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But there is so much more to say about the variety and quality of products made here in the Methow Valley — nearly all of them easily portable. Many of them can also be ordered online, if you need a Methow fix and can’t get here right away. Connecting you with the best of the Methow is what this annual publication is all about. By connection, we mean one-to-one in many cases. A 2

delightful part of the Methow Valley experience is discovering for yourself what inspires our local producers. They include people who sell vegetables, fruits, custom meats, coffee, beer, wine, cider, bread, pastries, clothing, art, crafts, jewelry, home and yard furnishings, knives, bikes, yarn, fabrics and personal care products that we call Methow Made. They are small companies, in many cases single-proprietor operations. To survive and thrive in our rural economic base, they must offer things that are original, unique and especially representative of our community. You will enjoy getting to know them. The Methow Made program was created by TwispWorks, the smallbusiness development campus in Twisp that is also home to many local artists. Methow Made, a marketing and branding program, was designed to help our producers develop and reach their markets, here and outside the valley (visit methowmade.com for more details). You’ll also find their products at farmers markets, galleries, studios and retail outlets throughout the valley. Look for the Methow Made displays in many local stores. For a quick overview of local producers, please peruse our business directory, which provides basic details about our advertisers, most of whom also offer websites with more information about products and how to order them. Don Nelson

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METHOW MADE Don Nelson, publisher/editor Darla Hussey, design Sheila Ward, advertising Dana Sphar, ad design/production Susan Finn, office manager CONTRIBUTORS Ashley Ahearn Don Nelson Sandra Strieby Don Linnertz A publication of the Methow Valley News P.O. Box 97, 502 S. Glover St., Twisp, WA 98856 (509) 997-7011 • fax (509) 997-3277 www.methowvalleynews.com On the cover: Main photo by Mary Kiesau, Inset photo courtesy of Smiling Woods Yurts

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Harnessing the Methow’s creative forces

Our locally made products are varied and original By Don Linnertz Executive Director, TwispWorks

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ROM lush evergreen forests to prairie farmlands, the Methow Valley is a place whose natural splendor can take your breath away. With such staggering beauty all around us, it’s no surprise that the Methow has become home to hundreds of artists, small manufacturers, craftspeople, farmers and producers whose entrepreneurial spirit creates the backbone of our local, creative economy. In small communities like ours, the concept of shopping local takes on a special

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meaning. The hand-thrown pottery, hand-pressed note cards or hand-dyed apparel you purchase at the farmer’s market were made just around the corner. The rich organic milk, crisp cider or fresh-from-the-oven pastries enjoyed throughout the Methow come from a few storefronts down. The heirloom apples, heritage grains or clover honey you find in the grocery store aisle were harvested just over the next hill. When you buy locally made products here it’s “neighbor helping neighbor” at its finest. It’s an investment not just in a business, but in a way of life.

CONNECTING THE PRODUCER AND THE BUYER Six years ago, TwispWorks created the Methow Made program. Initially made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Methow Made program provides sales, marketing and retail support to local producers and artisans. To qualify, a member must make or grow their product here in the Methow Valley. TwispWorks continues to manage and grow the Methow Made program both in the number of participants in the program and in the benefits available to members. One exciting

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opportunity for Methow Made members is the Methow Investment Network. Managed by TwispWorks, the Methow Investment Network connects businesses needing capital to grow with people looking to invest locally. If you are part of a local business and would like to learn more about Methow Made of if you are interested as a potential investor in the Methow Investment Network, please contact me at DLinnertz@twispworks. org.

THE METHOW MADE PUBLICATION This Methow Made special publication is a partnership between TwispWorks and the Methow Valley News and is designed to showcase many of the local business who deserve

your support. But buying Methow Made goes beyond supporting a single business or craftsperson. It has an additional, profound affect in that it creates a multiplier effect for your investment boosting the local economy. Your dollars support the retailer selling the product, the producer making the product and the community through tax revenue. It’s a win-win-win. Not to mention the quality, craftsmanship and value of Methow Made products are stellar. You can find Methow Made products in retail locations throughout the Methow Valley, just look for the Methow Made logo. Or you can visit the Methow Made Facebook page or web site. So shop local. Buy Methow Made!


Building a healthy local economy from the ground up TwispWorks has grown from an ambitious idea to a vibrant campus that supports a variety of businesses By Don Linnertz Executive Director, TwispWorks

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OUNDED in 2009 on the site of the historic Twisp Ranger Station, TwispWorks’ mission is to increase the economic vitality of the Methow Valley through education, agriculture, technology, arts and culture. To do that, we deliver programs and services supporting individuals, businesses and industries that make the Methow Valley home. To advance our mission and vision of a healthy local economy, TwispWorks is focused on these key initiatives: redevelopment of our 80-plus-year old-campus; working with our partners and managing the 6.4-acre campus; and delivering programs that support our local economy

CAMPUS REDEVELOPMENT

TwispWorks is focused on redeveloping the 17 buildings on our self-contained campus. More than $1.7 million has been invested to renovate indoor spaces making them suitable for businesses to operate. We’ve planted gardens and greenspaces and installed works of art to make the campus a welcoming place for the community to enjoy the natural environment, gather and celebrate. Funding for these projects has been secured in large part from foundations and private donations. Local contractors and labor are used to make improvements, reinvesting these dollars back into the local community. Today, more than 38,000 square feet of space has been made usable and we’re completing the final set of renovations to incubate more businesses and modernize the campus infrastructure — including repaving our 50-plus-year-old parking lot. TwispWorks has become a place where people and ideas come together and where creative enterprise thrives. People are welcome to visit the campus, tour artists’ studios, shop local producers, enjoy the

outdoor spaces including the Plaza@Twispworks, grab a bite to eat, enjoy a locally crafted beer, take a class or visit with friends and neighbors. TwispWorks is a place for everyone!

nonprofits and civic organizations. TwispWorks and our partners have created 85 jobs and brought additional revenue to the town of Twisp. Come to the campus and check them out!

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AND CAMPUS OPERATIONS

HEALTHY ECONOMY PROGRAMS

Central to our organization is our partner community made up of local businesses, working artists and nonprofit organizations who make the TwispWorks campus their home. TwispWorks has a two-way relationship with our partners whereby we provide equitable rental rates to help fledgling businesses incubate and establish a foothold in the economy and they support our mission by providing classes, demonstrations and youth internships. It is through our partners that we see the spark of a creative economy — where people and businesses collaborate and thrive and where the sum of our parts becomes something much bigger. Today, the TwispWorks campus is home to more than 35 partners spanning manufacturers, artists, producers, professional service providers,

TwispWorks delivers programs, services and educational opportunities for individuals and businesses who live and operate in the Methow Valley as well as programs supporting youth and community engagement. TwispWorks’ Methow Made program provides sales, marketing and retail support to more than 40 local producers and artisans. You can find Methow Made products at retail locations throughout the Methow Valley — just look for the Methow Made logo! TwispWorks leads the conversation around what defines a healthy economy and how local government, businesses, industries and the community at-large can work together to build a sustainable and vibrant economy. Today, TwispWorks serves as a model for what is possible when people, place and ideas come together.

