After moving from Chicago, IL to Alsea, OR, to finish up my major in Agricultural Sciences and minor in Horticulture at Oregon State University, I decided to make a go at selling my sustainably grown vegetables and fruit the Farmers Market.
As my husband and I are a tad quirky, so is our produce. We focus on odd balls, heirlooms and rare varieties. We rent our farm therefore we can not claim "organic" status, but we farm using responsible and sustainable methods to ensure that we grow nothing but the best for our family and customers while making a conscious effort to maintain a balanced and beautiful Eco-system.
We also raise and breed registered Nigerian Dwarf goats. All of our goats are happy and healthy and are given a balanced diet which contains minerals, kelp, grass and grain. They are also free to browse our property and as such we regularly worm and dust them to insure their good health.
Along with our 13 goats you can find over a dozen free ranging chickens on our property being teased and chased by 2 very happy and well adjusted ex-city dogs and 2 lazy cats.
After years of being urged by my friends and family I have finally decided to sell my art, clothing and accessories on my etsy website. As I have a hard time committing to one specific product line I find that etsy provides me the flexibility I need. Though I may occasionally include a piece or two of men's wear, generally I focus on women, children and home goods. All of my work tends to be whimsical with a touch of the outdoors and rural life balanced with a nod to vintage and Parisian glamor. I try to incorporate our sustainable farming practices and way of life into my creations by using vintage items, recycled and locally sourced products, etc. An example of this was my handcrafted soap, that I produced in 2011 with my own goat milk. This year I plan on growing luffa squash and will use this for a line of vegetable based soaps and goat milk scrubs.
You can visit me and my beautiful baby girl at the Yachats Farmers Market this summer. The market has a gorgeous location on the Oregon coast, just north of Cape Perpetua and south of Waldport. The market begins May 12 and runs through October on Sundays, 9am-2pm.