Time sure seems to move in funny ways of late. Days blend together and it seems like ages ago that we went about life as usual - when really it was just a matter of weeks. In that sense, Easter arrives almost as a surprise. But then, Easter is often about surprise. Spring, renewal, the sudden, vivid presence of colour - all have the effect of delight and we could all use a little of that these days.
Of course, social distancing means we're not gathering together as we might normally at this time of year with friends and family. But that's no reason to forego other aspects of the tradition within your household.
That's why we're well stocked with colourful Easter treats from some of our regular and seasonal suppliers, including chocolate from Roger's, Saxon, Denman Island, Laura Slack, Galerie au Chocolat and more. We've got bunnies, foiled eggs, Victoria Creams and other favourites - not to mention cookie cutters, Easter sprinkles, egg cups, ceramic bunnies, tea towels, napkins... as Bugs would say: "et cetera, et cetera, et cetera"
Of course, we'd love to see you in the store (just a few at a time, please - peek through the window to check) but it is customary to have a certain fluffy visitor hop by the house at this time of year so let us be your Easter Bunny. We're delivering Wednesdays and Fridays. Email your order or call on the phone during our revised business hours - we can take credit card payments over the phone.
Details - including a rough menu of everything in the store for all your pantry needs - is available on our Facebook page. If you're not already following us there look for RoncyMercantile.