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Living in the round Smiling Woods Yurts hand-crafts house kits that feed the soul By Sandra Strieby

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’VE always been into round.” That’s how Michael Vilardi explains the genesis of Smiling Woods Yurts. Living in teepees and a yurt inspired Vilardi to see if he could build a round house that would be livable year-round. He succeeded, and went on to create a family-and-friends-owned company that now employs seven people and ships roundhome kits all over the country. Vilardi had no intention of starting a business. He built the prototype yurt from salvaged materials in a friend’s back yard. It quickly found a buyer, and others who’d seen it asked Vilardi to build yurts for them, too. “From there Smiling Woods Yurts went from the basic idea to people’s interest driving that idea and us working to improve the product,” he said. Vilardi recruited his sons to help meet the demand, and eventually created a partnership

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with his older son and two friends. The company’s early years were intense. According to Vilardi, “It took a lot of energy to design and build a product and simultaneously handle sales.” After several years, he began to consider selling the business.

CHANGE AND TRANSITION

Hanz Scholz applied for a job at Smiling Woods in 2015, although he knew even then that he wanted to buy or start a business. He hired on in 2016, planning to work for at least a year before deciding whether to buy an interest in the company. “I looked really hard for a place like this,” Scholz said. “It doesn’t rely on the valley for its livelihood and it’s compatible with the valley.” In 2017, Scholz bought a controlling interest in Smiling Woods Yurts. As a co-founder of Green Gear Cycling — maker of Bike Friday bicycles — Scholz has a skill set compatible with Smiling Woods’ needs. “He brings sales experience, manufacturing experience, toolmaking skills,” Vilardi pointed out. Scholz has drawn on that

background to re-design the shop, and has introduced lean and just-in-time manufacturing processes to increase efficiency and productivity — and better respond to customer demand. That demand has been steady; Scholz expects to fill the company’s 2019 docket before the end of this year.

A HOUSE IN A KIT

Smiling Woods yurt kits come in five sizes and can be customized to meet individual needs. Each kit includes wall panels (with windows and doors pre-installed), an exterior trim kit, a roof kit and two manuals — one on floor and foundation construction, the other on yurt set-up. At the apex of each roof is a skylight, surrounded by a handbuilt wooden compression ring. The ring is a crucial component of the roof, both structurally and aesthetically. Handsome cedar rafters radiate from the ring and support a metal roof. The entire structure is engineered to meet building code requirements, including supporting snow loads. Foundation, floor and interior components are typically the

responsibility of the owner. But Scholz is open to evolution of that model. For example, Smiling Woods will now make ceiling panels, which speed the construction process and limit the time the yurt-in-progress is exposed to the elements. Limiting exposure to weather is just one advantage of prefabricated buildings. An indoor production line enables workers to precision cut and assemble the pieces of each component, resulting in very straight structures with tight joints. And, finished kits can be stored until the owners are ready to receive them.

CREATING THE KITS

Before those kits are built, though, the Smiling Woods staff works closely with their customers to ensure that the whole process runs smoothly. Buying a yurt takes time — six months, now, and Scholz is working with his team to increase that. Customers need to lay groundwork before each kit is delivered — buy land, hire a contractor, get permits. “The ideal number looks like it’s probably about eight months,” Scholz said. “At eight months,

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nobody feels rushed.” He continued, “One of the things we’re working on … is … a just-in-time approach to sales … partnering with the customers so that the customer really understands clearly what their responsibility in the purchase is.” Jesse Davis is Smiling Woods’ salesperson. “What I look for in a salesperson is somebody that’s really collaborative,” said Scholz. “Their main focus is making sure the customer gets exactly what they want … [Davis is] very good at it.” Design is part of the process as well. Almost every kit is engineered. In addition, customers have decisions to make about kitchen layout, window size and placement, bedrooms and loft space. Design, said Scholz, involves “condensing down what the customer wants to experience on their new piece of property.” That focus on customer experience extends to the production line, where Smiling Woods staff work together to create top-quality products. Quality has been a measure of the company’s success from the start. Vilardi said he told his employees early on, “Don’t worry about the speed; we’re looking for quality first.” And quality is Scholz’s top priority — followed by delivery and then price. While specialized tools and a purpose-designed shop are key to creating the product, Scholz is quick to credit his staff. “These guys do a

great job. Of all the things I feel fortunate about, it’s the group of people that I’m working with,” he said.

BEYOND THE METHOW

Although shipping is often cited as an impediment to manufacturing in the Methow, Smiling Woods Yurts has been successful with large heavy products that often must travel

long distances. Logistics has been a challenge. The current shop has little storage space and a steep, unpaved driveway that’s difficult for long-haul trucks to navigate. In July, Smiling Woods will move from its shop near Carlton to a larger and more-accessible site on Horizon Flats Road in Winthrop. “It’ll make a big difference — that ability to store kits and deliver them right on

time when people need them,” said Davis. Roughly half-a-dozen Smiling Woods yurts have been installed in the Methow Valley. Many more are scattered across the United States and Canada. They’re popular in New England, and have landed as far afield as Alaska and Hawaii. Only one yurt has left North America — it’s in South Korea. Although international shipping

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is relatively inexpensive now, other inquiries from abroad haven’t yet panned out, perhaps due to import duties.

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Smiling Woods has had a website for years, but is not actively marketing. Asked how the business has been so successful without marketing, Vilardi said “I think it’s a great product. The business has always had very high integrity and it is reflected in the way we presented ourselves to the world, and people responded to that.” Web traffic still drives sales. “The business is coming to us,” said Scholz. “Our website’s pulling enough people for us to have a really viable business here.” “There’s a whole world out there that we haven’t even talked to yet,” he continued. “It does present some challenges … banks don’t know about us, either. Building departments don’t know about us.” Scholz says he will add marketing to the mix “at some point.” The company is giving him plenty to do in the meantime. “It has huge potential … I think we’re going to go through a pretty steep growth phase here in the next two or three years,” Scholz said. And he’s ready for the work that will entail, stating decisively: “The only thing that’s worse than being behind is being caught up.”

