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Holiday Season Arrives In Grandpas Barn
A display of soaps uses a tractor as a backdrop for some of Lorinas Edible Garden products, being offered at Christmas in Grandpas barn. Times Photos By Marg Jackson

From young entrepreneurs with ‘Bow Ties for Girls’ to handmade tie-dyed clothing, and the more traditional Tupperware and Scentsy vendors, the Christmas in Grandpa’s Barn event offered through Lorina’s Edible Garden saw a steady stream of visitors this past weekend.

Sarah Mompean and Helen Swanson, both 12, were on hand staffing Mompean’s Bow Ties for Girls booth, as well as enjoying the chance to make s’mores outside the barn at a fire pit when they took a break from selling their merchandise. Scentsy consultant Amy Owens had some new holiday scents for visitors to purchase and Brandee Salazar-Mullen was on hand with a wide variety of jewelry through her Origami Owl booth. Both vendors said they plan to return for the second weekend, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 8 through 10.

All the activities are at the Barn, 17693 Enterprise Road, Escalon.

Friday and Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday hours are noon to 4 p.m.

Walnuts, soaps, lotions, holiday ornaments and new spice rubs and blends are offered by Lorina Cajias and the list of vendors also includes those with local honey, lip products and handmade crafts.

Crafting workshops are scheduled Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 13 and 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; cost is $25 and you can choose three different crafts to create from several options, along with enjoying a light lunch and refreshments during the workshop. Reservations are required. For more information or to register for the crafting class, call 209-402-7567 or email

On Sunday, Dec. 10 a Holiday Wreath Workshop is planned, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; cost is $45 and attendees will create their own holiday wreath to take home. Reservations and payment can be made at