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

C&L Farms Grows

LogoColorTextBelow_250x250Chris & LeAnn Benton – C&L Farms Grows, LLC

http://www.clfarmsgrows.com

C&L Farms Grows is a new farm north of Carrollton off of Hwy 113.  The farm is located on 8 beautiful acres with lots of potential.  Each morning there are deer browsing the pasture among wild rabbits and a lone hawk circling overhead.

All of our produce is grown with natural methods, meaning that no chemical fertilizers, sprays, or pesticides are used. Our main focus is our microgreens (pea, sunflower, radish, salad mix, cilantro, broccoli, and shiso) but we also grow a Spring salad mix as well as herbs.  We are expanding into more root vegetables such as carrots, beets, white turnips, and radish.  We are stewards to the land and will begin to focus our efforts on our permaculture walking trail food forest.

Our mission is to foster social and environmental change through the production of local food, and to help, teach, and empower people to start growing their own. We believe that our transition from a petroleum based society is inevitable and how we chose to perceive that potentially devastating event is entirely up to us. At C&L Farms, we see that as an opportunity to create the world we want to live in, and while we move from a society and food system that is energy intensive, environmentally destructive, and socially inequitable, we can have fun, eat good wholesome food, get some exercise, and reconnect with the soil and our community at the same time.

We already have a growing social media presence on FacebookGoogle+Twitter, and Pinterest.

Dennis Farms

Greg and Janie Dennis
www.dennis-farms.com

Dennis Farms is located in east central Alabama about half way between Anniston, AL and Carrollton, GA. We grow lush, nutritious grass in our pastures. We raise Red Angus cattle, Katahdin hair sheep and Tamworth heritage pigs to harvest our grass. At the appropriate stage of maturity, we harvest our animals to produce nutritious and delicious grass-fed beef, grass-fed lamb and pastured pork.

We raise our cows, sheep and pigs in a natural pastoral environment never giving growth promoting antibiotics, hormones, or steroids. We believe that contented animals produce a superior product, so we strive for a low stress environment emphasizing the humane treatment of our livestock. We follow a strict grass-fed protocol with our cows and sheep never feeding grain, animal byproducts or feed supplements. Our pigs graze the pasture along with the cows and sheep receiving supplemental grain as needed. We do not use farrowing crates.

Products:

  • Primeburger (whole cow ground beef)
  • Hot and Mild Breakfast Sausage
  • Bratwurst
  • Italian Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Ground Lamb
  • more!

Crager-Hager Farm

www.cragerhagerfarm.com

770-537-3720

Wendy Crager and Bryan Hager grow over 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables, as well as eggs on their 120 year old farm in northern Carroll County, near Buck Creek. They specialize in shiitake mushrooms, strawberries, greens, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and garlic.

  • No synthetic herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers
  • High nutritional value and long storage life because it was just picked, and is handled and refrigerated properly.
  • Healthy plants grown in living, healthy soil. Our farm is a living ecosystem where conservation and sustainability are key.

New in 2017 their produce is now Certified Organic.