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Soap & salve-ation

Natural ingredients distinguish the Methow Valley’s skin care products By Ashley Ahearn

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OAP is the last thing most of us want to think about,” said Tom McCoy, co-owner of McCoy’s Traditional Soaps in Winthrop. But the truth is, McCoy and several other artisan craftsfolk in the valley are thinking about soap, and other personal care emollients, quite a bit — and making a name for themselves as purveyors of distinct skin care products that celebrate the unique character of the Methow Valley. 10

From Molly’s Soaps, which has been in business in the Methow for 35 years, to newcomers like the McCoy’s, the valley is a hotspot for botanical body product entrepreneurship.

A MEN’S SOAP FROM SIMPLER TIMES Tom McCoy and his wife, Gina, started their company a little over a year ago, making soap in their kitchen, one batch

at a time. Gina had been making soap for herself for years and kept trying to get Tom interested in using her soaps. “I asked him what soap scent he would like,” Gina said. (Tom had been “an Irish Spring guy” since the 1980s.) Without missing a beat, her gray-moustached husband responded, “bacon.” Gina’s experimentation with bacon soap proved unsuccessful, so the couple ended up compromising on an unscented soap with pumice. “She made the first batch and

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I said, ‘Wow. This is way better,’” Tom recalled. The McCoys now make several different types of unscented soaps, including a line with activated charcoal to remove impurities and a facial soap made with calendula they grow on their property. Instead of using palm oil, as many commercial soap makers do, the McCoys are making things by old-school methods. They use tallow rendered from suet, the fatty layer surrounding a cow’s kidneys, which they buy from Thomson’s Custom Meats in Twisp. “A lot of suet nowadays goes directly to the landfill,” Gina McCoy explained. “We think it’s cool to intercept this material

and make a superior product with it.” “We’re doing things differently,” her husband added. “And trying to hit a number of niches.” The McCoys are now experimenting with oatmeal, coffee grounds and spent grains from the Old Schoolhouse brewery in Winthrop.

THE ‘GENEROSITY’ OF PLANTS IN THE METHOW Lucinda Tear, owner of Lucinda’s Botanical Salves and Potions, gets inspiration for her products from the plants she finds around the wild places of

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the Methow Valley. “The land just offers you all these plants,” Tear said. “Plants have all these qualities and they want you to pick them. There’s a generosity to the energy of plants and this valley still has enough wild space that you can feel that generosity.” But just as the valley gives, it also takes away. Tear lost her home, including all her herbs, tinctures and recipes, in the Carlton Complex Fire in 2014. She thought rebuilding — and continuing to make her products — would be impossible. “It’s too hard. I don’t have the energy to start this all up again,” she recalled saying to herself. A friend let her stay at their home in Mazama and Tear said it wasn’t long before the landscape drew her back in. “I went down to the river and there was all this fresh mint and St. John’s Wort and the river was offering all of this richness and I got so immediately excited I thought, ‘oh, I guess I still love this,’” Tear remembered. “You find out what you really can’t let go of. This was a thing I couldn’t let go of.” Now Tear makes small

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batches of salves that mirror the different ecosystems of the valley. “I put plants together that would actually grow together,” she said. Tear’s “Big Valley” salve combines Ponderosa Pine and Cottonwood to pull out toxins and relieve pain, she said. Sagebrush, with its “uplifting and energizing smell” is another local inspiration for her. Lavender is always a popular seller and she also combines arnica, goldenrod and cottonwood for a salve that improves circulation and has anti-inflammatory properties. Tear only sells about 100 salves a year, but she says she has loyal customers in far-flung places who have come to love her products. “People still email me years Art T hat Kicks Butt

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later and say, ‘I bought your blah blah salve a few years ago and I’ve run out. Could you make me another one? I live in Wyoming.’” Tear said. She’s committed to traditional production practices that will never go out of style. “It’s the way people have always made salves,” she said. “I just put plants together in ways that I think work.”

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Trails Workshop, Building 10, TwispWorks 502 S. Glover (Twisp) www.hannahviano.com

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Visit Dog Paw Knives on Facebook!

DOOR NO. 3 PRINT STUDIO

HOTSPOT FIRE PITS

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Hand-printed paper and fabric goods by artist/designers Laura Gunnip and Robin Doggett at their TwispWorks studio. See the antique press used to print most of their work and browse their shop.

Tim Odell’s fire pits are locally made by craftspeople and skilled metalworkers dedicated to quality and longevity, with many of the fire pits made from recycled scrap steel.

502 S. Glover St. (Twisp) (509) 449-1081 www.doorno3.com

1211 Cascade Dr. (Twisp) (509) 997-4766 www.hotspotfirepits.com

McCoy’s Traditio all-natural and n render small bat tallow, blending olive, coconut an long–lasting soa Available at Met at www.mccoys

EMILY POST POTTERY

INTERT WINED DESIgNS

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Emily’s distinctive “sgraffito” carved mugs, plates, large mixing bowls, tumblers, vases and other handmade vessels are a reflection of her love of nature, cooking and the Methow Valley.

Intertwined Designs produces highquality, durable clothing handcrafted in an economically- and environmentallysustainable manner. Visit our studio shopping room in Mazama, (appointments only) or Nectar Skin Bar.

Bill Tackman and small flock of she Valley. They sell direct to custom dyed fiber produ retailers and the

(360) 319-0342 www.intertwineddesigns.com

(509) 923-1916 www.thelambra

(509) 997-2251 www.squareup.com/market/ emilypostpottery

EqPD

KIKENDALL’S WOOD TURNINg

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Using the principles of industrial design, we create local manufacturing jobs building durable, practical, universal goods. LastBags, TaperTops, DuffleBoxes and more.

Utilizing wood salvaged from dead trees around his home in Carlton, Washington, Duane Kikendall works on the lathe as a hobby, turning items from bottle stoppers to peppermills, all from the local forests that surround his home. Available at Methow Valley retailers.

Sustainably harv sourced wood m petroglyph pane accoutrements McIvor. Availabl and at the Confl

Visit us on the TwispWorks Campus Open Monday – Saturday, 10 – 4 www.eqpdgear.com

(509) 997-9456 www.mcivorwo

FOxTAIL POTTERY

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Foxtail Pottery’s distinctive dark-colored stoneware clay body contrasts with lush glaze colors to highlight Mandy Shoger’s bold pattern designs. Her work is primarily functional and designed for everyday use.

Custom, handmade blown glass by Samantha Carlin in her studio located at TwispWorks. Available at farmers markets, Methow Valley retailers and on her website.

