Where we’re buying local this spring.
Local artist Bryant Serre’s mesmerizing cyanotypes rely on sunlight to coax out white silhouettes of foraged foliage on specially treated paper. Bryant creates both large scale works and these smaller gems. ($10, 5″ x 7″ on paper, $12/3, 5″ x 3½” cards, Noodle Gallery)
Sean Davis of David Feed & Farm Supply in Caledon has found another use for his family’s show-stopping annual sunflower crop – pressing small batches of nutty, golden sunflower oil, sold alone or in a gift set with sunflower honey from the farm’s bee colony. ($15/500ml oil, $10/250ml oil, $6/500g honey, $16/gift set with a 500ml oil and a 500g honey, Davis Feed & Farm Supply)
Stack ’em up
In Caledon jeweller Cheryll Collins’ current work, gleaming silver and matte black rubber mingle in stackable boho-meets-industrial bracelets for women and men. They’re available at select stores and galleries including Noodle Gallery and Noinkee’s. Contact Cheryll for more info. (Women’s bracelets start at $60, necklaces at $225, Cheryll Collins Collection)
How an Orangeville mom made homemade soaps and beauty oils her business.