FAQ

How can I taste or sample products before buying?

We currently have a tasting bar set up at The Great Canadian Solid Wood Furniture Company located at 62 Broadway. You can taste any time during regular showroom hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday 9 am – 3 pm and Sunday 10 am – 3 pm. There is a small selection of inventory available for immediate purchase. Jennifer our resident tasting expert is on hand most Saturday’s to assist and answer all your questions.

How can I save on shipping?

All orders can only be picked up from The Great Canadian Solid Wood Furniture Company located at 62 Broadway, Orangeville during regular showroom hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday 9 am – 3 pm and Sunday 10 am – 3 pm. *Holiday hours may affect regular store hours*.  We will send you an email as soon as your order is ready for pick up. Plenty of free parking available! Shipping services will be available in the near future.

How long til my order is ready for pick up?

We will strive to have your order ready for pick up within 48 hours.  We will send you an email confirmation as soon as your order is ready for pick up at 62 Broadway, Orangeville inside The Great Canadian Solid Wood Furniture Company. All orders can only be picked up from during regular showroom hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday 9 am – 3 pm and Sunday 10 am – 3 pm. *Holiday hours may affect regular store hours*.  Plenty of free parking available! 

What are the benefits of purchasing Premium High Quality Olive Oil?

Our supplier goes right to the growers to ensure that high standards of production are met, including that the olives are picked and cold pressed within four hours. Independent testing is performed to verify the quality and chemical analysis including the Free Fatty Acids, Peroxide Value, Oleic Acid, Biophenols as well as an overall DAG score. Route 145 has passed the Canadian Food Inspection Agency testing of our Olive Oil in store. We strive to bring our customers the most recent and best harvests for optimal shelf life and health benefits. Learn More.

Can I cook with Olive Oil?

Yes, you can cook with high quality, fresh olive oil. The phenols found in fresh EVOO protect the oil from forming toxic Aldehydes when it is heated. Aldehydes begin to form in any type of cooking oil as soon as it begins to oxidize as a result of being heated. The type and freshness of oil, duration of cook and temperature are all factors in how ‘healthy’ the oil remains after heating. Therefore using only fresh high quality olive oil is essential when deciding to cook with olive oil.

What are the benefits of purchasing Premium High Quality Balsamic?

While Italy is the home of Balsamic it is also the only county in the world to regulate it’s production. Our Balsamic vinegar is not heat pasteurized and therefore still contains the ‘mother’ or pro-biodic colony that naturally ferment the product. Our Balsamic contains only the natural sugar of the grapes making it low on the glycemic index, contains no caramel colour, is flavoured using organic extracts and is gluten free. Learn More.

I have allergies, are your products safe for me?

Our products do not contain nuts, seeds, fish, shellfish, eggs, gluten, dairy or soy. Please note that ‘tree nuts’ are present in the same facility.

Are your products just for salads?

Not at all! While a simple dressing of olive oil and balsamic (start with 2 parts oil to 1 part balsamic) is incredibly healthy and much better than the premade dressings readily available at your local grocery store, there are many more ways to use Olive Oil and Balsamic.

What is the shelf life of Olive Oil and how do I store it?

Store your Olive Oil away from light, heat and cold. Do not place in the fridge or near the stove for storage. We recommend consuming your Olive Oil within 6 – 8 months of opening for optimal freshness.

What is the shelf life of Balsamic Vinegar and how do I store it?

Store your Balsamic in the cupboard, not in the fridge. Balsamic generally does not go bad, although some settlement may occur due to the live probiodics contained within.

Do you sell balsamic glaze?

We do not sell balsamic glaze as generally these are filled with additives which make the balsamic thicker. We recommend making your own balsamic reduction. Here is a recipe from a great site.