Mary Kiesau spe photography av notecards, a cal retailers through available for arc event and other

502 S. Glover St. (Twisp) www.foxtailpottery.com

(509) 341-9102 www.lucidglassworks.com

(509) 996-8242 www.mountain


SALA

MOLLY’S SOAP

ted culinary creations, provisions and small-batch nds that celebrate the pirit of the Methow Valley. hrop’s Rocking Horse Bakery.

Keeping the Methow clean since 1982. Molly’s Soap makes gentle, versatile, longlasting soaps. Our time-tested recipes use homegrown herbs, natural ingredients and nothin’ nasty. Delivered fresh from the farm to retailers valley-wide.

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www.mollysoap.com • (360) 420-8132 info@mollysoap.com

DRINKS

BOTANICAL SALVES

NEVEWEAR

BLUE STAR COFFEE ROASTERS

balms and oils created ately local plants mes from downed pine urizing antiseptics from d more. Available at hout the Methow Valley.

Creating fashions from cashmere, merino wool, leather and buttons, NeveWear is known for its one-of-a-kind garments. Wool is a resilient, rugged and colorful medium that can look classy and crisp or cozy and casual. NeveWear can be found in stores throughout the Methow Valley.

Artfully roasted coffees, including the awardwinning Espresso Blend, available at their coffee bar and roasting plant just off Hwy 20.

gyandsalves.com

Nevewear.net • (509) 423-0788

3 Twisp Airport Rd. (Twisp) (509) 997-BLUE (2583) www.bluestarcoffeeroasters.com

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NICE NESTS

L ARIAT COFFEE ROASTERS

ges you to eat, drink ith a piece of beautiful ery in your hands! Her nd throughout the valley ustom orders.

Nice Nests are species-specific nest boxes crafted from salvaged scrap wood and funky found hardware. Patrick’s studio can be found on the TwispWorks campus.

Award-winning coffees roasted in Winthrop. Try our fan favorites: Cowboy Mud, BarrelAged Limited Reserve or Black Colt Cold Brew. Visit our Winthrop store or order online and we’ll ship to your door.

502 S. Glover St. (Twisp) (509) 699-0349 www.nicenests.com

265 Riverside Ave (Winthrop) (509) 996-4240 www.lariatcoffee.com

@gmail.com

ADITIONAL SOAPS

onal soaps are gentle, never scented. We handtches of locally-sourced g it with high quality nd other oils to produce aps that really work. thow Valley retailers and straditional.com

CREEK LAMB RANCH

d Katie Haven raise a eep in the lower Methow sustainably raised meat mers, and their naturally ucts can be found at local eir online store.

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OODWORKS

PINETOOTH PRESS

LOST RIVER WINERY

Founded in 2016 by Bryan Putnam, Pinetooth is a small-run label and print studio with a mission to create art for daily life — art that is worn, used or pinned up. Find Bryan’s work at his new location in Twisp and on Facebook!

Lost River Winery produces high-quality wines at excellent prices. Visit their tasting rooms in Winthrop or in Seattle near Pike Place Market.

204 E. 2nd Ave (Twisp) (541) 337-5107

26 Highway 20 (Winthrop) (509) 996-2888 www.lostriverwinery.com

SMILINg WOODS YURTS

METHOW VALLEY CIDERHOUSE

Smiling Woods is a family-and-friendowned business in Carlton, offering solutions for people seeking to live in the round. Their yurts are durable and aesthetically appealing, using high quality, environmentally friendly materials.

A family- and dog-friendly restaurant featuring our own award-winning hard ciders, as well as a selection of beers & wines on tap. Lunch and dinner with gluten free and vegan options. Live music Friday and Saturday nights, usually free.

www.smilingwoodsyurts.com (509) 997-2181

www.methowvalleyciderhouse.com Richard Wasson, methowcider@gmail.com (509) 341-4354

WATERSTONE WOODWORKS

OLD SCHOOLHOUSE BREWERY

vested and locallymade into beautiful els and shaving by woodturner Don le at the Winthrop Gallery fluence Gallery.

Nils Knudsen creates custom furniture and cabinetry showcasing the natural beauty of locally-sourced wood. Waterstone’s pieces are made to order, working with clients to create designs to fit their needs. Find Nils in Winthrop and on Facebook!

Award winning beers, created with the choicest hops, perfectly malted grains, and the Methow’s famously delicious unfiltered, North Cascades water.

oodworks.com

6 Horizon Flat Rd. #2 (Winthrop) (509) 683-2009

155 Riverside Ave. (Winthrop) 502 S. Glover St. (Twisp) (509) 996-3183 www.oldschoolhousebrewery.com

KIND PHOTOgRAPHY

WEATHERED SOUL

SINCL AIR ORCHARDS & CIDERHOUSE

ecializes in nature vailable as postcards, lendar, and wall art at hout the Valley. Also chitectural, commercial, r freelance photo work.

Weathered Soul Jewelry is where sassy cowgirl and vintage collide. Quality for a lifetime with a look of time gone by and a bit of cowgirl or Native American flavor.

Old-fashioned and organic hard ciders, farm crafted with delicious Honey Crisp apples in the Methow Valley using solar power. Available at retailers throughout the Methow, Washington state, and at their taphouse in Winthrop.

nkindphotography.com

www.weatheredsouljewelry.com

231 Riverside Ave. (Winthrop) www.sixknotcider.com


FOOD & GROCERY

BLUEBIRD GRAIN FARMS

ROCKING HORSE BAKERY

Bluebird’s distinctive 100% organic grains, including their signature emmer Farro and einkorn Farro, are sold as whole grains, fresh-milled flour, and handmade blends for hot cereal, pancakes and pilafs. available at local retailers and bakeries in the Valley, and at www.bluebirdgrainfarms.com.

delectable handmade pastries, beautiful, smooth espresso drinks, signature breads, made-from-scratch sandwiches, soups and salads featuring flavors from around the world … these are the ingredients that are the rocking Horse Bakery.

(509) 996-3526

www.rockinghorsebakery.com

CINNAMON T WISP BAKERY

SUNNY PINE FARM

Traditional pastries, vegan delights and savory sandwiches all made with local, organic and wholesome ingredients. espresso, smoothies & shakes too!

Sunny pine’s organic goat’s milk chevre, feta, and yogurt is produced on the upper Twisp river, and includes both traditional and unique flavor profiles. Find them throughout the Methow and at Seattle-area retailers.

