Daily Archives: January 22, 2014

From out of the ashes…..

Foodland Fire

“Heritage meets Innovation”

No matter what time of the day it is when one hears the howl of sirens pierce the air, it usually means one thing….BAD NEWS. On April 27, 2013 that same sound proved no different as it resonated through the Town of Seaforth, and its surrounding neighbourhoods, as the Seaforth Foodland gave way to a raging fire leaving the community’s only grocery store in a pile of rubble.

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However, after only 7 short months (although to many it seemed an eternity), Foodland again opened its doors to the delight of the public. Showing no resemblance to its former self, this new blend of historic and functional design nicely complements Seaforth’s celebrated Heritage Conservation District in the downtown business core. With the support and commitment of the Sobeys corporation, owners Steve and Barbara Delchiaro, and staff of the Municipality of Huron East & County of Huron, our community of 3,200 now boasts a state-of-the-art grocery store rivalling any found in the big cities.

The Town of Seaforth invites you to visit the newest addition to its historic downtown….during your visit take time to stroll the heritage district with its authentic 19th century architecture and unique shops. For a full directory visit www.shopseaforth.ca

Take a tour…..


Historic images from the Municipality of Huron East Archives and the collection of local photographer Frank Phillips. Check out a recent interview conducted by former Seaforth Mayor David Scott regarding Mr. Phillips and his life in Seaforth.

Baked GoodsDaily Baking….Nice and Fresh!




Wonderful deli with prepared foods, include Village Greek Salad, Almondine Green Beans, Stuffed Green Peppers, Cabbage Rolls, Shepherd’s Pie and lightly breaded Chicken Breasts smothered in spicy Thai Sauce, to name a few. And then there’s the cheese bar…..


For the gourmet cheese lovers in your family, these are a must try…

Cambozola Cheese –  is a combination of a camembert-style cheese and gorgonzola. It’s a half-this and a half-that. So you get that great mushroomy brie quality — and it’s indeed a triple creme, as well, with added cream to the vat during cheesemaking —plus small pockets of blue cheese throughout. Although I was never a big fan of blue, Cambozola is now my new favourite.
Caramelized Onion Cheddar – is a creamy, buttery cheddar perfectly blended with tangy, caramelized onions. An English favourite.
Wensleydale with Cranberries – the superb texture of this cheese is perfectly complemented by the addition of cranberries. Wensleydale with Cranberries is an innovative blend of flavours and a superb visual experience. 

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Fresh, Fresh, FreshDSC_0179 Space, lots of well lit space for displays & easy maneuvering!

Wide isles add to a wonderful shopping experience.


Lots of great nibblies for the party goers!


Visit soon and enjoy how heritage meets innovation!

This plaque represents one of many throughout our downtown depicting the area’s rich history. Take a tour today.

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Acknowledgements: Photographs by Frank Phillips, Angela Smith, Susan Hundertmark, Lynne Moreland, Jan Hawley & the Municipality of Huron East Archives.