DEC. 2-3, 2017 (10 am - 4 pm)

— 2016 artisans —


One of a kind gift boxes


Decorating boxes has progressed from being just a creative outlet to a passion. When we travel, I am constantly on the lookout for beautiful items to incorporate into my boxes. For the last two summers, I have taken master millinery courses in France in order to add a new dimension to my creations. I hope you enjoy them.


Nancy Bennett  |



The Wooden Forge:

Functional woodcraft with simple, timeless design


I have been working with wood most of my life and have been doing it professionally for more than 30 years.  Wherever possible I use local wood, primarily maple, and create a variety of functional work including salad bowls, cutting boards and kitchen utensils.  My emphasis is on function with a simplicity of design creating items that are lovely to look at and a pleasure to use.


Claudia Hayward  |  |


Gnome Homes


Wet and needle felted magical lanterns, gnome home play lands with forest , field and  creatures for small and big people. All characters are needle felted with unspun sheep and llama wool. Lanterns and homes are a mixture of wet and needle felting technique. Products are created in my home and outside in nature where I find my inspirations.


Monika Senn:  778-998-2313  |



Dragontail Knits


Dragontail Knits is happy to be back with more knitted accessories to warm your heart, hands, and even your legs this year as we are introducing boot toppers!  What else is new? You’ll see more luscious,  naturally-dyed yarns throughout the line – keeping you cosy with minimal impact on the environment.


Barbara Duncan |




Ruskin Apiaries

“Honey the way bees intended it to be”.


Pure, organic, local, wildflower honey. This honey in unpasteurized in order to preserve its aroma, taste and color, as well as the beneficial enzymes it contains. To help boost your immune system, the straining process ensures that the pollen grains contained in the honey are not removed.


Dan Dohogne  |



Joanna Lovett

West coast jewelry designer


When Joanna designs and makes her jewelry and lockets she considers the experience that sparked the creation and the person that will own and wear it. The materials she works with are mostly recycled re-refined sterling silver, 14k gold, bronze and semi precious stones.


Joanna Lovett:  604-562-5493  |  |


Wandering Row Farm


We are a small, mixed vegetable farm located in Maple Ridge. We employ ecological farming practices that improve soil health, conserve water and minimize the impact on the surrounding ecosystem. We offer a Harvest Box subscription as well as farm gate sales through the growing season.


Angela Dickson:  604-418-4377 |  |  |


Von Hardenberg Candles


What makes pure beeswax candles special are the bees,who make the most beautiful, natural, honey scented wax, you can imagine. Klaus and Betty take this gift of nature and turn it into handmade candles of the highest quality. These candles can be given as a special gift or create a soothing atmosphere glowing with its golden light.


Betty & Klaus von Hardenberg:  604-462-9244  |


Woolly Mammals


These lovingly knitted animals are made with the best quality natural yarns I can buy. Find elephants mingling happily with mice, and see foxes not chasing rabbits. Cats and bears are always good friends, and the monkeys just appear to keep things interesting. They are made from various yarns including Peruvian wool, cotton, alpaca, mohair and angora. Custom orders can be made.


Tresa Muir:  604-465-8283  |



Cedar Isle Farm

Organic Grains CSA


Cedar Isle Farm is a magical place nestled between mountains on fertile soil near Agassiz, in the eastern Fraser Valley. We proudly produce local certified organic grains.  Our products include oats, wheat, rye and barley, which are rolled, milled into whole grain flour, or available as kernels.  We are delighted to share them through our CSA or at the VFM.


Jim Grieshaber-Otto: 604-796-0290  |  |

Take A Fancy Bean To Bar

Take A Fancy Artisan Ice Cream
Becks D’Angelo – Chocolate Maker


Chocolate is an exotic food that has a long journey from bean to bar. Cacao beans are the seeds from the fruit of the tree called theobroma cacao, which grows in warm climates close to the equator. I am grateful to the farmers who grow, harvest and ferment these precious beans. Chocolate made from quality cacao is often compared to wine tasting – the terroir and refining techniques create an amazing variety of flavours. It is my pleasure to share the bean to bar chocolate experience with you.

Becks D’Angelo:


Bernie's Best Christmas Trees


Seven years ago I made the decision to try planting Christmas trees. I planted 1000 tiny 8" seedlings on my family 's farm. I nurtured them, talked to them (much to my Husbands amusement!) and cared for my pretty little trees. They have responded by flourishing on their sunny hillside and are now ready to become someone's "Christmas Tree'. Choice of natural Grand or Noble Fir.


Bernie Smith-Gander: 604-462-1198  |





BaDuKa supports Kenyan artisans. While living in Nairobi, I managed a not-for-profit shop selling local craft. I thoroughly enjoyed the collaboration with my vendors and the more I reached out, the more I got connected. The artisans have inspired and touched me on a profound level. My ongoing commitment brings hope and consistent income to women empowerment groups, children centres, mothers of handicapped children and self starters.


Barbara von der Heide: 604-226-2289 |


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