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Freshwater Country Store Dream Come True

 

The Kneeland Glen Farm Stand

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

It’s a happy, friendly, and delightful kind of business place.

Kathy Mullen has started a farm stand in Freshwater that is
unique for Humboldt:  a farm-based cottage industry cooperative.

Members of the Kneeland Glen Farm Stand take turns working the small indoor shop, and sell their fresh organic produce, handmade items– like Kathy’s Kneeland Glen Soap, a handmade goat’s milk soap, and also skin lotions– and cottage-made food items and crafts.

There’s fruit and vegetables, jams and jellies, honey, eggs, olives, breads and pastries, beautiful and colorful children’s clothing, and a wide range of other things to numerous to mention.  For such a small place, the variety and vibe is amazing.  The community came together helping Kathy’s humble dream come true– and vice-versa.  It’s a match made in heaven.

She’s working on bringing in new partners and so far the farm stand is a success. The small and adorable country store is a pleasant and friendly oasis, a place that feels more like a warm and loving home than your typical store.

Almost out of time, the place harkens back to the way things used to be so many years ago: a Humboldt-based farm and cottage industry cooperative, as well as a community gathering place.

Kathy is a warm, welcoming and thoughtful person, a real pleasure to be with.  She, like her business, are Humboldt gems.  And she loves to chat about anything under the sun.

When we were there, Kathy picked fresh basil for us even though she’d just closed up shop and on her way home for dinner.  That’s the kind of person she is.

Not a problem at all, she said, taking us kindly inside. We sat down and talked, having the most pleasant conversation we’ve had in quite awhile.

Open, genuine and wearing her heart on her sleeve, she told us about herself and getting walloped in the face recently by her horse, her long-time ranching family, our mutual friends in common, her milk goats, and her inspiration for starting the store.  Our conversation was sweet and beautiful and timeless.

See it for yourself.  We’re sure you’ll like it, finding something delightful in this little oasis. 

It’s open everyday from 12-6 and located close to the 3 Corners store at 5851 Myrtle Avenue and her phone is #496-0459 should you need it.

Stop by and say hi to Kathy and her daughter, Jenny, working there.  And don’t be surprised if you’re treated like an old friend.

 

KHSU’s Food For Thought audio post has Kathy explaining more about her mission and how others can be involved. You can listen to it here.

You may be amazed and perhaps inspired and transformed of how some dreams—great or small– can come true.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some nice fresh produce, farm fresh eggs, and Granny Be Jammin’ Fresh Pastries and Blackberry Cobbler

 

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3 Responses to “Freshwater Country Store Dream Come True”

  1. bali tack says:

    Good info. Lucky me I discovered your site by chance (stumbleupon).
    I have book-marked it for later!

  2. Kacie says:

    Pretty! Really wonderful article. Many thanks.

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