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Eden Fashion Boutique & Fangboner Farms: A Match Made in Heaven

Eden Fashion Boutique & Fangboner Farms: A Match Made in Heaven

At Fangboner Farms, our mission isn't just to bring quality, naturally derived products to our customers, it's also to do it sustainably. We reuse packaging when possible, and we repurpose what could easily be thought of as trash in order to beautify our space. As such, we naturally like to align ourselves with businesses that have a similar philosophy, which is why we are so pleased to announce our new partnership with Eden Fashion Boutique in Bowling Green! You'll find our products there, along with other local makers. 

Eden's own business model has changed over time to include high quality consignment-based fashion along with new boutique items. Now they've decided to take their passion for reduction of waste and paired it with a desire to promote local businesses that do the same. You can read more about the new direction they started exploring last year in this article from Toledo City Paper. Getting our products into businesses that have ethical practices is a big part of how Fangboner Farms functions; it's these community partnerships that help small businesses thrive and make sustainable practices more common.

Visit Eden when you get a chance! It's a super fun shopping experience for anyone who is into both fashion and local wares like ours.

Eden Fashion Boutique, 186 S. Main St., Bowling Green. 10am-6pm. Monday-Friday. 10am-5pm, Saturday. 419-601-8611.

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?

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.

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!

New Year's Gratitude

New Year's Gratitude

As I reflect on this incredibly difficult but fulfilling year, it's difficult to take in all that has happened. We had to change strategies early in the 2020 once the pandemic hit, launching products that we knew would be most helpful to our customers (hand sanitizers, sanitary wipes, immune booster teas, etc.). The most important thing for us as a company was making sure that everyone we serve stayed safe and healthy.

All this is to say a huge thank you to all of you for supporting our small family business. With so many companies closing all over the country, we have had to really hustle to avoid such a fate. We couldn't have done it without you.

Fangboner Farms has three generations of family members running it, including our youngest, Bella. We closed out 2020 with a Christmas scavenger hunt that ended with a very special prize - a key to our store. I hope you enjoy these pictures of a budding entrepreneur playing our holiday game!

With love and gratitude,

Elizabeth Richardson, Fangboner Farms CEO