• Mrs. McGarrigle’s Adds Vinaigrettes Just in Time for Summer Salads

    August 7, 2013

    Merrickville, Ontario – Mrs. McGarrigle’s launching two all natural mustard vinaigrettes, using their own artisanal mustards and a local sunflower oil from Kricklewood Farm:

    Mrs. McGarrigle’s owner Janet Campbell, says “It seemed only natural to start bottling vinaigrettes using our mustards – a classic combination of handmade mustard, great quality oils and wine vinegars – including a locally produced organic sunflower oil – just in time for the season’s tasty local greens.”

    Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Mustard …Fine Food is a foodie destination on the Rideau River in the village of Merrickville, just south of Ottawa. The 3000 sq ft retail store is filled with an extensive selection of both local and international gourmet foods, many of which are available for in-store tasting daily. The shop’s kitchen is home for themustard and condiment manufacturing operation and a cooking school that features the talent of Ottawa-area chefs.

    For more media information, please contact Janet Campbell at janet@mustard.ca or (613) 269-3752.

  • Ontario Producers Team Up to Make a New Cheese

    May 17, 2012

    Merrickville, Ontario –  Mrs. McGarrigle’s is pleased to introduce Hot Whiskey Cheddar.  Empire cheese has added Mrs. McGarrigle’s Hot Whiskey mustard, made with Ontario’s Forty Creek Whisky, to its old cheddar to create a tangy, delicious new product.

    Mrs. McGarrigle’s owner, Janet Campbell, says “It is wonderful to be able to show case a product that is a combination of three local producers!”

    The new Hot Whiskey Cheddar is one of many local and international cheeses that are available at Mrs. McGarrigle’s cheese counter.  We are also proud to feature Empire’s Medium Cheddar made with our Canadian Maple Mustard.

    Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Food Shop is an epicurean destination, just south of Ottawa that includes a stylish retail store filled with gourmet foods, a cheese counter, fine kitchenware and home décor.  It also incorporates a mustard and condiment manufacturing operation and hosts cooking classes that feature the talents of Ottawa-area chefs.  It is an undeniable lure for those who enjoy fine food, fine cooking, fine dining and fine living.

    For more media information, please contact Janet Campbell at janet@mustard.ca or (613) 269-3752.

  • Mrs. McGarrigle’s Shares in the Holiday Spirit

    December 10, 2011

    Merrickville, Ontario – Mrs. McGarrigle’s started the Holiday shopping season with another successful Annual Fundraiser for two great causes – Ride the Rideau’s Team Merrickville and the Telford family of Merrickville.  Over $5500.00 was raised and will be shared between the two very worthwhile causes!

    Owner, Janet Campbell says, “Our Open House was a festive event and a great success!  I’m always overwhelmed by the generosity of our community, and with the help of friends, neighbours, suppliers, staff and customers, we were able to raise $5500 in our live and silent auctions.  A special thank you to Wayne Poapst for his work as auctioneer!  The proceeds will be shared between the Telford family of Merrickville, to help their daughter in her journey to conquer cancer; and Team Merrickville 2012 in the Ride the Rideau 100k cycling fundraiser from Ottawa-Merrickville in September, which raises funds for cancer research and patient care at the Ottawa Hospital

    The 13-year-old Merrickville resident, Sarah Telford, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia on April 3, 2010.  She spent 52 weeks at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and received a bone marrow transplant from her older sister Emma. This past August, Sarah was diagnosed with a relapse and has, since undergone a stem cell transplant at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, a place she will call home for the next six months.

    Owner of Merrickville’s Face Values The Day Spa, Kelly Chapman, formulated a lip gloss in Sarah’s honour.  Proceeds from the Sarah T Shimmer go directly to the family.  Over $443.00 worth of the lip gloss was purchased at the Fundraiser.  For more information, visit www.facevaluesthedayspa.com.

    For donations to the Telford family, please either contact the RBC Royal Bank in Merrickville at (613) 269-4781 or you Janet Campbell at janet@mustard.ca.

    To donate to Ride the Rideau’s Team Merrickville, visit www.ridetherideau.caand search for Team Merrickville.

  • Mrs. McGarrigle’s Adds Unique Umbra Boutique

    April 19, 2011

    Merrickville, Ontario – Mrs. McGarrigle’s Umbra section is a one of a kind display created by Merrickville’s own Rusty Nail Reclamation Design.

