Hope Organic Farms teams up with DeReis to offer artisan soap

Andrew Adams of Hope Organic Farms and Teresa DeReis from Adventures in Self-Sufficiency are teaming up to provide an artisan soap collection.
Andrew Adams of Hope Organic Farms and Teresa DeReis from Adventures in Self-Sufficiency are teaming up to provide an artisan soap collection.

Two local entrepreneurs are collaborating to create a unique and earth-friendly new product line, just in time for the holiday season.

Teresa DeReis from Adventures in Self-Sufficiency and Andrew Adams from Hope Farm Organics are releasing the Hope Farm Organics Artisan Soap Collection on December 1.

“We’re proud to have this collaboration with Teresa and to continue striving to create healthy options in our region that support our local economy,” said Adams.

This limited-edition collection, designed and handcrafted by Teresa, consists of 10 different soaps. Each soap is made with/inspired by a specific Hope Farm crop, including rainbow carrots, heirloom tomatoes, pumpkin, melon, farm-fresh honey, and more.

All soaps in this collection are made with organic oils, butters and other specialty ingredients. Half of the soaps are vegan, and the other half are made with Happy Pig organic lard. Each soap has an artistic design and aesthetic, making a perfect holiday gift for anyone looking for unique, eco-conscious, locally-made items.  

“I’m very excited to create these soaps as tribute to the beauty and healthfulness of Andrew’s farm products,” said DeReis. “He’s been a huge inspiration and mentor to me over the years, and it’s an honour to showcase his products in this way.”

The Hope Farm Organics Artisan Soap Collection will be available from Teresa on Saturday December 1, at the Artisans’ Fair at Two Rivers Gallery, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Teresa DeReis (Adventures in Self-Sufficiency) has been creating natural soaps and other specialty home, bath, and beauty products since 2015. Her products focus on using and showcasing locally grown and wild-foraged ingredients, and using artistic design to create products that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the skin. Teresa also writes a blog and teaches DIY classes to help people with their own adventures in self-sufficiency. To learn more, visit her website (www.adventuresinselfsufficiency.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AdventuresinSelfSufficiency).

Andrew Adams (Hope Farm Organics) has been servicing Prince George and area since 2011. Based out of Newlands Station, BC, Andrew produces a variety of organic, heirloom, and heritage crops. His products are available at the Prince George Downtown Farmers Market every Saturday, as well as through his Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) food box program. To learn more, visit his website (www.hopefarmsorganics.ca) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HopeFarmOrganics).