Take a Drive into Warkworth This Weekend.

If you are visiting us this weekend for a workshop, why not take some time to travel ten minutes east to Warkworth for some lunch, coffee and shopping at the unique stores in our picturesque village. We are featuring a few businesses but you can read about them all if you visit the Warkworth.ca website. 

Driving east on #29 the first spot to visit is Frantic Farms and Cara Mia Bakery. Well known local artists Monica Johnson, a potter, and Paulus Tjang, a glass blower, own both storefronts. Frantic Farms is a wonderful gallery full of one of a kind art created by both of the owners and guest artists. The bakery is full of mouth watering bread, sweet treats and frozen foods made fresh locally and if you are craving ice cream, this is the spot. 

 Monica Johnson - Frantic Farms

Monica Johnson - Frantic Farms


 Paulus Tjang - Frantic Farms

Paulus Tjang - Frantic Farms

 Monica and Paulus in front of Frantic Farms

Monica and Paulus in front of Frantic Farms


On Main St. you will find several spots to eat including Our Lucky Stars Cafe and Coffee Roasters. A charming cafe and roastery  serving Espresso coffees, homemade baked goods, salads and sandwiches with vegetarian options using local, natural ingredients wherever possible. 

Open for morning coffee and lunch every day and gourmet pizza on Saturday nights.

 Our Lucky Stars Cafe

Our Lucky Stars Cafe

 Vintage delights!

Vintage delights!

 Robin and Lesley

Robin and Lesley


Next door to Our Lucky Stars, don't miss Camp Ho-Ba-Chee. Lesley and Robin's fun shop is an eclectic collection of primitive to mid-mod vintage treasures you won't be able to resist. We are almost afraid to go in, we always want to buy half of the store and never come out empty handed!

 Camp Ho-Ba-Chee

Camp Ho-Ba-Chee


Tina Moorey, of On The Side Gourmet Food, is Warkworth's own celebrity chef! Her shop on the west side of Main St. is brimming full of kitchen gadgets and specialty food items including imported cheeses, pasta, jams and sauces. Be sure to check out this delightful store, there is a lot to see in this tiny space! Tina is well known for her catering business, cooking classes held across the road at On The Side Studio and  new this month, the Studio is open daily for lunches. 

Other great spots to check out are Eclectic Mix for gifts, jewelry and art, Cheeky Bee for their world renowned candles and gifts, Trentmendous for fabulous women's fashions, Serendipitous Old Stuff for Scandinavian and French country painted furniture and Metaphorhome for stylish products for your home. 


It's Worth the Drive to Warkworth

If you have not experienced this part of Ontario you should plan some extra time for a country drive when you visit us this weekend. Northumberland County is a beautiful area of farmland, rolling vistas and treelined country lane ways. With a recent snowfall, the hills are sparkling white and the quiet farm roads are cocooned in tunnels of snow laden limbs. You will be amazed at the incredible views of the surrounding countryside from many of the roads in Trent Hills. While you are here if you drive down our quiet road 10 minutes to the east you will find the wonderful village of Warkworth. A 'Designated Arts Community', this tiny town has a variety of shops, galleries and cafes you wont want to miss. Do some Christmas shopping, have some lunch and take a peek at all of the unique stores and galleries we have to offer.

Warkworth Brochure

www.warkworth.ca

Getting Ready for the Weekend

The temperatures are falling and it's time to start thinking about decorating the winter urns. The curly willow are ready and we will have them available for sale this weekend. We are set up indoors, warm and cozy by the wood stove. We also have cedar, pine and fir boughs, cardninal, red and yellow dogwood, flame willow, pussy willow, magnolia, eucalyptus, rose hips, ilex, glitter and natural accessories, ribbon, moss pots and baskets. 

Visit us between 10am and 4pm Saturday and Sunday. 

Magnificent magnolia leaves look great with evergreens and branches in an urn.

The curly willow is ready! 

A dusting of snow on the red dogwood.

Natural botanicals

Eucalyptus and purple bell cups. 

Fir, cedar and pine wreaths, plain or decorated.

Yellow dogwood with green accents.

Flame willow.

We have opened the gates!

This weekend we opened the farm to the public for the first time. Saturday was a very wet and dull day, an extra special thank you to those of you who came out. Today it is chilly but the sun is shining. Our products are indoors in a poly house, it is warm and cozy with the sun shining and the wood stove going. Here is a preview of just some of the things we will be selling for the next month.  

We have beautiful ready-made hanging baskets and urns. 

Sherry and Alex were our first visitors. We love the combinations they chose and can't wait to see their window boxes.

Our urns can be used as inserts in your own pots or stand alone. They are made with moss covered wire baskets, which accent the evergreens and looks really natural. 

Imagine these baskets hanging on a porch or in the trees in your garden. 

In addition to our branches, we have natural, coloured and glitter accessories, evergreens, plain wreaths, botanicals, magnolia, eucalyptus, moss pots and ribbon. Everything you need to make your own holiday decorations.