|associations||Nottawasaga Weavers and Spinners|
The Nottawasaga Handweavers and Spinners Guild started in January, 2003, with a group of five fibre enthusiasts. Since then we have grown to more than thirty members, who meet monthly to share ideas and to learn more about the art of spinning and weaving. The group consists of people at all levels, from beginners to master weavers and spinners.
Ontario Alpaca Association
In October 2001 a small group of alpaca owners from Ontario got together with the idea of starting a provincial alpaca association. Alpaca Ontario Inc. was formed, with the following mission statement. “Alpaca Ontario represents the collective interests of Alpaca Owners and Breeders in Ontario to actively promote the awareness of the Alpaca and related fibre industry encourage through education the highest quality Alpaca husbandry and breeding practices and foster interaction among its members.”
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
GnR Alpaca Farm is a member of OFA
South Simcoe Arts Council
The Council seeks to make the Arts accessible to all members of the communities, by providing information about arts events and programs, by engaging the community through festivals and events, and by advocating for a central role for the Arts in the economic and social development of the community. Arts involvement enhances the well being of every individual. The South Simcoe Arts Council’s Arts now in it’s 21st year, showcases “arts for all” through programs such as an 8 day Music Festival, a Choral Workshop, Youth Arts, Emerging Arts, many Visual Arts programs, Literary Arts, Youth theatre annually in the spring through to mid June. The popularity and calibre of its programs has been the impetus for growth. The South Simcoe Arts Council continues to contribute to community festivals such as the Beeton Garden & Honey Festival, the Tottenham Bluegrass Festival and the Potato Festival weekend in August of each year. It also works to meet it’s goals in order to portray our vision of “Arts for All” by providing outreach programs throughout South Simcoe. Partnerships have developed among community organizations and municipal governments.
Upper Canada Fibershed
GnR Alpaca Farm is a member of Upper Canada Fibershed sharing in its goals and values.
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Holly's Sweets and Eats
Holly's Sweets & Eats Bakery & Bistro in Barrie, Ontario Barrie's Freshest Breads and Finest Bakery, Catering & Bistro Plan on getting your Easter baking from Holly's Sweets & Eats , Barrie's freshest made from scratch bakery. Join us for Mother's Day Tea . We bake fresh breads, pastries, cookies and cakes daily. Wedding cakes are a specialty as are custom cakes for special occasions. Holly's has fresh and frozen gourmet food to go for today's busy families. Catering for corporate and social events is a specialty of Holly's Sweets & Eats in Barrie on either a pick up or full service basis. Visit Holly's for lunch and enjoy our in-house roasted meats served in delicious toasted sandwiches . Pick up some gourmet food items or artisan bread . Holly's Sweets & Eats on Bryne Drive in South Barrie is the premier destination for baked goods, fine foods , great lunches and first class catering Holly's Sweets & Eats also carries a wide range of specialty foods and condiments that will add zest to any meal as well as a wide range of unique gift ware .
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Writer Cynthia St-Pierre
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|Retailers||Basswood Lake Outfitters - Iron Bridge ON|
Basswood Lake Outfitters: Iron Bridge ON Carrying GnR"s dryer balls, cat balls, knit mice, and felted soap.
Concession Road Mercantile - Alliston ON
Rustic • Artisan • Vintage-Inspired We offer a curated collection of gifts, apparel and home goods for modern country living. Many of our items are Canadian and artisan-made. Find something special for your country (or city) nest. Our brick-and-mortar store is located in charming Alliston, Ontario. Alliston is about one hour north of Toronto and about 40 minutes south of Barrie to the west of Highway 400. Our store is located on Victoria Street which is the main downtown strip in the town of Alliston. If you've never visited Alliston, you will love our local shops, restaurants, beautiful parks, and endless farm countryside
Dogfather and Co. - Toronto
Stocking our felted cat balls, and cat Mohawks.
Dormio Organic Beds. - 4 locations in Ontario
Stocking our Dryer Balls
Essence of Life Organics
Stocking our Dryer Balls
Essentially Oiled 52. - Stayner ON
Stocking our dryer balls and diffuser balls, to compliment their essential oils.
Forget me not Alpacas. Harriston ON
Stocking our alpaca stuffies in their store.
Helmutt's Pet Supply. - Toronto
Stocking our custom designed Cat Chair Pads, and felted cat balls,
House of Cat Co. Toronto ON
Stocking our cat balls, Mohawk hats, custom unicorn Mohawks, and cat stockings.
Natural Choice - Alliston, ON
Stocking our Dryer and Cat Balls
Shears to you - Alpaca Time
Carrying our cat balls
South Simcoe Arts Council. Alliston ON
Items are on sale in the Arts Council store: items changing and being added monthly. Items may include: socks, mitts, insoles, cat balls, dryer balls, felted soap, scarves, hats and wristlets.
Textile Museum of Canada. Toronto ON
Textile Museum of Canada stocking some of GnR Alpaca Farms products. The Textile Museum of Canada Shop features new design and traditional craft from around the world as well as one-of-a-kind pieces by Canadian makers, from coast to coast to coast. Many of our products are fair traded items, giving communities the opportunity to create a sustainable economy. From home decor, toys, scarves and accessories, to books, catalogues, cards and stationary, enjoy the exceptional quality and inspiring creativity of the TMC Shop. There is no admission to visit the TMC Shop. Shop Hours Call for details. Contact Information Museum Shop Manager (416) 599-5321 ex. 2233 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Twig Gardens & Co. Keswick, ON
Check out this country store: stocking our warm alpaca socks, Felted baby booties, Canadian Cedar cut outs and >>>>
Unique Sleep Solutions Inc. Barrie ON
Now carrying GnR's Dryer balls, and a selection of unique items. Slippers, rugs, cat toys too.
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|Yarn supplier||Diamond Yarns|
GnR is a wholesaler of Diamond yarns that meet the farms theme. We carry yarns with 75% or higher alpaca content. We also carry Malabrigo rovings and some yarns, the highest quality Merino for blending and creating.