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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Family Farm Tours

Today was one of those days where the visitors just made me so happy. The kids were so excited to be up close and able to pet and feed the alpacas. I think the parents really enjoyed it too.

We still have times available for appointments on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, book on-line or phone.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019


Grey County has so many wonderfully talented people, Jamie of RockToGem is another talent we are glad to have with us on Saturday.

Here is a bit about her:
- I moved to Beautiful Ontario in 1989 and am lucky to have a beautiful property in West Grey.
- You will find Natural Healing Crystals,Quality Gemstone Jewelry,and Fun Animal paintings at my booth.
- I have always Loved nature and all that comes with it, I started collecting stones as a young child
- My passion for stones led me on the path to creating beautiful gemstone jewelry with mother natures help with all the amazing treasures found.
- I am self taught , I now cut and polish all of my gemstones using a Lapidary machine, then wrap or set in
Sterling Silver, 14/20 Gold or Copper.

All One of a Kind Jewelry for everyone to enjoy and cherish from someone who puts her Love into each piece.

- My Paintings are fun loving for you to enjoy and make you smile !

- Look forward to meeting you at the Farm !

Be sure to check out her Facebook page to see more:

RocktoGem -

RockToGem accepts cash, credit card and debit cards.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Vandeleur Organics

We are happy to have Malcolm Marshall of Vandeleur Organics join us this year.

Malcolm will have a variety of micro-greens including peas, sunflower, wheatgrass, salad mix, basil, radish and red cabbage.

Here is a bit more from Malcolm -
Vandeleur Organics is a small scale indoor micro-farm located in Flesherton, ON specializing in micro-greens. At Vandeleur Organics, all our products are sustainable and organically grown using non-GMO seeds.

Micro-greens typically take between 10-25 days to grow from seed to harvest. At Vandeleur Organics we grow in sq.ft. serving surrounding restaurants with high quality micro-greens.
Since graduating culinary school and working and learning under some really talented chefs, I found my passion for local, organic, and sustainably produced food.

Malcolm takes cash for payment
Please be sure to check out his social media pages.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019


Today's vendor is our youngest vendor, Will of Timmerwerk is just starting to get into the craft shows and markets. We are very happy to welcome him and his one of a kind wooden jewelry.
Will can introduce himself:

About Me:
My name is Will Daize. I am a 17 year old student and the creator of Timmerwerk. I made Timmerwerk as a way to express the desire I had to not only create, but to share something unique with others, and to do it with woodworking makes it perfect. This is because woodworking is one of my passions. I love turning what seems to be a simple piece of wood into a creation that can be appreciated by all. So, I decided to turn this passion into my business. It started with making small wooden projects (and a not so small bench) as Christmas gifts for my family. I then received a request from my sister to make wooden earrings, which, after a bit of thinking and tinkering, the first pair were made. I later made the first necklace from a simple offcut of a piece of wood I was working on, which sparked the idea to create and sell wooden jewelry. This started off by making a few necklaces that I sold to a couple of my friends. After talking to the right people, I was able to secure a spot at the Flesherton Home Show, which marked the first show that I attended. Now I am attending the Flesherton Farmers’ Market, as well as any other markets that I am able to attend. Overall, Timmerwerk is the first step in a hopefully long journey in woodworking as a business, but more importantly as a passion.

Please check out his social media pages.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Rocky Hill Hideaway Peppers

Christine of Rocky Hill Hideaway Peppers and Herbs has been a vendor at local farmers markets for 10 seasons and this is her 11th of selling her products. Her plan is to continue to grow her market business and successfully develop new products while maintaining high quality and value to her customers.

Here is what Christine has to say.
-I moved to the Flesherton area 21 years ago
-I live with my husband, Brett, and have one son, Mason
-I have worked in the area and also spent three years at Georgian College obtaining
business diploma

-I have a passion for all kinds of gardening both indoors and out and I like the challenge of growing peppers and other plants not normally grown outdoors in our area

I make salsas, pickled peppers, hot pepper jellies from the peppers and tomatoes I grow, as well as a variety of herbs which I sell fresh and in special dried herb & spice blends. I also grow herbs for specialty tea blends.

-I strongly believe in growing and eating naturally grown and raised food and I am concerned about corporate farming and production using bio-mass fertilizers and other harmful growing practices

We are happy to have Christine join us again this summer.
Check out her FaceBook page and see her gardens and what she is up to. I know she has a special lavendar plant put aside for me. :)…/

Friday, July 19, 2019

By Tanya Ellacot

Another first time vendor joining us is Tanya Ellacott.
She loves taking old and used items and making them into something useful and new.

