Mariposa Woolen Mill
Although Mariposa Woolen Mill has been open to the public for less than a full year, the prospects for long term success are already pretty bright. This is in large part thanks to the foundation built by owners Ellen and Dave Edney, who run the facility, located at 1275 Highway 7 in Oakwood. In an amazingly short period of time, it has blossomed into a burgeoning family enterprise, serving the entire Kawartha Lakes region and beyond.
Built on the property known as the Lenberg Farms, and the former location of the popular Mariposa Dairy, the Edneys took over the facilities of the farm from the previous owner in 2018. Ellen is the daughter of Bruce and Sharon Vandenberg, who founded Mariposa Dairy in 1985. Although the property has changed hands a couple of times since the dairy was moved to Lindsay in 2007, the buildings remained viable for the Edney’s new use.
This is when opportunity met timing for the Edneys, as they were at a bit of a crossroads in their lives as new parents, and with Ellen not sure she wanted to work outside of the home.