Mrs. McGarrigle's came to life in 1988, born of the spirit and determination of its founder, Janet Campbell.
Though humble in its beginnings – manufacturing condiments in the basement of an Ottawa hotel after hours – Mrs. McGarrigle's has morphed into a stylish gourmet food, fine kitchenware and home décor retailer.
Like the business itself, the store has expanded again and again. It not only accommodates the retail business, but also serves as premises for the mustard and condiment manufacturing operation, and is also home to a respected cooking school.
Mrs. McGarrigle's gourmet mustards (fourteen blends are available), chutneys, preserves and seasonings are hand-made in Merrickville, just south of Ottawa.
Mrs. McGarrigle's received the Retailer of Distinction award at the 2007 CGTA (Canadian Gift & Tableware Association) Retailer of the Year Awards.