oldgatesfarm

Maple syrup, rustic soaps, knits and more

Castleton, Vermont · 644 Sales

Announcement   2018 syrup is here! It's delicious! We are a small family operation--our four children help us gather sap from our 250 buckets and 75 taps on line, and we run a small wood-fired evaporator. Made with lots of love in central Vermont.

Our soaps are made of mainly olive oil, with coconut, almond or sesame oils added depending on the type of bar we are going for. We don't use palm oil in our bars (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/harvesting-palm-oil-and-rainforests/). Recently, we've experimented with using our own Jersey milk and it has become our family's favorite soap!


Thanks for browsing~
Kris and family

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 25, 2018

2018 syrup is here! It's delicious! We are a small family operation--our four children help us gather sap from our 250 buckets and 75 taps on line, and we run a small wood-fired evaporator. Made with lots of love in central Vermont.

Our soaps are made of mainly olive oil, with coconut, almond or sesame oils added depending on the type of bar we are going for. We don't use palm oil in our bars (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/harvesting-palm-oil-and-rainforests/). Recently, we've experimented with using our own Jersey milk and it has become our family's favorite soap!


Thanks for browsing~
Kris and family

Kris Jacoby-Stevenson

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Kris Jacoby-Stevenson

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About

Farm Fresh

Our family of 6 lives on a small farmstead in Vermont where we raise pastured meats and eggs, veggies, bottle our own wood-fired maple syrup and sell raw milk from our three cow micro-dairy. We're a little homestead that's slowly grown to make our humble living from our farm over the past 11 years.

I started this shop as a fun outlet for my knitting, dyeing and sewing... it's become a spot for me to sell our handmade soaps, farm photography and Adam's maple syrup. Together, we work to provide our community with products made with love on our farm--now we can do that with our etsy community as well!

Shop members

  • Kris

    Mama, Owner, Crafter

  • Adam

    Papa, Owner, Farmer

  • Farmkid1

    Button-sander

  • Farmkid2

    Egg-gatherer

  • Farmkid3

    Cow-handler

  • Farmkid4

    Side-kick

Shop policies

Last updated on March 15, 2016
All of my items are hand-made by me, on my farm in Vermont, USA.

Our syrup is wood-fired and bottled right here on the farm. It's not certified organic, but it's made simply and purely--we collect the sap, boil it in our evaporator with wood-fire and bottle it the same day!

The grain mix is certified organic lentils, rice, millet, oats and spelt. I grind it the same day that I ship it.

My soaps are cold-processed, old-fashioned and made in small batches. Due to their "rustic" nature, their size varies slightly, but is generally around 5oz.

All knitted and sewn items are my own patterns or designs unless otherwise noted on the listing.

All photos are taken by me on my Olympus dslr camera with my 30+ year old lenses. They are unedited and printed either here or through adorama.com.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I will accept returns of any unused item with the exception of my soaps, syrup and grain mix. You pay shipping and once the item is received (and upon inspection), I will issue a refund.
Payment
Payment is expected within 3 days of purchasing an item. Orders ship the same or next business day after I receive a cleared payment. Cancellations are accepted up until the item is shipped. I also accept check or money order. Orders will ship as soon as check or money order clears.
Shipping
Many of my items ship Priority Mail because of the weight. Cards, photos and wool items ship first class. I can ship those Priority Mail, just convo me and I can change the shipping fee.
I will happily ship anywhere in the world and charge actual shipping charges. Just convo me with your info and we can figure it out!
Express mail, insurance, confirmation, etc can be done at an extra charge.
Additional policies and FAQs
Convo me anytime!