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Monday, July 15, 2019

Brown Family Bakery

This year we have another local bakery joining us with some wonderful tasty delights - Browns Family Bakery.

Here is their story:
"We are a mother, daughter baking team but we also get the whole family involved when it's market day etc. We are 3 generations living and working on our family farm. We recently built our house on the property and have started making amazing treats out of our farmhouse kitchen.
We specialize in butter tarts, but pies, scones and cinnamon buns are definitely popular as well as our mini cheesecakes.

We use real fruit, local maple syrup and honey in our pies and tarts. We make each order fresh and with love! "

I can't wait to try one of their cinnamon buns, they look incredible.

We love that they support other local business's by purchasing their honey & maple syrup.

Check out their Facebook page for more yummy treats !

Monday, July 15, 2019

Railfence Books

There is nothing as relaxing as reading a good book. It is even better when you cuddle up and read to a child.

We are so happy to have author Carolyn j Morris joins us.

Carolyn will showcase her seven Railfence Bunch children’s books. Chick and Duckling are always on an exciting adventure in her books!

Also Carolyn’s four Spruce Valley novels will be available. The whole family will enjoy these short fictional novellas that are set on a farm in southern Ontario.

The illustrations for the Railfence Bunch books are by local artist Richard McNaughton.

Maybe after a day of being with the alpacas Carolyn will be inspired to include one in a future book. :)

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Sister Acts

Sister Acts, Linda & Phyllis Caswell create quality crafts for all occasions. Sister Acts has been creating quality quilting, sewing and knitted items in the local area since 1998. All of their creations are 100% handmade and include full size pieced quilts, runners, placemats, aprons, potholders, dishcloths, scrubbies, baby quilts, along with a full range of baby essentials such as bibs, burpee pads, receiving blankets. They also do custom orders.

These talented ladies aren't on facebook so you will have to come to the Open Barn to see their creative works of art.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Yummy, Hunking Honey

There is nothing sweeter than honey, so we are glad to have Hunking Honey joining us again. Another true family business right here in Grey Highlands.

They have wonderful raw honey in various size containers but they also sell bee keeping equipment. If you are interested in having your own hives these are the people to talk to.

We are the two of the three Hunking boys. Matthew the oldest, lives in Richmond Hill working as a Funeral Director for Marshall Funeral Home. Aaron the youngest, lives at the store location in Grey Highlands. Aaron works in the agriculture industry during the summers and Alberta oil and gas industry during the winter. As both of us were raised on the farm, the country side is always where we end up in our spare time. Beekeeping has become that time filler. It started as a hobby and seems to be growing year after year, colony after colony. Our bees are placed on a farm owned and operated by the middle Hunking boy (Josh), so it ends up being a family affair after all. Mom and dad are ever supportive whether checking bees or attending markets.

Our mission is to be sustainable beekeepers working with agriculture producing the purest, most natural honey we can.

For more information check out their webpage and Facebook page.


Monday, July 8, 2019

Blue Mountain Catering

We would like to introduce you to a new vendor this year Blue Mountain Catering.
They will be with us all day so bring your appetite and have something yummy to eat.

Bacon and egg on a bun or wrap $5.00

Bacon,lettuce&tomato on a bun or wrap $5.00

Halibut and fries $14.00

Cheeseburger $5.00

Beyond meat burger $5.00

Hotdog $4.00

French fries $4.00

Poutine $7.00

Gatorade $2.00

Pop,coffee,water $1.00

Cash only, no credit cards for this vendor.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Farm Away

Today we will start highlighting the vendors that will be at the Open Barn & Country Market. Please visit their Facebook page to see what they have to offer.

Our first vendor: Farm Away, by the Featherstone Family was established over 40 years ago. We are glad to have them join us again for our third year.

Farm Away embraces an old-world approach to farming. Their small herd of Old English Shorthorn cattle and gardens of rhubarb, seasonal vegetables, and wild foraged herbs, berries and flowers make up the beauty of their sustainable farm. All produced the way nature intended: simple, ethical and sustainable

They have grass-fed beef, assorted birdseed, jams/jellies/preserves/vinegar's, seasonal fruits, veggies.

