In 2006, at the age of five-years-old, young entrepreneur Troy Walsh was to start a home-school project at his local Farmer's Market. But, Troy had other idea's for this home-school project.
He intended to start a full-time business from it. From that day forward he has stayed true to his focus and today it is called Chickapea Farms.
Troy has built, and continues to build and operate, Chickapea Farms' foundation on old fashion integrity.
He seeks and receives guidance from Amish and Indigenous mentors in the ways of using the Earth's most renewable resources and greenest processes.
This allows him to provide his customers the best service and products possible without monetary greed and harm to Mother Earth.
We take great pride in our integrity to maintain age-old Artisan values and traditions, with no compromise in quantity, to honestly bring a product to market worth the consumer's hard earned money.
From the start Troy has believed in local supporting local.
We source in the sequence of: our immediate home area within Michigan, the rest of Michigan, then the Midwest, and finally the whole of America.
On the very rare occasion we source outside of America, we scrutinize every aspect to make sure we have proof of receiving the highest and greenest quality material available to us.
We strive to eliminate plastic and fossil fuel materials for products and their packaging. We focus on using only nature's greenest and finest renewable resources, going the extra steps so our products and their packaging can be compostable, and if not, repurposable.
We consciously work to keep a low carbon footprint from the start to finish for each of our product's existence by asking these questions: how is its material created, how is it handled through assembly, how does it effect its environment when used and how is it eliminated.
Chickapea Farms eco-artisan products are for personal home and lifestyle use.
In their making there is no out-sourcing, nor mass-production machinery; just hands on, strong backbones and a lot of elbow grease to create durable, high quality, limited quantity, green products and packaging.
As we can meet demand, we will consistently be adding more of Troy's products, here, on Chickapea Farms' site. So subscribe below to receive updates.
And, even though Troy calls on his friends, family and mentors for help, he's always at the helm of Chickapea Farms, leading with love in his heart and quality on his mind!
Thank you for walking a green path with Chickapea Farms.