2023 Royal Winter Fair Vendor Profiles:

Algoma Highlands Wild Blueberry Farm and Winery

Contact: Trevor Laing

26 Hillcrest Ave

Wawa, ON P0S 1K0

District: Algoma




Algoma Highlands Wild Blueberry Farm and Winery is a 640-acre family farm located three kilometres from downtown Wawa. Owners Trevor and Tracy Laing use an old tree nursery located on their property as a processing and distribution base for their wild blueberries and associated products which include wines, jams, barbecue sauces, syrups and butters.


All products are 100% natural, with no artificial colour or preservatives. A popular staple in the product lineup, apart from their exquisite wine, is their Wild Blueberry Moose Radish and Wild Blueberry Sugar-Free Jam. Algoma Highlands’ also offers winery tours and tastings and operates a seasonal strawberry U-pick.



Contact: Kristi MacDonald

3-110 North Kinton Avenue

Huntsville, ON P1H 1B8

District: Muskoka




BeeBAGZ is a small company whose mission is to create products that have a positive impact on their users and the environment. The product that will be featured at the Northern Ontario Pavilion is BeeBAGZ, a waterproof, self-sealing, reusable storage bag made from 100% cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil, and resin. Available in small, medium, and large sizes, they can last for at least a year and their use could potentially eliminate thousands of single-use plastic bags from ending up in landfills and waterways.


Bucky’s BBQ Blend

Contact: Dan Larocque

7 Brentwood Court

Sudbury, ON P3B 4K8

District: Sudbury




Bucky’s BBQ Blend is a small business owned by Dan “Bucky” Larocque, who being a diabetic, was inspired to create sugar free spices when he saw a gap in the market. Located in Sudbury, Ontario, Bucky’s BBQ Blend offers spice blends that are all natural and sugar-free. The blends are delicious on all meat, seafood, veggies, dips, french fries, and even popcorn! This year a Lemon Pepper spice blend was added to the lineup.


Cornucopia Gourmet Popcorn Co.

Contact: Rob Trembinski

199 Old River Road

Sault Ste Marie, ON P6B 5A7

District: Algoma




Founded in 2018 and purchased by local owners Rob and Stefania in 2020, Cornucopia Gourmet Popcorn Company is proud to call Sault Ste Marie home. They are a small local business looking to add some happiness for people with made from scratch gourmet popcorn using Canadian sourced products as much as possible. All their seasonings are 100% Canadian, and their popcorn is popped in small batches to ensure the best possible snacking experience in every bag.


Distillerie Rheault Distillery

Contact: Mireille Morin

6 Hwy 583 N, PR 2

Hearst, ON P0L 1N0

District: Cochrane




Distillerie Rheault Distillery is a craft distillery located in Hearst, Ontario. The company uses as many local products and ingredients as possible in the production of its spirit to showcase the region and promote value-added agriculture. Working closely with the LCBO, Rheault Distillery is producing and marketing a variety of spirits including vodka, different whiskeys, and fruit-based liqueurs. Its Loon brand vodka is available in more than 125 LCBO stores and has won several prestigious awards in the past several years at international competitions.



Dream Acres Alpacas

Contact: Jo-Anne Burton

5590 Hwy 10/W

Matheson, ON P0K 1N0

District: Cochrane




After years of working and traveling the globe, The Burton Family settled near Timmins, Ontario where they raise alpacas on their farm. They are a small family-run farm participating in fall fairs, offer farm tours, and body and soul alpaca walks. Focused solely on the production of 100 percent Canadian-made quality alpaca products, they sell their goods in their on-farm boutique.


Dream Acres Alpaca offers handwoven, hand-knitted, hand-crocheted, and felted alpaca products which include hats, scarves, shawls, rugs, throws, slippers, long johns, and layering tops. They also sell Canadian factory-made socks and mittens which are hand-finished on the farm. Recently they have added an Airbnb to their services, namely the Paca Shack, where you can wake up to the view of alpacas right outside your window!


Dream Acres has an online store and ships throughout Canada. https://www.dreamacres.ca/products.



Finnia Chocolate & Cacao

Contact: Lisabeth Flanagan

31 Water Street

Gore Bay, ON P0P 1H0

District: Manitoulin




Finnia Chocolate and Cacao is an award-winning bean-to-bar, craft chocolate maker on Manitoulin Island. They are the first and only bean-to-bar makers in Northern Ontario. They hand-sort, roast, crack, winnow and grind single origin cocoa beans into exceptionally smooth chocolate. All ingredients are natural, organic where possible, and personally selected from different cacao growing regions around the world.  




