TheKirkEstate

handmade. heirloom. organic.

New York, United States · 2950 Sales

TheKirkEstate

handmade. heirloom. organic.

New York, United States 2950 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1107)
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Jenny

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Announcement   organic heirloom seeds, handmade cold process soap, small batch apothecary + original music from our haunted farmhouse

learn more about our farmstead at our website + blog:
www.thekirkestate.com | www.thekirkestate.wordpress.com | www.instagram.com/thekirkestate | http://thekirkestate.com/soap/

Planting instructions can be found under each variety's individual listing.
Feel free to send me a message if you have questions regarding items, overseas shipping, or gardening information. I'm sorry I can not ship seeds internationally.

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 23, 2016

organic heirloom seeds, handmade cold process soap, small batch apothecary + original music from our haunted farmhouse

learn more about our farmstead at our website + blog:
www.thekirkestate.com | www.thekirkestate.wordpress.com | www.instagram.com/thekirkestate | http://thekirkestate.com/soap/

Planting instructions can be found under each variety's individual listing.
Feel free to send me a message if you have questions regarding items, overseas shipping, or gardening information. I'm sorry I can not ship seeds internationally.

Jenny

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Jenny

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About

"An artisanal reimagining of an antique dream"

The Kirk Estate is a haunted 5 1/2 acre farmstead in Upstate New York, passed down generationally since 1904. Its current caretakers, husband and wife team Jen O’Connor and Eric Krans continue to farm the old fashioned way; no chemicals, no petroleum intensive machines -only practices that help to improve the land, the environment, the wildlife, and the people. The Kirk Estate offers a suite of meaningfully made items such as cold process soaps and small batch apothecary, made by hand using our own organically grown herbs, as well as artfully designed seed packets of our heirloom vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

Over the years The Kirk Estate has served as host to music performances, art installations, photo shoots, intimate events, elopements, and classes including songwriting, gardening, soap making, and canning, helping to unite aspiring artists and artisans with a community of like-minded individuals. In addition to farming and artisanship, Jen and Eric write and perform in their band The Parlor, which is named after a room in the farmhouse. The first single off their new album Wahzu Wahzu premiered on Pitchfork. They have performed at the Farm Aid festival alongside music icons Neil Young, Willie Nelson, and Dave Matthews, and have shared the stage with bands including The Lumineers, Man Man, Willy Mason, Sharon Van Etten, and Phantogram.

Notable Press for The Kirk Estate: Etsy’s Spring Lookbook 2016, Etsy’s Holiday Press Event 2015, Green Wedding Shoes, New York Business Journal, Etsy Finds, Etsy Gifts, Etsy Blog, DeliberateLIFE, Eco Chic Wedding, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society.

Jen O'Connor is the vision behind The Kirk Estate; principal farmer, creator, and curator of the haunted 19th century family farmstead. Jen oversees all work at the farm, managing projects ranging from curating our seed collections, to designing and maintaining the 4,500 square feet of organic gardens. The artisan behind our soap and apothecary products, these handcrafted items originate from Jen’s original recipes created from tested techniques and age old herbal properties.

An artist by nature, Jen has designed and curated the farmhouse, combining the house’s original heirloom elements with her own handcrafted designs. The house has been described as “a living museum” and showcases the artworks of five generations. She has lent her vibrant design aesthetic to events around the region such as music festivals, private events, photo shoots, and in-home design.


For more information about the past, present, and future of The Kirk Estate, visit our website: www.thekirkestate.com

"An artisanal reimagining of an antique dream" is a quote from an article written about Jen and her husband Eric Krans. Read the interview here: http://metroland.net/2012/05/16/living-museum/

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Shop members
  • Jen O'Connor

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Grower, Photography, Shipping

    As a child I sketched chrysalises in my notebook. Now I spend my days trying to wrap my head around the interconnectedness of nature. How things grow and why, and creation in the most sustainable way possible.

  • Eric Krans

    Grower, Farmstead Maintenance, Musician

    Eric maintains the health and vigor of the permiculture at The Kirk Estate. He tends our orchards, berries, and asparagus. He provides maintenance to the tools and machinery and oversees projects such as structure construction and landscape design.

  • Carol Kirk O'Connor

    Seed Processor

    Carol volunteers her time at The Kirk Estate mastering the Zen-like practice of seed processing. She can get to the bottom of a giant bushel basket of seed heads in one night, meticulously separating seeds by hand.

Manufacturers
  • Groovehouse Records

    Woodland Hills, CA, United States

    For the replication and printing of our albums we worked with Groovehouse Records. A FSC-certified company, Groovehouse uses vintage encoders, responsibly harvested paper, vegetable based inks, and biodegradable varnishes.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 30, 2016
The Kirk Estate features a collection of homegrown organics, handmade cold process soaps, small batch apothecary and original music, born in a 19th century haunted farmhouse in Upstate New York. Since my husband and I moved to The Kirk Estate in 2006 we have added 3,000 square feet of organic vegetable gardens, a dozen additional fruit trees, grapes, hops, herbs and extensive flower gardens. It is our ultimate goal to grow and preserve this land that has been in my family since 1904, always with the environment at the forefront.

Thank you for your support!
xo. Jenny

For more information visit:
www.thekirkestate.wordpress.com | www.thekirkestate.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the hygienic and perishable nature of our items we can not offer returns or exchanges. However, if you are unhappy in any way with your purchase please contact us.

In compliance with regulations, customers based in the EU have the right to cancel an order within 14-days of receiving an item. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.