Producer and Artisan Profiles

Gisele Clements – Gee Natural Skin Care

Gee Natural Skin CareGisele grew up with eczema and sensitive skin, in desperation she took it upon herself to invent her own homemade remedy, which now she calls Gee Natural Skin Care. It was a success in not only relief, but also made her skin healthier. She uses blends of raw botanical materials, carrier and essential oil. Also, Gee Natural Skin Care donates a portion of profits to Canadian Ovarian Cancer research and awareness programs.

Leanne Kiss – Prairie Smoke Growers

Prairie Smoke Growers - Chocolate Swirl SoapLeanne Prairie Smoke offers a selection of handmade natural soaps and creams, no artificial additives, no harmful chemicals, only goodness for your family’s skin.




Michelle Bonin-Legal – Prairie Charm Soaps

Prairie Charm SoapsMichelle provides a selection of bath & body products that are proudly handmade. The soaps are made in small batches, using the traditional cold process method. With carefully selected butters, oils, fragrances and essential oils Michelle creates luxury bars of soap, bath bombs and lotions.



Roxane Ueland – Pocket Lake Outfitters

Roxane UelandRoxane Ueland from Pocket Lake Outfitters, has an amazing self-taught talent for creating beautiful pieces from the fur and leather that they trap from within the Parkland area. With a wide selection to choose from, such as mitts, ear muffs, moccasins and even purses.



Norma Klassen – Velvet Touch Skin Care 

Norman Klassen - Velvet TouchNorma has a wide variety of small batch Skin Care products including lotions, creams and balms. Her products have no dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh chemicals. “A Touch like Velvet….helps you Love the Skin you’re in!!!”



Tamarack Farms

Tamarak Farms - QuinoaNestled in the rolling hills and forests of Riding Mountain near Erickson, Manitoba, Allie and Ryan Pengelly raise a diverse range of plants and animals, including quinoa and other grains, pork and chicken, native grasses and forbs, and hay for local cattle feed. 

Isaac Buhler – Furniture Maker

Log Benches

Isaac owns and operates Creative Log Furniture near the southeast boundary of Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve.  His beautiful and functional one of a kind pieces include indoor and outdoor furniture such as benches, tables, chairs, bed frames, dressers and even fence rails. He can also make custom order items.

Maggie Ross – Potter and Photographer

maggie handbuilding by tim froese-1

New to the At the Farm Gate Market is Maggie Ross – potter and photographer. Locally made pottery from traditional hand built to wheel thrown, functional to sculptural, Maggie, drawing inspiration and decoration from nature, has a wonderfully creative spirit that she imbues all her pieces. Maggie is a Manitoba-raised photographer who became a ceramicist and then thought, why choose? In September 2015 she was the Manitoba Arts Council Artist in Residence at the Deep Bay cabin in Riding Mountain National Park, where she made sculptural work exploring the in historical and inextricable connections between plants, pottery and women. Maggie’s home and her heart are in Ditch Lake, Manitoba.




Kari Hume –  Artist

Kari Hume - Saving BassWhat started as the desire to save an old church piano from the landfill has led to more pianos getting new lives and other items being re-purposed.

Kari works primarily with piano parts or other discarded items that would otherwise end up in the landfill. Her pieces are up-cycled, re-purposed and really “strike the right note”.  She often uses acrylic paint on canvas or old sheet music on wood as a base for her art. A number of Kari’s pieces can be found at Poor Michael’s Emporium in Onanole and The Old Church Pottery & Gift near Minnedosa. 


Ivan Wasylyshen  –  professional wood-turner

Ivan Wasylyshen 2016-3Ivan’s work has been produced within the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve for the past few years.  To date, his bowls have been displayed and sold at Poor Michael’s, as well as at the Mackenzie Art Gallery Gift Shop in Regina.  Ivan incorporates inlaid metals and burnished leather in his bowls from several varieties of wood including maple, walnut, oak, koa and purple heart.






Kathie Leier – Woodworker

Kathie Leier recently retired as a professional antique/furniture wood restorer and upholsterer, with hopes of soon producing finely finished food grade cheese and bread boards, kitchen and home decor items. Additionally, Katie and friends make homemade (mostly organic) doggie biscuits, as well as handmade cotton scarves and cool down neckerchiefs etc. for man’s best friend.



The Healing Heart

Colleen Burk

Colleen works from her studio in her home near Onanole. Colleen derives inspiration from her family, the environment and the materials that she works with. Colleen feels passionately in the healing properties of stones. Precious and semi-precious gemstones have been used since recorded history and probably before, for spiritual, emotional and physical healing.

Contact: 204.636.2177 or [email protected]



French’s Farm Meat

Byron and Paul French

Located near Kelwood, French’s Farm Meat provides customers with all natural pastured pork and grass-fed beef. Accredited with the Verified Beef Program, their animals live as nature intended, producing an excellent quality beef product.

Contact: 204.967.2532 or [email protected]



Raven Creek Farm

Roger and Cathy Desilets

Edible products include alfalfa wildflower honeys and three varieties of honey butters. Other items include dipped beeswax candles and a great variety of molded candles. Roger and Cathy also make a line of skin care creams and lip balms using other hive-based ingredients. Many of the ingredients utilized in the creation of these products are sourced locally. Located in the rural municipality of Park, 4 1/2 miles north of Menzie.

Contact: 204.234.5271 or [email protected]



Janet and Don Osborne Farm

Located just east of Birnie on their century farm, Don and Janet pick and process jams, jellies and pie fillings from orchard fresh apples, crab apples, apricots, cherries, grapes, plums, red, yellow and black raspberries and saskatoons. But it’s not just fruit, they also have corn, cucumbers, a variety of squash and beans available in season. Also available a variety of pickles and relishes.

Prices range from $3.50 to $8.00.

Contact: Janet and Don for more information at 204.966.3862 or email at [email protected] .

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