116 n. Glover Street (Twisp) (509) 997-5030 www.cinnamontwisp.com

(509) 997-4811 www.sunnypinefarm.com

CROWN S RANCH

TEX AS CREEK PRODUCTS

Crown S ranch combines traditional farming with innovative technology to raise sustainable beef, pork, sheep, chicken, turkeys, rabbits and eggs.

Texas Creek’s award-winning hot sauces are produced from locally grown peppers and tomatoes. Their pure evil Capsaicin drops add heat to any food without changing the flavor.

7 Twin lakes rd. (near Winthrop) (509) 341-4144 www.crown-s-ranch.com

(800) 231-2607 pureevilproducts.com

DOUBLETREE FARM

THOMSON’S CUSTOM MEATS

doubletree Farm employs dairy methods that have beneficial environmental impacts and humane animal husbandry at the root of its actions. Their vat pasteurized, non-homogenized whole milk is available at stores throughout the Methow Valley and okanogan.

Smoked meats, handcrafted sausages, pork, lamb, chicken, beef, bacon, jerky and more. all natural and locally-grown with no antibiotics.

(509) 997-7494

inside Methow Valley Thriftway, 920 Highway 20, (Winthrop) (509) 996-2525 www.thomsonscustommeats.com

HIGHWAY 20 HONEY

T WISP RIVER ORGANIC APPLES

each of the queens is known by name at this small family-run apiary in Mazama, where the kids help to harvest beautiful, golden honey made from pristine wildflower nectar. Found at Methow Valley retailers.

We grow 30 varieties of organic apples. They are selected for full-flavored, treeripened qualities. our fruit is available at the Methow Valley Farmers Market in Twisp or by calling (509) 997-2819. Find us on Facebook.

METHOW GOLD HONEY Blane has been producing his Methow Gold Honey for forty years. From his apiary on the banks of the Methow river, Blane’s bees are free to enjoy the wide variety of wildflowers that are native to the Methow. Visit Blane at the Methow Valley Farmers Market or get his honey at local retailers.

Sweet RiveR BakeRy A sweet spot at the confluence of the Columbia and Methow rivers — Sweet river Bakery. Using fresh local and regional ingredients, we make all our bread, pastries, sandwiches & pizza from scratch! espresso too! 203 pateros Mall (pateros) (509) 923-2151

Retail PaRtneRs Upper Valley Mazama Store aspen Grove Methow Cycle & Sport Methow Valley Thriftway rocking Horse Bakery Sun Mountain Gift Shop Winthrop Motors Glover Street Market Hank’s Harvest Foods Mid & loWer Valley Carlton General Store Sweet river Bakery


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Molly Maxstead began making soap as a hobby in 1975, and turned it into a business in 1982. She recently sold the business to Gabby Beaudin, who is continuing the Molly’s Soap tradition. According to the Molly’s Soap website, Maxstead experimented with different bases, essential oils and botanical ingredients to perfect each recipe. Freshly harvested botanicals such as comfrey, elder flowers or yarrow leaf are combined with avocado oil, shea butter, poppy seeds or oatmeal. Molly’s Soap offers “something for sensitive skin, something to get the axle grease off, or an aromatic experience.” “I have been fortunate to learn the ropes from Molly, and I am honored to carry on the name of Molly’s Soap,” Beaudin

many of them it’s a side job or a hobby. “I don’t know if anyone’s getting rich off of this,” Dave Sabold said. But these producers wouldn’t want to be making their products anywhere else.

Natural, dyed textiles. Art. Dye garden. WE DYE TO LIVE!

Sara Ashford

TwispWorks Bldg. #10 Twisp, WA cullerstudio@gmail.com

seafood Wild Sockeye Salmon

www.mistyfjord seafood.com 206.409.1885

Local & regional craft ciders, beer, wine, kombucha, house made root beer & sparkling ciders.

42 TAPS IN ALL LOCAVORE SMALL PLATE MENU Tues-Thurs Noon-9pm • Fri & Sat Noon-10pm Sun Noon-8pm Kid Friendly • Riverfront Deck 231 Riverside Ave, Winthrop 996-3862

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In the beginning... The Methow Made mission, and many of its original members, continue a tradition of collaborative support By Don Nelson

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HE first magazine the Methow Valley News produced that was focused on local producers — then christened Made in the Methow — was published in 2012 in collaboration with TwispWorks, the Twisp Chamber of Commerce and the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce. In the editor’s note for that first issue, I explained that the magazine “focuses on a remarkable range of distinct products, with the intent of helping to spread the word to a world of potential customers.” The mission hasn’t changed over the years. We continue to champion the creative forces at work in the Methow Valley, and hope that by now our cumulative efforts have made a

Lucinda’s Botanical Salves and Potions 206.550.3666

Winthrop, WA 98862 www.reflexologyandsalves.com

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difference. After that first issue, TwispWorks developed the Methow Made program as a marketing and branding effort to support local producers with their outreach efforts. The partnership between the Methow Valley News and Methow Made has endured since then, and this year evolved into a new title for the annual publication: Methow Made.

The change makes the publication more consistent with its goals and more directly aligned with TwispWorks. Methow Made now boasts 44 members, who pay an annual fee to be part of the marketing efforts that include the 4-page insert in this year’s magazine. In the first Made in the Methow magazine, we featured stories about how local producers can identify and pursue

markets outside the valley, food producers, beverage producers, Glitter & Grit Silversmith and Mountain Style Mosaics. Over the years we’ve tried to write about as many businesses as possible or focus on specific types of products. Many of the businesses that were highlighted in the 2012 magazine are still around and part of the Methow Made program, including Culler Studio,


Texas Creek Products, Gardner Gardens, Molly’s Soap, Crown S Ranch, Lost River Wines, Methow Valley Ciderhouse, Blue Star Coffee Roasters, Lariat Coffee Roasters (then Backcountry Coffee Roasters), Old Schoolhouse Brewery and Bluebird Grain Farms. Here’s the original roster of Methow Made members from 2013 who are still partners in the marketing effort: Blue Star Coffee Bluebird Grain Farms Crown S Ranch Gardner Gardens Hwy 20 Honey Lariat Coffee Roasters Lost River Winery

Photo by Don Nelson

Lucinda’s Botanical Salves McFarland Lamb Ranch Methow Valley Ciderhouse Old Schoolhouse Brewery Rocking Horse Bakery Thomson’s Custom Meats Texas Creek Products Waterstone Woodworks

