Born into a farming family in South Africa, Aubergine Specialty Foods owner Leon Zetler has always recognized the importance of knowing where your food comes from. Over the years, his passion for food has led him from his family farm to a career as an organic-produce specialist.
Now, at Aubergine Specialty Foods, Mr. Zetler visits local farms daily, and hand-selects the freshest produce from Saanich. For example, tomatoes and cucumbers hail from Sun Wing Farm, while strawberries come from Oldfield Orchard. He also roasts organic and fair-trade African coffee beans to order, and gently grinds them in a 110-year-old Elgin coffee grinder. And he imports a vast variety of organic, kosher, and fair-trade pantry staples and favorites from around the world, specifically Africa, such as biltong, boerewors, and Mrs. Balls Chutney.
Mr. Zetler is happy to guide newcomers around the small, cheerful store. In the event that customers can’t find what they’re looking for, he even takes requests for products they would like to see on the shelves.l
Burnside Home Hardware's shelves hold more than 100,000 home-improvement items to transform any abode, a tradition started by the Home Hardware franchise in the middle of the 20th century that now extends to more than 65 stores across the country. Paint, lumber, and tools provide the raw materials needed to build an additional room or a bridge to a neighbour's game room. Gardening supplies and lawn statues transform gardens, and appliances such as stoves and refrigerators keep kitchens humming.
Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through affordable home ownership. You can support us through our ReStore, which offers new and gently-used building supplies, appliances, fixtures and fittings, as well as accepting your donations.
We feature ready made and custom home furnishings and décor accent items, as well as many one of a kind creations from local artists. As a family owned and operated business-we are all about living and thriving in a mutually supportive community. Our goal is to provide quality at an affordable price.
A stylish assortment of household accessories, décor, and domestic trappings lines the shelves of Digs, adding modern flourishes to every room with pieces from celebrated brands such as Jonathan Adler, Blu Dot, and Modernica. Shoppers can adorn homes with a variety of Digs’ offerings, from bedding and furniture to lighting and office accoutrements. Shoppers can spruce up a bland couch with the smoky touch of an accent pillow in dark roast ($39), or display flowers or waterproof report cards in an Eddy vase ($48). The curving antlers of the Jack D. Jackalope wall hook ($49.99) display keys and other hangables, and glass-vase napkin rings by Two’s Company ($36) double as both homes for small buds and hoopla hoops for hamster dinner guests.