Member Profile: Sweetwater Farm and Stables

This month, we bring you Sweetwater Farm and Stables, located in Altha, Florida. The 40 acre farm in Calhoun County has two horse training arenas where they offer horse boarding and private horsemanship training. They also grow fragrant lavender! Three generations of family members have built the farm. There is a lavender store on site that includes such goodies as linen spray, lavender essential oil, lavender sachets and other lovely smelling goods, made by the owners. Owner Amanda Reisen tells us a little about their farm.
What is one of the biggest challenges you have faced?  

This year has affected us, like all other businesses, with the virus stand-stills and knowing when to open the farm for public safety Challenges happen all the time on a farm which mainly is equivalent to simply needing more hours in a day to get more done in a day’s time on the farm.

Name something you are most proud of developing or cultivating in your operation

We are proud to have our products made on our farm by three generations of hard working ladies.  From the hand-sewn unique lavender gifts to the essential oil infused spa products, our family has a part in making each part of our Sweetwater Farm Lavender Products.  From 8 years old to 66 years old, we are always creating and looking for additional ideas for our visitors and clients to enjoy lavender in their own homes from ours.

What is your most successful method of advertising? 
Social Media has been our most successful method of advertising both our online store and farm.

What does FATA mean to you? 
FATA is a wonderful collection of like-minded families and farms giving of their time and talents to show visitors an amazing adventure of outdoors and farming in their local areas and nearby Florida areas.

What piece of advice would you give to yourself when you were just starting out?  
“How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.”  Each step and each work day gets you closer to your overall picture and goals.