Odd scraps and balls of yarn will find their way into a new project. Clothing, quilting, housewares and décor items from reclaimed, recycled and new textiles and fibres , each piece is unique.

We love the reclaimed and recycled items the best, I especially love the denim purses, such a great way to use those old torn jeans.

Check out Tanya's social media pages to see more of her creations.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Welcome Spiritual Health Arts

We are happy to have Kathleen Cairnie-Sorensen of Spiritual Health Arts join us again this year.

Kathleen's fine art is of a Spiritual Nature and is very unique.

Labyrinths are an ancient form of meditation, going back over 4000 years. They are different from mazes in that there is only one way in, and one way out - no tricks. The purpose is to use your creativity while engaged physically in order to solve problems, de-stress, or simply reach a deeper level of meditation. The problem with traditional Labyrinths is the space and time they take. Therefore much smaller ones came into being so that you can follow the path with your finger in order to achieve the same results.

Kathleen's Finger Labyrinths are made from a variety of materials including Live Edge Wood, and in a variety of patterns such as The Chartre and The Ely as well as some contemporary styles.

This year Kathleen has added Polymer Clay Arts to her resume, she has very unique pens, ring bowls, jewelry and more. ( I spotted an alpaca pin in her work)

Spiritual Health Arts also provides Mindfulness training and development, Yoga classes and other ways of strengthening your Spiritual Health.

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, etransfer, Visa, and Mastercard through PayPal.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Jenny Lees Bees Wax Wraps

We are happy to have Jenny Lees Bees Wax Wraps join us this year. We all need to be more environmentally savvy and these wax wraps are a great way to go. I'll let Jenny tell you about her wraps.

My wraps are a fun way to express yourself while reducing your use of single use plastic wrap straws and baggies. Each wrap is specially handcrafted with 100% Cotton Fabric sources from all over the world to bring you the finest prints I can find, Locally Sourced Beeswax & 100% Jojoba Oil, making each wrap Naturally Antibacterial, Anti Fungal, Non Toxic, Easy to us & Care for & Biodegradable. My Wrap packs come with all you need for a litter less lunch
For ONLY $28! Best Deal around !

Simply use the heat from your hands to activate the wax’s natural sticking abilities and to gently mold/shape your wrap and as the wax cools it creates the seal. Wraps are Reusable & lasts 6mths-1yr+!
Simply wash with cool to lukewarm water and a mild soap, let air dry and your wrap is ready to use again.

Customized Packs available.

Wraps also make the perfect ecofriendly part favours for all your special occasions and the best gifts for all your family and friends.
Think Green...Think Jenny Lees!
Together we can make a Difference:)
There’s a Wrap Pack for Everyone!

Jenny accepts cash, credit cards and Debit .

For more information visit my Facebook page @

Email @

#waxwraps #alpacatours #alpacaopenhouse #eviromentallyfriendly

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Caddyshack Creative & Scarlet Thread~Creations~

Today we have two vendors working together.
Caddyshack Creative & Scarlet Thread ~Creations~

Lori's items are always unique. ...Superhero's, characters, animals and mobiles. Hand crafted golf head racks (for hats or shoes), plus her very original golf head covers. All have her own personal touch of whimsy.

I'm always waiting to see what her latest creation will be.

You can check her items out on

Scarlet Thread ~ Creations~ has very unique items. I love the "reusable water balloons - they give a satisfying splat! Also expect some adorable hand crocheted booties, beauty aids and flying discs for indoors or out!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Big Mama's Kitchen Creations

We are thrilled to have Big Mama's Kitchen Creatives join us this year.

Big Mama's Kitchen Creations is a locally recognized custom producer of fresh artisan made, gourmet foods: BBQ sauces, spice rubs, hot sauces, marinades and more. They produce great tasting products, using the freshest, local (when available) and most naturally produced ingredients available. Big Mama ensures that all of her products are made without any added chemical preservatives, artificial colors, flavours or fillers.

Established in 2012, Big Mama’s Kitchen Creations strives to consistently create incredibly bold flavored spice rubs and sauces in a style that is uniquely different from all the rest yet enjoyed by the masses.

Many of Big Mama’s recipes have been tried and tested in a few of Toronto’s largest family restaurants and then perfected to bring into the family home. The key to many great dishes, besides fresh ingredients, is a great sauce!! Almost all of Big Mama’s creations are Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free and have a wide variety of uses. We'll just leave that up to your imagination and personal creativity.