And welcome to our newest sponsors:
Annie Bryant Tales & Songs: Stories & songs for children
Filled with magic and wonder, Annie Bryant’s spellbinding tales and singalong folk songs speak deeply to the inner world of the child. Her Seasonal Collection of audio stories and songs for children (available on CD or digital download) are inspired by nature’s four seasons and draw on the ancient tradition of storytelling, each recording woven together with joyous melodies and healthy rhythm. Available separately, or as the full collection, Annie’s beautiful handcrafted Tales & Song are perfect for ages 3 to 9 years old (although often enjoyed by the whole family!). Listen here or read what parents, children and educators say here.
SO Awesome : Modern, durable, irresistible wallet-sized card sets for awesome kids!
Inspired by her twin boys, Momma and graphic designer Marie-Claire Camp created educational, wallet-sized card sets to help her small children (and now yours) understand the world around them. Montessori-infused, spit-proof and approved for all ages and stages, these cards are a perfect addition to home classrooms and a welcome companion on voyages outside the home.
Current decks available, Alphabet, Color & Shape, GO!, Numbers, and a special wallet made (in the USA) just for kids with cards and play money in it called My Wallet.
And a big thank you to our returning sponsors:
.:Earnest Efforts: Natural Woodworking
Every teething rattle, box, spirit shaker and barrette we (the husband & wife team known as Earnie & Ellie Efforts) create is handcrafted as a functional and artistic object using found or sustainably harvested woods of Oregon. We were born artists and children of Mother Earth and we honor and praise her in our mission to create the treasures that we share with you and those you love.
.:Little Red Barn Produce
Little Red Barn Produce was born out of my love for gardening and wanting to grow good food to help feed my large family. However, I always grew too much! So, in order to find a way to both provide my family with healthy, naturally grown, fresh food, and to make the best use of our resources, I started Little Red Barn Produce. I sell my produce on Lanelocalfoods.com, and at the Veneta Downtown Farmers Market. In addition we also provide weekly produce boxes. And yes, we do deliver! (=
.:Scratch and Peck Feeds : You are what your animals eat!
Scratch and Peck Feeds produces soy free, organic and Non-GMO Project Verified feeds for chickens, turkeys, pigs and goats that are grown and milled in the Pacific Northwest. Our feeds are sourced from small, regional farms and are raw and unprocessed — never pelletized. We were the first animal feed manufacturer in North America to hold both organic and non-GMO certifications and are committed to leading the sustainable food movement by example.
.:Homestead Drying Racks : Handcrafted wood drying racks in Sandy, Oregon
Hello, we are the Gunderson family of seven! The Homestead Store is a small, family owned, business. We make the highest quality wooden drying rack on the market right on our family homestead in Oregon with the hands of our entire family. We carry homesteading supplies, including canning, cast iron cookware, lanterns, and stainless steel bakeware. We are real homesteaders who have learned to live the simple life, living on our farm for the last 24 years.
.:Sweet Skins : Organic Apparel
Mira Fannin is the mother of 4, and started Sweet Skins Organic Apparel in 2004, in her garage in Eugene Oregon. Sweet Skins are made of eco-fabrics like Hemp, Organic Cotton and Eco-Fleece. Designs are classic, simple and versatile, with detail to fit and wear-ability, made to dress up or down, with your personal style. Visit us at www.sweetskins.com
.:Marblemount Homestead – Online Fermentation Course
Corina Sahlin at Marblemount Homestead has taught earth-conscious people homesteading skills and artisan cheesemaking for one and a half decades. Corina is proud to announce her online fermentation course, where you learn how to make Greek yogurt, beet kvass, sauerkraut, kombucha and no-knead bread. It’s a self-paced course with beautiful ebooks, demonstration movies filmed in Corina’s kitchen, and a private Facebook group to build community and ask questions. You can start the course whenever you feel like it and complete it in your own time. Corina also offers an online cheesemaking course, where you learn how to make Greek yogurt, chevre, gouda and cabra al vino.
.:Grunge Garden : Artisan Aromatherapy + Herbal Apothecary
Urban garden inspired aromatherapy + herbal products for the body and home. All of our products are handcrafted and formulated by a longtime aromatherapist and herbalist. We incorporate eco-friendly packaging, organic ingredients, pure essential oils, sustainably wild-crafted PNW botanicals, and even some homegrown herbs + flowers straight from our urban gardens into all of our handmade herbal and aromatherapy products.
.:SolSource : The Ultimate Solar Cooker
SolSource solar cooker uses free solar energy to cook delicious meals in 10 minutes. It’s easy to use, has zero carbon emissions and is 100% solar powered. SolSource has kept the best parts of traditional barbeques and improved the worst, so now you can enjoy all the flavor, fun, and natural joy of a barbeque without the pollution and extra work of a charcoal or gas grill. Connect with nature using the power of the sun- go solar!
.:SpringWell Health Center : Grow Well, Live Well, SpringWell
SpringWell Health Center is a collection of alternative health care practitioners that focus on your overall health and wellbeing by improving function and quality of life. Whatever your goals may be, we can help you accomplish them through customized health care plans. We focus on the individual and foster the ability to heal and correct through gentle and effective therapies and treatments. Leave your health to us! Grow Well, Live Well, SpringWell
Pipsticks : Little things can make a BIG difference.
Pipsticks is a subscription sticker club with thousands of subscribers in over 50 countries! We send sticker lovers of all ages a curated pack of amazing stickers from suppliers around the world. We have sticker club subscriptions for kids and adults and keep our creative community of sticker lovers inspired with our blog, newsletter, and social media posts. Pipsticks also makes the best gift! During November and December, we are working with homeless shelters and donating a sticker pack to a child in need for every Kids Club Subscription sold!
Acorn Hill Handcrafts :: Items of Function and Beauty for your Home
Using traditional centuries-old techniques, coal-fired forge, an anvil and hand tools, Acorn Hill Handcrafts brings timeless craft into your home with items of function and beauty. Brian creates hand-forged ironwork in a small shop nestled in the oak forest of NE Missouri. Brian, his wife Teri and their two children tend gardens, chickens, and a small Jersey dairy herd on their off the grid homestead.