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  • Jessika Noda Ofiyai

Harvesting Appreciation: Farm-Fresh Gifts for Your Clients and Team

Welcome to Stone Hollow Farmstead, a family-owned farm outside Birmingham, Alabama. Founded by Deborah Stone, the estate started as a passion project. Thirty years in, it’s become Deborah’s life’s work.

It all started in 1999. After 10 years of running a successful spa, Deborah was ready for a change. She dreamed of giving her daughters a simple, wholesome childhood in the countryside, like the one she’d had. So she sold the spa and moved her family—husband Russell, daughters Alexandra and Fallon, and their horses—to rural Harpersville.

It is still a wholesome and sustainable place, but operations at the Stone family farm are anything but simple. What started as a breeding and training center for European Hanoverian horses is now home to several family businesses, producing cheese, honey, specialty foods, botanicals, cosmetic extracts, cosmeceuticals and horses. As much as possible, ingredients for Stone Hollow’s food and skincare products come directly from the farm.

Everyone contributes at Stone Hollow Farmstead. Goats roam the pastures and make milk for cheese, bees provide honey for multiple culinary uses, flowers, herbs and seeds get dried and used as ingredients, and grasses that feed the goats eventually transform into pretty packaging for gift boxes. The Stone family pitches in, too. Now grown, Deborah’s daughter Alexandra is the farm’s creative director, contributing to branding, visual display, and marketing strategies.

Giftagram had the pleasure of talking with founder Deborah Stone about Stone Hollow Farmstead and gifting:

Giftagram: What makes Stone Hollow Farmstead products such great and unique gifts?

Deborah Stone: What I love first and foremost, is that most of our gifts revolve around the kitchen, which is the lifeblood of the home. Most people enjoy an enriched dining experience, and our products can help give meals and drinks that extra push to make a meal special.