Posts in People
Primitive Patterns - Helping Us Reconnect Through Fitness

Primitive Patterns is becoming locally known for their dynamic outdoor fitness classes that they run at the heart of Sunset Point, the inukshuk. Rain or shine the team is 100% committed to providing you with an experience that’ll leave you replenished, connected and clear minded. Currently they have 5 trained instructors on the roster, each bringing their own unique educational knowledge and passion to the programs - each and every day.

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Always Cooking With Soul - Jeff Beltran

Known for his Ch’waffle creations and most recently his ramen pop-up events at Gibson and Company, Collingwood local Jeff Beltran deserves a high-five and gold star for his flavour packed dishes. Dishes likes the breakfast poutine he whipped up for me a few years ago that I’m STILL talking about. He’s a true local gem!

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Keepin' Things Sweet with Beaver Valley Maple

There is something so satisfying about indulging in some good ol’ local syrup or even thinking about it I suppose. Stuff so good you don’t even have to convince yourself twice about having a straight up spoonful. All of the above applies to Beaver Valley Maple, a 100% organic pure maple syrup new to the Grey Bruce Simcoe shelves, made with love in the heart of the Beaver Valley.

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Joel Gray - The Harvest Dinner Series

I wish I could grant you the opportunity to taste what you're about to view in these photos, but that isn't possible (yet).  Here in words, I've captured my experience in hopes that by the end of this post, you'll be inspired to plan a visit over to Flesherton and witness the magic, flavour and heart that goes into these harvest dinners. 

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Two Boss Babes Making Local Waves

It makes me so happy when I see local friends joining forces to bring change within our community, or as they like to say "making waves". Local gals Tamara Hibbard (Dream by Day) and Aysia Garbe (Bay Blue) have recently teamed up to bring to life a series of artisan markets, aimed at bringing together Ontario crafters while raising awareness for local non-profits and initiatives. Oh boy do we need this!

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Shop Canadian Made With Acre75.ca

With the rise of artisan markets in our rural areas, I find it impossible to hit them all up or even yet, tour to other local towns to check out their roster. Therefore, I am always SO pumped when I find new ways to easily order products online in one spot from various Canadian artists, entrepreneurs, woodworkers, and crafters. Insert Acre75.ca!

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Fuel Your Body With SoulFire Holistics

Alex Kimble, owner of SoulFire Holistics, is changing the way I feel about eating healthy. With years of hard work and dedication, Alex has nurtured her business into something much more than she could have imagined. Soulfire Holistics is a 3 division business including Yoga, Lifestyle Coaching and Nutrition. Together these strands encompass all that Alex is passionate about and it truly shines through in her devotion to her community.

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All Things Local at Sideroad Farm

It goes without saying, we have SO many amazing farmers in the area who grow, nurture and supply amazing organic produce + goods to our community. I recently had the opportunity to visit Pat and Amy at their home, Sideroad Farm, and see where the magic happens (and I'm talking about the veggies and that sort of stuff, guys). 

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Wilderness Soap Co.

Wilderness Soap uses a unique soap recipe, handcrafted by Laura herself, using a 6 week cold pressing process. Each bar is filled with oodles of natural ingredients such as cocoa + shea butter, essential oils and root powders to give each piece its colour. The aesthetics of her products are truly something beautiful. 

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