Willow Soap Company

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https://www.facebook.com/willowsoapsGA/

Willow Soap Company started in June, 2008 in Fayetteville, Georgia, with an idea of making natural soaps after we learned about how most soaps were made with sodium laurel sulfate.  Two of my family members died or cancer years earlier.  At the time, we were eating grass fed beef, free range eggs, and were drinking raw cow’s milk.  I started to look at soap recipes and I started out making only 3 types of soap- Oatmeal Milk and Honey Soap, Lavender Soap, and Lemongrass Soap.  In 2009, I learned of a recipe for natural deodorant that was paraben free and aluminum free.  In 2011, I learned how to make natural lip balm and soap for problem skin with tea tree and neem oils.  In 2012, I moved to Douglasville, Georgia.  In 2013, I learned how to make goat milk soap, vegan shaving soap, beer soap, coconut milk soap, and gardener’s  soap with tea tree and neem oils with jewelweed infused olive oil.  At certain times of the year, we have 30 or more types of goat milk, coconut milk, and other types of soaps.  Finally, in 2017, I learned how to make beard oil, beard balm, and tattoo and boo boo balm, and started a different line of products through a company called Sweetwater Creek Beard Company.

I learned to make these personal care products because many of the products on the market have lots of chemicals.  With many people I know being diagnosed with cancer, it just seemed to be a good idea to make as many different natural products so that people could live a healthier lifestyle.  Over the 9-10 years that I have been in business, I have donated soap, lip balm, and deodorant to some friends and coworkers who were diagnosed with cancer.  Since 2008, I have been a part of various farmers’ markets and craft shows in Metro Atlanta, North and Middle Georgia.  Since we began, we have sold our products at Country Gardens Farm in Sharpsburg, GA.  Ten years later, we are still selling our products there in their farm store.

In 2014, we became a vendor at the Cotton Mill Farmers’ Market and also started selling our deodorant sticks and lip balms in Farmers Fresh CSA in Carrollton.   Since we started selling our products at the market, our client list has grown; we have developed relationships with these customers and created friendships with many of them.

Our mission is to continue to grow and provide natural products to as many people with whom we come in contact with the hope of giving people a healthier alternative to personal care products found in larger stores.

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Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/willowsoapcompany

Instagram- @willowsoapsga and @georgia_beards

2018 Vendor Meeting

Join us for our summer market kick-off meeting. We will be meeting at Tanner Hospital in Classroom #5 @ 705 Dixie St, Carrollton, GA 30117 from 6pm – 7:30pm.

Bring your scales to have them certified (6pm – 6:30pm) (scales must be certified every year), meet the other vendors who will be attending the 2018 CMFM, meet the board members, learn about our media and online tools, and more.

If you have not filled out the 2018 vendor application and paid the application fee please use the link below to review the updated 2018 Market Standards and fill out the vendor application.

2018 Market Standards and Vendor Application

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The Cotton Mill Farmers Market values your privacy as much as you do.  We also know that emails that are unopened are a waste of both of our time!  Because of this it is time to refresh our email list with people that really want to hear from us via this form of communication.  As we transition our digital footprint, we will continue to send out great info via email BUT it will be on occasion when we have something really special in the works.  For daily/weekly updates, market open times, and the like please go to our Facebook or Instagram pages.

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Please note that we will not be deleting our current list yet, but we will in the future!

About Cotton Mill Farmers Market

The Cotton Mill Farmers Market provides a place for produce, meat, and dairy grown/produced exclusively by local farmers from the West Georgia and East Alabama area, specifically Carroll County or an adjoining county: Haralson, Paulding, Douglas, Fulton, Coweta, Heard, and also Randolph and Cleburne counties in Alabama OR within a 50 mile radius of downtown Carrollton.

Location:

609 Dixie St. Carrollton, GA 30117 (near Tanner Medical Center)

Hours of Operation:

Winter Market Hours:

October – March – 9am – 11am each Saturday (weather permitting)

Summer Market Hours: Opening Day is April 7, 2018

April – September – 8am – 12pm each Saturday (weather permitting)

We are:

  • Promoters of sustainable agricultural practices
  • Empowerers of local farm families by giving them an outlet to sell directly to the public
  • Builders of the community by reconnecting local farmers to consumers
  • Supporters of downtown Carrollton and its merchants

In order to foster land stewardship, good health, and community interaction by creating an outlet for local small farmers and vendors to market locally produced products directly to the consumer. The Market will provide a foundation for building partnerships among farmers, agriculturists, consumers, and the business community.