EJ's Farm was established in 2012. Our urban farm started with just six chicks and a modest garden. In 2014 we bought our first Nigerian Dwarf goats with the dream to have fresh milk for cheese and soap. Bit by bit our farm grew to eight chickens, two goats, and a fuzzy bunny. Soon our vision outgrew our small garden, so we transformed our front yard into a food forest. We built two large vegetable beds, planted fruit trees, a raspberry patch, and perennial beds of native plants. In 2018 we hosted our first front-yard farm stand selling our produce to our community.
In 2017 we began handcrafting soap. Initially, we were just looking for a way to use extra milk from our goats. As we dove deeper into soap making we decided that we wanted to make a product that was free from harsh chemicals, fragrances, and lab created colors. We saw an opportunity to use our garden to grow many of the ingredients for our soaps. EJ's Farm-Crafted was then developed with the mission to craft products that are environmentally friendly and nourishing for your skin. Our main line of soaps are unscented and safe for the whole family. We reserve the use of essential oils for our leave on products so that our customers receive the full benefit of the oils.
We use the same philosophy for our farm and products; good for your body, good for the earth. We believe in quality over quantity; we make small batches of soap with locally sourced ingredients. We do not use Palm oil or essential oils from endangered plants in any of our products. Additionally, we do not use any pesticides or herbicides on our garden.
We wanted our daughter to grow up knowing where her food comes from and the work that goes into producing food. Gardening is our passion and we hope to share our experiences with our community and encourage others to grow their own food.
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. – Alfred Austin