Foraged North

Contact: Kailey Divers

P.O Box 193

Wabigoon, ON P0V 2W0


District: Kenora



Foraged North is a Wabigoon-based business created by Kailey Divers that offers locally harvested wild rice that has been fully processed, ready to cook and enjoy, as well as prepackaged and ready to cook casserole and soup mixes. Additionally, Foraged North produces tea mixes from local chaga and wild plants that are sustainably foraged and harvested. Kailey’s artistry and love for nature has allowed her to explore additional products such as key chains made from specialized fossilized clay rock formations unique to the Wabigoon area, as well as bookmarks created by water colour paintings of the nature in the area. More recently, Foraged North has produced a cookbook using local recipes that can be purchased both in hard copy and digital format.



For The Bees Farm

Contact: Charles McArthur

1055 Hwy 124

Whitestone, ON P0A 1G0

District: Parry Sound




For The Bees Farm is an apiary located in Whitestone, Ontario. Proudly producing delicious unpasteurized wildflower honey, pollen and crafter of a wide variety of 100% beeswax candles. Products are a great value offered in a variety of sizes as well as convenient pre-wrapped gift packs.



Golden Treasure Maple Syrup Products

Contact: Harry Kessels

250 Lingenfelters Rd

Trout Creek, ON P0H 2L0

District: Parry Sound




Golden Treasure Maple Syrup Products is a 19,000-tap maple syrup operation in Trout Creek, Ontario, 30 km west of Algonquin Park, covering over 200 hectares of forest. Maple sap is collected through pump stations from where it is transferred to the sugar shack via underground pipelines for processing through a reverse osmosis system. The concentrate is boiled down to syrup using a stainless-steel evaporator. Golden Treasure Maple Syrup Products produces every grade: Golden, Amber, Dark and Very Dark using high-quality equipment and quality controls throughout the process, resulting in an exquisitely rich flavour. Golden Treasure Maple Syrup is organically certified through ECOCERT.



Grand North Bison

Contact: John Karhi

3064 Government Rd.,

Desbarats, ON P0R 1E0

District: Algoma




Grand North Bison is a family-run, grass-fed bison farm located in the Algoma region. Owned and operated by John and Amy Karhi, they pride themselves on their “pasture to plate” process. They offer lean Grand North Bison meat products in a variety of cuts including roasts, steaks, stew, and patties, ready for the oven or grill.



Hagen’s Dressing

Contact: Jordon Durance

148 Earl Avenue

Dryden, ON P8N 1Y1

District: Kenora



What began as a house dressing in a little family-owned restaurant called Five Acres Steakhouse in Eagle Lake, Ontario in the 1960’s has since become a household staple by many. Hagen’s Dressing is a zesty oil and vinegar dressing that makes a delightful bread dip and salad dressing, and can be used as a marinade for meat, seafood and vegetables.



Heartwood Mushrooms

Contact: Shane O’Donnell

25 Cockburn Street West

Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

District: Manitoulin



Heartwood Mushrooms, co-founded by Shane O’Donnell, is located in Little Current, Ontario. Heartwood Mushrooms has been growing mushrooms for over a decade with an emphasis on health, education and well-being. They offer fresh mushrooms, mushroom grow kits, mushroom tinctures and tempeh.


Heartwood Mushrooms has an online store and ships throughout Canada.





Hogan’s Homestead

Contact: Erica Hogan

536 Second Line West

Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6C 2K6

District: Algoma




Hogan’s Homestead is a 30,000 tap Maple Syrup Operation in Goulais River, Ontario – Serving the Algoma Region. The company started with a husband and wife and is the first generation of the family to start producing maple syrup for the Hogan Family, which started back in 2017 as a hobby, and quickly turned into a thriving company.


More than just maple syrup, Hogan’s Homestead offers infused maple syrup lines which have become a favourite among maple syrup lovers!



Jack Pops Kettle Corn

Contact: Jack Hamlyn

1200 Lake Joseph Road,

Seguin, ON P2A 2W8

District: Parry Sound




Jack Pops Kettle Corn in a family-run business based out of Parry Sound, Ontario. Owner Jack Hamlyn and his family offer a large variety of flavours of kettle corn for their customers. Jack Pops Kettle Corn is made by hand, using certified organic cane sugar, sea salt, canola oil, and mushroom corn in large open kettles.



