Farm Arcadia is a fledgling farm located on 80 acres in Harrison Flats owned and operated by Mindy Helms with her husband Brandon and two teen-aged children. Our dairy, Creamery at Arcadia, LLC, milks goats, sheep, and cows under Idaho’s Small Herd Exemption. We produce raw unpasteurized milk in glass returnable bottles, fresh dairy products, artisan cheeses, and amazing ice creams, gelato, and frozen yogurt sold by the pint or as part of gourmet ice cream sandwiches.
Farm Arcadia, Inc, our non-dairy farming side of Farm Arcadia, we sell meat we raise on pasture/hay and non-GMO grains (some are 100% grass-raised): beef, lamb, and goat. We also bring to market delicious strawberries, tomatoes, fresh herbs, jams, honey, and a little lavender. Some of our non-edible products include a variety of milk-based goat and sheep soaps, some of which are felted. We also have wool creations including “sheepskin” rugs made without skins (sheep are shorn, not killed, and felted wool used in place of the hide), felted cat caves, and other wool projects.
We are new to the market this year and excited to meet everyone! Please check out our website to learn more about our farm and see an abundance of pictures.
Arcadia Farms produces raw unpasteurized milk in glass returnable bottles, fresh dairy products, artisan cheeses, and ice creams, gelato, and frozen yogurt; beef, lamb, and goat meat (pasture/hay and non-GMO grain raised, some are 100% grass-raised). Other products include strawberries, tomatoes, fresh herbs, jams, honey, and a little lavender. Non-edible products include a variety of milk-based goat and sheep soaps, sheepskin (felted) and other wool craft items.
Juaquetta has been selling her hand spun yarns at the Kootenai County Farmers’ Markets since 2006. The wool and alpaca she uses are sourced from small, local farms. She does all the processing herself — from washing the wool and dyeing, to spinning it into one-of-a-kind rustic yarns.
She also creates knit and crochet patterns for her yarns. In her booth you will find a rainbow of unique yarn, as well as hats, scarves, and shawls — all handmade by Juaquetta.
She learned to spin yarn in 1992 while living in Minnesota, and her BS degree in Home Economics from Iowa State University, gives a good foundation.
Her workshop is located on the Washington-Idaho state line, and looks out over the north Idaho mountains. As she spins, she watches the sky over the mountains — from sunrise to sunset, cloudy and clear skies, the view is always amazing. Inspiration comes from life. Every colorway of her yarn has a story, stop by her market booth and she will share a few with you!
Products: Hand spun yarn; knit, crochet and handwoven hats, scarves, mitts, shawls, and more. Free pattern with yarn purchase!