Gardening, homesteading, seasonal living, motherhood, hobbit

About

Redwood Coast Mercantile was born from the salty sea air of the Pacific Coast, and the mossy earth floor of redwood groves.

My name is Lindsey and I am a candle maker, mother, gardener, felter, and I enjoy seasonal living. I live in Northern California with my husband, toddler, and two cats. In my early twenties, I was confused about my life as I sat next to a computer working 8 hour days. I had been doing this since high school and thought this is what everyone is supposed to do as a career if you wanted to make money and be happy. When my mental and physical health started to decline, I decided it was time for a change. I quit my job and began working at community gardens, vegetable farms, and chicken hatcheries. During this time I researched everything about sustainable living and regenerative agriculture. It all came together.