Monday, August 30, 2010

We Are The Talk Of The Town

NewsChannel 5 WTVF-TV Nashville's "Talk of the Town" stopped by Thistle Farms and took a tour of our new facility. Katrina, our National Director of Sales, showed Ch. 5's Tuwanda Coleman around while the Thistle Farms employees were hard at work.

Check out the great video by clicking HERE.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Attention All Williamson County Thistle Farmers

If you live in Williamson County (or are heading to Cool Springs for some shopping), we need your help! Please stop by the Whole Foods - Cool Springs store and see our newly-designed display case full of bath and body products. You could help Thistle Farms get into more Whole Foods stores by purchasing one product from their store this week.

If we sell through our products quickly, other Whole Foods will notice, order displays and we have a chance of expanding our line across the country. Items (all handmade!) range from $4 - $30, so there's something for everyone's budget.

On Saturday, August 28, from 11am - 3pm, Beverly, a graduate of the Magdalene program and Thistle Farm's Senior Sales Director of National Accounts will be on hand to sample products and answer any questions.

See you then!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Have A Thistle Farms Wedding

At Thistle Farms, we believe in the power of love. If you are planning a wedding, why not show others that you believe too?

All of our natural products are hand made by women who have survived violence, prostitution and addiction - who have seen first hand that love is the strongest force for change in the world. As you think about gifts and ideas for your wedding, consider that each Thistle Farms product is created and packaged by a woman who is putting love into it for your special day. Have a hand in helping another woman learn that love is more powerful than all the forces that drive women to the streets.

Here are a few ideas of how to become a Thistle Farming bride:

Lavender Rice Sachets: A tradition that dates back to Rome, our sachets arefilled with lavender rice that when thrown at the end of the ceremony, won't harm birds, but will fill the air naturally and fragrantly. Pick a sachet bag from a variety of wedding colors and a let the women of Thistle Farms create a gift to allow everyone to participate in your special day!

“In Lieu of Favors” Framed Sign and Postcards: Donating funds to a charity in lieu of giving guests favors is a very socially responsible and heartfelt way to thank your friends and family for sharing in your wedding. Thistle Farms will create a beautiful framed piece of artwork on thistle paper to let your guests know that a donation has been made in their name to the organization. Bride and Grooms have three choices of frames (black, white or silver) and three wording options to fit your own personal style. In addition, 250 matching postcards will be printed to hand out to your guests so they have a keepsake from the day and a reminder of the gesture.

Wedding Favors: If you do decide on favors for your guests, Thistle Farms Lip Balm is a perfect one to use at a wedding – especially since there’s a lot of kissing going on! Pick from five scents of handmade lip balms (tuscan earth, citrus vanilla, lavender healing, tea tree mint, unscented – or let us choose a mix of scents), which will be attached to a keepsake postcard with the Bride & Groom’s names and wedding date. Great for both men and women.

Gift Baskets: For the select few people you've invited to be a special part of your big day, consider personalized gift baskets from Thistle Farms. Filled with your choice of four fragrances (tuscan earth, citrus vanilla, lavender healing and tea tree mint), pick the size of basket filled with handmade bath and body products that fit your needs and pocketbook. Each basket will also contain a personal note from the bride and groom signed by the women who have made the products, on a card created by a Thistle Farms’ employee.

A Thistle Farms Bridal Shower: Instead of a typical bridal shower, host a unique Thistle Farms Bridal Shower. Two of our trained employees will come to you, share their personal stories of hope, and tell you about our products. Sample our divine Body Polish (perfect for quick pedicures and manicures), our creamy Body Butter or smell our naturally fragrant candles. Celebrate your special day with women and products that truly say "Love heals."

For more information and pricing, email or

And congratulations
from all the women of Thistle Farms!

Friday, August 13, 2010

PBS Show To Feature Magdalene-Thistle Farms

The highly-regarded PBS show, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, came to Nashville recently to find out more about Magdalene-Thistle Farms. They spent the whole day with us, starting with our morning meditation. The results of this visit will be a part of their newsweekly show which airs this Sunday (in some markets it could run throughout the following week).

Click HERE to read the trasncript of the show. Visit HERE to find out when it airs in your market.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Our New Home

We are so grateful for the turnout of our Open House. We were able to give tours of our new home to old friends and new neighbors. We look forward to having more people stop by and see where natural bath and body products are hand made by women who have survived lives of prostitution, abuse and addiction.

Everyone is welcome to come to 5122 Charlotte Pike in Nashville -- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9am - 2pm.

Below is a few photos from the event. For more images, go to our Facebook album.

A performance in the manufacturing area by guest drummers from the Global Education Center (our new neighbors)

Thistle Farms bumper stickers! YOU can be a Thistle Farmer too.

Products for sale right when you walk in.

The meditation area FULL of friends and love.

Becca gives a tour of the upstairs sales & marketing offices.

photos by Carolyn Snell & Dorinda Carter

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Open House - SAVE THE DATE!

You are cordially invited
to a special celebration of our new

Save the Date!

The Thistle Farms Open House
Wednesday, August 11
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Please park behind and to the west of our building,
not in the Regions Bank lot.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

TESTIMONIAL! - Body Polish

Just another TESTIMONIAL! post from one of our very satisfied customers. This one comes from Sue in Lakeland, FL:

"I love Thistle Farms' Body Polish! My favorite scent is Citrus Vanilla because it is refreshing while still being relaxing. My dermatologist said after 50 plus years of Florida sun, I need a way to seal in moisture after bathing. I started using it nightly, rubbing it on my legs and rinsing it off while still in the tub. I adore the feel and glow of my legs as I pat them dry. I noticed an improvement in the softness of my skin and now use is on my hands and arms as well!"

Thank you, Sue!

To purchase our Body Polish (which acts as a rich exfoliant and is also great for quick manicures and pedicures), go to or stop by our new location at 5122 Charlotte Pike in Nashville.

If you have tried on of our products and have a TESTIMONIAL! you'd like to share with us, email and tell us your story.