Just Shut Up And Try It Ferments

Contact: Marketa Mervart

9 Christopher Court

North Bay, ON P1C 1M6

District: Nipissing




Marketa Mervart, co-founder of Just Shut Up And Try It Ferments with Joanna Biafore, is a Holistic Nutritionist located in North Bay, Ontario. It all started with a fermentation crock and a passion for getting probiotic rich foods into her family. Her passion grew into providing tailored nutritional counselling for the families of her customers focusing of probiotics, gut health, immunity, mental health, vitamins, minerals and digestion. The entire line of probiotic-rich ferments is made for the whole family to enjoy. Raw, organic, small batch and handcrafted from refreshing Jun, the champagne of kombucha to ginger turmeric sauerkraut – there’s something for everyone.



Local Jerky Plus

Contact: Shawn Scott

18 Oliver Street

Coppercliff, ON P0M 1N0

District: Sudbury




Local Jerky Plus Inc. consists of two meat plants that manufactures quality beef/pork jerky products, smoked meats and fish, as well as other raw meat products such as hamburgers and sausages.



Love North

Contact: Ashley Love

91 Spencer Street

Bracebridge, ON P1L 1C4

District: Muskoka




Love North ethically wild-harvests an array of botanicals and evergreens using the ancient alchemical process of distillation to create distillations, which come out in the form of hydrosols (water soluble extraction of plant) and essential oils (oil soluble extraction of the plants). Love North uses these raw materials to create their line of aromatherapy, skincare and body care products. All of the products are naturally sustainable as a result of creating distillations and plant extracts directly from local forests in Muskoka, Parry Sound.



Manitoulin Botanicals

Contact: Sara-Lyn Taylor Arnot

20556 Hwy 540,

Silver Water, ON P0P 1Y0

District: Manitoulin




Manitoulin Botanicals produces food, herbal and body products made from wild plants and herbs gathered on two organic 100-acre lots while respecting the plants and the environment. All products are 100% natural, with no added artificial colour or preservatives. Some go-to products in their lineup include spruce tip sugar, salt and vinegar, wild strawberry jam, and wild acorn flour.



Meadowview Alpaca Farm & Fibre Studio

Contact: Terri and Patrick Veerman

908 Carter Side Rd.,

Bruce Mines, ON P0R 1C0

District: Algoma




Meadowview Alpaca Farm is one of the largest Alpaca Farms in Northern Ontario, currently home to just under 100 alpacas. They shear their animals once a year and work with local artisans to help bring final products to the shelves. These local artisans and members of the Mennonite Community use the age-old practices of knitting, felting, and weaving. Some knit hats, mitts, shawls, scarves from yarns that are hand dyed here on the farm. Others prefer to needle felt scarves, shawls, artistic rugs, or other home décor items, using the FeltLoom. Most of these are ‘one of a kind’ products including the fibre processed into socks, while still more is handmade into duvets and pillows, all representing a wide selection of farm-based products.



Mellow Acres Raw

Contact: Dawn Brookes

6500 Highway 11 North

North Bay, ON P1B 8G3

District: Nipissing




Mellow Acres Raw is a locally owned and operated company, who makes and sells single ingredient pet treats. They try to source all their ingredients as locally as possible. They partner with local farmers through their community farmers markets. All their snacks are single ingredient with no preservatives so that you can be certain your pets are only getting the best.



Muskoka Granola

Contact: Heather Glumac

304-25 Alexandra Street

Bracebridge, ON P1L 1H7

District: Muskoka




June of 2021, in an attempt to find a granola or cereal without preservatives and refined sugar, Heather Glumac created her own and began selling it at the Huntsville Farmer’s Market. It went so well that she was able to quit her job and start a business. The business now employs two employees, participates in 6 summer Farmer’s Markets as well as supplies their online store and over 20 retailers. Muskoka Granola is all homemade in Bracebridge, and sweetened with only Grade A maple syrup and does not contain preservatives or any refined sugar.



Muskoka Mornings – Beauty Comes Naturally Corp

Contact: Kerry Foreman

77 Tamarack Trail

Bracebridge, ON P1L 1Z1

District: Muskoka




Created and owned by Kerry Foreman, who has a background in health services, Muskoka Mornings offers two unique health products: No Yolking and Dandi Maca Latte.


The main ingredient of No Yolking is simply egg whites which are sprayed with citric acid and baker’s yeast in the drying process. The No Yolking egg powder can be used in smoothies, zucchini pancakes, and for baking. Dandi Maca Latte is a coffee substitute made of several roots, spices, cacao powder, and a fruit sweetener that doesn’t affect glucose levels.



