What makes Orchard Farm products different? The ingredients are truly home grown! Located in Moscow, Idaho this small acreage organic farm grows market veggies, herbal botanicals, a couple of kids, and a delightful line of all natural soaps. I met Kate, the owner of Orchard Farm, at Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago. She saw me struggling with getting my booth set up (Anthony missed his flight, my hand truck was no where to be found, my car was about 6 blocks away, I had boxes and boxes of product to get to my booth, it was raining, etc., etc.) and immediately offered assistance. An instant friend! It took me a couple of years to try her soaps, but when I did I loved them and knew my customers would as well.
Meet The Maker – Kate of Orchard Farm
Why did you start your company?
I first made soap while in school training as an herbalist. Our soap and salves were a natural addition to our busy farm life and provided a year round income. We have been in operation for over a decade now.
What do you do besides make products?
I live to be in the wilderness. It nourishes my soul. We raft as a family in the summers and spent our winters skiing. Running my own business has allowed us flexibility to get out and enjoy nature.
What do you think is the secret of your success?
The best success stories are always happy customers. I have such loyal customers that spread our products around the globe.
What is the most difficult part of your job?
The most difficult part of the last 12 years since we bought the farm is keeping up with demands of working from home. Finding balance and staying inspired always comes from time away from the farm and work. We are learning this is just as important as how much money we make. It is an endless climb running a business. We love to take in the view and marvel at how far we have come.
Favorite motto or quote?
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Made of the highest quality Organic, fair trade, and unrefined oils. These soaps contain fragrant blends of pure essential oils and 100% botanical infusions. We always have a bar in our shower. My favorite being the Green Tea & Sea Salt bar. Want to try a few bars for yourself? Leave a comment here and you will be entered. Winner will be chosen at random on Monday, January 19th.