Monday, May 07, 2007

Manitoulin Trade Fair IX

On Friday, we went to the Manitoulin Trade Fair in Little Current. The fair ran from May 4th to the 6th and showcased over 125 local businesses. It always surprises me to see how many businesses there are on the island. They had everything from home appliances, golf clubs, soaps, jams and jellies, fudge, farming info, fishing gear, pizza, ice cream (from 3 Cows and a Cone), mad science, pony rides, cute little trinkets and gifts (from The Rain Barrel), clothing (from Dreamer's Cove) to even live entertainment (they had a string quartet too!).
Our student, P1 really enjoyed the trade fair. Between munching on pizza and sausages, he was gallavanting with his friends from the local high school. He is really enjoying his experience here in Canada.

I promised Hubby that I wouldn't buy anything, but I ended up purchasing a few pairs (okay, 5 pairs!) of earrings from Dylon. A great big shout out to Dylon! If you're reading this, D, you are my hero!!! I've got super sensitive skin and my ears are very picky when it comes to earrings. Dylon's jewelry is made with quality metals, so there is no irritation! This is good news for me!! Or maybe this is good news for Dylon and not me! LOL!

I also bought a few spices from the Watkins booth. Hubby and I have been fighting off some bug that's been going around. I bought some ginger powder to make a tea that is sure to clear up your insides and make your throat feel better. Usually, I buy my Watkins products from Wiky Lion, but he wasn't there this time.

Ginger Tea Recipe
1/2 tbsp ginger powder
1/2 tbsp sugar (you can use honey if you don't want to use sugar)
1 c of boiling water
Mix well and drink while hot.

It was a wonderful day had by all. Oh, and Steve, if you are reading this, did you know that 3 Cows and a Cone is selling your Jones Soda Co. Carbonated Candy??? I was happily surprised to see that your candy is being sold on the Island!!! Another shout out goes to the gang at Big Sky Brands! If you haven't already tried their candy, you really ought to try some soon!
Yes, yet another shameless plug for friends and businesses that I love :)


Udderly Delicious said...

That's cool to get to see all of your local businesses! Enjoy the earrings!

t said...

send me some fudge, will ya?! i really enjoyed the chocolate you got me from the manitoulin chocolate works! where's the fudge from?

Chrissy121875 said...

Udderly Delicious:
Thanks! I love seeing all the local businesses. We've got some really unique/one of a kind places here. You'll have to come check it out sometime! ;)

Oh, the chocolate was good, wasn't it!? The fudge was from the WigWam gift shop. They've got great stuff in their store. My MIL asked if we should get some fudge, but I told her we needed to close our eyes and walk away! LOL! Too tempting! I walked I salivated! LOL!

Uncivil said...

Ginger Tea sounds good. I drink a lot of Ginger ale!

Kusari said...

Hey C!

Thank you sooooo much! The Trade Fair has got to be the most awesome place for finding out about all those things that you didn't know existed on the island!


Chrissy121875 said...

Have you ever drank Canada Dry? The gingerale, that is! It's the only gingerale I drink! LOL! Not because it's just tastes good.

Yeah, the trade fair was really fun. There were soooooooo many booths to look at! I suppose you didn't get much of a chance to walk around since you had your own booth there.
The earrings rock, dude! :) I know I got 5 pairs with the intention of giving some away for presents, but I'm tempted to keep them all! LOL! ;) j/k...sort of!

Uncivil said...


Actually, I prefer Seagram's Ginger Ale, but I'm drinking it straight, no alcohol!

Doggy Mama said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! It must have been nice for P1 to see all that the island has to offer, too (besides, of course, your wonderful tutoring skills)!

Haha - I always promise hubby I won't buy anything, too - but he knows now not to believe me when I say that!! :)

Pinks & Blues Girls said...


So glad you had a good time! It's always nice to get out and see the commerce that your area has to offer. Like you, I'm always surprised at all that's available right at my fingertips!!

Take care,
Sharon, Pinks & Blues Girls

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