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5 Questions with Melinda Croft – Owner of One and Only Handmade Marketplace Inc.

One and Only Handmade Marketplace Inc. is a beautiful local shop which carries an amazing selection of unique handmade items. Whether you are looking for a special gift for a friend or family member, or something special for yourself – you are sure to find it! We always enjoy stopping in to say hello and shopping the selection of one of a kind pieces.

Recently, One And Only has gone online and we are very excited about it! We love that we can continue to shop and support this amazing family business in our own community!

Shop owner Melinda Croft, participated in our 5 Questions Community Highlight project and was happy to share why she loves living and working in this community so much!

You can enjoy reading her answers below!

**One and Only Handmade Marketplace Inc. Located in Fergus, Ontario
Can you tell us about your business?

We are a small family business (myself Melinda, my sister-in-law Tammy, and Mom!) that sells one-of-a-kind, handmade artisan products from locals and Canada wide. We opened our store, One and Only Handmade Marketplace in downtown Fergus just under 2 years ago. Products we carry range from bath & body, pottery, fashion, jewelry, furniture, baby products and a full refill station and zero waste section.

What do you enjoy most about living and working in Centre Wellington?

Everyone is so welcoming and supportive – we truly feel part of the community. Customers and other businesses have helped us when we needed it and really made us feel like part of a larger family. We moved here last year and have loved every minute of it. People really support local here and are more environmentally conscious.

What makes this community unique?

It’s people. It’s scenery. It’s art. Every small business, store, restaurant, neighbour – they all make CW special. You have the Grand River running through both Elora and Fergus with trails to explore and water sports to enjoy. There’s huge support and awareness for the arts, entertainment and events. It has a great all around vibe.

Can you share some of your favourite things to do in Centre Wellington?

Eating at the restaurants, shopping the shops and walking the trails – it’s beautiful in every season.

What advice would you give to someone thinking of moving to Centre Wellington?

Don’t wait.

215 St. Andrew St. W. in Fergus, ON

Phone: (226) 962-3573

Website: https://oneandonlyshop.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oneandonlyfergus/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneandonly_fergus/


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