Stephani Sock & Bruce Fatz
We employ 10,000+ of the very best employees to help bring you raw, unprocessed, unfiltered local honey and honeycomb. We are excited to partner with Howey Market and look forward to supplying your honey.
Bruce and Stephani bought 2.5 acres of dilapidated, overgrown property in 2016 to fulfill Stephani's dream of having a farm and to give room for Bruce to garden. They had no farm animals, so everyone called it the "Farm-ish". The name stuck and now years later they have a full farm of over 50 chickens, 7 ducks, 3 naughty goats, and a mini pig farm. They bought the Honey Wagon to help support Stephani's animal habit and named it after the farm. They sell not only honey and honey products, but baby chicks and pet mini pig babies, and of course, lots of chicken and duck eggs. They are still working on the overgrown, always needing repairs, farm and love to bring their animals to market for people to enjoy. You can find them selling at the Clermont Farmers Market, Cagan Crossings, Haines City, Winter Haven, Lakeland, and Polk City.
Raccoon Valley Soap Co.
For her 50th birthday, Chris and her husband went on a trip to the Caribbean where she was introduced to the idea of handcrafted soaps. A soap named “monkey farts” caught her eye and she was quickly interested in how it differed from anything she had seen before. While the funny name definitely made it stand out, the soap itself was something to admire. She was intrigued at how this soap was extremely fragrant while still offering a nice lather and hydrating sensation and thus her interest in making her own handcrafted soap began.
Though Chris was eager to devote time to this newfound hobby, she was still committed to working her full-time job. That was, however, until the pandemic hit and she was furloughed. Most every industry was negatively impacted by the pandemic with many people being forced out of their positions and though it may not have aligned with her plans, this freedom presented Chris with an opportunity to really dive into her craft and take it all the way from a hobby to her own business.
Before long, Raccoon Valley Soap Co. was officially up and running! She started out small by creating soaps as gifts and quickly mastered the process and honed in on six signature scents:
Bamboo Coconut | Caribbean Teakwood | Egyptian Amber | High Tide | Lavender | Not Your Dad’s Smelly Soap