    In keeping with supporting Canadian companies, Mrs. McGarrigle’s is proud to include Umbra’s innovative, modern, casual and affordable designs for the home in their retail store offerings.

    Janet Campbell, owner of Mrs. McGarrigle’s says, “What better way to truly showcase Umbra’s designs than to hire local start-up designers/artists Laura Starkey and Jamie Carter of Rusty Nail Reclamation Design to transform and expand the retail space into an Umbra boutique.  Laura and Jamie’s hand-painted mural, in the room, echoes the playful, modern, clean aesthetic that is Umbra’s signature!”

    Over the past 31 years, Umbra has introduced products that have broken the mold and has created entirely new categories in the home wares market.  Many products have won international awards while some have received the acclaim of international celebrities like Oprah Winfrey!

  • Mrs. McGarrigle’s and Friends Help Bring Clean Water to Kenya with Ryan’s Well

    December 10, 2010

    Merrickville, Ontario – Mrs. McGarrigle’s started the holiday shopping season with another successful Annual Fundraiser for Ryan’s Well Foundation on November 25, 2010! $7323.00 was raised towards the completion of a well in the Wamba region, Sambura District of Kenya. Visit ryanswell.ca for more information on the project, or to make a donation.

    Owner, Janet Campbell says, “Our Open House has become an annual tradition and an opportunity to thank our community of clients, friends, neighbours and suppliers; to toast the season together while raising funds for a very important cause – to help supply clean, safe water in Africa in cooperation with Ryan’s Well Foundation”.

    “Mrs. McGarrigle’s evening fundraiser was another spectacular success. It shows the deep and meaningful commitment of Janet, her staff and her customers to the millions of people half a world away who get sick or die each year of preventable waterborne diseases. The partnership between Mrs. McGarrigles and the Ryan’s Well Foundation is one of which we are very proud and grateful. It demonstrates the ongoing commitment of so many people in this area who care enough to support projects in developing countries around the world,” says Susan Hreljac, RWF board member. “It was such a warm and welcoming event. Everyone at Mrs. McGarrigle’s is truly part of the Ryan’s Well family. Investing in communities in need of safe water and sanitation will change the lives of all.”

    Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Mustard …Fine Food is an epicurean destination, just south of Ottawa that includes a stylish retail store filled with gourmet foods, fine kitchenware and home décor. It also incorporates a mustard and condiment manufacturing operation and a cooking school that features the talent of Ottawa-area chefs. It is an undeniable lure for those who enjoy fine foods, fine cooking, fine dining and fine living.

    For more media information, please contact Janet Campbell at janet@mustard.ca or (613) 269-3752.

  • Celebrate International Mustard Day & Launch of a NEW Mustard!

    July 15, 2010

    Celebrate International Mustard Day in Merrickville on August 7, 2010 from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM at Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Food Shop, 311 St. Lawrence Street.

    Included in this day of festivities is the launch of a new mustard flavour – the 14thmustard in the lineup – Classic Wholegrain Mustard.

    Founder Janet Campbell will be cooking with her mustards in the production kitchen at the back of the store and serving up some delicious hors d’oeuvres from noon until 4:00 PM.

    Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Foods…Fine Mustard is an epicurean destination that includes a stylish retail store filled with gourmet foods, fine kitchenware and home décor. On-site, there is also a mustard and condiment-manufacturing operation and a cooking school that features the talents of Ottawa-area chefs. It is an undeniable lure for those who enjoy fine food, fine cooking, fine dining and fine living.

    For more media information, please contact Janet Campbell at janet@mustard.ca or (613) 269-3752.

  • Gold Medal Goes to Local Producer

    March 15, 2010

    Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Mustard…Fine Food is thrilled to be the recipient of a Gold Medal for Mrs. McGarrigle’s Cranberry Port Mustard, at the 2010 World-Wide Mustard Competition in Napa Valley, California.

    Over the years, Mrs. McGarrigle’s has won four other medals, in the competition, but this is the first Gold.

    Says owner, Janet Campbell, “We’re so thrilled that our Cranberry Port Mustard won Gold at the Napa Valley Mustard Festival! We’re currently experimenting with new recipes and are constantly striving to produce great quality products in our Merrickville shop kitchen.”

    Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Foods…Fine Mustard is an epicurean destination that includes a stylish retail store filled with gourmet foods, fine kitchenware and home décor. On-site, there is also a mustard and condiment-manufacturing operation and a cooking school that features the talents of Ottawa-area chefs. It is an undeniable lure for those who enjoy fine food, fine cooking, fine dining and fine living.

    For more media information, please contact Janet Campbell at janet@mustard.ca or (613) 269-3752. www.mustard.ca

  • Médaille d’or décernée à un producteur ontarien

    le 15 mars 2010

    Merrickville, Ontario – Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Mustard … Fine Foods est heureuse d’être la récipiendaire de la médaille d’or pour Mrs. McGarrigle’s Cranberry Port Mustard lors de la 2010 World Wide Mustard Competition tenue à Napa en Californie.

    A fil des ans, Mrs. McGarrigle a remporté quatre autres médailles dans cette compétition mais c’est sa première médaille d’or.

    De dire la propriétaire, Janet Campbell ‘’ Nous sommes ravis que notre Cranberry Port Mustard se soit mérité la médaille d’or au Napa Valley Mustard Festival !! Nous sommes présentement à expérimenter de nouvelles recettes et nous nous efforçons constamment de créer de nouveaux produits hauts en qualité dans notre boutique de Merrickville.

    Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Foods … Fine Mustard est une destination épicurienne qui inclut un magasin de détail offrant des aliments pour les fins gourmets, des accessoires de cuisine et des items pour la décoration intérieure. Sur place, vous assisterez également à une démonstration de la fabrication de moutardes et condiments et à une école de cuisine mettant en vedette les talents de chefs de la région d’Ottawa. C’est un attrait indéniable pour ceux qui apprécient les mets recherchés, la cuisine raffinée, les délicieux repas et la belle vie.

    Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez communiquer avec Janet Campbell à janet@mustard.ca ou au (613) 269-3752.

  • Mrs. McGarrigle’s Raises Funds for a Well in Uganda

    November 25, 2009

    Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Food Shop is pleased to announce that more than $7600 was raised in support of Ryan’s Well Foundation, at their recent annual Christmas Celebration & Fundraiser on November 13, 2008. This money is earmarked for the construction of one shallow well in Northern Uganda, as well as hygiene education activities carried out in their community schools.

    Owner, Janet Campbell says “We were so inspired by Ryan Hreljac, the 17-year old Kemptville teen and his family who founded Ryan’s Well Foundation. Clean, safe water is the most basic of human needs, yet over 1 billion people on the planet don’t have access to a clean water supply, and die needlessly because of it. The funds raised at our event will finance one well, along with hand-washing facilities and education for RWF’s newest project at 9 schools in Uganda, commencing in April 2009.”

    The mission of the Ryan’s Well Foundation is to BUILD, EDUCATE and MOTIVATE youth, educators, corporations and community groups on the importance of clean water and sanitation for all. Youth empowerment is the anchor for every activity and initiative undertaken by the Foundation as we strive to motivate present and future leaders to realize their own global citizenship.

    For more information on this particular project in Northern Uganda, please visit www.ryanswell.ca.

  • C’est Cheese at Mrs. McGarrigle’s

    September 23, 2008

    Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Food Shop has been renovated to accommodate a cheese counter which includes a variety of 25-30 cheeses as well as a selection of freshly baked goods. This is a great addition to an incredible selection of specialty foods.

    Janet Campbell says “We are proud supporters of small artisan cheese producers from Ontario and Quebec, in addition to offering European favourites. That philosophy also extends to the local bread maker from Kars, Ronnie Vens, who creates such amazing flavors as Rosemary & Olive Oil, Aged Cheddar and Roasted Walnut breads as well as delicious cinnamon buns and chewy ginger cookies.” Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Mustard…Fine Food is an epicurean destination that includes a stylish retail store filled with gourmet foods, fine kitchenware and home décor. It also includes a mustard and condiment manufacturing operation and a cooking school that features the talent of Ottawa-area chefs. It is an undeniable lure for those who enjoy fine foods, fine cooking, fine dining and fine living.

  • Merrickville’s own Mustard Lady Offers Culinary Excursions to Italy

    September 2007.

