Christmas Market 2016

Last Minute Christmas Market

Saturday December 10

9 am until 4 pm

 Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre

Presented by the Cochrane Farmers’ Market in partnership with

Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre (SLSFSC)

free admission

– Share your Christmas by bringing a non-perishable food item or cash donation for the Cochrane Activettes Food Bank

– Activities for the Family –

Take Your Photo with Santa   11:00 am – 1:00 pm  ($5 per family)

Skate with Santa   1:30 – 2:15 pm  (donation to the food bank)

Kid Zone Bouncers for 2-10 year olds    10:00am – 12pm; 12:15pm – 2:15pm; 2:30 – 4:30pm ($5 per child – 2 hour session)

Meet Our Christmas Market Vendors:

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A Fine Balance Catering  – Nash Visram

Indian Cuisine.  A variety of frozen and ready to eat dishes; Nash’s own hot sauce and spices.

Visit their website…….
Visit their Facebook page…….  A Fine Balance Catering & Cafe
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Anne B. Accessories  – Anne Bacalso

Anne B. is a designer of  fashion jewelry made of diverse natural elements – shells, wood, bone and horn resins.

Like their Facebook page…….  Anne B Accessories
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Arc Maiden Metals  – Kari Murphy

Upcycled art created with horseshoes and flatware. Decorative home and garden decor: wine bottle holders, butterflies, business card holders, boot rack, coat racks and more…..

Like their Facebook page…….  Arc Maiden Metals
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Assetica Fibreworks – Tessa Mendoza

Whimsical clothing, accessories, fibre art & handcrafted hula hoops.

Like their Facebook page…….  Assetica Fibreworks
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Baba’s Breads – Pamela Lunscombe

Homemade breads; cinnamon twists; dinner rolls; loaves – banana, lemon & carrot; fruit pies; cookies, scones and granola bars.  Frozen perogies.

Visit their Facebook page…….  Baba’s Breads and Baking
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Bakers Oven Home Bakery  – Gordon Reid

A variety of baked goods: homemade breads; cinnamon buns; loaves; fruit pies; cupcakes; cookies.

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Barnwood Crafts  – Grayson Schalin

Created with weathered Alberta wood, an array of bird houses, feeders, picture frames, mirrors, benches, stools, boxes and more.

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Black Forest Bakery – Gerd & Angelika Zumkeller

Stone oven baked goodness – bread, sweet breads, pastry, cookies, tarts, pies, and loaves, all baked in stone ovens.

Like their Facebook page…….  Black Forest German Bakery
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The Cake Poppery  – Carolyn Long

Home-baked and hand decorated cake pops.

Like their Facebook page…….  The Cake Poppery – Cochrane
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Cougar Mountain Art & Photography  – Fiona Verlinde

Everything photography – prints, framed, gifts.

Crochet items: baby booties; toys; Christmas decorations.  New! Gourd Art.

Like their Facebook page…….  Cougar Mountain Art and Photography
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Country Haven Fibers  – Debbie Norman

Starting with fleece to produce hand dyed roving and hand spun yarn. Yarn is also hand knit and woven into home and fashion items.

Visit their website…….
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Crafts by Renate  – Renate & Steven John

Handcrafts: kitchen towels and dishcloths; Cowls; Hats; Baby & children’s sweaters; Blankets; Hats; slippers

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Crazy Hat Lady – Kelly Carlson

Fashionable crochet hats and headbands for women & children with beautiful embellishments.

Like their Facebook page…….  Crazy Hat Lady Calgary
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Creative Cakes by Cathy  – Cathy Wilson

Baked goods including jar cakes, cake pops and cupcakes. As delicious as they are beautiful!

Like their Facebook page…….  Creative Cakes by Cathy
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The Cree Tree  – Joanne & Tristram Reeves-Rood

Native wear & crafts including dream-catchers, moss bags, moccasins (by order), teepees (by order) outdoor headbands, moose-hide bags, change purses, gem/stone bags; beadwork & jewellery; sage & smudging kits; wall hangings; rustic & home decor items.

Visit their website…….
Like their Facebook page…….  Cree Tree

Crescent Moon Ceramics  – Michele Verlinden

Hand build or thrown ceramic work. Each piece unique!

Like their Facebook page…….  Crescent Moon Ceramics
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Dan’s Creative Custom Woodwork – Dan Williams

Handmade barnwood picture frames, framed mirrors and a variety of woodwork.

