Irish Hills Farm

Visit our Market

Please note that our regular Sat. Market Day in Apsley is now closed. After almost 11 yrs. the demand for my store front goods has surpassed what I can possibly keep up with, (not a bad thing :) I am taking a much needed break. Please visit me on the Apsley Studio Tour on Sept. 21 & 22, Sat. & Sun. 10am to 5pm at my new location on the farm; the hilltop house, with an amazing view of the countryside. And on Nov. 23, Sat. 10am to 4pm in the Banquet Hall of North Kawartha Community Centre for the Holiday Show Extravaganza! My online shop will be updated after the Studio Tour. 

 Thank you to all our wonderful customers!​

Rachel and Tim Conlin live on a 300 acre historical farmstead in rural Ontario. Situated in the land known as "the land in between", their farm sits smack dab between the quaint villages of Apsley and Coe Hill. In 2009 Rachel began a little farmstand in Apsley, Ontario to sell their free range lamb that they had raised. "I felt we had a wonderful, unique product as we used no pesticides or chemical fertilizers on our land and our lamb was completely raised free and natural. Problem was, our meat was not ready from the abbitor for my first I did some baking and brought some of my hand dyed and spun wools from our sheep and our homemade maple syrup. The next thing I knew, we were presented the 'Leadership in Agriculture' award for Peterborough County in 2011".

Tim and Rachel were then awarded the Mother Earth News first ever runner up for all North America as 'Homesteaders of the Year' in 2012. By now, Rachel knew they were doing something good and in 2013 decided to leave her "off farm" job to pursue her dream​ of making & creating.

Throughout the summer, each Saturday, Rachel continued to operate their farm market stand until 2019.  At that time  Rachel felt it was time to turn back to her real passion of creating.  A member of the Apsley Studio Tour, Rachel now concentrates on her artisan wool products, hand dying & spinning yarns, as well as her newest venture, handmade soaps, infusing them with plants & herbs from the farm.   The Apsley Studio Tour is a self guided tour which takes place the third weekend in September, throughout the Apsley - Coe Hill - Woodview area.