Over the weeks leading upto our annual handmade holiday craft sale, "A Little Bird Told Me", on Sat, Dec 10, we are highlighting each one of the participating vendors. Here are a few comments from us (Greg and Karin) at Little City Farm.
Why we hold the A Little Bird Told Me handmade craft sale:
Little City Farm aims to promote sustainable city living through our workshops, events, and our "living example" of an urban homestead. We also try to create unique opportunities for people in the community to meet, share their skills, and support each other's ventures. Two examples of this are our annual Organic Seedling Sale (the Saturday of the May long weekend), and the "A Little Bird Told Me" handmade holiday sale (the second Saturday in December).
We have been holding the "A Little Bird Told Me" handmade holiday sale since 2007 in order to showcase unique eco-friendly well-crafted goods created by local artisans and crafters. Each year the event grows, and we anticipate it with great enthusiasm. We enjoy the way our little house is transformed, bursting at the seams with the crowd of folks who pass through the sale, and the busy bustle of the festive mood. We love having many of our vendors return and welcome some new ones as well each year. Yes, the sale is open to the general public (so please help spread the word!)
What will Little City Farm be offering at the sale:
Herbals & Baking!
Herbals - We will be offering our usual selection of handmade natural soaps and herbal products (teas, salves, mama & baby items) all made in small batches using pure ingredients and herbs sustainably grown in our garden.
Baking - One of Karin's dreams is to run a small eco-conscious bakery some day -- but for now she is satisfying this desire by providing artisan breads and wholesome baked treats on a small scale for the neighbourhood. At the holiday sale we will have a good selection of these organic baked goods and will be offering them in a tiny cafe-like setting set up just for the day. We use organic locally milled flour from Oak Manor, as well as organic local eggs, dairy, (or vegan alternatives) in our baked goods. We will have fresh wholegrain breads, vegan shortbread, organic fair trade brownies, raw nanaimo bars, organic holiday cookies...also jams and jellies made with local organic berries...to name a few...
Make sure you stop by our cafe room to enjoy a baked treat while you are at our sale!
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