LAFARMGIRL

L.A. Farm Girl's Shop | Handcrafted Jams & Jellies

Los Angeles, California | 255 Sales

LAFARMGIRL

L.A. Farm Girl's Shop | Handcrafted Jams & Jellies

Los Angeles, California 255 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Our production calendar is full for the rest of 2017. L.A. FARM GIRL should be back online in 2018.


Thank you.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 1, 2017

Hello there -

Our production calendar is full for the rest of 2017. L.A. FARM GIRL should be back online in 2018.


Thank you.

Terri

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Terri

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About

It's a bittersweet story...but love always triumphs

In 2007 I moved to Texas to help my bother open a BBQ restaurant, Aunt Jo’s BBQ. I developed most of the recipes that he still uses in his kitchen from the cobblers to the BBQ sauce. I’ve always loved to cook and experiment with new and tasty recipes. I’m a science major but realized that the laboratory just wasn’t for me but the kitchen – well that’s my lab now.

In 2008, my son was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme, a terminal brain cancer. Throughout his faith and courage never wavered during his treatment. As the end drew near, we learned to live our life one moment at a time - sometimes seconds. We talked about the future and the possible outcomes of each other lives. We kept everything on the table and loved each other deeply – we were the best friends.

A mother should never have to discuss, burial arrangements, do-not- resuscitate orders and like with her dying child. But if you knew us together, that's just who we were. We kept it real and through that we developed a relationship like no other.

In 2009, my son lost his battle with cancer and is buried in the family cemetery in Texas. To reclaim my life I moved back to California – back to things that we familiar and to reconnect with my AA family (sober date 7-15-95). Alex died on July 3rd and I drove back to California to get my chip because it was tradition. Ever time I had a birthday; I would always bring him my chip. We recovered together. I’m so thankful there was a place for me to go to get help. Otherwise, I might have never known life’s’ possibilities. Staying sober was his biggest concern for me. July 15th, 2015 I'll celebrate 20 years with Alex in my spirit.

As you can probably imagine, suffering such a great loss can leave one empty and void of passion. I was falling into a depression deeper and deeper day-by-day – what do I do now? Someone suggested that I get a hobby. I tried all sorts of things but remembered that I love to cook – why not do something with cooking.

I started making jams and jellies to raise money for charity. I felt a renewed sense of fulfillment again.

In April of 2011, I was laid-off from my job in marketing. Additionally, my health was failing due to stress and grief. What do I do now? I watched the love of my life walk through the most challenging time in his life – he never gave up or felt sorry for himself. Surely, I could muster up the strength and apply the same principles of hope, courage and faith.

So now I’ve jumped back into my life knowing that no matter what, I’ve already had the worst day of my life and nothing could pale in its comparison. L.A. Farm Girl was born as a result. My son would be so proud of me. In fact, all the love we shared between each other are in my creations. He was and always will be the love of my life and the inspiration of my life.

I see L.A. FARM GIRL with a restaurant that provides home-styled cooking with family inspired recipes much like my brothers restaurant in Texas. If you read my family’s history you’ll see that tradition, hospitality, cooking and perseverance is in my bloodline.

The artwork, photography & design all come from the same place of inspiration. I learned that there is much more inside me and too me than could have ever imagined. Who knew that tragedy could bring such beautiful gifts.

I hope that reading this story inspires you in some way. Never give up - no matter what.

Terri

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  • Terri

    Owner, Maker

    I’ve always loved to cook and experiment with new and tasty recipes. I’m a science major but realized that the laboratory just wasn’t for me but the kitchen – well that’s my lab now.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 20, 2017
Welcome to L.A. Farm Girl!

L.A. Farm Girl is a California operated business producing jams, jellies, sauces & condiments that are handcrafted from the highest quality ingredients and
processed in small batches.

Production Timeline:

The jam production time line is generally a 3-4 week process. If you need an order sooner, a $30 surcharge will be assessed.

You can choose a mixture of jam flavors however there is a $15 change per flavor. For example, if you choose two flavors there's and additional $15 charge, three flavors, $30 and so on.

Week 1: Place mason jar order with vendor (it usually takes about a week)
Week 2: Fruit selection/Jam Production
Week 2-3 Custom labels print production, if applicable
Week 3-4: Finishing touches on order/shipping

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
We do our utmost to ensure our product reaches you in perfect condition, however, if you experienced damages or concerns with your order, please contact us immediately.

There are time limitations on refunds. If for any reason your order is not what you expected, please send an email explaining the reason for the return to us within 7 days of receipt of your labels or jams.

There is no refund on orders if it has been more than 7 days after you received it and orders that arrive on or before the date we promised.

We do not offer refunds due to product color or fruit variations.

We do not refund your original shipping charges.

Custom sticker order proofs that are not approved within 72 hours of e-mailed proof will delay print production time and agreed delivery date cannot be guaranteed.

We reserve the right to request that 100% of the items be returned to us prior to reprinting.


CLASSES:
Classes are limited to 6 students. Class fees are nonrefundable. Students must be at least 18 years of age. In the event of an emergency, your class fee can be credited to future class dates only. Credits cannot be transferred to anyone nor exchanged for L.A. FARM GIRL products.
Payment
We accept Etsy gift cards, PayPal, and personal checks, Visa and MasterCard
Shipping
We ship USPS priority flat rate mail from zip code 90014. If shipping for your item is more than $1 difference from what you purchased, we will refund the difference.

Insurance:

We take great care in packaging items to ensure their safe delivery. However, we cannot predict how the post office will handle packages. Insurance is the buyer’s option, but highly recommended for fragile items, for an additional $1.85 for up to $50.00 coverage. We cannot be held responsible for items lost or damaged once they have been shipped. Please insure your purchase accordingly.
Additional policies and FAQs
Prices are subject to change.

Product items are subject to seasonal availability.

Please contact me for wholesale/bulk price sheet