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Dietz Meats  -James Dietz

Gluten free.  6 kinds of farmers sausage; summer sausage; 5 kinds of jerky; 5 kinds of pepperoni.  (The scrumptious dish in the picture was made with Dietz’s sausage by Julie Van Rosendaal after a trip to our summer market!)


Emerald Farms   -Robert Baker / Jess Ruehr

A family farm offering vegetables grown without use of herbicides or pesticides. Jams, jellies and pickles; canned fruit and pie filling.

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Fallentimber Meadery & Ryan’s Honey

Five to eight styles of mead (honey wine) made from local clover, alfalfa & wildflower honey from the Water Valley / Cremona area.  Beeswax candles and gift baskets available.

Visit their website…….
Like their Facebook page……. Fallentimber Meadery
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Field Stone Fruit Wines -Lynden Gill 

Field Stone wines are crafted from 100-percent Alberta-grown fruit, 90-percent of which is grown on the winery’s own orchard. Offering 10 varieties of fruit and dessert wines.

Visit their website…….
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Glass Candy – Jocelyne Watson

Handmade dichroic glass jewellery – pendants, earrings, sets, bracelets, rings, hair pins; fused glass plates, bowls, coasters and wall art.

Visit their etsy shop…….  Glass Candy
Like their Facebook page…….  Glass Candy YYC

Goldcoast Treasures – Rana and Tami Rothwell

Fair trade market baskets, traditionally made and woven from elephant grass in Ghana, West Africa. The Rothwell family source the baskets directly from the villagers.

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Good Stuff Maple Products  -Robert Desbiens / Joyce Wright

Canadian maple products: maple syrup, maple sugar, maple butter, toffee and maple baked pastries.


Heartwood Laser Designs – Beth & Tony Sleeman

Engraved glass and wood based art including framed art and signs.

Like their Facebook page…….  Heartwood Laser Designs
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Hinterland Images – Romy & Rene Jansen

Original paintings, photography, canvas prints, art cards, giglees. Gold jewelry.

Visit their website…….
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Holy Kraut  -Tricia Green / Kristel Lang

Traditional raw fermented unpasteurized sauerkraut in gourmet flavours – maritime, traditional, veggie, green, ruby, curry, lemon dill, salsa and kim chi. Dehydrated sauerkraut in various flavours and bottled brine.

Visit their website…….
Like their Facebook page…….  Holy Kraut

Jo’s British Kitchen –  Joanna Rockett

Traditional British favourites – scones, shortbread, Bakewell tarts, Eccles cakes, Pavlova (including minis), millionaire shortbread, lemon curd, apple pie and Christmas treats – mince pies and iced Christmas cookies!

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Kathleen R. Smith, Author  

Showcasing her second book “Gold Dust and Thistledown” a collection of true stories both historical and memoirs, in addition to her first publication “Prairie Pasture Poems” a compilation of Kathleen’s poetry; each poem is based on her true experiences related to ranching life.

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Kelsie London Jewellery  –  Kelsie London

Handcrafted glass jewellery.

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K & K Rock Design –  Kathie Dawson

Handcrafted home and garden decor.

Like their Facebook page…….  K&K Rock Design
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Kranks Gourmet – Dennis Seibel

A wide range of pepper and sweet jellies handcrafted in small batches using only natural ingredients, no artificial colours or  flavours. An assortment of bold unique flavours ranging from Apple Pie to Mango Ginger or for the really hot lovers…. Ghost Pepper Jelly.

Visit their website…….
Like their Facebook page…….  Kranks Gourmet
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Little Monkey Metal Works – Michael & Claire Perks

Combining art & function with metal works for your home.  Specializing in silhouette design, a wide variety of metal art for the home or business.  Gorgeous handmade portable fire pits in a variety of sizes and designs.

Visit their website…….
Like their Facebook page…….  Little Monkey Metal Works
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Martha E. Guy Photography  – Martha E. Guy

Barn box photography painted with beeswax; jewelry from tree slices; photo cards; small refinished furniture items. Every item unique.

Like their Facebook page…….  Baroke Design
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Michelle Wiebe Art  – Michelle Wiebe

Original paintings; hand pulled linocut prints; letterpress printed cards and pictures; block printed flour sack tea towels. Michelle will demonstrate her letterpress on site.

