Tucked away in our farmhouse near the gastropub, our store will charm you with its diverse selection of gourmet foods, glassware, art, hand-made soaps and all manner of other treasures sourced from local farms and artisans, including creations from the Lower Mainland and the beautiful Okanagan. Browse our shelves stocked with chocolates, spice blends, savoury spreads, fresh pastries and unique pottery. Shop locally handcrafted functional and visual art: handprinted washable linen by Pipi Tustian, glass art by Margaret Hogg, handcrafted pottery by Susan Whitham, and framed prints by Dalyce Crossley, just to name a few. Load up one of Andrew Kent's willow baskets with a selection of locally sourced culinary goodies and Merridale spirits, perfect for any gift-giving occassion.
We also offer a number of items made right here at Merridale, including apple cider vinegar, apple blossom honey, baked goods from our brick ovens, and a variety of gourmet sauces and other food items from our kitchen. Click here to learn more about our house-made items. Our full lineup of ciders and spirits are also available in the store. We also fill growlers! We'll sell you a growler with a capacity of 1.89 litres (half gallon) and fill it with the cider of your choice. Thirsty for more? Return to Merridale with your clean, empty growler and we will refill it. This is a very affordable and environmentally-minded way of getting more of a good thing.
Don’t be shy about asking questions! Our knowledgeable staff will be pleased to help you choose the perfect gourmet pairings for our ciders and spirits, and are always excited to help you find the perfect gifts and souvenirs. Want to let your giftee choose their own souvenir? Let us set up a gift card for you! This can be done in store or over the phone if you're from afar. Gift cards are a great way to share the Merridale experience.
Not to be outdone, our farm store is stocked full of craft spirits, ciders, fortified ciders, unique gifts and art, and holiday baking. Let us do the wrapping for you while you settle into the gastropub for a meal! For those on your list who already have everything, consider a gift of a 10-year old craft grape brandy, our special release Yule Fuel, or the old favourite Winter Apple (now called Apple Dessert Cider) for the sweet tooth. It’s shopping made easy!
Yule Fuel – while supplies last
Yule Fuel is returning to Merridale this November for the holiday season. Our mulled apple cider tastes just like Christmas! Deep spice notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg make this a perfect drink to enjoy warm or chilled with dinner, by the light of a crackling fire, or in the gastropub. Of course it will be available in the farmhouse store to purchase for home, too.
Besides the taste, there are few other things that make Yule Fuel special. First, it is the cider of choice for our Courtyard Light Up, which is part of our Christmas at the Farm events. Second, this limited release shares a special partnership with The Zone and The Q radio stations. Merridale has joined forces with these partners to support the TLC Fund for Kids. Everyone deserves a little “Tender Loving Care,” particularly kids. Partial proceeds of each bottle will aid in the wellness and quality of life for children on Vancouver Island.
Because our Yule Fuel is pretty irresistible, we often sell out. But don’t fret! In our farm store, we sell mulling spice so you can make your own mulled cider at home. Fill up a growler of House Cider, grab a package from the farm store, and mull it on the stove to enjoy this warm festive drink while snuggled up next to your fireplace. It makes the whole house smell like Christmas.