MEMBERS SAY …

We asked current members to tell us what they think of Methow Made and how it affects them. In most cases, the impact is indirect, but the exposure and partnership are valued nonetheless. “I think the Methow Made program is a good to great benefit for local producers and artisans,” said Ann Simmons of Texas Creek Products. “Having the in-store shelves allows people to be featured as a local product without having to have huge inventory and display space. I have not taken advantage of all the ways the program could work because, honestly, I can’t keep product on the shelves of the few stores I’m in. I do feel the program is of benefit to local people and should continue.” “Old Schoolhouse Brewery is proud to partner with Methow Made as we grow and expand to more people outside of the Methow Valley,” said Jacob Young, co-owner of the brewery, which is expanding on the TwispWorks campus. “When you see the Methow Made

symbol, you know that you are getting a quality, locally made product. Knowing that Methow Made is pushing the boundaries in terms of getting word out about our wonderful valley makes it more than worthwhile to be a part of the program. Online media shares and shoutouts go a long way in building a cohesive story around our brand, and it’s fun to see the other strong brands who are also a part of the Methow Made story. We love collaborating

with other Methow Made members — our newest collaboration comes with a partnership with McCoy’s Traditional Soaps.” For a complete list of current Methow Made members, visit methowmade.com/products or pull out the center insert in this issue of the magazine. Whether you are a valley resident or a frequent visitor, you’ll find plenty of reasons to seek out and enjoy our local products. The Methow Made program makes that easier for everyone.

Weathered Soul Jewelry

“WHere sassy coWgirl and vinTage collide”

Handcrafted wares by Jenni Tissell www.weatheredsouljewelry.com weatheredsouljewelry@gmail.com

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Drive yourself to drink From coffee and wine to cider and beer, the Methow Valley has your beverage preferences covered

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OU won’t find this hard to swallow: The Methow Valley is home to a variety of beverage producers who make their imbibables right here, and offer them on site or in retail outlets, restaurants and bakeries. Start and finish the day with coffee (an afternoon latte is not a bad thing either), and fill in with selections from the heady assortment of wines, beers and ciders. If you haven’t been here for a year or two, be advised: The Methow Valley Ciderhouse has moved to a new location on Highway 20 next to the ball field in Winthrop. They also serve food. The storefront on Riverside Avenue that used to be Trail’s End Bookstore is now the Sixknot Taphouse, serving Sinclair Orchards ciders and much more, as well as food. And Old Schoolhouse Brewery now has a taproom at the TwispWorks campus, which also serves locally sourced snacks.

(509) 997-2583 www.bluestarcoffeeroasters.com

LARIAT COFFEE ROASTERS

Producer of award-winning single-source, organic/fair trade coffee in a variety of roasts. Buy the blends fresh from the roaster at headquarters on Horizon Flats, along with gifts and coffee-making equipment. Or stop by the new retail outlet next to Rocking Horse Bakery on Riverside Avenue in Winthrop for an expanded selection of gifts (and coffee too). 6 Horizon Flats Road, No. 4, Winthrop (509) 996-3371 265 Riverside Ave., Winthrop (in Rocking Horse Bakery building) www.lariatcoffee.com

BLUE STAR COFFEE ROASTERS

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Producer of small-batch, award-winning, artisan-roasted coffee in a variety of roasts, including seasonal offerings. Drop by headquarters in Twisp for a variety of coffee offerings (plus pastries) in an intimate setting that is a favorite hangout for locals. 3 Twisp Airport Road, Twisp

Species-specific nesting habitat for birds, bats and native pollinators

nicenests.com


LOST RIVER WINERY

Boutique winery that produces a variety of award-winning white and red wines. Stop at the tasting room on the west side of Winthrop, next door to the Methow Valley Ciderhouse. 26 Highway 20,Winthrop (509) 996-2888 www.lostriverwinery.com

METHOW VALLEY CIDERHOUSE

Variety of award-winning ciders made from apples grown in the valley, plus a full-service menu and frequent free entertainment on weekend evenings. 28 Highway 20, Winthrop (509) 341-4354 www.methowvalleyciderhouse.com

OLD SCHOOLHOUSE BREWERY

Produces variety of awardingwinning ales at the on-site brewery, and now has a taproom site on the TwispWorks campus.

Tego Paintings

Full-service menu, and free entertainment most weekend evenings. 155 Riverside Ave., Winthrop (509) 996-3183 502 S. Glover St., Twisp (TwispWorks campus) (509) 997-0902 www.oldschoolhousebrewery.com

SINCLAIR ORCHARDS AND CIDERHOUSE; SIXKNOT TAPHOUSE Producers of Sixknot Cider, made from certified organic apples grown at the Sinclair orchard and by other local orchardists. New in 2018 is the Sixknot Taphouse on Riverside Avenue in Winthrop, which offers a variety of beverages on tap, small food plates, and frequently, free entertainment. PO Box 906 Twisp, WA 98856 (509) 997-0202 231 Riverside Ave., Winthrop (509) 996-3862 www.sixknotcider.com

Photo by Don Nelson

Vintage home and garden dĂŠcor

Locally crafted furniture, yard art, artwork, jewelry and more. Recycling and repurposing local treasures!

501 Hwy 20 Winthrop, W A

(509) 449-2659 facebook.com/tegopaintings

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Find it at the farmers markets Farmers markets offer local produce, art and handicraft items at several locations in and around the Methow Valley and beyond. Here’s how to find them:

BREWSTER FARMERS MARKET Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon 600 W. Main St. June-October

PATEROS FARMERS MARKET Friday, 3-7 p.m. Downtown Pateros June-October

METHOW VALLEY FARMERS MARKET Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon Methow Valley Community Center, Highway 20, Twisp April-October

WINTHROP MARKET Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mack Lloyd Park, Highway 20, Winthrop Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend

TONASKET FARMERS MARKET Thursday, 3-7 p.m. Triangle Park, Highway 97, Tonasket June-October

OKANOGAN VALLEY FARMERS MARKET Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. American Legion Park, Second and Harley streets,

Okanogan May-October

OKANOGAN VALLEY FARMERS MARKET Tuesday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Civic League Park, Central and Ash streets, Omak June-October

Retail outlets in the Methow Valley that carry local or regional produce include the Mazama Store, Glover Street Market, Hank’s Harvest Foods, Methow Valley Thriftway, Lone Pine Espresso, YardFood and the Carlton General Store.

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Local artists, local creations: where to find them Local arts and crafts are on exhibit — and for sale — at several locations in the Methow Valley. A few are listed below. Local products can also be found at retail outlets including the Mazama Store, the Carlton General Store, the Winthrop Store, Hank’s Harvest Foods in Twisp, Methow Valley Thriftway in Winthrop, both Rocking Horse and Cinnamon Twisp bakeries, the Sun Mountain Lodge gift shop, Freestone Inn, YardFood in Twisp and Glover Street Market in Twisp.

