Owner, Mindy, reflects on tradition and modernity.
“I love the contrast. Alpine Farms delivers wreaths and specialty evergreens for the moments in our lives that are steeped in the deepest traditions, but we also live in a modern, digital world.” Mindy sits in a comfortable chair near the window. The fire crackling in the background lends to this Pacific Northwest (PNW) moment, holding back the chill outside.
“I was drawn to this business because we are so easily captured by our technology, in danger of forgetting the importance of family closeness. Environment matters. The look, the feel, the scent of the living evergreens, handcrafted to shapes that are familiar to all generations, helps us remember.”
Outside the window, you can see the sun just beginning to set behind the mountains, the deep green of the forest tinged with a spreading orange glow. “Fortunately, we have an opportunity to tap into aspects of that technology to deliver the nature and tradition we enjoy here in the PNW to people around the country.”
Owner, Megan, looks ahead and embraces a cause
“I have always loved Christmas,” Megan says. “It has been a great joy for me throughout childhood. Now, with a child of my own, I am actively working to bring that sense of magic and tradition into his life.”
Megan smiles as she snuggles her son close. “The holidays are about family. And being able to partner with my own mom for this business, a business which celebrates my values and lets me bring my experiences to others is something I’m so grateful for.”
“It’s important that we all–every one of us–find a way to impact our communities and make a difference in the world.” Megan’s view of life embraces the passion of her entire generation. “Alpine Farms offers me an outlet to do just that. Our wreaths are harvested using sustainable practices, and our company provides jobs for local families.”
“Helping others is my heart,” Megan says. “Alpine Farms also has an amazing fundraising program; being able to help others raise money for their organization or cause is so rewarding. Coupling that with an opportunity to share my excitement around the holidays–and an opportunity to work from home, and thus spend more time with my own family–has made Alpine Farms an amazing fit for me.”