VERDANT FARMS Mark, Jae, Ryan and Jenna
(From Jae Smith): Verdant Farms Oklahoma, started in 2020. We are a veteran family owned and run small hobby farm. We always had interest in gardening, but our silver lining of the COVID pandemic was that we decided to throw our hat in the ring a little more seriously. It stemmed from our children wanting to sell birdhouses and lemonade, so we signed up for children’s booths at our local farmer’s market. And then the market asked us to join in the “fun” and we did. We discovered we enjoyed the camaraderie and community at the market and our local co-op, which enabled us to do what we’re doing and have fun together as a family. That was the beginning of a beautiful thing- we were especially proud of the kids for their work and dedication- saving money for college and cars, and Ryan raised and donated almost $1000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, (which helps with children's cancer research.) We found we had a quite a few niches as well- making and selling mixed flower bouquets, a variety of herbs, gourmet tomato medleys, Non-GMO eggs, and even expanding into aerated compost tea along with several creative signs and home project offerings and even candied pecans, all along the way. We’re small, we’re a family, and the family always comes first. Our wildest dreams don’t foresee us to be a big operation, but one we get to enjoy together. We want to run it, and not have it run us. The project manager can’t keep up with the number of projects I come up with for him (bless his heart, I have endless ideas!) We go to markets and the co-ops for the community we can be a part of there. We sell what we can in order to recoup some of our costs. The reality is we know that as farmers it is a lean living, but it’s also a clean and organic living that we’d like to share with others.
Planning to bring to The Scented Garden show: Large and cherry tomatoes, herbs.
Ryan will be bringing catalpa, crabapple, apple, plum trees, white dog woods, and redbuds. Jenna's birdhouses and bat houses. Door greeters and watering cans. Aerated compost tea.
The Scented Garden Show welcomes the Smith family to our event April 3rd!
The Feathery Crow
A unique gift shop off Route 66, selling local handmade Jewelry, candles, clothes, accessories, antiques, vintage finds, crystals and other curiosities. She's OPEN Wed thru Sat. 101 Main Street, Arcadia, OK
The Feathery Crow is an eclectic fun gift shop in a historical building in Arcadia, Oklahoma. Melissa has a lot of fragrant oil sprays, soaps and a lot of reallly fun unique gift items.
WILD THINGS NURSERY
Wild Things Nursery is a small native plant nursery in southeastern Oklahoma. The nursery was started in 2002 with the mission of promoting some of the more than 2,700 species of wonderful plants native to Oklahoma and the wildlife which depend on these plants for '
survival. All of our plants are ethically grown, none are removed from the wild and we use no chemical pesticides or fertilizers. We attempt to collect as many local seeds as possible.
Check out her website: https://www.wildthingsnursery.com/about.html