TWISPWORKS Several artists’ studios and workshops on the campus, including

Anna Dooley Studio, Foxtail Pottery, Door No. 3 Print Studio, Culler Studios, Kelleigh McMillan Jewelry, Methow Photo Arts, Nice Nests, Perri Howard, Shivelight Studio, Studio B, Terry Hunt Studios, Trails Workshop, eqpd, Glitter & Grit Silversmith, Lucid Glassworks, Methow Metalworks, and Ward Studio 502 S. Glover St., Twisp (509) 997-3300 www.twispworks.org

CONFLUENCE GALLERY & ART CENTER Local and regional artists 104 Glover St., Twisp (509) 997-2787 www.confluencegallery.com

from reclaimed wood. Commissioned work, repair and refinish.

WINTHROP GALLERY Local artists cooperative 237 Riverside Ave., Winthrop (509) 996-3925 www.winthropgallery.com

D*SIGNS Gallery featuring local artists 109 B N. Glover St., Twisp (509) 997-0255 keyserstudios.com

WEAGANT GALLERY Featuring the works of Rod Weagant and others 109 A N. Glover St., Twisp (509) 997-0139 rodweagant@hotmail.com rodweagantstudio.com

17 Years of Home Grown Beauty (509) 341-4819 • 809 T/W Eastside Rd, Winthrop

Reasonable pricing

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DIRECTORY Artists & Artisans

Ginger Reddington

Culler Studio

(509) 341-4042 cullerstudio@gmail.com TwispWorks Building #10

We Dye to Live! Focus... Textiles using natural color. Art. Dye Garden. Hands on workshops.

(509) 341-4710 emilyapost@gmail.com squareup.com/store/emilypostpottery

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(206) 304-0696 STUDIO foxtailpottery.com & SHOWROOM foxtailpottery@gmail.com TwispWorks 02 S. Glover Campus, St, Twisp Bldg #9 5Twispworks 502 S. Glover St., Twisp, WA 98856

foxtailpottery.com

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(509)341-9102 LucidGlassworks.com PO Box 1061, 408 Lincoln St. Twisp, WA 98856 See Display ad on page ____

Methow Photo Arts

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Wheel-thrown pottery. Eyecatching, but functional and suitable for everyday use. Studio and showroom at TwispWorks. Dinnerware sets available.

Handblown glass by Laura Aspenwall. Studio visits welcome. Selling at the Twisp Farmer’s Market on Saturdays during the summer.

(509) 996-3316 ouzelglass.com 227 Wolf Creek Road, Winthrop, WA 98862

Emily Post Pottery Handcrafted ceramic wares inspired by nature for yourself and for your home.

Ouzel Glassworks

(509) 997-2721 or (509) 995-2471 PonderosaStudio-GingerReddington.com

Lucid Glassworks - Samantha Carlin

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foxtail pottery

Working out of her home studio in Twisp, Ginger’s paintings have a depth, movement and jewel-like quality to the color that make them truly unique. On display at the Twisp River Suites.

(360) 303-2076 SherryMalotte.com TwispWorks Bldg #10 502 S. Glover St., Twisp, WA 98856

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Handblown glass gallery and demonstration studio offering functional glassware featuring “Dot” Tumblers. Located on the TwispWorks campus. Check website for hours.

Methow Photo Arts is owned by Sherry Malotte and offers unique fine art with a photographic element. Image licensing, commissions, location photography services. Saturdays 10-3 or by chance or appt.

Tego Paintings Pencil Portraiture by Tania Gonzalez Ortega

(509) 449-2659 facebook.com/tegopaintings See Display ad on page ____

Weathered Soul Jewelry

weatheredsouljewelry.com weatheredsouljewelry@gmail.com See Display ad on page ____

“Where sassy cowgirl and vintage collide”. Handcrafted wares by Jenni Tissell


Sun Mountain Lodge

Winthrop Gallery

(509) 996-3925 winthropgallery.com info@winthropgallery.com 237 Riverside Ave. Downtown Winthrop, WA 98862

Representing many professional artists of the region as a cooperative gallery. Staffed and managed entirely by its artist members and volunteers.

(800) 572-0493 sunmountainlodge.com sunmtn@sunmountainlodge.com 604 Patterson Lake Rd. Winthrop, WA 98862 See Display ad on page ____

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Eateries

Coffee Roasters Blue Star Coffee Roasters Wholesale providers of world class, hand-crafted coffee. Visit our roasting plant & coffee bar in Twisp. Open Monday - Saturday, 7:30am - 4:30pm.

(509) 997-2583 bluestarcoffeeroasters.com 3 Twisp Airport Road Twisp, WA 98856

(509) 997-5030 116 North Glover Street Twisp, WA 98856 See Display ad on page ____

Lariat Coffee Roasters

Rocking Horse Bakery

(509) 996-4240 lariatcoffee.com info@lariatcoffee.com 265 Riverside Ave, Ste B, Winthrop, WA 98862

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Smallwood Farms

Handcrafted breads, bagels & pastries baked daily with local, organic ingredients. Breakfast, lunch, cookies, bars & dessert items galore! Espresso, smoothies & shakes. Delightful service in the heart of Twisp.

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Stop by our downtown Winthrop store for coffee accessories, handcrafted goods, gifts, home accessories, and more. Also available for sale throughout the Methow or visit our online store.

Fruit & Produce Growers

Cinnamon Twisp Bakery TWISP BAK AMON ER NN Y CI

(509) 422-2444 smallwoodfarms.net 23090 Hwy. 20 Okanogan, WA 98840

We strive to grow the highest quality fruit and produce. Our restaurant is open daily serving breakfast and lunch on the deck. OPEN YEAR ROUND!

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Delectable pastries and savory breakfast delights, organic Espresso, salads, sandwiches and soups featuring local ingredients handcrafted in Winthrop’s favorite gathering spot.

(509) 996-4241 rockinghorsebakery.com rockinghorsebakery@gmail.com 265 Riverside Ave., Downtown Winthrop, 98862

Furniture Twisp Tam Creations

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(509) 996-3862 sixknotcider.com 231 Riverside Ave Winthrop, WA 98862

Sun Mountain Lodge features 112 guest rooms, two restaurants, lakefront cabins, two pools, spa services, gear rentals, shopping and 60 kilometers of trails. Call 800.572.0493 for reservations.

Certified organic hard cider, no added sulfites or preservatives. Sold locally and regionally. Visit our Taphouse in downtown Winthrop.

