Some of Our Favorite Links
Butcher’s Bunches, owned by Liz Butcher, is a Cache Valley-based business. Liz has reinvented the word jam by
creating innovative, new flavor combinations using local produce. She has also
recreated the more common flavor preserves by eliminating sugar (or
it's unhealthy substitutes) and using unique, fresh spices and other flavorings
to enhance the fresh flavors of local ingredients.
Christine Sutherland discovered the dyes on silk media in 1999. Since then, she has perfected the technique of using French Dupont dyes and wax resist on heavy charmeuse silk.
She specializes in capturing leaves, trees birds, and water in this unique
style. Visit her site ... take a look at her work. The striking
colors, smooth textures, and natural images will leave you
Made in the Shade Kaleidoscopes
There's something about kaleidoscopes that is nostalgic, yet magical.
Steve Failows has taken the idea behind a popular toy and turned it
into a collectible art form. His unique, ceramic kaleidoscopes
vary in size from small turntable styles to grand floor models and
are found in exclusive galleries throughout the U.S. The
kaleidoscopes are mounted on crystal, fossil, and burl pedestals.
Visit Steve's website for more information about his scopes and
gallery locations. According to Steve, "We don't stop playing
because we grow old ... we grow old because we stop playing."
Children's Needs.com specializes in bringing quality and unique
products to families with young children. They offer a variety of European
baby slings, jogging strollers, educational toys, eco sheepskins, and
homeopathic remedies. Leaning towards more natural and
environmentally-friendly products, Children's Needs.com is helping families
provide a more nurturing and healthy environment during those early years.
Rasmussen Pottery is located in the heart of Cache Valley in Hyrum, Utah,
about 100 miles north of Salt Lake City. They handcraft pottery with
high-fire stoneware clay that is thrown on a potter's wheel
or made from slabs or coils. Their exceptionally elegant pieces are both artistic and functional.
Lau Family Farm
The Lau Family Farm is a fifth generation farming/ranching family in the Five Mile Meadow area north of Soda Springs, Idaho. They specialize in grass-fed,
hormone- and antibiotic-free beef and lamb. They also sell raw
fleece, rovings, and yarn. You can purchase yarn at The Spirit
Goat booth in the Browse Around Antique shop.
The mission of the Cache Business Resource Center (CBRC) is to
support economic and business development that will improve the
quality of life and economic well-being of citizens in the region
and the State of Utah. The CBRC will provides an environment where emerging
and established businesses can experience a collaborative
environment of training, counseling, state-of-the-art operating
space, and relevant resource information from both government and
private providers. Incubator services, both on-site and virtual, include
educational programs and technical assistance for both owner and
Bear River Heritage Area
The Bear River Heritage Area straddles the Idaho-Utah border where the Great
Basin and the Rocky Mountains meet. It is home to a strong agricultural economy,
history-laced landscape, and abundant natural beauty. Retrace the footsteps of
early fur traders, Mormon settlers, and generations of the Northwestern Band of
the Shoshone Nation. Experience the unique and varied cultural heritage found within the
Bear River Basin of Northern Utah and Southeastern Idaho. The website directs
you to a variety of natural, historical and cultural experiences
including museums, historical sites, scenic byways, shopping venues,
local entertainment, and a great deal more.
Curious Workmanship offers fine quality kitchen and bath accessories, fashion accessories,
handmade blank books, and custom-designed crocheting and knitting. Their products are created with
a variety of fibers including organic cotton, hemp, and recycled yarn. Each item is unique and many are
JessicurlOur donation program was encouraged by Jessicurl's "Women Around the World Program." Jessicurl is dedicated to raising the standard of care
for curly heads. Using only ingredients that are good for hair and are tested on
actual curls, all of their formulas have been developed with the intention of
improving the overall health of your hair. Check out Jessicurl's unique