Some words about us
White Gables at Hope River is located among picturesque rolling hills and is located near Cavendish – an area of the Island where thousands of tourists travel to every year.
White Gables offers visitors the opportunity to purchase our handcrafted island potato soap, pottery, weavings and knitted products, oil paintings, original watercolour cards, etc.
White Gables also sells its own organically grown garden vegetables, black berries, strawberries, black currants, raspberries and jams.
BEHIND THE SCENES
A TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS
Artist, Weaver, Gardener, Educator
Geraldine Ysselstein has over 30 years of experience as a working artist. She received her B.A. degree from Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA) in Fine Arts and French and then continued her education at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) in Fine Arts. She received her Ontario Certificate of Teaching and taught for several years in elementary and high schools.
Geraldine is a painter and a weaver. Her oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings capture the scenic beauty of the North Shore and as a weaver she is actively producing an array of woven products such as scarves, tea towels and table runners as well as spinning and dyeing wool which she turns into knitted products.
Soap Maker, Potter, Gardener
Pieter grew up on a dairy farm near Woodstock, Ontario. He obtained his B.A. degree from Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA), M.Sc. degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Guelph (Guelph, Ontario) and his MBA degree from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2012.
Since 2010, Pieter and Geraldine have developed and commercialized a number of small scale enterprises. They include market gardening, pottery and most recently the creation of potato soap. This soap has been very popular with tourists and Islanders because it is a soap which is clearly connected to the Island.
LOOKING TO SELL ISLAND POTATO SOAP?
If you have an existing retail storefront or expect to open one soon, we would be interested in supplying you with our Island Potato Soap. If you would like more information on purchasing wholesale from us, please contact us:
Retailers will receive a complementary rustic soap box which fits nicely on a merchandise counter. Each box contains 18 bars of soap. A larger box with space for 36 bars of soap is also available.