I couldn’t resist posting on this after Mrs. M. discovered it yesterday in our local paper. This Windsor Nova Scotia company has been supplying “aspen baskets and fruit boxes” to the Annapolis Valley and beyond for a century. Their problems make ours seem trivial, but it looks like they’re getting back on their feet.
If you need a hand basket (and where this economy is going it looks like we will all need a few) these are the go-to guys.
Chronicle-Herald (8/2 ’10): “A basket full of sacrifices — Burgess Baskets is finding modern ways to make and sell an old-fashioned product”
The company suffered a major setback six years ago when a fire destroyed the main building and much of its equipment. Business came to a halt, and Burgess has spent the time since then rebuilding what she had already established.