Fangboner Farms

Izabella West on Farm Living

Izabella West on Farm Living

This is Erin Holden with Fangboner Farms, and I'm here with Izabella West. She is the daughter of the Farm's CEO, Elizabeth Richardson, and she's going to tell us a few things about what it was like growing up around the farm. Hi, Izabella! How are you?
I'm good!


Thank you for being with us today. So, how about you tell me some of your earliest memories of Fangboner Farms. I know you're 11 years old now, so you've probably been around the farm for a long time, right?
Yes. 


So what are some of your earliest memories of the farm?
My earliest memories are picking fruits with my grandpa and my mom, and planting seeds for plants and flowers.

Did you always enjoy doing that?
Yeah, it was always fun.

I bet that was a fun way to hang out with your grandpa too.
Yeah.

Don't you sometimes sell lemonade during the summers? Yes. It was my idea. I saw the lemonade in a little cookbook, and I thought it would be fun to make.

I saw recently that you got a key to the farm's general store. Tell me about what that was like. It was so cool! I asked my mom, like, a month or two before if I could have a key and she said, "Wait till you get older." And then on Christmas I saw a little scavenger hunt next to my bed, and then when I completed it, the key was in my closet.

What a good way to get the key. So, since you got the key, do you help your mom and grandpa even more with taking care of Fangboner Farms?
I help my mom collect the orders with my key because I open the shop most of the time. I help my mom bag and bead the tea, and then we package it up, and we do that with the spices. I make tea mixes, and I help them make Lemon Loafs.

That's a family recipe, right? Yes.

What is your favorite of the teas that you helped make? My favorite is the chamomile/lemongrass/pear.

When you get older, would you like to be even more involved with the farm? Yes.


Well, thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us. I think our listeners and readers will really like to hear from you about all the cool stuff that you get to do at the farm. You're welcome!

A Holiday with the Richardsons

A Holiday with the Richardsons

For our family, Thanksgiving Day will be different this year, but still full of so much joy and gratitude. Adam and I won't be going to his parents' house, or having a big gathering at my parents' house either...instead, we'll be spending it with the kiddo (Izabella), making it a small and meaningful celebration. We'll miss the folks we normally see on this day, but we are happy to make the best of what we have!

Izabella and I will be making my grandma's recipe for stuffing with my mom, and we are SUPER excited for a new holiday tradition: smoked chicken with Fangboner Farms Yum Spice stuffed with lemons and veggies. We'll be taking this over to my mom's house for a small gathering, followed by rest and relaxation for the rest of the day.

The Richardson family wishes all of our customers, readers, and friends a happy and safe 2020 Thanksgiving! 

With Love,

Liz

Fangboner Farms Thanksgiving Day Tool Kit

Fangboner Farms Thanksgiving Day Tool Kit

Thanksgiving Day may look a lot different this year, but it's important to observe the gratitude of being with the people you love - even if you do have to employ Zoom calls and outdoor social distancing. We want you to make the most of your holiday, so we put together a little Fangboner Farms list of 5 things to make your day special.

1. Yum Spice Blend - No matter what dish you cook for Turkey Day, this blend is the perfect way to add a little zest to it.

 

2. Meat Rubs - Whether you choose Fab Flava or Melting Pot, it's an easy way to prepare your turkey, ham or other meats for your Thanksgiving spread.

3. Festive Candles - Who doesn't want to be greeted by the smell of our Cinnamon Bun candle, or Winter at Fangboner Farms? It will help keep your spirits bright.

4. Decadent Desserts - With 48 hours notice, we'll have Grandma's Lemon Loaf, Chocolate Dreamland, or both ready for pickup or delivery (within 10 miles).

5. Sanitizers - Check out our Unicorn Tie Dye Disinfectant Wipes, Hand Gel Sanitizer, and more on our Accessories page to stay safe on Thanksgiving Day.

We hope you all enjoy this precious time with family, and have a wonderful holiday!