Over the past couple of years, we’ve participated in nearby festivals and craft shows selling products of Goat Isle Soap, a small business we started on our family farm after discovering the many benefits of goat milk. Immersed in the creative culture of these shows, we met people from all walks of life with a wide range of talents and specialties. We quickly developed a respect and admiration for all the wonderful art forms imaginable – crafting, building, designing, hand-weaving, pottery, farming, you name it. Beyond that, however, we developed an immense respect and admiration for the minds behind these arts. 


It was inspiring to work alongside such creative, intelligent people and an honor to learn from each of their unique experiences. Every artisan we met told a different story of how they came to be and had clearly cultivated a vision for their work. Their dedication and genuine love for what they do is what inspired us to create Carpenter’s Farm & Fancy. Carefully named to represent our personal vision for the store, Carpenter’s Farm & Fancy is a creators’ collective where rustic meets elegant. Here, you will find the makings of a classic farm stand – fresh, seasonal produce, plants, and other homegrown or natural products – as well as the “fancies” you can’t help but want – locally crafted jewelry, home and garden items, décor, clothing, bath and body products, and more.


At Carpenter’s Farm & Fancy, we offer a unique shopping experience as well as exciting local events to attend right here at our store. It was never our dream to own a typical retail shop, but rather we were inspired to create a space meant for discovery, a place where around every corner is the work of local artisans for you to appreciate, purchase, or simply indulge in. Come in and visit us – we have something for everybody!


-The Carpenter's

Meet the staff

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tom carpenter - owner

Yvonne parker - administrative coordinator

Debbie carpenter - owner/curator


Putting the Carpenter in Carpenter’s Farm and Fancy, Tom really does it all. From overseeing all the departments making sure they’re running smoothly to driving the tractor for little kids on a sunny day. Tom provides the stability and backbone of our business while always making himself available to lend a helping hand. 


1. What's your favorite breakfast food?

-Corned Beef Hash

2. Growing up, what was your dream job?

-Fireman

3. Are you Farm, Fancy or a little bit of both?

-Farm, through and through

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Debbie carpenter - owner/curator

Yvonne parker - administrative coordinator

Debbie carpenter - owner/curator

With a deep rooted love for art and community, Debbie pulled the trigger on one of her dreams. Buying Carpenter’s Farm & Fancy and making her vision of an artisan goods storefront come true in Kent, NY. Hand picking over 60 different artists and their handmade work to be apart of this magnificent collective, where they can all share in the beauty of their work. 


1. What's your favorite breakfast food? 

- Coffee, Coffee with a side of Coffee

2. Growing up, what was your dream job? 

- Housewife, True Story

3. Are you Farm, Fancy or a little bit of both? 

- Totally both, although outwardly way more farm, my spirit is fancy!

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Yvonne parker - administrative coordinator

Yvonne parker - administrative coordinator

Grace Bellanca - Store manager/event coordinator

Keeping an organized office is one of the hardest parts of owning a business. From coordinating with wholesale vendors to booking advertisements and all the ugly permit filing in between, Yvonne works her magic in our administrative department. As a mother of two young children, Yvonne knows how to multi-task with ease and get the job done!


1. What's your favorite breakfast food? 

- A perfect fried egg sandwich 

2. Growing up, what was your dream job? 

- To own a record store, think High Fidelity, Empire Records

3. Are you Farm, Fancy or a little bit of both? 

- Well I'm not fancy... 

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Grace Bellanca - Store manager/event coordinator

Grace Bellanca - Store manager/event coordinator

Grace Bellanca - Store manager/event coordinator

Handling all of the day to day operations that exist at Farm & Fancy, Grace take's care of customer relations, inventory upkeep and all of our marketing. To help make our store, just a little bit more, Grace also coordinates our year round workshops, classes and events! From small pop-up shops to large scale festivals, Grace works hard to make these events fun for the whole family for years to come!


1. What's your favorite breakfast food? 

- Waffles, any way, any day.

2. Growing up, what was your dream job? 

- I wanted to be a teacher like my mother, to make a difference in people's lives. 

3. Are you Farm, Fancy or a little bit of both? 

- Although I would love to say both, I'm definitely more Fancy than Farm. 

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kayla stein - vendor relations

Grace Bellanca - Store manager/event coordinator

kayla stein - vendor relations


With over 60 local artisans in store it’s important to us to maintain excellent relationships with each and every one of them. Kayla is a fantastic coordinator and really makes each artist feel like they’re part of the Farm & Fancy team when joining our store. With two young boys at home, Kayla understands and conveys the meaning of family perfectly when it comes to our business. 


1. What's your favorite breakfast food? 

- Sausage, egg and cheese on a real NY style bagel! 

2. Growing up, what was your dream job? 

- I have a terrible memory but today I’d say that I would take Guy Fieri's job on Diners, Drive-in’s and Dives, any day! 

3. Are you Farm, Fancy or a little bit of both? 

- Farm, I definitely connect more with nature, animals and fresh air than material things.