The Challenges of Sourcing Local Ingredients
Posted on October 21, 2015 by 53989290 | 0 comments
Hola! Have you had your "cuppa joy"? I had 2 actually, so I am extra joyful. Today is being celebrated as Back To The Future Day, but I thought it would be fun to go back in time and share with you about our first product we ever made; Ava Bayba Goat Milk Soaps. Oh, how we love goat milk soap and the creamy, decadent lather it gives back when you bubble up! The plan was to share with you about sourcing local ingredients for our Goat Milk soaps. While checking facts of my supplier, to make sure to give you all the correct details, I discovered there will be upcoming changes. Screech! My heart skipped a beat for about a second. Taking a deep breath, then realized they have to do what is best for their family and I applaud them for making that difficult choice. Allow me to introduce you to Micheal and Sarah Ferris. They are a hardworking couple operating the family business of Homestead Farms, that originates back 125 years. They offer raw milk almost daily in their country storefront; along with fresh-cut herbs & vegetables from their garden, and other offerings from local farms. They also have grass-fed beef, fresh eggs, jams, whole grain breads, kombucha, & local honey. The change comes about as they have decided to slowly phase out the goat dairy and increase awareness and activities with their agritourism program.