an in-house espresso bar and retail outlet. In 2010, they opened a second location in Moncton where coffees are roasted for the area and served out of their on-site cafe.
Angus East Organics caters to beef eaters seeking out organic, natural and grass-fed meat. Their beef farm in Cambridge-Narrows has been certified organic since 1996. The farm prides itself in keeping up with the latest technologies and developments in the industry and value themselves as one of the best organic beef farmers in the area.
Where to find them: On their website