Hi, my name is Anthony Smeraglia and alongside my wife, Natalie, we own and operate Forage Farmstead. We were born and raised in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, which is quite the opposite of Wilsonville, where we currently reside. Even though we grew up in the hustle and bustle of city life; we always felt a pull to the country. We wanted a place to be able to live out our passions and dreams, and a simpler life for our kids to grow up in. When my family and I moved to Wilsonville in 2016, we dove in head first and we currently have goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, and a cat on our property. We feel a peace on our farm that whispers a soft assurance that this is home.
Our Mission & Promise
At Forage Farmstead, quality and craftsmanship are king. We are dedicated to producing the highest quality bath products and provisions possible. We use hand-crafted, artisan techniques and natural ingredients that ensure and promote your overall well-being. We’re here to help guide you along your journey of health and wellness. To that end, our farm is committed to complete transparency. We only use necessary ingredients, no fillers, parabens, harsh chemicals, or dyes. Our products are naturally colored with cosmetic grade micas. We use 100% certified, pure essential oils and the best phthalate-free fragrance oils money can buy. Every product from Forage is lovingly hand-made, hand-labeled, and hand-packed with pride, because we know that only skilled human hands can produce a product of superior quality.
Our promise to you is simply this: we will always put quality and total customer satisfaction before the bottom line. If our name is on the product, you can trust that it is made with our unwavering standards. This is why we back our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If we wouldn’t use it in our own household, we won’t sell it. Period.
The soap starts with our goats. At Forage Farmstead, our animals live and thrive in sanitary, healthy living conditions. People often joke that our goats live better than we do, which is true! We offer them open pasture, unlimited fresh water, and all the hay they can eat. From loose minerals which supplement their diet to a strict medical program, these goats are living the life! You have always heard, “Happy cows make better milk” and the same applies to goats. Goats that have a balanced nutrition plan and a happy, healthy environment tend to produce better quality milk, and more of it.
We’re here to restore craftsmanship and trust in this industry. In a world that has gone cookie cutter, where everything is processed, uniform and mass produced, we intend to be a breath of fresh air.
Thank you so much for putting your trust in our company! You are greatly appreciated by the Forage Farmstead staff!