Also be sure to check out the beautiful Ebru art to their booth.

To learn more about The Featherstone Family's farm check out their social media.
Instatagram: @farm_away

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Open Barn & Country Market 2019

Back by popular demand !

We would like to invite you, your family and friends to our 3rd Annual Open Barn & Country Market on Saturday July 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

We are excited to have many of the vendors from last year returning to join us as well as several new friends.

We hope to have a few crias playing in the field by July 27th. Be sure to bring your camera.

Here is a look at some of the vendor's that will be here.
Please check out their Facebook pages to see what beautiful creations they will have with them. Just click on the vendors name and the link will take you right to their Facebook page so you can learn more about them and their products.

Big Mama's Kitchen Creations.

Browns Family Bakery.

Caddyshack Creative and Friends.

Farm Away

Hunking Honey

Jenny Lees Bees Wax Wraps.

Laslyn Alpaca.

Kickin' Back Alpaca Ranch.

Railfence Books.

Rocky Hill Hideaway Peppers.

Sister Acts
Spiritual Arts

We hope you are able to join us.

For the comfort of our alpacas please don't bring dogs to the farm.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Christmas Sale in the Barn with the Alpacas 2018

Be sure to mark Dec. 8th & Dec. 9th on the calendar for our Open Barn & Christmas Sale with the Alpacas. From 10 - 3 both days.

This is your chance to do your Christmas shopping and visit the alpacas.

We will have all of our wonderfully warm alpaca products available; socks, hats, mitts, scarves, shawls, insoles. Many new items from our new line - Laslyn Alpaca will be available.
Plus rugs, dryer balls, adorable stuffed alpaca toys.

Our guest vendors are The Crafty Mills with her gorgeous handmade wreaths on Saturday.

Opa's Workshop is returning with their beautifully created Christmas centre pieces, jewellery boxes, solar lamps and more. I love the decoration in the photo as it has been upcycled from their own fence.

Gibson's Pure Honey will have yummy flavoured honey, beeswax candles and more - they will be with us both days.

As always we will be accepting donations for the Markdale Food Bank, and the Firefighters Toy Drive with thanks. We have a great community, let's help others have an enjoyable holiday.

For the comfort of our alpacas, please leave your dogs at home.

Our barn is wheelchair accessible.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Upcoming Events 2018

The weather has turned cool and before long winter will be here. Are you prepared?

We have everything you need to keep you warm while you are outside this winter, socks, hats, mitts, scarves, shawls.

Looking for a perfect Christmas gift? How about a stuffed toy made from alpaca, or the ever sensible dryer balls, we also have beautiful needlefelted area rugs.

The following is our upcoming events and locations, please be sure to check us out.

November 3rd & 4th the Ancaster Lions Craft & Gift Show
at the Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fairgrounds

November 10th & 11th the Kitchener-Waterloo Christmas Craft Festival
at Bingemans- 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener

November 24th & 25th the Blue Mountain Christmas Gift Show
at Blue Mountain Resort, Village Conference Centre - The Courts

December 1st & 2nd the Lindsay Christmas Craft Show
The Lindsay Commonwell Bldg., Lindsay Fairgrounds

December 8th & 9th is our OPEN BARN, we will have The Crafty Mills with her beautiful Christmas wreaths join us on the 8th. On December 9th our friends from Opa's Workshop will be joining us.

Please remember those in our neighbourhood who could use a bit of help, we will have a donation box, a food and toy drop off box as well.

If you have any questions about upcoming events or products please don't hesitate to contact us.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Miners Maple Products

Miners Maple Products, more yummy sweetness.

Russell has been making syrup for over thirty years. In 1996 he moved to our current location in Kemble where we have a 220 acre 6000 tap operation.

We fire our evaporator with wood chips and have a reverse osmosis. Our evaporator, sap holding tanks, and syrup barrels are food grade stainless steel. We have a certified kitchen and our main goal is to bring the highest quality that mother nature gives us to our customers.…/