Visit their website…….
Like their Facebook page…….  Michelle Wiebe Art
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Nice Things Crocheted by Cat  – Catherine Blouin

Handcrafted crocheted items: hats, headbands, toques, scarves, cowls and more.

Like their Facebook page…….  Nice Things Crocheted by Cat
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Nitro Geek  -Matthew Odland

Custom engraved glassware.

Like their Facebook page…….
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Off the Rock Designs  – Felicia Thorsell

Fresh centerpieces in a variety of sizes made of pine, cedar, boxwood and other locally purchased greens, perfect for your holiday entertaining.

Like their Facebook page…….  Off the Rock Designs
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One Penny Rock Sculpting – Frank Bitonti

A wide range of rock sculptures, each uniquely handcarved from African Serpentine, African Opal, African Springstone or Anhydrite.

Visit their website…….  One Penny Rock Sculpting
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Oti’s Sweet Treats  – Otilia Chira

Cakes, cupcakes, cake-pops, vanilla charlotte cake, amandina, romanian savarin cake, coconut rolls, carrot cake, black forest cake, cheesecake, baked donuts……. sweet and delicious treats.

Like their Facebook page…….  Oti’s Sweet Treats
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Out of Chaos   – Keely Crundwell

Handcrafted cookies and baked goods – always a favourite with the kids. It’s all about fun, unique and delicious baking!

Like their Facebook page…….  Out of Chaos comes Cookies
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Owl Factory – Junko Masuda

Beautiful and unique hand sewn ornaments, accessories and decorations made with Japanese kimono fabrics.

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Papaya Orange Designs – Carol Ober

A wide variety of unique, handcrafted jewelry as well as clothing designed by Carol – coverups, pants, skirts and shorts.


Puppy Wearz  -Maureen & Patrick Turner

Locally manufactured quality dog/pet outerwear including all weather wear, boots & specialty wear.

Visit their website…….
Like their Facebook page…….  Puppy Wearz – Dog Spa & Outerwear
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Quirefly Designworks – Christine Somer

Unique, handcrafted jewelry and accessories crafted with a variety of mediums including sterling silver, steel, semiprecious stones, czech glass and collage, textiles and reclaimed fabrics. Bringing new life to old things!

Check out their etsy page…….
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Real Treat Kitchen – Jacqueline Day

The certified organic all butter cookies crafted by Real Treat Kitchen are unapologetically delicious. Using only the best quality ingredients, these treats are no ordinary biscuit with flavours that include Salted Caramel Shorties with Fennel, Lemon Sables with Herbes de Provence, Dark Chocolate Chunk with Smoked Pecans, and Double Dark Chocolate with a Twist.

Visit their website…….
Like their Facebook page…….  Real Treat Kitchen
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ReDesigned -Katherine & Deanna White

Jewellery made with antique silverware & vintage tins; hand woven shawls, tea towels & rugs; up-cycled mason jars, vintage frame earring holders & more! Their art reflects their passion for environmental sustainability as they “up-cycle” and transform antique silverware, vintage frames, vintage mason jars and wool sweaters into unique, one-of-a-kind items.

Visit their Facebook page…….  ReDesigned Handcrafted Jewellery & Weaving
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The Resin Tree  – Lia Brands & Greg Deibert

Jewellery, wall hangings, pins, paperweights and magnets all created from old Christmas Trees and deadfall. All pieces are original and no two are alike.

Like their Facebook page…….   The Resin Tree
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Rice Shack  -Rick Storm / Kerri La Londe

Rice or quinoa packaged with their own artisan seasonings.

Visit their website…….
Like their Facebook page…….  Rice Shack Canada
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The Roost  – Sharon Lessor

A variety of handcrafts: crochet blankets, towels, scarves, cowls, hats and dishcloths; a variety of aprons; bracelets; quilted items; market bags; tin men; homemade jams and salsa.

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Rustic Memories Photo Transfers  -Darla Nielsen

Ready to purchase rustic photos – or – make your own personal photos look rustic with a custom order.

Like their Facebook page…….  Rustic Memories Photo Transfers
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The Rustic Olive – Amy & Jackson Lay

Olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salts.

Like their Facebook page…….  Rustic Olive
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Scrolling Along – Debbie Taylor

Handmade scroll saw Christmas ornaments, wooden boxes, and wall hangings.

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See It In Glass – Ann O’Dell

A variety of stained glass work and handmade wooden rocking horses.

