Bring Pemberton Home: Your Local Gift Guide
Often when we talk about the greatest things Pemberton has to offer we speak of the adventures and the views, and we share our recommendations for great meals and experiences you won’t soon forget… but what about the actual 'things' Pemberton has to offer?
We spoke to over 50 locals and asked them what they would recommend if they were asked, “What can I purchase to take a little bit of Pemberton home with me?”. There were so many responses that showcased the diverse offerings of our little town. If we listed them all this list would be huge, so we decided to share a selection of the Pemberton Products that were endorsed time and again by locals.
Of course, our valley is well known for our potatoes and other plentiful vegetables that are available throughout the year. There are so many great farms offering fresh produce that everyone has a favourite so again we’ve had the difficult task of paring down the list. If you are looking to fill your suitcase with Pemberton grown potatoes to take home with you we, and many locals, suggest you check out Helmer’s Organic Farm. Their German Butter potatoes are raved about. You can purchase produce from the farm stand located 13km north of town at 8358 Pemberton Meadows Road or even from the Online Potato Store!
If real pulled-from-the-ground spuds aren’t exactly your souvenir of choice don’t worry – there are lots more Pemberton Products listed below.
Maybe you’re more of a coffee connoisseur. If this is the case, locals suggest you check out the selection of coffee from Pemberton Valley Coffee Co. Small batches of beans are roasted daily resulting in the highest quality products. Check out the five different coffees available at the Pemberton Valley Supermarket.
While at the Supermarket, you may want to pick up a jar of Stewardship Pemberton’s Crabapple Jelly as well. What better souvenir than one that gives back to the community, reduces food waste, and keeps bears wild, by reducing human-bear conflict, all at the same time! Oh, and it also tastes delicious!
The problem with these food souvenirs, though delicious, is once you eat them all you have is memories (until your next visit of course). How about something you can gaze at fondly and recall your trip to Pemberton?
If you look in many Pemberton local’s cupboards you’ll likely see a mug or vase from Meg Gallup Pottery. Having been making pottery creations for 15+ years in the Pemberton Valley, one could say that Meg has perfected her craft. She specializes in creating functional stoneware pottery which brings artistic design into everyday use. One of the greatest things about these pieces is no two are exactly alike – so why not get a pair?
Another local favourite is the exquisite lavender creations produced by From the Garden Shed. From Lavender infused sugar to teas and bath bombs, these items make wonderful souvenirs and gifts to take to those back home.
One particularly unique product is the Lavender Wands. The wands are ideal for drawers & closets as a moth repellent, keeping clothes & linen smelling fresh and were historically given to brides on their wedding day as a symbol of good luck. We just can’t get over how pretty and lovely smelling they are.
Speaking of clothes, how about some Pemberton fashion. If funky clothes with Pemberton written on them is your perfect souvenir, then head over to the Pemberton Bike Co. to check out their selection of branded hoodies, shirts and socks.
If you’re looking for something a little more subtle but just as unique locals suggest you check out Pemberton Bag Co. They are a small, boutique, hand-hewn business that focuses primarily on handmade bags and accessories. All materials are ethically sourced and the handcrafted bags can be used on all of your future adventures – be sure to check out the fanny packs and beautiful bike frame bags. What a great way to remind you of your time in Pemberton.
Of the many locals we talked to, tons suggested that products from Pembees are not to be missed. Particularly popular among Pembertonians is the Propolis Salve which has many great medicinal properties and helps with stinging, burning and itching. The men we spoke to had nothing but good things to say about the Beard Oil.
Of course, it’s never a bad idea to take some local craft beer home with you as well. Available at the liquor store or directly from the breweries be sure to check out the selections at Pemberton Brewing Co. and The Beer Farmers.
As we mentioned, these are just some of the amazing products highlighted by Pemberton locals. Be sure to ask our staff at Pemberton Valley Lodge for help finding the perfect souvenir you’re searching for!
Posted: Monday, December 28, 2020