We had the good fortune of connecting with Jennifer Peck and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jennifer, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
The healing power of plants has always been our passion. We knew that the self-care & skin care products that were grown and harvested from our organic farm were healthier, cleaner and more potent than other organic self-care products we had come across on the market. People are taking a closer look at what they are putting in and on their bodies. Health & self-care are at the forefront of conversations with many people looking to rid unnecessary chemicals, fragrances and synthetics from the products they use day to day. My sister and business partner, who is also a licensed esthetician, and I felt that the timing was just right to share our harvest with the others. So, on November 18th, 2020 we launched our online apothecary shop offering organic skincare & self-care goods all grown, harvested and produced from seed to skin on our organic farm in Plano, Texas.

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What should our readers know about your business?
ABOUT OUR FARM: We are an organic farm in Plano, Texas focused on crafting the finest hydrosols, creams and self-care goodies you can find. We inherited a wealth of knowledge from our farming family that we use to grow all of our botanical inputs allowing us to ensure top quality from seed to skin. Currently, 4 generations of our family work together within our apothecary.

WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL: We grow 100% of the botanical inputs we use to craft our products, all of which are free of fertilizers, GMO’s, pesticides, chemicals, dyes, and synthetic fragrances. Clients are turning back to more natural, old-school ingredients, like tallow & hydrosol, to reap the rewards of their safety and simplicity. The heavenly scents that our products poses are the result of whole plant infusion; not essential oils or synthetic fragrances. By using fresh, whole organic plants as the base for our hydrosols, creams, lotions and soaps, the medicinal aspects of the herbs are imparted into each finished product.

A LABOR OF LOVE: Our business was in the ‘planning stages’ for almost 20 years. We knew we needed to make an investment in land to start our farm and this was the biggest hurdle we faced in the beginning. Building an organic farm takes time and we knew that in order to get started, be needed to purchase the right property. When growing organically, a farmer is looking at roughly a 7+ year window to establish healthy soil, plants and pest control. We purchased the property in 2013 and began work almost immediately and were ready to open our doors for business November 18th, 2020.

BIGGEST LESSON LEARNED ALONG THE WAY: Always, no matter what, live well below your means. If you can do this, you will set yourself up to seize opportunities that may not have been available to you otherwise.

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Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend were visiting from Houston (shout out, Liza Casillas), we would absolutely have to make the following stops:

Stop #1: NP Dairy, Farmersville TX – let’s pick up some raw milk, meat and eggs for breakfast. If we are lucky, they won’t have sold out of heavy cream and yogurt before we get there! This is a family-owned farm run by some of the most amazing people

Stop #2: Elizabeth Anna’s Old World Garden, Fort Worth – Of course we have to start the day off right by going shopping for plants & seeds and browsing their upcoming gardening classes

Stop #3: Lockwood Distillery, Richardson TX – let’s dig into the most delicious and creative happy hour menu filled with homemade food and the freshest, most unique craft cocktails anywhere. Their attention to detail is impeccable and we love to support family-owned, local businesses- they are the best!

Stop #4: Lauren Margolies Yoga, Dallas TX – let’s relax with a sound bath and meditation under one of the best instructors in all of DFW- again, we love to support local businesses!

Stop #5: Black Rooster Bakery, Forth Worth – can’t think of a better way to close out the day than with a sampling of the absolutely best pastry shop in DFW

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The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My sister and I come from Central Texas farming families who have been growing in Texas for well over 100 years. The women in our family wore many hats and were often in charge or growing and processing medicinal herbs & flowers for medicine and self-care which they shared with their families and neighbors. Everything was made from what you grew from the land and nothing was ever wasted. Most of the ancestral knowledge of working with plants and soil was passed down from our grandmothers and great-grandmothers while growing up in Waco. One of the biggest influences on our lives, and who gave us the gentle nudge to open up for business, is our grandmother – Alice Wingrove. She has always been our biggest supporter and the reason we decided to follow our passion for plants and to share our harvest with you all.

Website: https://www.mothersorganicstx.com/

Instagram: @mothers_organics

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Mothers-Organics/100086682983311/?refsrc=deprecated&_rdr

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Image Credits
all of the images were taken by Jen Peck

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