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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.

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.