If you are looking to learn some new things, expand your horizons and support local business right now, we’ve got you covered! Here are just a few ways you can do all these things from the comfort of your home!

1- Bake some bread or cinnamon buns!

It seems like everyone is coping right now by putting their energy into baking.  Baking can be therapeutic, it can bring comfort as well provide a source of accomplishment! Stop by the The Granary on Bridge Street in downtown Carleton Place for all your baking supplies,  flour, starches, spices and some days, even yeast.  And if you can’t find yeast, you can always  try sour dough. The Perfect Loaf  is an excellent website to learn more about sour dough baking!

2- Plant a garden!

Local nurseries are now open and many offer online shopping, and curbside delivery!

Whitehouse Perennials, is offering online shopping on their website with curbside pick up options. They can also be reached at  613 256-3406 for assistance. Ramsay Creek, Reid Gardens , Brantim Country Garden Centre and Carleton Place Nursery Online Store   are all also offering online stores for browsing and contactless pick up in their parking lots for all orders.

3- Try a yoga class or get some exercise!

Check out Hamsa Yoga in downtown Carleton Place, they are offering virtual yoga, meditation and breathing classes. They also on-line classes on their YouTube channel! Anytime Fitness is also offering free online workouts and training videos  and Greco is offering access on demand 45 minute full body workouts online as well.  This is a great opportunity to try a class, support a local studio and get fit!

4- Buy a new summer outfit!

Yes you still can find great fashion online right here in Carleton Place! Have you had a chance to check out the online store for Acquisti Life , Wisteria or The Real Wool Shop? What a great way to shop clothing and accessories from the comfort of your own home. You can also follow these amazing stores on Facebook for updates on specials and new items. They are located in Downtown Carleton Place for easy pickup!

5- Try Some Sushi!

Did you know that you can get locally made sushi in Carleton Place?  The Good Food Co is offering fresh sushi among other daily features , follow them on Facebook for more information. Phone orders available with limited contact pickup!

6- Visit an art gallery virtually!

Want to expand your artistic horizons? Sivarulrasa , a popular art gallery located in Almonte is offering virtual tours. They are open virtually 24/7 and is their gallery is easy to browse on your phone, tablet, or computer. This contemporary gallery represents artists from across Canada.

7- Cocktails anyone?

Boulton House is taking orders for speciality cocktails for pickup and in town delivery everyday but Sunday! Specialties include Caesars, Margaritas, Old Fashioned and Mai Tai’s.  Same day delivery – Get your orders in  – Serves 5-$45, Info@boultonhouse.ca or 613-263-1096

8-Have some beer delivered to your at home patio!

Stalwart Brewing you can order online for free home delivery in Carleton Place or brewery pick up!

Braumeister Brewing Company has reduced hours you can pick up your order Thursday to Sunday 3am to 7pm!

Cheers to the warm weather and good friends!

9- Show someone some love, have dinner delivered!

The Grand Hotel is offering “Feed the Community Service”, follow them on Facebook to find out the dates of the next one. These family size dinners are picked up cold with easy heating instructions. Drop one off to your neighbour or your favorite front line worker!

 10 – Buy a Gift Certificate!  

Many local businesses are now offering gift certificates that you can buy now and use later! If you are looking for a gift from the heart for an upcoming birthday, anniversary or special occasion – a gift certificate not only helps our local economy but it’s an extra special and thoughtful gift as well! Call or message your favourite retailers to see if they are now selling gift certificates!