Here’s Your 2019 Holiday Guide to Gifts That Give Back to Camphill Communities!

This season, you can use your purchasing power to create a kinder, more fulfilling world for people with developmental differences.

Simply “shop Camphill” for artisanal holiday gifts, handcrafted by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live in Camphill communities throughout North America.

Proceeds from sales of Camphill-made products support lifesharing communities, funding programs and initiatives that empower diversely-abled people to live lives of great dignity, joy, and meaning.

Discover top Camphill-made gifts for this holiday season in our gift guide press release or by visiting our Camphill Holiday Gifts Pinterest Boards.

Where Can I Purchase Camphill-Made Holiday Gifts?

Click below for a summary of Camphill

community retail stores and e-tail websites.

Camphill Communities Ontario (Angus & Barrie, Ontario, Canada)

Contact: Retail shopping only at 111 Dunlop Street East, Barrie, Ontario, L4M 1A6 Canada.

Phone: (705) 739-1833, Website: www.camphill.on.ca/camphill-store.php

Shop Overview: Sells an assortment of items made in community workshops and day programs, including pottery; maple syrup; and woodshop items, such as cutting boards, utensils, candlesticks, charcuterie boards, toys, etc.

Camphill Hudson (Hudson, NY)

Contact: Retail shopping only at Camphill Hudson Artisan Shop, 360 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534. Phone: (518) 697-3361, Website: www.camphillhudson.org/artisan-shop.html

Shop Overview: Sells wool angels, felted wool wall hangings, woven and knitted scarves, woven table runners and napkins, and handmade greeting cards.

The Camphill School / Beaver Farm Transition Program (Glenmoore, PA)

Contact:  Online orders only at www.etsy.com/shop/BeaverFarmCrafts. Please note: New items are periodically added to Beaver Farm Crafts Etsy shop, but inventory sells out fast! To keep up-to-date on new additions, be sure to add the shop to your Etsy “favorites.”

Shop Overview: Sells handmade pottery platters, plates, mugs, and more and cutting boards made from locally-sourced wood. Program students also participate in an agricultural program that raises sheep. As such, the shop sells undyed skeins of yarn; do-it-yourself wool felting kits; and hats and headbands made with Corriedale wool yarn, sourced from sheep in the community’s farm.

Camphill Soltane / Enwtine Textile Design Shop (Phoenixville, PA)

Contact: Online and custom orders at www.studioentwine.com. Retail shopping at 164 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460. Phone: (610) 933-0148

Shop Overview: Sells beautiful handwoven products, including tote bags, cosmetic pouches, throw pillow covers, rugs, coasters, hand towels, eye pillows, and more.

Camphill Village Copake (Copake, NY)

Contact: Online orders at www.camphillstore.com and www.turtletreeseed.org. Retail shopping at Camphill Village Copake Store, 84 Camphill Road, Copake, NY 12516. Phone: (518) 329-4511

Shop Overview: Sells hand-dipped pure beeswax candles (both tapers and molded); handmade wooden kitchen utensils and toys; pure maple syrup; small-batch cookies in various flavors; medicinal herbs, teas, and cosmetics from the community’s organic healing plant garden; and many other unique handmade goods.

Camphill Village Kimberton Hills (Kimberton, PA)

Contact: Online orders for select items at www.etsy.com/shop/camphillkimberton; Retail shopping at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills Craft Store, 1601 Pughtown Road, Kimberton, PA 19442. Phone: (610) 935-0300. Please note: The Camphill Kimberton Craft Shop is open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Custom orders are accepted.

Shop Overview: Sells biodynamically grown herbal tea blends, hand-felted wool dryer balls, mosaic artwork, handwoven scarves, place mats, and other fiber goods.

Cascadia Society (North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

Contact: Online orders for select items at www.etsy.com/ca/shop/CascadiaSociety. Cascadia Society also welcomes commissions or special orders by e-mailing crafts@cascadiasociety.org.

Shop Overview: Sells many handcrafted goods that make perfect holiday gifts, including handwoven scarves and pillows; stuffed “Cascadia Critter” toys; hand-built mugs; hand-dipped candles; and stocking stuffers, such as decorative ceramic hearts and stars.

Glenora Farm (Duncan, British Columbia, Canada)

Contact: Online orders for select items at www.glenorafarm.org/shop/. Retail shopping at the Glenora Store and Cafe, 5090 Indian Road, Duncan, BC, V9L6S3 Canada. Phone: (250) 746-5313

Shop Overview: Glenora Farm residents enjoy weaving, felting, candle dipping, stone polishing, and processing herbs from the community garden into teas, tinctures, salves, and herb salts. The community’s full range of products is sold in its retail store and at markets in the wider community. Currently, only the community’s hand-dipped 100% pure beeswax candles are sold online.

Plowshare Farm (Greenfield, NH)

Contact: Retail shopping at Local Share, 43 Main Street, Wilton, NH 03086. Phone: (603) 547-7985, Website: www.facebook.com/LocalSharebyPlowshareFarm/

Please note: Plowshare Farm also accepts orders by contacting store manager Holly Motzko at (603) 547-7985 or localshare@plowsharefarm.org.

Shop Overview: Sells hand-dipped and molded pure beeswax candles from Plowshare Farm’s candlemaking studio (including Christmas and Hanukkah candles); upcycled reusable shopping bags woven from cotton and recycled plastic grocery bags; wooden cutting boards and candle holders; special nuno felted silk scarves in various colors and patterns; and more.

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