“Even while I relapsed and was in jail, the light of the candle lit my path home. Today, I am the Events Manager for the newly reopened, renovated cafe. It’s a challenging position. I have an entirely new skill set and have learned to work on a unified team."
My name is Tammy, and I am a 2016 graduate of the Magdalene Residential Program. Today, I have almost four years clean. I speak as one voice for many women who experience the lies of addiction. I like helping another survivor come off the streets. I like to see people I know from the streets that got clean. Everybody deserves a second chance. Read More
Community partners are vital to Thistle Farms. One of our good friends, Songs Against Slavery, has just announced a unique way to raise funds for Thistle Farms....walk for freedom with Step Into Their Shoes! Read More
On Monday morning, Kim opened the Shop at Thistle Farms for the first time as Manager. Today, she is thankful for her fellow survivor leaders for pushing her into a position where she could grow into the woman she wanted to be.
Whole Foods has awarded Thistle Farms the 2016 Supplier Award for responsible sourcing. This award is a reflection of our philosophy that love heals, empowers & employs. Today we're sitting down with Ebony, our Whole Foods Account Manager, and Gwen, our Manufacturing Director, to talk about our special relationship with Whole Foods. Read More
Brenda celebrates her four-year sobriety anniversary this month. Today, she reflects on life’s greatest blessings and how her time at Thistle Farms has impacted her life and her relationships with her children.
“I’m a country girl at heart. I grew up in the countryside of Huntsville, Alabama. As a child, I remember running through the fields chasing butterflies, picking berries, and climbing trees to gather apples, peaches, and pears. For me, there was no place like home. The country was a safe place for me.
Even if you’ve mentally settled back into your weekday routine after the long holiday weekend (good for you!), your sun-stressed skin is likely struggling to get back to its happy and healthy self. Read More
Benton Chapel on Vanderbilt University's campus was a packed with cheering family, friends, and farmers in early June as Thistle Farms gathered to celebrate 7 remarkable graduates who completed the intensive 2-year Magdalene program. Rachel, reflecting on the day, commented, “I’ve been trying to do this for about 20 years and I’m finally here. I’ve done it and I’m so proud of myself!” Read More
Deanna has been a resident at Thistle Farms for 17 months. Deanna works in manufacturing and creates the beautiful and healing new products released this month. While the production process and products have evolved, she has changed alongside them since arriving at Magdalene, the residential program. Read More