Our Cottage Industries

Big Business is taking up too much space in the market place. I know I would much rather buy from local craftsmen who I can meet and do business with. So I am hoping that on this page we can begin to find and support the shop keepers our little corner of the store.    To invigorate our own economy we need to spend our money within that economy. And to keep the Fellowship alive and healthy we need to support each others endeavours. Help keep each other afloat.

So tell us about your small business. Or a small locally owned business you recommend. Let’s begin networking. Let’s work together as a team. Like a little internet village.

Leave a link here to your shop or website. Let the Fellowship of the Farmy know where you are and what you are offering and how to find you on the internet.

The comments section on this page will become a list of locations to shop. Our own small network.

Lots of love,

celi

22 thoughts

  1. Hi, I am rather inconveniently located in Milan, Italy but what I do gets sent digitally to my clients wherever they may be. What I do is both big/global and small/cottage. I have done advertising and design for years. Everything from little logos to biggish TV campaigns/spots. If you need help with some small design project — a logo, a small-size web ad, a reco for a blog header — perhaps we could work something out. This is all new to me, but it sounds really fun. http://charlotte-moore.net

  2. Georgia Gardenlady – Hillside Gardens, NE Georgia, Permaculture demonstration garden and internship program with classes in all aspects of organic permaculture gardening, soil enhancement, herbs, vegetables, food forest, companion ‘guilds’, self-reliant living. We’re also Mothers School of Self-Reliance which includes the classes and internship program. We also offer Kombucha Tea kits for DIY health, organically grown herbs in small quantities, teas and home remedies. Soon to publish some books on hillside gardening, 1700’s medicine, the immune system and growing an herb garden. Certified Permaculture Designer. Artist, researcher, author, speaker. Blogsite: thegardenladyofga.wordpress.com FB Page: Georgia Dirks Celia – thank you for this opportunity, you are a genius and a very sweet being.

  3. Diann Dirks, fiber artist. Hats, scarves, felted hot pads (for camp fire cooking), drop spindles made by my friend Chilton Ng wood turner, drop spindle classes, knitting, crocheting and weaving and sewing classes upon request, NE Georgia at Hillside Gardens. FB Georgia Dirks Blog: thegardenladyofga.wordpress.com

  4. I’m a Minnesotan who makes statement necklaces harkening back to the age of over-the-top glamour—Miriam Haskell, Stanley Hagler, etc. I use many vintage beads and components, and make only about 25 one-of-a-kind pieces a year as a hobby. They’re ornate, complex, and often, glittery, wearable artworks. Take a peek at my Etsy shop:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/gemnorde

    (Thanks Celi, for creating this page.)

  5. grace Forrest, 70 years on this Planet, living with a large dog, small cat, 17 Goats, lizards, crows, insects and plant people in rural New Mexico where i create hand stitched cloth collages from recycled textiles often dyed with local plant materials. Small blog shop helps with Goat feed. Blog daily, whatever the day brings. windthread.typepad.com

  6. I’m Robin and live in California. My farm is Meridian Jacobs (raising Jacob sheep on Meridian Rd.) I also teach weaving and spinning classes and weave for sale (including custom blankets from YOUR yarn). I sell Jacob fiber, yarn, lambskins and horn buttons from the farm and my website. I also have grassfed lambs available in the summer and fall. I started a Farm Club in which members work together helping me on the farm, learning about sheep, and developing a strong community of fiber/sheep lovers and friends. It’s all on my website:
    http://www.meridianjacobs.com
    I also have a blog and so does my Border Collie, Rusty, who has a different perspective of what happens on the farm. They are:
    https://meridianjacobs.wordpress.com and https://meridianrusty.wordpress.com

    Thanks, Celi, for giving us this opportunity to share.

  7. I am an avid crocheter. I make baby blankets, fingerless mitts, hats, scarves, shawls, stuffed critters (even an octopus!). I also make quilts for babies. I live in the central Texas area (USA). At the moment, I have a day job, but will be retiring in June. Small project requests are welcome until then, i.e. Nothing king sized..ha. Contact: cathollerquilts@gmail.com We have cats, two, hence the cat holler. I have visited the farmy and it is just like the pictures, hard work, good food, and well loved animals.

  8. I bake gluten free goodies for local coffee shops, and make larger cakes for birthdays and teas. I’m based in northern Queensland, Australia. I don’t think I’d be able to send my products too far and wide due to perishability and transportation restrictions, but I’m happy to share recipes if anyone needs to make something gluten free for an event. Oh, and I make quilts, mostly given to friends and family, but I do take commissions if you want something special.

  9. While I make a lot of stuff I’m afraid turning it into a business might take the fun out of it – haha. However if you’re in the east central Wisconsin Jenni Curtin at swissfraufarmproductsllc.com makes the most wonderful goat milk soap and Clete & Karen Kirschbaum at http://www.kfamilyfarm.com/ have the most delicious grass fed beef, pork and chicken.

