Viva Villa Farm in Friendsville makes and sells their own goat’s milk soap, butter, lotion, wool items, and maple syrup.
Farm owner Jill Kutz and her family raise Icelandic sheep with a herd of around 20 animals. They shear the wool yearly to make dryer balls, insoles, felted sheep soap, nesting balls, and wool ornaments. They also raise grade and purebred Lamancha dairy goats, using the milk for artisan-made goat milk soap, butter, and lotion. They have recently added maple syrup to their farm lineup, offering half pint, pint, quart, and half gallon maple syrup containers. They also make maple cream, which is a spreadable maple product.
Viva Villa Farm also raises ducks, chickens, livestock guarding dogs, and a horse. Jill got into the artisan products by having skin allergies over 35 years ago. From there, they got the farm and wanted to use their animals’ products to help others with sensitivities.