Welcome to Amherst Island

Amherst Island is located in Lake Ontario west of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The island is part of Loyalist Township in Lennox and Addington County. Amherst Island is located about 3 kilometres (2 mi) offshore from the rest of Loyalist Township and access to the island is by way of the Frontenac II ferry from Millhaven.

The main population centre on the island is the village of Stella, which is the where the ferry lands on the island side. Harrowsmith Country Life  declared the island’s local hamlet, Stella, as one of the “prettiest towns in Canada”.

Points of Interest Map

Click on any of the points of interest on the map above to learn more about the business or location it represents. The map above is broken down into businesses, geographic areas of interest, etc. The map is printable through Google Maps, and paper copies are available at many locations on the Island.

Bouquet no. twenty-three

#sage #russiansage #curlydock #cosmos #lisianthus #gomphrena #tomato

I am proud to announce that I am taking orders for Thanksgiving floral design here on Amherst Island. I offer either bouquets for you to arrange as you like, or, bespoke arrangements designed and installed by me in a vessel of your own choosing.

In honour of this limited time offer, rossland gallery will have open studio gallery hours each Saturday from 2-4pm between now and Thanksgiving. This is the time to come and choose your flowers for both bouquets and arrangements, and bring your vessel (if choosing an arrangement). No appointment necessary.

I am able to take on a total of ten commissions for bespoke arrangements between now and Thanksgiving. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours between consult and delivery. Bouquets are cut as you wait - please bring a container with water to condition/transport your stems before making your own arrangement.

Pricing for bouquet fresh cut stems are $1 each and include a guided tour of the rossland cutting garden if desired.

Pricing for bespoke arrangements depends of vessel size and includes up to thirty minutes of consult time, two hours of design time and delivery (on Amherst Island only).

If this is of interest, you can contact me here in a private message, or, you can email gallery at rosslandgardens dot com.

#amherstisland #bespokeflowerarrangement #cuttinggarden #floraldesign #floralbouquet #rosslandgardens #rosslandfloraldesign #autumnopenstudiogallerytour
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Bouquet no. twenty-three

#sage #russiansage #curlydock #cosmos #lisianthus #gomphrena #tomato

I am proud to announce that I am taking orders for Thanksgiving floral design here on Amherst Island. I offer either bouquets for you to arrange as you like, or, bespoke arrangements designed and installed by me in a vessel of your own choosing.

In honour of this limited time offer, rossland gallery will have open studio gallery hours each Saturday from 2-4pm between now and Thanksgiving. This is the time to come and choose your flowers for both bouquets and arrangements, and bring your vessel (if choosing an arrangement). No appointment necessary.

I am able to take on a total of ten commissions for bespoke arrangements between now and Thanksgiving. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours between consult and delivery. Bouquets are cut as you wait - please bring a container with water to condition/transport your stems before making your own arrangement.

Pricing for bouquet fresh cut stems are $1 each and include a guided tour of the rossland cutting garden if desired.

Pricing for bespoke arrangements depends of vessel size and includes up to thirty minutes of consult time, two hours of design time and delivery (on Amherst Island only).

If this is of interest, you can contact me here in a private message, or, you can email gallery at rosslandgardens dot com.

#amherstisland #bespokeflowerarrangement #cuttinggarden #floraldesign #floralbouquet #rosslandgardens #rosslandfloraldesign #autumnopenstudiogallerytour
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Connect to the land - Yarn Dyeing

The last 20 months has limited our ability to offer many outdoor programs

In some ways it was nice to be able to spend that energy on improving the farm operations

But, we miss you

In the spirit of squeezing in just a few, autumn events we are offering a special yarn dyeing workshop on Sat Sept 18th

Guests will arrive, get a brief orientation, and then go on a plant foraging field-trip

What colour will you choose?

