Farm Sweet Farm Oklahoma: Local Spotlight
I am so excited to take you behind the scenes today!
I have talked about these beautiful products before when I launched my holiday gift guide a few weeks ago and I am so thrilled for you to meet the wonderful people behind Farm Sweet Farm Oklahoma. You will have the opportunity to meet Nina in person too at this year’s An Affair of The Heart show in November here in Tulsa. If you have not grabbed your tickets..I highly suggest getting them now! I am also hosting several ticket giveaways over on my Instagram over the next few weeks prior to the show!!! So tune in for that too.
When Nina invited me to her farm to meet the goats..well how could I resist?! My dear friend Brooke joined and took these lovely photos too!
It was the perfect Tuesday being surrounded by chickens, goats, a cute watch dog named Daisy, and this beautiful family! We even were treated to delicious pumpkin coffee with goats milk, warm bread with goat’s cheese and honey, and a divine pumpkin cake. Brooke loves cilantro and Nina was so generous to gift her some from her garden!! We brought home gift baskets filled with Nina’s wonderful products and goat cheese. Seeing where and how these products come to life was so incredible. They work incredibly hard and have filled their products with so much love. When you are buying from Farm Sweet Farm Oklahoma you are truly supporting a family!
(Taken from Nina’s website)
My name is Nina Cason (try and imagine me saying that with a cute British accent), I was born in England and moved to Oklahoma in 2007 with my husband and our first daughter who had just turned one, slowly but surely I fell in love with the people here and the country life we are so fortunate to live. I always say I am British by birth and Oklahoman by choice. My husband Jeff, is from Ohio and I met him after he moved to England where he lived for 10 years. We have three children Sofia, Evie and our Mr Henry who are the joy of our lives. We live on a couple acres just outside of town in Coweta, Oklahoma. Coweta totally rocks, it is small enough to know people but big enough to be going places. We live outside the city limits which gives us the freedom to embrace our hillbilly side and burn brush, keep livestock and keep appliances in the yard (should we wish). When we moved to our property we decided to make the most of every square inch of land and we are certainly doing that and busting at the seams!!
We have a crazy goal to be as self sufficient as possible, providing most of our food from our property. I say most because who can or wants to live without bananas, avocados and black pepper, all of which to my knowledge can not be grown in Oklahoma. We raise goats (dairy & meat), chickens for meat and eggs, bees if we can ever persuade them to stay put and we also have a large garden which provides a lot of our fruit, salad and vegetables.
If it is possible to make something from scratch I have either tried it, or it is on my list to try. About five years ago I started making my own bar soap, I had some failures, some acceptable batches and some fantastic specimens. In 2017 I started to make soap using our excess of goats' milk and made it pretty enough to sell. This is where our story gets real interesting, I bravely started the farmers market season with 300 bars of soap, I figured if it didn't sell then everyone I know would get it for Christmas. well, guess what......people loved it! 2000+bars of soap later I ended the market season with a great sense of accomplishment and an excitement for our soaping future.
I have met a friend for life here!! The soaps, lotions, and scrubs are just my favorite. They smell divine and really nourish my skin!! Now I hope Nina will invite me over so I can learn how to make her chicken and dumplings and meatloaf!!
Thank you for opening your home to us Nina!!!