A single mom of five, Jessica of Bee Joyful uses sustainable, locally sourced beeswax and American made fabrics to create her food wraps. Each piece is made by hand--with a little help from her kids.
"I was raised in a cabin deep in the forest near Allegan, Michigan," Jessica says. "My parents were big believers in being Earth-friendly, self-sufficient, and living simply, so my roots in sustainability run deep.
"We were “off the grid,” meaning no electricity and no running water. I learned a lot about being resourceful. When you grow up without modern amenities, you discover your true creativity -- something that I’m thankful has stuck with me through the years. My grandmother used beeswax wraps as a way of sealing food long before plastic wrap was invented."
Now, Jessica and her children are still interested in being sustainable and resourceful.
"Sustainability, being Earth-friendly, leaving things better than how you found them, are all lessons I’m teaching my children," she says.
Stop in Friday, September 8 from 5 to 9pm to talk with Jessica, try the wraps for yourself, and enjoy free wine and snacks as usual.