I set out last Spring to learn more about local farms in Austin. I started volunteering at Springdale Farm’s farm stand. It has remained to be a place I continue to volunteer, learn and find rest from on a weekly basis. Farmers Glenn and Paula Foore purchased the property in 1992 through a City of Austin economic redevelopment program. It housed the family’s home and landscaping business until 2009 when Springdale Farm was formed. Read more here.
Paula and her friend, Carla began making soaps with herbs and produce grown on the farm shortly after. And today it is an Austin favorite by many locals! I have grown to love all of their products!
My favorite soaps are the loofah and shampoo bar. You will find that the soaps nourish all skin types. They also have body butters, body sprays, body scrubs and bath teas. The Calendula Salve is a must have for all skin conditions. You can even find dog soap that has been tested on “Ellie May” the farm dog. You will find products for men and women and an array of scents!
Purchase online products here. You can also visit the farm stand on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9a-1pm at 755 Springdale Road (and may find me there!). Many local businesses carry their products. See here for more listings.
Kimberly LOVES Springdale Handmade and you will too! Make sure you grab some for yourself and your whole family! Go find them on instagram and follow their beautiful creations and learn about latest products!
Looking for a quick and wonderful gift this December? Here are some other places you can find Springdale Handmade at Austin Events:
December 14 from 7-9pm at Two Hives Honey’s Edible Holiday Bazaar (Features women owned businesses and food)
December 21 at Winter Solstice Party (Get tickets from Eden East)