After years of farming primarily lavender and herbs and making a wide variety of products in large batches, I came to realize that a lot of the plants that grow wild and abundantly in the Cowichan region have as good or better healing properties than what I had been cultivating. This started me on a new path of wild crafting and gathering my plant materials, infusing them with quality oils and creating a small line of effective natural products. I am always glad to hear that people are having wonderful results using my products and am enjoying small-scale production as a market and craft fair vendor.
Hard to Come Farm
Cindy and Wayne Haddow.
We started the orchard in 1991 from dwarf rootstock and grafts and have been producing and marketing about 14 varieties of apples ever since. All our apples are tree ripened and then handpicked and carefully boxed to avoid bruising. We have some heritage varieties like Gravenstein, Cox orange pippin, and Kings and many older varieties ( macoun, greensleeves, macs, summer red, akane, discovery, spartan,) and newer tasty varieties (liberty, elstar, jonagold). We recently added to our orchard with new trees including gala, honeycrisp, sunrise, grannysmith, ambrosia, and pink lady. Early apples are available in August.
Pottery by Ina Kennedy creates functional and decorative pottery. She is inspired by the large array of eye catching nature based colours and textures.
Delicious treats made from locally sourced ingredients for your dog. These treats are so good you may even be tempted to eat them yourself!
Kilipi Road Farm
Kilipi Road Farm grows for flavour! With a wide variety of red and yellow tomatoes, red and yellow cherry tomatoes, sweet bell peppers and long english cucumbers this gourmet produce cannot be beat!
Little Bee Blooms
Little Bee Blooms is a Family run Flower Farm in Cobble Hill, B.C. Adria Lipsett and Joshua Blades moved here from Victoria to grow their company and pursue their passion for flowers. They specialize in growing unique, unusual and heirloom organic flowers. From sweet-scented sweet peas in the spring to Dazzling Dahlias in the Fall and everything in between. Their flowers are high quality, gorgeous and unique while respecting the earth and its creatures.
My Healing Cuisine
My Healing Cuisine is an innovative line of organic food products created by local Cowichan valley entrepreneur and yogi-chef, Anita Rafidi. Together with her business partner Melissa, they bring to Cobble Hill Market these unique and truly delicious food products. Saturated with powerful Ayurvedic spices, particularly turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper and cayenne and these products are very easy to adopt into your daily routine. Using only natural, nutritious ingredients, with no sugar or wheat, you will find sophisticated raw cacao chocolate treats and multi-functional pastes to use for hot drinks or spreads, to dry-packaged meals, not to mention their amazing ‘Zing!’ spice blend. Drop by their booth for a full-tasting session, and a quick snack of Fresh-Popped, 100%organic, non-GMO, Pop Corn topped with coconut oil and ‘Zing!’ It’s the best thing ever!
Pacifica Woodwork and Design
Handcrafted for the everyday, Pacifica creates the highest quality one of a kind kitchen tools, including charcuterie boards, rolling pins, stainless steel bottle stoppers and beeswax finishes.
Pudding and Pie Papery
All things paper from greeting cards to vinyl, Georgina does it all! And has a good pun to go along with it.
Pure Radiance aims to provide body and bath products that are nourishing and healing to the skin and body. It all started while I was living overseas and unable to source and find affordable natural bath and body product for myself and my daughters. I had to get creative and start making my products. This grew to not only making things for my family but friends and people around me. Upon my move back to Canada I decided to continue this adventure that I was on, and thus started Pure Radiance. My products are made with pure and organic ingredients focused on finding local and sustainable options. Contact us to learn and find out more about my body butters, lotions, balms, deodorants, bath salts and soaps check.
Queen Bee Papercrafts
Barb Hogg has always been the queen of everything and two mugs to prove it! Queen Bee Papercrafts handmakes greeting cards of every theme, bookmarks and gift boxes.
Barb has taken a leave from the market for the remaining season, if you would like to get in touch with Barb, please contact her at [email protected]
A natural Ree-U-Zabl alternative for food storage. Willian makes snack and sandwich bags, wraps and cozies. Reduce your carbon footprint one foodwrap at a time.
RLT Wood Creations
Beautifully made and custom crib boards.
Sage Creations and Mermaids Pearl
Unique and custom made jewellery for all everyone. You can also find handmade bath products.
Small Block Brewery
Precision crafted in the Cowichan Valley, Small Block makes a variety of British Ales. They source local ingredients to flavour their beers with the best of BC ingredients.
Internationally award winning spirits crafted in the Cowichan Valley. Come sample and buy their one-of-a-kind wild blackberry vodka and gin along with their vodka and London dry gin.
Synergy 360 Inc.
Therapeutic energy sessions with an advanced German medical device.
The Hat Emporium
Linda Bannerman is a local artisan in the Cowichan Valley who creates beautifully handcrafted hats and bags.
The Soap Garden
A variety of soaps and other body care products.
Three Trees Artisan Gifts & Goodness
Locally made in the Cowichan Valley, Heather creates a variety handcrafted goods, including macrame plant hangers, handmade/stencilled aprons, wine bags, banners, bunting, tote bags and much more.
Valerie’s Pots n’ Preserves
Tasty preserves and beautiful pottery, Valerie’s handmade products are not to be missed.
Made fresh before each market, Werewolf Doughnuts create delicious artisan, vegan doughnuts in a variety of unique flavours and colours.