We want to make a difference

Rachel and Tim Conlin live on a 300 acre historical farmstead in rural Ontario. Situated in the land known as "the land in between", their farm sits smack dab between the quaint villages of Apsley and Coe Hill. In 2009 Rachel began a little farmstand in Apsley, Ontario to sell their free range lamb that they had raised. "I felt we had a wonderful, unique product as we used no pesticides or chemical fertilizers on our land and our lamb was completely raised free and natural. Problem was, our meat was not ready from the abbitor for my first market......so I did some baking and brought some of my hand dyed and spun wools from our sheep. The next thing I knew, we were presented the 'Leadership in Agriculture' award for Peterborough County in 2011".

Tim and Rachel were then awarded the Mother Earth News first ever runner up for all North America as 'Homesteaders of the Year' in 2012. By now, Rachel knew they were doing something good and in 2013 decided to leave her "off farm" job to pursue her dream of making & creating.

Throughout the summer, each Saturday, Rachel continues to operate their farm market stand where she sells their grass fed lamb, baked goods from her farm kitchen and maple syrup that Tim does himself, the old fashioned way, at the old sugar bush on the farm.  Rachel also sells her hand dyed & spun wool as well as her newest venture, handmade soap.  Rachel became a member of the Peterborough-Northumberland Butter Tart Tour in 2014, known for outstanding butter tarts. The Butter Tart Tour is Ontario's largest self-guided butter tart tour. Rachel is also a partipating artist on the Apsley Studio Tour for her creative wool work and artisan soaps.  The Apsley Studio Tour is a self guided tour which takes place every September throughout the Apsley - Coe Hill - Woodview area.