  10. I am an artist who loves to draw feathers, shells, trees and all sorts of other natural things that take my fancy. I work with different materials ~ pen, pencil, coloured pencils and watercolour. My works are mostly originals on paper of either A5 or A4 size, so I can send them anywhere. I think I am going to start to create some small artist books with drawings of trees or shells or succulents or seedpods. What would you think about those? I sell my work on Etsy at AnneLawsonArt https://www.etsy.com/shop/annelawsonart
    Thanks Celi xx

  11. Nice group here so far! Nina Ruit of Ruit Farm North, blog at http://ruitfarm.wordpress.com, webpage is being rebuilt, but it’s at http://ruitfarm.com
    I used to raise Coopworth and Coopworth/Border Leicester sheep and still have much beautiful roving for spinners and yarn for knitters and weavers, mostly natural browns, greys and whites for sale. I concentrate on my dairy goats now, and am building a Golden Guernsey herd, hoping to sell some breeding stock in the future. I am not legal to sell cheese and milk, although I make quite a bit of it! But I make goat milk soaps and love selling those, as I make too many for us to use, even in a year. I weave, spin, felt and quilt as well, but mostly that is for myself or friends and family. I am not up to doing any serious selling on that front yet, and perhaps not at all, but you never know where things will go! Thanks for putting together this page, Celi!

  12. Hi I’m Tracy. I’m an artisan. I make jewelry, scarves, hats, shawls, headbands, art and digital art. I’m a native Californian and I live in the rural desert. I’m new to selling online so I’m learning as I go. Happy to be here. Feel free to visit my site, follow, comment and share my blog. https://tracyleibmann.wordpress.com

  13. Hi guys, I’m Veronica. I’m an artist. I muck about with absolutely everything, every form of art, (wait, I don’t know how to do glass blowing yet), but mainly I paint on really old ephemera. The more useful the paper has been, like well used maps and music sheets, the better I like it. I almost never paint on new white paper.
    I live in two countries, Canada and the UK, and am back and forth a lot.

    I also write a blog at http://veronicaroth.com.
    Love new friends on FB: https://www.facebook.com/veronicaroth13 (just throw me a request)
    Am silly on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commonmagic/
    and neglect an Etsy store. Yeah, won’t even post that link…lol

    Right, off to meet everyone. 😀

  14. Hi, I’m an artist based in Melbourne, Australia, but I lived most of my life in the rural South Gippsland region of the state of Victoria. While I’ve been drawing / painting for years, I have only recently settled upon it as the thing I want to take seriously. My portfolio is still very much a work in progress but I have had some early success that is very encouraging. My favourite things to draw are animals -cutesy animals, realistic animals, extinct and prehistoric animals. I grew up rural and animals have been my constant companions through life. 🙂

    Currently my drawings, photos and prints are available on a variety of products at flokot.redbubble.com and they ship all over the world. You can find me on Instagram at @fionakat.art and on WordPress I have two blogs: FionaKat.WordPress.Com and StreamsDesolations.Wordpress.Com.

  15. Hi guys, I’m a novelist and writing coach. I also lead workshops in my home city of Portland, Oregon, and in France every September. I work one-on-one with people who want to get their writing mojo in gear and also advise on publishing, both traditional and indie. I’ve done every kind of writing known to man over the course of my life and can likely help you with whatever you need. I blog regularly about writing topics at charlotterainsdixon.com. You can learn more about my workshops at letsgowrite.com.

  16. Hi all, I’m Nancy – a garden designer and avid gardener in Asheville NC. I woke up with an idea in the middle of the night (literally) for a new kind of plant label. It’s a smart plant tag combined with an easy-to-use online garden record-keeping system. My husband Dennis, super geek, developed the software application and as of November ’16 we’re off to the races. It’s probably most interesting to avid gardeners with a bent toward documenting their garden. I like to say it’s a new platform for doing what gardeners have always done: label plants, make notes, take pictures. Check us out at https://www.muddybootsplantags.com/
    I also love to draw and I offer Garden Portraits drawn from photographs. https://www.muddybootsplantags.com/portraits/
    What a nice way to learn about other peoples’ creativity!

  17. I call myself a farmer/jewelry artist. I live in Rowley Massachusetts, which is about a 1/2 hour north of Boston near the coast. My family and I run a small farm (www.mehaffeyfarm.com) where we raise vegetables and eggs. We sell our veggies in our farm share program to 30-40 families, and also to a couple of restaurants and one very large corporate cafeteria. Last year we started getting into growing microgreens. This year we plan to really expand this venture. Did you know that they are 40 times more nutritious than their full grown counterparts? And so delicious! As a jewelry artist, I sell my work at a local gallery called Riverwalk Art Gallery in Amesbury MA, where I also teach metalsmithing classes. I also teach in my home, where I have a small studio. My students gather at my kitchen table which is COVERED with tools! I have a whole group of lovely people who come here every week during the winter to learn. We have so much fun! You can see some of my work here: http://www.maggienowdesign.com, and here: http://www.facebook.com/MaggieNow Design, and of me and my farm and family and jewelry on Instagram: @mmehaff. Every year for the past three or four years (how many years is it now C?) I make “Journey Bangles,” for Cecilia and her daughter. Thanks for your support Cecilia!

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