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Winding Down From Summer

 

With summer winding down, kids getting ready to go back to school and the County beginning to harvest the bounty of the season, September is fast approaching. As a sustainable farm, we use the last days of summer to bring in a “second-cut” of hay and store it in the old bank-barn for use over the winter and prepare the pastures for the long winter ahead. The last few weeks of summer on the farm also find us wrapping up our Yoga with the Alpaca sessions, our popular Alpaca Encounters series and with a mid-August concert featuring “Nordic Voices” as part of Big Lake Music Festival (Yes a concert in the paddocks surrounded by our herd of alpaca) we turn our attention to harvest time in the County.

 

Vineyards are brimming with ripening vines, farm stands are overflowing with fresh vegetables and fruit – the bounty of a good summer in Prince Edward County. This is a great time to visit the County, as the weather is cooler, the crowds have diminished, reducing wait times at tasting bars, restaurants and Sandbanks Provincial Park –  a perfect time to fully immerse yourself in what the Quinte region has to offer.  Arts & culture in the County thrives in the fall months with lots to do and see!  Our unique and one-of-a-kind farm cottage provides an ideal setting for those who want to immerse themselves in not only harvest time in the County, but the rhythm of sustainable farming. Find out more about this unique offering on our website!

At Chetwyn Farms, the land that sustains us will slowly begin to rest for the winter ahead, but we are busy in the studio, working with designers, skilled artisans and fibre mills – building our Collection for fall and winter. If the farmer’s almanac is a reliable source of weather forecasting, we are in for a cold, harsh winter, and alpaca socks, mittens, toques and accessories are the best way to beat the cold weather and enjoy the sustainable elegance of alpaca! Our throws, duvets and blankets are an added luxury to wrap yourself on cold winter days!  Watch for these and lots of new yarns, kits and accessories launching in time for the winter.

 

We are thrilled to be re-launching our website in time for fall and winter shopping. A more user-friendly website that makes it easier for us to stay connected with you and make your online experience easier to navigate with better sizing options, descriptions and built-in resources. We’ve also launched a new loyalty program, especially for you! Over the years we have made friends with many of you and as our way of thanking you for your continued support of our small farm business, we wanted to offer meaningful and lasting savings when purchasing any of our alpaca products. Referrals to friends and family, following us on social media and lots of other ways all combine to offer great savings!  Sign-up today for exclusive discounts and special offers every time you shop with us!

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