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The Yarn Discovery Tour - 2013

Posted 8/18/2013 5:16pm by Andrea.

Yarn Discovery Tour

 

Knitters, Crocheters, Spinners -- this is what you've been waiting for. The sixth annual Yarn Discovery Tour kicks off September 6th and runs through September 21.

That'll Do Farm, as part of the Ohio Natural Fiber Network, is excited to announce that we will be a stop on the tour this year.

The Yarn Discovery Tour (YDT) is a "shop hop" with 17 yarn stores across Northeast Ohio participating.

Rules for this year's event are similar to previous years:

1. Purchase a $5 passport from any shop listed and receive a YDT tote bag.

2. Spend a minimum of $10 at a participating shop from September 6-21, get your passport stamped, and receive a free pattern and entry in a drawing for that shop's prize basket ($100 value).

3. Get your passport stamped at multiple shops and qualify for drawings for prize baskets full of hundres of dollars of yarns and accessories:

     -- 5 shops: Cool Prize Basket

     -- 10 shops: Awesome Prize Basket

     -- All 17 shops: Grand Prize Basket

4. Passports may be used on any of the 16 days of the tour, during each shop's regular business hours. In addition, all shops will be open during the following common YDT hours:

     -- Thursdays & Fridays, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

     -- Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Complete hours for the That'll Do Farm store are as follows:

     -- Monday & Tuesday: Closed

     -- Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

     -- Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

     -- Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

     -- Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Ohio Natural Fiber Network member farms will have their products available at That'll Do Farm during the tour. Shop locally produced alpaca yarn, rovings, art batts, hand made soaps, honey, hand knit and crocheted pieces, fleeces, and so much more.

The tour is a lot of fun and this year, more stores than ever before are included.

Grab your friends. Get your guild together and make plans to shop your local yarn stores this fall.

Please call 440-440-263-2668 with any questions.

 

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Purchasing grocery store eggs is a complicated thing. There are lots of decisions to make. White, brown, organic, cage-free, free range. What does it all mean? Isn't an egg just an egg?

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The best way to buy fresh, nutrient-dense eggs is directly from a farmer who allows the chickens access to pasture and a more natural, varied diet, including bugs, worms and fresh vegetables, in addition to regular portions of chicken feed.

If you can't buy from a local farmer, this will help you decipher the labels you'll find on eggs sold in grocery stores:

Certified Organic: Eggs from chickens which have been fed an organic, vegetable diet. The use of antibiotics and cages is forbidden. However, debeaking and forced molting are still allowed. The chickens must have access to the outdoors, but there are no regulations on if this is on pasture or just a fenced, outdoor hard surface pen.

Free Range: Chickens are allowed access to the outdoors. It does not mean they spend their days outside. They may or may not. There are no regulations on the time or size of their outdoor range. Flocks raised in warehouses or hoop houses with access to dirt or concrete floors, with an occasional trip outdoors, can be considered free range.

Certified Humane: Uncaged birds with access to perches, nesting boxes and an area for dust baths. There are strict limits on the number of birds per square foot. They may or may not have access to the outdoors. Forced molting is not allowed. Beak trimming to reduce fighting is acceptable, but debeaking is not.

We sell our eggs at the farm on a first-come, first-served basis for $3.50/dozen. We think once you've eaten one of our eggs, you'll never buy a supermarket egg again.

Ohio Natural Fiber Network

That'll Do Farm serves as the home of The Ohio Natural Fiber Network, an organization dedicated to supporting local fiber producers and artists, and to developing awareness of the diversity and beauty of Ohio farm yarns and fleeces.

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Contact Us Online or Call 440-821-4104 (alpaca info) or 440-829-3644 (produce & fiber)