AT FREDERICTON BOYCE MARKET SINCE 2003
Many market-goers have one of Mary Walsh’s works in their yard.
Mary first started her craft as a way to get out of the house. A mom of three, she taught herself how to create yard decorations with recycled wood. She opened Barnyard Woodworking at the Fredericton Boyce Farmers’ Market in 2003 with the help of her husband and children.
Mary is proud that all of her products are made and sold locally from recycled materials that help reduce waste. Using recycled wood from bed frames and doors, she uses the scraps to heat her house, the ashes as fertilizer in her garden and the sawdust in her chicken coop.
Her biggest source of inspiration comes from her customers. Listening to them has allowed her to expand her selection to include custom builds and replicas as well as fairy houses and outdoor games such as washer toss.
Mary, who regularly attends craft shows, says the vast selection of “products made locally and sold locally” is what makes the Market her favourite place to sell her products.