This family business has grown from a natural love for the land and nurturing the process to producing the finest cheeses, honey, specialty foods, botanicals, cosmetic extracts, and cosmeceuticals. Honoring both her parents' and her grandparents' heritage, Deborah Stone founded Stone Hollow Farmstead in 1999 with her husband, Russell, and daughters, Fallon and Alexandra.
The Stone family comes from a line of Alabama gardeners and farmers, sharing their history in all facets of the farmstead. Lessons learned from her grandparents, who ran a sustainable farm and grocery store, are evident in the jars of rose petal jam, the hillside of happy goats, the hives of honeybees and the heirloom herb gardens. Today, the farmstead houses several complementary businesses: Stone Hollow Creamery, Stone Hollow Hanoverians, Stone Hollow Herbs, Botaniko Skin and NeoTegument medical skin care.
About The Farm
Stone Hollow Farmstead is family owned and operated by a mother-daughter team and their families. The farm is located in Shelby County, about 30 minutes east of Birmingham, Alabama. We are proud to be a part of a flourishing agricultural economy within a community that seeks to preserve our rural heritage.
On the farm you'll find a small cadre of farmers, family members, interns, volunteers, and employees, all attending to the daily needs of hundreds of goats and chickens and a few jersey cows, happily living on pasture as nature intended. We raise our animals on a grass based system and consider ourselves "grass farmers" who practice management-intensive grazing to ensure healthy pastures and healthy animals. Our goats convert grass into rich milk that we turn into a variety of farmstead cheeses.
By supporting our farm, you are supporting a movement that helps grow small farms which are better for animals, the land, and people everywhere.
In 1999, after completing a little over 30 years of work within the aesthetic, cosmetic, and Medi-spa industries, Deborah Stone founded Stone Hollow Farmstead. The farm began with 80 raised beds of organic herbs and a small lab where Deborah produced her small batch skincare, Botaniko Skin, made from the herbs grown and distilled at the farm.
Today the farm has expanded into a large farmstead and encompasses a licensed goat dairy, creamery and cannery as well as a cut flower farm and hemp grower / processor.
Operating as a completely vertically integrated company Stone Hollow Farmstead is the grower, manufacturer and distribution center for all of their products:
- Botaniko skin, a clinical skincare line, Farmstead laboratories, wellness products featuring herbal tinctures, CBD products, natural perfumes and candles.
- Stone hollow Farmstead, features food-in-jars such as jams, pickles, infused vinegars, caramels, goat cheeses and a fresh cut flower program that ships nationally.
Alexandra Stone Flowers
One could say that Alexandra “Alex” Stone has been well-steeped in the entrepreneurial lifestyle. Born and raised by a family with a deep history of independent business owners. Alex is the daughter of Birmingham Spa guru turned cosmetic formulator, Deborah Stone. Together, the women run a posh small batch skincare company, two retail store fronts and an 80-acre farmstead where it all originates. Stone Hollow Farmstead serves as both an inspirational focal point as well as a true laboratory for the brands. Alex develops branding, visual display, marketing strategies and is the buyer for the retail store.