Topsy will supply a skein of yarn - participants should bring an apron and gloves (to keep hands from soaking up the dye)

Also, a bag to bring home your custom-dye job

Our friend Christopher from cabinboyknits is an excellent instructor

Please throw his page a follow too - especially if you don't mind your knitting mixed with a bit of suggestive nudity

Christopher is always careful around the giant cauldron of boiling water, plant dyes, and yarn

We promise that Saturday will be a fully-clothed experience

We love when a human finds the perfect way to express themselves

If a person is speaking their truth

In their own words

In their own way

There will always be more people who want to hear the message then who don't

We don't know much except for running a farm at the west end of Amherst Island

We know that authenticity has it's own language

A thing we humans are well suited to recognize

The afternoon session, filled up almost as soon as the newsletter went out

This is a good reminder to sign up for our newsletter (through the website)

www.TopsyFarms.com

It is the first place we announce events and special deals - especially when capacity is limited

The newsletter is where you will first hear about open barn shearing in the spring or lamb snugs

Our intention is to host at least one more farm yard event before the winter rest

Giant pumpkins anyone?

Thank you for loving nature

Thank you for allowing us to hold this space wild

Thank you for helping us to keep the farm land as a farm

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#yarn #natural #foraging #knitting #yarndyeing #farm #plants #outdoor #event #fun #instructor #crochet #fiberart #art #fiberartist #knitters #knitstagram #handmade #homemade #farmers #amherstisland #photo
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Bouquet no. 22, installed.
#amaranthus #sunflower #rudbeckia #poppyseedpod #penisetum #lagurus #nasella #floraldesign #autumnbouquet #floralarrangement #fallbouquet #bespokeflowers #specialoccasionflowers #grownfromseed #cuttinggarden #amherstisland #uddermorningshow #harvest
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What made you smile today? I ask my teams this quite often to remind them that usually you can find a good thing in your day. Today this made me smile. A lot!! For a crochet nut like me nothing is better than a big ol’ box of new wool waiting to be crocheted on all those ferry rides in to work. Yes I’m ridiculously excited, but hey, that’s what made me smile today. #whatmadeyousmiletoday #topsyfarms #topsyfarmswool #amherstisland #wolfeisland #1000islands #crochet #crochetersofinstagram ...

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The new Amherst Islander II and the new Wolfe Islander IV ferries are being transported on the Heavy Lift Ship, Super Servant 4. They’ve left the shores of Portugal on their way to Quebec City. Yeah! 🇨🇦

#ferry #boat #ship #portugal #island #amherstisland #wolfeisland
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Please join us between 7-10am tomorrow morning on amherstislandradio for a good old fashioned Harvest theme.

We will chat about some all things harvest related, and share some recipes from Amherst Island’s own ‘Island Treasures’ cookbook, circa 1979. We will be playing music to cook by, and at 9:00 chef Ruthie will be dropping by to talk specifically about the five main methods for processing your bounty.

What are some of your favourite or unique things to do with your harvest? We saw Betty Wemp made tomato jam this past week, and Kayleigh Graham has been experimenting with staghorn sumac as well as goldenrod jelly. I’ll share my tips on drying flowers for autumnal floral designs, and Janet is going to taste test my three day slow cooked low sugar no pectin plum jam, (pictured, plums courtesy of Sarah Vanstone).

Do you have a particular harvest method or recipe you’d like to share? Please put it in the comments below!

As always, tune in locally at Cjai 92.1FM, or stream live via Cjai.ca

#amherstisland #uddermorningshow #autumnharvest #fallharvest #processinggardenproduce #canning #recipies #slowcooking
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Amherst Island vibes 🏕✌🏻
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#amherstisland #island #islandvibes #field #drone #dji #motocross #aerial #dronestagram #narcitycanada #canada #ontario #lakeontario #longweekend #tranquility #palpable #poignant #wanderlust #free
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Brimming with birthday love

#amherstisland
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Farm animals are classic photo subjects. Amherst Island is located at the easternmost tip of Lake Ontario, very near the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, and is regularly served by ferry. It is populated with country roads and small farms. I pulled over to check out this guy, I'm guessing a Guernsey steer, but my farming days are well behind me. His curiosity mirrored mine, so I made friends and got this shot.

#farm #farms #farmfields #farmers #farmlife #familyfarm #ontariofarmers #agricultureworldwide #ontariofarms #ontarioagriculture #roadsideattraction #countrydrive #guernsey #ontario #ontariotravel #amherstisland #bathontario #kingstonontario #loyalist
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This will do. #amherstisland #🌅 ...

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🥂 Congratulations to our Sellers and Buyers
🏡 So excited to see this heritage home get a new lease on life

Visit our website for our latest listings www.lwrealty.ca
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