In Lebanon, TN, not far from the growing city of Nashville, is a growing farm with some of the most well cared-for goats that your skin will ever have the pleasure of being nourished by. Little Seed Farm is carefully, consciously, and tenderly bringing goat milk skin care products to their now nation-wide market. At Richland Park Farmer's Market, we have watched them grow and expand while not only maintaining their high standards, but increasing them as well. While they have expanded their operations and are available at retailers throughout the country, they still come to the market every Saturday and connect with their hometown neighbors, offering Nashville locally crafted beauty and skin products that make us love where we live even more.
Eileen and James Ray started the Little Seed Farm Family. They moved here from New York with a common dream of a sustainable lifestyle. They have 84 acres with 45 of those acres as protected woods. Their family of Little Seed goats graze on rotated pasture while solar power and a wonderful family of employees fuel the operation. Neither James nor Eileen had farmed before purchasing and moving to the farm, then starting the business in 2012. They started off with a goat milk and cheese CSA, then turned their focus to soaps when friends and family couldn't get enough. They initiated a collaboration with Jackelope brewery and things really took off. Goat milk in skin care is moisturizing and cleansing for the most sensitive of skin types. All of their other ingredients are natural and organic, and there are no synthetics or chemicals in their products.
The goats of Little Seed Farm may be the only commercial grass-fed heard in the country. They are the heart of the operation and cared for with the utmost respect and lots and lots of love. The goats in milk for the farm products are worked with kindly each morning and evening. The heard is so much a part of the family that each goat drawing you see on the label is a special member of the heard, called by name. The care of the animals makes these products all the more special.
With the growing popularity of their soothing goat milk soaps, Eileen and James Ray are expanding their product line to offer beard oils, body scrubs, salves, lotions, and more. Right now we are looking forward to having the HAND AID Healing Hand Balm around for the winter. The botanical oils sourced from organic farms with the beeswax is great for dry winter hands and cuticles. We are happy that the new Essential Body Oils are light and non-greasy, but let's face it- we'll never get away from the Thunder Ann Soap. A favorite beer from the Nashville brewery, Jackelope, turned into a nourishing goats milk soap dusted with its hop leaves for that citrus, pale ale freshness.
Come visit with Little Seed Farm at the Richland Park Farmer's Market each Saturday morning. Carrie will be there with the answers to all of your questions and to help guide you while you find the best products for you. We look forward to hearing how you love these products that are being shared all over the country, and we are so thankful that Little Seed is a part of our market and local community family.