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Shooting Starfish Jewellery  – Julian Dakin

Unique hand crafted leather jewelry with embellishments – bracelets and watches in a variety of colours and styles.

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Solstice Berry Farm  -Marsha Gelowitz

Saskatoons (frozen); Frozen Pies (saskatoon, saskatoon/rhubarb, saskatoon/strawberry); Pie Filling; Granola with dried fruit; Jams; Jelly; Syrup; Saskatoon Vinaigrette. Handmade soaps; Bath Salts; Saskatoon scented candles; Gift sets and baskets.

Visit their website…….
Like their Facebook page…….  Solstice Berry Farm
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Spirit Hills Winery – Ilse de Wit

Four styles of honey wine made from organic ingredients, local flowers and berries and honey made from the wildflower nectar their bees gather in the Rocky Mountain foothills.

Visit their website…….
Like their Facebook page……. Spirit Hills
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Starfish Soap Company – Margot Fedoruk

All natural handmade soap and body products, gift boxes, whipped butters and lip balms. Made from pure ingredients – no chemicals. Unique ocean themed gifts.

Check out their etsy page…….   starfishsoapcompany
Like their Facebook page…….  Starfish Soap Company
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Steve Gervais Illustration –  Steve Gervais

Hand made spray paint art featuring super hero art prints. Steve is an animator/graphic illustration designer who is also a commissions artist – just ask!

Visit their website…….
Like their Facebook page…….  Steve Gervais Illustrations
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Stones for the Soul  -Lise Dumont

Handcrafted gemstone pendants, earrings, bracelets and necklaces set in wire woven antique copper, brass, sterling and Argentium silver. Beaded bookmarks and key chains.

Visit their etsy shop……. soul

Swanky Shanks -Heather Kyle

Unique, one of kind, purses made from recycled cowboy (and cowgirl) boots. “Giving pursenality to lost soles….”

Visit their website…….
Like their Facebook page…….   Swanky Shanks
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Sweet B’s Toffee Shoppe  -Dwain/Kelly Hicks

Handcrafted butter crunch toffee and European style soft toffee pieces, soft toffee cattails, sweetie pies and toffee pretzels.

Visit their website…….
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Sweet Gypsy Bespoke Chocolates  – Jana Lescanec

Handcrafted chocolate: bars, barks, chocolate covered jerky, candy gummies, ganache filled bonbons, chocolate covered caramels, chocolate covered ginger & mango,  molded chocolate Santas, chocolate lollipops!

Like their Facebook page…….  SG Bespoke Chocolates
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Timothy Twig –  Tim Shaw / Janice Harper

Handmade willow products: bird feeders both large and small, furniture – chairs and tables; stars and slate stands.

Visit their website…….
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True Bird  – Laura & Dan Bird

Fresh & frozen whole chickens – pasture raised organically fed.

Like their Facebook page…….   True Bird
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Twisted Basil Food Group – Leslie Swan

Fresh pies, desserts, soups, jams and jellies including a gluten-free line of products.

Like their Facebook page…….  Twisted Basil
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Ukrainian Fine Foods  -Dan Gugins

A wide selection of frozen Ukrainian favourites – perogies (up to 12 different flavours), cabbage rolls (up to 7 flavours), kubasa, borscht and more.

Visit their website…….
Like their Facebook page…….  Ukrainian Fine Foods
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Uncle Bernie’s All Natural Meats  – Bernie & Linda Pagenkopf

Pasture finished elk, beef, bison, chicken and turkeys; meat and sausage; gloves, belts, buckles and jewelry; Pet food – bones and antler chews.

Visit their website…….
Like their Facebook page…….  Uncle Bernie’s All Natural Meats
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Unity Design and Creations -Jeanne Ironside

Handcrafted silver jewelry, each piece unique. Fine Art and prints.


Wool ‘N Stuff -Alida Hume

Handcrafted mittens created from recycled woollen sweaters and lined with cozy new fleece. One-of-a-kind handbags created from repurposed woollen fabrics

Like their Facebook page…….  Wool ‘N Stuff

Community Groups


Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation  – Community Group

The Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation (GRPF) supports the operations and development of Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, they depend on private and public financial support for their programs and park development initiatives.  Memberships and GRPF products will be available at the market.

Visit their website at…….
Like their Facebook page…….  Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation
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1st Cochrane Pathfinders  – Community Group

Selling their infamous girl scout cookies….. you know you want some 😉