Narrow Gate Foods

Contact: Keith Baxter

4497 Oliver Rd, PO Box 6

Murillo, ON P0T 2G0

District: Thunder Bay




Narrow Gate Foods was founded in 2018 by Nadia Kukkee and her sister-in-law, Amy Kukkee after creating and perfecting the fermenting process as a hobby. They wanted to share their creations with the wider population, and provide locally made, fermented food options. Narrow Gate has built a presence within the local artisan and country markets, as well as relationships with a variety of local retailers and restaurants over the past 4 years. In 2023, they have set their sights firmly on expanding into the rest of Ontario, with future growth targeting the rest of Canada.



Nickel City Cheese

Contact: Nicole Paquin

3888 Regional Rd 15

Chelmsford, ON P0M 1L0

District: Sudbury




Nickel City Cheese is a family run business operating in Chelmsford, Ontario. Nicole Paquin, the sole proprietor, dreamt of opening a cheese factory in the Greater Sudbury area for years. She and her son decided 8 years ago that their family would make that dream a reality. Founded in 2018, Nickel City Cheese produces cow’s milk cheddar cheese. When you visit the factory, you can purchase fresh curds still warm from the vat! What makes Nickel City Cheese unique? For starters, you’ll find 13 exceptional flavours you won’t find anywhere else! When you support this business, you are also supporting 14 farmers local to the area. Nickel City Cheese aims to provide the Greater Sudbury area with the best cheddar products around.



Northern Ontario Craft Beer and Spirits

Contact: Dwayne Wanner

19 Howard St.

South River, ON P0A 1X0

District: Parry Sound

705-792-0808; cell: 905-520-8928



Northern Ontario Craft Beer and Spirits is a collection of six Northern Ontario craft brewers and distilleries who share a common vision of high-quality beer and spirits. With the collaboration and support of Northern communities, they have come together to offer unique products across the province.


Six hand-picked, hand-crafted Northern Ontario beverages from six different producers will be featured. Northern companies include South River Brewing Company, Copperhead Distillery, Underground Brewery, Whiskey Jack Brewery, Norse Brewery, and Full Beard Brewery.



Northern Fields

Contact: Diana Larente

56 Whitewood Avenue North

New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0




Northern Fields provides consumers a holistic approach to healing the body naturally with the use of herbs grown right from the rich soils of Northern Ontario. From the herbs grown, the business produces food products along with bath and body products. Northern Fields recently opened a cafe which showcases some of the packaged food items they produce such as Calendula orange and ginger dressing/marinade, Calendula simple syrup, Chamomile simple syrup, Calendula secret sauce and Calendula Spicy Kicker.



Northern Wildflowers

Contact: Jenny Fortier

95 Laura Avenue

Lively, ON P3Y 1A2


District: Sudbury



Northern Wildflowers Inc. is a majority woman-owned, family business in the agriculture sector. Located in Sudbury, Ontario, they help Canadians create habitat for pollinators as well as grow and sell native wildflower and heirloom vegetable seed. Their products are sold to home gardeners via their website and through over 65 retailers. Additionally, Northern Wildflowers sells bulk seed mixes to restoration practitioners across the country. All seed is non-GMO, chemical-free and grown on the farm using ecological practices.


Northern Wildflowers employs a team of 7 and supports over 20 small farms and wild collectors who supplement their seed supply. They are a value-driven business with a focus on both sustainability and community, and are currently working to eliminate plastic from their packaging with new recycled paper and compostable cotton packaging. By 2023, Northern Wildflowers will become a carbon negative company via the purchase of carbon credit for business travel and shipping and the creation of a 5-year tree planting plan for the farm. To support the communities served, Northern Wildflowers annually donates a minimum of 1% of sales to projects that support regreening, outdoor classroom and urban food security.



Penokean Hill Farms

Contact: Nick Gordon

9450 Hwy 17 E.

Bruce Mines, ON P0R 1C0

District: Algoma




Penokean Hills Farms is a local beef farm and abattoir in the Algoma area. They sell all-natural angus beef to butcher shops and restaurants across Ontario directly. Additionally, they directly sell their retail product, and produce and sell made in-house value added smoked meats while providing custom kill/slaughter for area farmers.



Purvis Fisheries

Contact: Leigh Major

Box 82

Gore Bay, ON P0P 1H0

District: Manitoulin


leighingorebay@gmail.com or purvisfisheries@gmail.com


Since the late 1800s, Purvis Fisheries has been synonymous with fresh fish caught and processed from Lake Huron and the Northern Channel. Located on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, they sell varieties of fresh and smoked fish products including trout, whitefish, and sturgeon, as well as smoked fish dip and caviar.



