About the Farm
In 1994 two city-raised parents in our thirties with a goal to create something special, found a perfect Victorian fixer-upper on a hill in the back country of San Diego County. Along with our two children, we worked hard planting a vineyard, an herb garden, and the following year, Claude began making his first soaps.
By 2005, after negotiating through the learning curves of running a business, Sky Valley Farm Fresh Gourmet Soap was shipping our specialty soaps and lotions to stores, catalog companies, and hotels across the United States and beyond.
On October 22, 2007, the up-til-then largest wildfire in California history raced through San Diego County burning 198,000 acres, 1,700 homes and structures--and Sky Valley Farm was among the casualties.
We spent a year rebuilding, but in the end felt the call to move on and relocated ourselves and the business to Eugene, Oregon for a fresh start. We continue hand-making our soaps and lotions in town while we search for that new perfect spot on a hill.....
~Caroline Poissonniez 2016