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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.

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.