“Before you, I hadn’t been able to eat donuts in years since being diagnosed with celiac’s disease. Your gluten-free donuts are so amazing, they make me so happy” said a customer clearly touched by Helena’s baking.
Helena Fehr is the essence of support local! It’s an all around feel good place. When you meet her, the owner and cook, you also meet the people behind the food, as you see who you are supporting and she introduces you to the area’s local suppliers. It’s actually a big culinary group hug.
Oh my gosh her gluten-free Buttertarts are divine. She makes her own blend of all purpose flour: tapioca, potato and brown rice. The crust is amazing.
She started out at the St. Thomas Horton Farmers market. Then last November got her store front and already expanded in June! She uses locally sourced goodies, like their salsa is from Menno Mex, made seasonally and all the ingredients are locally sourced. Coffee is from the harbour merchant coffee company. Tea is from Wildflower’s Farm. She also sources from Bee Loved Gardens, Hope Eco Farms in Aylmer and gets sweet potatoe flour from Jamestown mills. And on top of it, everything is biodegradable: the cups, lids, utensils.
Thank you Helena for being so approachable and friendly, I enjoyed our educational chat. I’m also grateful that she treated me to my meal.
Saturday’s you can find Helena at the Horton Farmers Market from 8:00-12:00. The storefront is closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday but opened Tuesday-Friday 9:30-5:00.