Tamra Jennings (509) 997-7799 twisptam@gmail.com

Artistic Methow Made from reclaimed wood. Built to your specs. I also repair and refinish furniture. Reasonable pricing.

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Local Goods Bluebird Grain Farms

(509) 996-3526 bluebirdgrainfarms.com PO Box 1082 Winthrop, WA 98862

Your source for the finest 100% organic grains, fresh-milled flour and wholegrain blends, including mixes for great-tasting and nutritious cereals, pancakes, pilafs and more.

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Visit us on the TwispWorks Campus open M-Sat 10-4 (509) 997-2010 eqpdgear.com

Using the principles of Industrial Design we create local manufacturing jobs building durable, practical, universal goods. LastBags, TaperTops, WideTotes, DuffleBoxes & more.

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Hotspot Fire Pits

(509) 997-4766 (888) 295-4765 hotspotfirepits.com See Display ad on page ____

Intertwined Designs

Hank’s Harvest Foods

(509) 997-7711 hanksharvestfoods.com info@hanksharvestfoods.com 412 Hwy 20, Twisp WA 98856 See Display ad on page ____

Proud supporter of Methow Made & everything LOCAL!

Made in the Methow Valley by craftspeople and skilled metalworkers who are dedicated to quality and longevity. Multiple sizes and a variety of accessories available.

(360) 319-0342 intertwineddesigns.com

McFarland Creek Lamb Ranch

(509) 923-1916 thelambranch.com See Display ad on page ____

Misty Fjord Seafood Producers Intertwined Designs Produces Organic, Eco-Friendly Clothing that is Handmade in Mazama. Celebrating 17 years of Making Clothing in the North Cascades. Visit our Website.

(206) 409-1885 mistyfjordseafood.com mistyfjord@methownet.com

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Lucinda’s Botanical Salves and Potions

NICE NESTS

Hand-made salves of native and gardengrown plants, olive oil, and local beeswax. The smell and energy of the Methow.

(206) 550-3666 Winthrop, WA 98862 www.reflexologyandsalves.com/herbalsalves.html

(509) 699-0349 patrick@nicenests.com nicenests.com Twisp, WA

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Mazama Store

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Wild salmon direct from the fisherman to you.

Functional, species-specific nesting habitats for birds, bats, and native pollinators. Hand-crafted from salvaged scrap wood in Twisp, WA. On-site installation/ consultation available.

Robins Egg Bleu A little bit of everything good...

(509) 996-2855 themazamastore.com 50 Lost River Rd Mazama, WA 98833

McFarland Creek Lamb Ranch is a small sheep farm near the town of Methow. Our products include yarn (hand dyed/natural), roving, fleece and meat.

(509) 996-8297 501 Hwy 20 Winthrop, WA 98862 See Display ad on page ____

Antiques, collectibles, vintage home and garden. Repurposed, recycled and locally crafted décor and furniture. Whimsical and needful things. Patina and rust!!


Local Goods, Cont. Methow Valley Thriftway

(509) 996-2525 Open Daily 7am-9pm 920 WA-20, Winthrop, WA 98862

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Experience the Thomson Custom Meats difference. All Natural. No Antibiotics. 15+ varieties of handcrafted pork & chicken sausage, and smoked jerky, ham & bacon.

Methow Conservancy

(509) 996-2870 methowconservancy.org info@methowconservancy.org 315 Riverside Avenue/PO Box 71 Winthrop, WA 98862

Methow Recycles Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10-5, AprilOctober. We offer for sale a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, vines and evergreens all grown right here in the Methow Valley.

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Local produce, art, crafts and vintage collectibles. In the shady Winthrop Town Park. Every Sunday 10am - 2pm, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

winthropmarket.com winthropmarket@gmail.com 51 N. Hwy 20, Winthrop, WA 98862

The valley’s only Recycling Center. Twisp: Open Tues. & Thurs. 10am-4pm, Sat. 9am-4pm, 12 Twisp Airport Rd. Winthrop: Open 24/7 on Horizon Flats Rd. Check our website for materials accepted.

(509) 997-0520 methowrecycles.org 12 Airport Road, Twisp

Winthrop Market LOGO

The Methow Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring people to care for and conserve the land of the Methow Valley.

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Wild Hearts Nursery

(509) 341-4819 wildheartsnursery.com 809 T/W Eastside Road PO Box 788, Winthrop, WA 98862

Local Organizations

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Yetti Prints

Radio KTRT 97.5 FM The Methow Valley’s own independent radio station featuring an eclectic mix of music and programming.

(509) 997-ROOT PO Box 3008, Winthrop, WA 98862-3008 See Display ad on page ____

Eco-Friendly Screen Printing & Graphic Design

(360) 305-5370 yettiprints.com Mazama, WA

Reflexology Lucinda Tear Reflexology Awaken your senses and integrate your body.

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(206) 550-3666 www.reflexologyandsalves.com lucinda@lucindatear.com Winthrop, WA 98862 See Display ad on page ____

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LOCALIZE

A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING GOOD.

STOP BY OUR FRUIT STAND IN OKANOGAN

Seasonal fruit Specialty canned items Local honey Espresso Full breakfast & lunch menu

NOW OPEN YEAR ROUND!

Cherries Apricots Peaches

Nectarines Pears Apples

Fruit & produce available at the Methow Valley Farmer’s Market every Saturday & at our Winthrop fruit stand

Beautiful outdoor seating overlooking the garden Lunch served 11:00am-4:00pm

Smokehouse BBQ - Beer on Tap New bakery - Free Wi-Fi Open Daily from 7:30 am - 6:00 pm 50 LOST RIVER ROAD • OPEN DAILY 7AM–6PM • 509.996.2855

THEMAZAMASTORE.COM

(509) 422-2444 • 23090 HWY. 20, OKANOGAN On the right 1.8 Mi. Before downtown Okanogan

www.smallwoodfarms.net

LARIAT COFFEE roASTERS COFFEE ACCESSORIES ~ Kalita - Freiling - Chemex AeroPress - Baratza - Bonavita J Scale & more!

“NOW OPEN”

DOWNTOWN WINTHROP LARIAT RETAIL STORE

BLACK COLT Cold Brew

Handcrafted goods~gifts

Stoneware Mugs Glass Travel Cups T~Shirts & Hats

Home accessories & more!

265 Riverside Ave, Suite B; Winthrop, WA / 509.996.4240 24

Methow Made 2018  

What you can find — and where to find it — for all things made in the Methow Valley.

Methow Made 2018  

What you can find — and where to find it — for all things made in the Methow Valley.