Support the 7th Annual Hera Fund
For the 7th year in a row, Alex and Cheryl from the Collingwood Olive Oil Co. in Downtown Collingwood are donating $1 from every bottle of olive oil sold during the month of October to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society. Consider stocking up your pantry or getting some early Christmas shopping done this month.
Thanks to their customers they've been able to donate $7,138 to the shelter over the past few years.
Hera's Story - As told by Cheryl McMenemy
"In April of 2014, as we were working on the final stages of renovations and preparing to open Collingwood Olive Oil, our beloved white shepherd, Hera unexpectedly collapsed on our back deck and died within minutes in Alex’s arms.
Within the first several months of a successful opening of Collingwood Olive Oil, we were considering several charitable causes as a way to give back to the community that was supporting us. With no hesitation, Alex landed on The Georgian Triangle Humane Society to create the annual fund in Hera’s name that would help support animals in need.
$1.00 per bottle sold during October at Collingwood Olive Oil has been going to the Hera Fund since her death in 2014. To date, the fund has raised $7,314.
The Hera Fund is a good fit for us and for our dog -owning staff members (all of them). It has also become evident to us how much our customers love their pets! Conversations in our store often go straight from olive oil and balsamic questions, to pet news.
Our hats go off to our customers for enthusiastically helping us add to the HERA FUND each year by making purchases in our shop throughout the month of October.”
At Collingwood Olive Oil Co. Tasting Bar and Shop, you can sample the highest quality extra virgin olive oils harvested from the most current crops around the globe, a full room of fruit based barrel aged balsamic from Modena, Italy and their local specialty food line.
Never pre-bottled, and protected from heat, light, and moisture, each of their premium extra virgin olive oils come with detailed sensory, chemical, and nutritional information as well as a crush date.
They offer both fused and infused oils that come in a variety of flavours using natural ingredients only.
The balsamics they offer, unlike any other on the market, contains absolutely no caramel colouring and therefore no gluten!
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