Our family moved to Jackson in 2018, and our Gold Lion Farm got it's name from the Gold Lion ring found in our first plot we tilled while planting our pepper plants. We estimate that it has been there for decades, and named our farm after the Gold Lion ring we found, and Gold Lion Farm was born.
We start with a sense of place …
Georgia is a jewel box of unique locations, and we love to visit them all. On each trip, we’re drawn to a fragrance, a texture, a color that represents that one-of-a-kind location to us. These become our inspirations: goat milk from a Georgia dairy, oranges from a Statesboro citrus grove, oyster shells from the Georgia coast -- all local treasures that we mine, measure and mix until we have achieved our vision of a totally natural, healthy product. One with ingredients that fulfill its purpose. One that leaves your skin, and your psyche, nourished and clean.
We grow our own vegetables and herbs, as well. With absolutely no chemicals such as herbicides, our plants thrive as Nature meant them to be -- healthy and safe for our family and yours. Vegetables are seasonal, too. Watch our site and our social media pages for what’s popping up.
While the food from our vegetable and herb gardens nourish our bodies, the beauteous bounty from our flower garden is a treat for the eyes. Again, our products are grown with no chemicals -- just the loving care of regular watering, weeding and nurtrition they need to bloom to colorful perfection. Floral products rotate with the seasons, of course, so watch our pages for what’s current.
Back in 2018, when we left the big city of Atlanta to start our farm life, we got planting even before our moving boxes we unpacked. On the first scoop of soil, out came a beautiful Gold Lion Ring! A sure sign this was an omen, and where we were meant to be!
Our farm is an acre and a half in size, and while small, we average over 100 varieties of flowers, fruits, vegetables, beans and greens that we grow year round. We believe a large variety of plants will make a diverse environment for the pollinators and birds. We take our harvest, and use the ingredients for our natural soap making.
We've been body care makers for years now. I have spent the last decade in the specialty retail business. After buying our farm four years ago, we learned how to grow seasonal flowers, fruits and vegetables. We use our flowers, fruits and vegetables from our organic farm to our seasonal soaps. We also partner with farmers in Georgia for our oils used in our soap. When we are not busy soap making, we are passionate about product education, and hold workshops teaching others about how to grow their own food, and create specialty products of their own. We know healthy land-pesticide and herbicide free makes the best soil and encourage the bees and the birds to thrive on our land.
Passionate soap maker alert! Cameron has headed up some of Atlanta's most prestigious restaurants for over 20 years. After transitioning to small town living here in Jackson,-he's bringing his passion and attention to detail as a naturalist, farmer and soap maker to all of our products that we carry. Cameron creates the very best Georgia Grown products our state has to offer.
The Gold Lion Farm blog on all things here at the farm and soap co! We've got workshops, events and much more!