Here are a few more shots of Carhartt’s favorite Detroit sisters from DROUGHT while harvesting organic kale at Frog Holler Farm. Kale is an important ingredient in many of their cold-pressed juices. Like the Green #1, made of chard, cabbage, apple, celery, kale, and lemon. Or the Green #3, made of apple, kale, celery, lemon, and ginger.
Take a look at their menu and see what other organic goodness goes into their products.
Julie is wearing the newest version of the Carhartt Women’s Signature T-Shirt, available next spring. If you can’t wait until then, check this out.
Caitlin is also wearing the Signature Tee and Sandstone Overalls, available next spring. If you want to get your hands on a similar pair now, take a look at this.
Jenny is wearing the Carhartt Women’s Relaxed-Fit Sandstone Kane Dungaree. Grab a pair for yourself here.
Jessie is wearing Carhartt Women’s Force Performance Quarter-Zip Shirt, capable of wicking sweat and fighting stains and odor. See more like it here.
And don’t forget, good food comes from good places and good people.
I got to catch up with my favorite Detroit sisters this week as they test drove the Carhartt Women’s Spring 2016 line. Caitlin, Julie, Jessie and Jenny James are leading the way in women run businesses in the Michigan area.
They started small, but have grown their cold pressed raw juice company, DROUGHT, into something big and full of potential. Read more about this amazing family venture on Detroit Free Press.
Conscious companies are the way of the future. When I look to make a purchase, I want to buy from someone I trust. For most, that depends on quality and reliability. However, in a world where so many corporations revolve around the bottom line, it’s refreshing to see a business with character, not blinded by greed. I want to put my cash behind people who bring dependable products to their consumers in a mindful way, supporting the environment and keeping the customers’ well being at heart.
Detroit’s beloved James sisters dreamed of making raw juice commercially available and viable. What is raw juice? To put it simply, it’s juice in its purest form, made from 100% organic fruits and veggies. Conventional juice is dead, pasteurized and preserved to the point of reducing it to a mere sugar-y substance, low in nutrients. Raw juice is technically alive, hence the short shelf life, but full of all the goodness you’d find in the ingredients.
Four years ago, DROUGHT was born, a product of this sister super team on a mission to bring an honest approach to the health food industry. They make a great team.
“What is one’s shortcoming is another’s strong suit. We step in where needed and don’t allow each other to flounder. We are direct with one another and at the same time allow one another the flexibility to be independent. Of course we regularly push each other’s buttons, but we have one another’s best interest in mind. Trust me, none of us would be in business together if it were cutthroat competition with one another behind the scenes. We support one another 110%.” –Caitlin James
Their advice for anyone with a similar vision is to, “Do it now! Don’t wait or get caught up in the how’s–just do it! The how’s will work themselves out. Thoughts become things.”
Like what the girls are wearing? You can find the James’ winter work-wear here.
It’s time to treat yourself and continue your healthy lifestyle at the same time. Seasons Soda, based out of Chicago, makes natural soda out of fresh fruits, herbs, and filtered co2 water. In an effort to keep things local, Seasons Soda has created a closed loop system. Most of their fruits and herbs are from organic, family farms in the midwest. Then after the production process, their compost is reused and donated to Chicago urban farms. On top of that, no sugar or preservatives are added. Lisa and Agata are in on the ground floor of this relatively new company. Pretty exciting stuff to see organizations that make products that are good for the consumer and community alike. To get some soda for yourself, check out Seasons Soda facebook page for their farmer’s market schedule.