Welcome to Thistle Farms!
Thistle Farms is a powerful community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. We employ more than 50 survivors through our social enterprises which include a natural body care company, Thistle Stop Cafe, paper and sewing studio, and global marketplace called Shared Trade. Started in 1997 by Rev. Becca Stevens under the name Magdalene, Thistle Farms includes a two-year residential program and advocacy services for up to 700 women yearly. We provide education and training annually through speaking events and immersion workshops. Thistle Farms and Becca Stevens have been featured on numerous national platforms including the A Path Appears on PBS, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, and NPR. Thistle Farms stands for the truth that, in the end, love is the most powerful force for change in the world.