The sun shone and an excellent location made for a great day yesterday at the Almonte Farmers Market.⁣

Phyllis Moore, a board member with Home Hospice North Lanark (HHNL), has fond memories of her grandmother’s Banana-Gumdrop Cake at Christmas time in the Ottawa Valley. Fast forward a few years, and Phyllis decided to use her grandmother’s 100-year-old recipe to help raise funds for an organization she believes in. On Saturday, we sold 32 large and 46 small cakes with the first 20 customers receiving a free hand-sewn shopping bag. ⁣

Phyllis’s neighbour, Wayne Morrison, is a guy who knows his way around a woodworking shop and loves doing woodwork to pass the time over the cold winter months. Wayne chose Home Hospice as an organization that he would like to support. Last year he made several birdhouses which were sold to raise money for Home Hospice and this year he has done so again making birdhouses, giraffe peg holders, suet feeders and a pine bench. Our thanks to Wayne for his tremendous support for Home Hospice.⁣

Lauren Eyre, who is also a board member of HHNL, was gifted 4 crochet bags by a friend of hers, Linda Duffield, who also made a dozen triple chocolate and banana cakes which were available for sale at our table. Our thanks to Linda for her support of Home Hospice.⁣

In total we were able to raise over $1,000 for Home Hospice. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us in this venture and to Phyllis and Lauren for manning the booth.⁣

And that’s not all. Folks were able to pick up their pledge sheet for the upcoming virtual Hike for Hospice which this year will take place over the whole month of October. Visit for more information. ⁣