Monday, April 6, 2009

Pennwood Puritanicals

I had the pleasure of running my boss's booth at the farmers market Saturday and Sunday. It was a blast. I meet so many wonderful people each day. I was surrounded by great plants, homemade products and the wonderful hard working people who create and nurture them. I some how managed to escape without buying much mostly because I didn't have much cash though.

My booth was next to that of a soap making duo known as Pennwood Puritanicals. Anna and Bob started their farm in 2005 raising chickens, goats, sheep, and more. I had a great time getting to now them and really enjoyed our shared conversations. They raise dairy goats and use the milk to make their wonderful homemade soaps. I must have smelled every bar twice. I ended up purchasing one called Asian Tea House. It smells heavenly! They also have lip balm, candles, lotions, herbal bath teas and fiber arts.



Anna created their adorable packaging and logo as well. She is obviously a talented woman!

I urge you to stop by their website and see their adorable goats. Miss Lulu has the most incredible fur coloring.

www.pennwoodpuritanicals.com





10 comments:

TC said...

One problem I've never been able to solve when it comes to most homemade soaps I've purchased: lather and scent. There's usually not enough of either. I like a lingering aroma on my skin after showering, and lots of lather while showering. I wonder if Pennwood Puritanicals can satisfy my stringent requirements for homemade soaps?

Joanne said...

What a pretty visual display Anna and Bob set up! Very enticing. Sounds like you had a wonderful day there at the farmers market, enjoying the ambiance!

Toni said...

oh.my.gawd.beautiful soaps!!!!! I would have been done in, I would have purchased one (or 10) of each ... ack!

Marisol said...

Whenever I get to run the booth at the farmers market I am always super excited because one of my favorite parts about growing food is when I get to meet the people I've helped to feed! Farmers markets are so awesome for building community. I will definitely check out the Pennwood website. It was very nice of you to put a plug in for them. Good luck with everything! =)

Dirt Princess said...

I am a sucker for any type of bath products so I will go check out the site! I would love to go to a farmers market like that! Lucky you (and them) to get set up next to them huh!

VP said...

That soap looks good enough to eat from here!

joey said...

Love our Farmer's Markets (live near 2) and they all have vendors with homemade soaps ... love it myself and for gifts!

cindee said...

I had fun visiting your blog. I loved all the photos. I will be back again soon!

Lover of Life said...

Beautiful pictures of those soaps. I love plants, too. There is something so grounding about digging in soil.

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garden girl said...

Beautiful soaps! I would have been sorely tempted. I love farmers' markets, just wish our local ones sold organic produce. There seem to be more and more craft booths at the markets - so much fun to browse. I love the art and ingenuity, and the beautiful colors and scents of our farmers markets. It will still be several more weeks before they start up here.