Irish Elk Farms

This grower uses synthetic fertilizers and/or pesticides.

This grower has a photo album.

I am a small-scale specialty farmer. I have a fig tree I planted from a starter root, paw paw trees, blackberry canes, and an interesting variety of vegetable plants each year.
I make and sell low-sudsing laundry detergents that are ideal for use in high efficiency (HE) washing machines. I love trying out new scents, so you are likely to see some interesting choices available. :) SAVE MONEY and BE CLEAN! I typically re-use clean gallon containers collected from my friends and co-workers. This is significant because China is no longer recycling plastic from the U.S., and I refuse to buy NEW plastic containers for my detergent. I also sell my detergent in reusable glass swing-top bottles.
I also make bar soaps from scratch using the cold process method with food-grade lye. I use plant oils (usually virgin olive oil and coconut oil) with locally-harvested beeswax, and I scent the soap using essential oils or food-grade extracts. If I use an artificially made fragrance (because sometimes you have to!) I will label it with the word “fragrance.” That does not mean it is harmful in any way – it just means it was not extracted straight from a plant. I let my soap cure for six weeks so it will last as long as possible.
I bake cookies and breads from time to time. My almond bundt cake is quite good!
Feel free to contact me with any questions. I am also the RCM Director, so you will see me at the Depot every Tuesday!

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