I’m Featured in Voyage Houston!

http://voyagehouston.com/interview/meet-amy-bierstedt-scratch-farm-boerne-just-outside-san-antonio/         "Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Bierstedt.   Amy, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far. Our changes began about eight years ago. We started raising chickens. We planted a garden. We caught rainwater. I was learning how to cook (really cook) with wonderful from-scratch recipes. I stopped purchasing…

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National Handmade Day (Quarantine Edition)

After I founded this wonderful national holiday a few years ago, and got to celebrate it twice in my shop, tomorrow is definitely not going to be the big event that I dreamed of.  But here we go, pivoting again!   Our five amazing vendors at Handmade on Main, plus our sweet neighbors, are having a fun online party!  Each of us will be taking over Handmade on Main's social…

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I’m Published! With Kendall County Woman Magazine! (again) 😁

I'm still doing it!  I'm saying YES to things, before I say no.  Even scary things. I've sucked it up... to appear on morning shows, to submit my products to HEB, to being a magazine cover story.  To even writing my third published article!  But this one was really easy.  It was all about the importance of supporting and shopping handmade! {SO thankful for this opportunity with Kendall County Woman Magazine.}…

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Saving From Scratch Farm

Last night I received this message from Quickbooks....     And with all the uncertainty ahead of us, closing our doors on Saturday, and no promise of continued online orders.... I decided to go for it! Our shop now has a GoFundMe page.  On one hand, money raised can simply go to helping us pay rent, and be able to open our doors again (when the time comes).  On the…

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I’m a Cover Girl!!!

Check out the March issue of Boerne Business Monthly!!!!!! {A look at my passion for local biz, small businesses, and shopping handmade... the reason behind From Scratch Farm... what's going on at the new Handmade on Main co-op... some details on the Boerne Retailers' Style Show & Shopping Event... and the first announcements about National Handmade Day!}   https://issuu.com/boernemag/docs/march2020_boerne_business_monthly_online                

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Reduce, Reuse, RECYCLE!

If you know me or my business at all, by now you know I use these words a lot when it comes to what I make, how we live, how I shop: natural non-toxic sustainable ethical upcycled thrifted reduce reuse recycle   You've seen that I'm trying to reduce waste in our product packaging.  You've seen that I'm trying to change everyone's habits, health, and the safety of their homes. …

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TRAVEL TEXAS (Christmas Edition: Getaway Tiny Cabin)

It all started with me finding Getaway on instagram, following them, and seeing a post about a special that they were having for bookings around Christmas.  I couldn't beat a two-night stay for under $200.  So I booked immediately (this was back in August)... and then texted my mom that I chosen this year's Christmas trip!   Itinerary... Christmas Day: 6:00 alarm, so I could shower, pack, get breakfast started,…

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I’m Published! With Kendall County Woman Magazine!

Another big step for me! But you know what, I've really learned how to say YES to things... before overthinking, and saying no.  I'm staying open to (even scary) opportunities. So when I was approached by Kendall County Woman Magazine, to talk about making changes to the toxins in our homes, here's what I whipped up:           IF YOU CAN’T PRONOUNCE IT, YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN’T BE…

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