    Janet Campbell of Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Food, an award-winning producer of gourmet mustards and chutneys, and fine food retailer will be hosting culinary excursions to Italy this fall beginning November 3-10, 2007.

    Guests will be staying, creating and eating in an exquisite medieval castle in the heart of historic Amelia, Umbria, in central Italy Janet, along with her partner in Amelia, Madi Gandolfo, will offer week long experiences that will include: the rich culinary traditions and history of the region; visiting local cheese producers, wineries and markets; learning about olive oil from Umbria’s foremost olive oil producer; cooking with fresh ingredients in traditional Umbrian dishes; taking Italian lessons and indulging in sumptuous cuisine.

  • Merrickville Business Wins 2007 Retailer of Distinction Award

    Toronto, Ontario – Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Food has received one of two Retailer of Distinction awards in the 2007 Retailer of the Year competition by the Canadian Gift andTableware Association (CGTA), Canada’s premiere gift and tableware association with more than 1,600 members nationwide. Each year the CGTA recognizes exceptional retailers in the giftware industry and Canadian retailers compete for the coveted award, which recognizes the “cream of the retail crop”.

    Owner, Janet Campbell says “We were very honoured to be presented with this award. I am so proud of the team that we’ve built at Mrs. McGarrigle’s. We are truly passionate about specialty food and quality products. We have become a destination due to our vast selection, our own gourmet product line made in our store kitchen, our enthusiastic staff, and our excellent customer service.” Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Mustard …Fine Food is an epicurean destination, just south of Ottawa that includes a stylish retail store filled with gourmet foods, fine kitchenware and home décor. It also incorporates a mustard and condiment manufacturing operation and a cooking school that features the talent of Ottawa-area chefs. It is an undeniable lure for those who enjoy fine foods, fine cooking, fine dining and fine living.

  • A New Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Mustard…Fine Sea Salts and Peppercorns too

    February 12, 2007.

    Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Food Shop is pleased to add four new products to their successful gourmet line: Creamy Herb Dijon (the 14th mustard), Fleur de Sel, Coarse & Fine Sea Salt and Four Peppercorn Blend.

    Mrs. McGarrigle’s owner, Janet Campbell, says “we are so proud of our latest product creations. Our newest and 14th flavour of mustard, Creamy Herb Dijon is a robust and satisfying blend of Dijon we are proud to put our label on. It’s great to cook with in sauces or for use as a base for vinaigrettes.” “Our Fleur de Sel is delicate and exquisite, a premier condiment salt. Hand-harvested with rakes, this artisan sea salt is comprised of “young” crystals that form naturally on the surface of salt marshes in Portugal.” “Our unrefined Sea Salt is harvested from pristine Atlantic seawater, and is rich in magnesium, iodine and other minerals that naturally occur in seawater. It is available in coarse grain, with a lower moisture content, suitable for use in salt mills, and as a finer ”moist” sea salt, to be added by the pinch as a finishing salt.” “Our Four Peppercorn Blend features fresh black, green and white peppercorns from Vietnam, along with rare pink peppercorns from France.”

    Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Foods…Fine Mustard is an epicurean destination that includes a stylish retail store filled with gourmet foods, fine kitchenware and home décor. It also incorporates a mustard and condiment manufacturing operation and a cooking school that features the talent of Ottawa-area chefs. It is an undeniable lure for those who enjoy fine foods, fine cooking, fine dining and fine living.

  • Mrs. McGarrigle’s Holiday Spirit is Inspired by the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

    Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Food Shop is pleased to announce that more than $5600 was raised in support of HIV/AIDS in Africa and the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation at their recent annual Christmas Celebration & Fundraiser on November 15, 2007.

    Owner, Janet Campbell says “Our annual open house has become a tradition in the store – an event that demonstrates the true sprit of Christmas to all of us. I’m overwhelmed by the generosity of our friends, customers, staff and suppliers, and we’re proud to raise funds for such a worthy cause.”

    The Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) helps to ease the pain of HIV/AIDS in Africa by providing care to those who are ill and struggling to survive; assists orphans and other AIDS affected children through a variety of programs; supports heroic grandmothers who care for their orphan grandchildren; and provides education and raises awareness of the AIDS pandemic in Africa. For more information, please visit http://www.stephenlewisfoundation.org/