Rose and Kin

Contact: Isabelle Spence-Legault

1345 Levac Road

Cache Bay, ON P0H 1G0

District: Nipissing




Rose and Kin is a tea line that exclusively uses herbs from farms located in Northeastern Ontario. The tea ingredients are grown using ecological methods at Field Good Farms in Cache Bay, Ontario. They ethically grow and sustainably harvest everything that goes into their products. Their herbal tea blends have been designed with nature, their kin, in mind.



Shawana Crafts

Contact: Joni Shawana

157 Willow Street

Wikwemikong ON P0P 2J0

District: Manitoulin




Shawana Crafts is a collective of families’ and communities’ handmade authentic Native crafts from Wikwemikong First Nation in the Manitoulin district. Shawana Crafts showcases a wide selection of crafts made of porcupine quill, birch bark, sweetgrass, hide, fish scales, and cedar woodwork.



Stanley Hill Bison

Contact: Ashley and Timothy Janssens

4326 Hwy 11/17

Kakabeka Falls, ON P7K 0H8

District: Thunder Bay




Stanley Hill Bison is a small family run farm owned and operated by Tim and Ashley Janssens and their four children. Their farm consists of approximately 50 bison located near Kakabeka Falls, Ontario. Their bison are grass fed and ethically raised without the use of hormones, steroids or antibiotics.



The Queen’s Tarts

Contact: Tammy Paterson & Aaron Craig

472 Queen St. E,

Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1Z8

District: Algoma




The Queen’s Tarts began as a word-of-mouth fundraising venture. Following the opening of the Mill Market in Sault Ste. Marie in 2014, where Tammy Paterson and Aaron Craig sell their butter tarts, the enterprise has evolved into a viable business. They operate a storefront offering fresh roasted coffee, blended teas, sandwiches and other baked goods.



The Saucy Muskokan

Contact: Laura Hanson

20 Dudley Drive,

Bracebridge, ON P1L 1KA

District: Muskoka




The Saucy Muskokan based out of Bracebridge, Ontario creates healthy sauces, using only the freshest ingredients, very little salt, and no granulated sugars. Products are vegan, dairy free, and gluten free.



The Ugly Barn Farm

Contact: Brittany Rantala-Sykes

661 Ratter Lake Road

Markstay, ON P0M 2G0

District: Sudbury




The Ugly Barn Farm is a gourmet mushroom farm located in Markstay, Ontario. They produce mushrooms year-round in an indoor growing facility growing over 18 varieties of mushroom including gourmet edible species and medicinal mushrooms. They offer a range of products from fresh mushrooms to dried meals, grow your own kits, and other medicinal products.



Walkabout Farm

Contact: Janice Groenheide

1801 Highway 595

South Gillies, ON P0T 2V0

District: Thunder Bay




Established in 2011, Walkabout Farm is a sheep and pork farm, located in South Gillies, Ontario. In 2018 production was expanded to include milking sheep and producing several types of sheep milk cheeses.



Wild Muskoka Botanicals

Contact: Laura Gilmore

24556 Hwy 35

Dwight, ON P0A 1H0

District: Muskoka




Wild Muskoka Botanicals is the producer of artisan wild foods and cocktail mixers. Ingredients are locally foraged in a sustainable manner, and then hand-produced on a small scale in an effort to maintain focus on providing high quality products made with ecological integrity. Their passion is helping people to reconnect with the natural world and to promote wellness and fun through incorporating wild plants and traditional herbal medicines back into people’s modern lives. Wild Muskoka is located in Dwight, Ontario on the western edge of Algonquin Park.



World’s Best Cream

Contact: Bill Burley or Angela Wright

660 Falcon St

Porcupine, ON P0N 1C0

District: Cochrane




Bill Burley is the man behind Worlds Best Cream. Having provided farrier services across Northern Ontario for more than 20 years, he developed a therapeutic cream for the treatment of arthritis in horses and humans, drawing on his own experience with pain. Bill focused on the power of precious metals, particularly copper, believing it held the key to pain relief.


In 2017 at the Royal Winter Fair 5 years ago, Worlds Best Cream launched a new product – Pain Terminator – and featured four new bath salts. As a result of a CTV documentary and his appearances at the Royal Winter Fair, Bill now sells his product to 1,000 stores across Canada. His product boasts a Natural Health Number assigned by Health Canada, signifying that the cream is safe and effective.



Wright Acres

Contact: Shane and Angela Wright

493145 Honey Road, Earlton, ON P0J 1E0

District: Timiskaming

613- 921-4113



Located in Earlton, Ontario, Wright Acres raises pastured pigs using regenerative farming methods. The pigs are rotated on pasture from weaning age to finish ensuring a clean, healthy and happy environment. They sell half and whole sides of pork as well as freezer packs and individual cuts to customers throughout the north and into expanding markets.