TCW News: Meet Our Farmers

We're only as good as our ingredients.

At TCW, we forage for some of the best farmers and partners we can find.  Their fresh ingredients are as "whole" and nutrient rich as we can get them. And yes, this means that every batch of TCW soaps and products must be made from scratch and the recipes tweaked every batch, just like good cooking. Plus, we LOVE using farmer's fresh ingredients in new ways with new products, hoping to boost their revenues and support their goal of growing healthy, clean foods.  Yeah, we have to work a bit more to offer custom crafted, high performing, nutrient rich soaps and cleaners, but we wouldn't have it any other way.

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MEET OUR FARMERS

Oliver Farm

TCW is so lucky to have met Clay Oliver and his passion for saving his Pitts, Georgia centennial family farm. Oliver Farm is winning Good Food awards in the South and being welcomed in some of the best restaurants across the country. When Clay cold presses and barrels his sunflower oil for us, he has to load it on his tractor and drive it a long way to get it on the truck and headed our way. Then I get my tractor going and load it from the delivery truck and into my shop. This glorious, golden oil has a earthy, seedy smell that tells me its wonderful waxes, carotenoids, and goodness is what makes TCW products perform.  Thank you Oliver family for working with us.

Ag Strong- Organic & Non GMO

Fortunately, I met the founders of Ag Strong almost 7 years ago, and the Davis family was willing to host my visits share samples of their Non GMO and Organic food oils. Now, they're always in the TCW pantry. We love buying their full bodied ingredients and crafting special recipes. It's why our pure Castile Soaps do what they do. And TCW's loves Ag Strong's mission: "To serve family farmers by offering more profitable and sustainable cropping systems to help strengthen & restore the family farming community."

 Ahiflower & Nature's Crops

While foraging for stronger omega 3 sources to create a new recipe, I reconnected with Greg Cumberland, of the Bent Creek Institute and Nature' Crops International. Luckily for TCW, Greg shared samples of Nature's Crops Ahiflower, and I crafted some new products, shared them with friends and family. The results are awesome, as expected, since this plant seed oil is scientifically proven to offer a unique and unparalleled combination of essential omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids.  Please, do your own research about the benefits of Omega 3 and skin. At TCW, we expect this sustainable superfood to become the point guard on our team of new products.