American Made Since 1988
Not every family-owned farm can create tens of thousands of gorgeous unique handmade artisanal wreaths each year, but Creekside Farms in Monterey County, California is proud to celebrate its 25th Anniversary of doing just that! Creekside Farms’ founders, Carol and Larry Umbarger, never realized what could happen when they moved to a Monterey County ranch in 1969 to offer their children a more rural upbringing with space for their seven horses. Many family members spanning three generations have joined them in their highly respected and successful family business. Three of their four children and their daughter-in-law are involved in the business, and so far, the oldest five of their eleven grandchildren have delved in as well. They are enjoying the experience of learning the business … from the lavender and herbal fields on up through every aspect of the farm to home process! The family pride and commitment to “growing” the business is profound and each family
What makes your business unique?Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Creekside Farms is a premier and highly respected designer in today’s home decor industry. It produces a quality line of natural artisanal wreaths and garlands designed for year round decorating. Herbs and flowers are grown pesticide-free and harvested by hand. All of their products are handmade, assembled and packed in the USA by skilled craftsmen for shipment direct from Creekside Farms. The Creekside Farms website makes decorating your home and gift giving easy. They also have a division focusing specifically on business gifts with items that can be personalized for their valued customers and clients with a dedicated Corporate Gift Concierge. In the late 1980’s, Larry and Carol Umbarger began growing flowers, and then ornamental and culinary herbs, to help with college expenses for their 2 older children. This ultimately led to discovering a market for C
What's the best business advice you've received?In a family business it is all about respect! Remember to respect your children's abilities and acknowledge what they do and you will be a success. That has been the base of our business since our children joined Creekside Farms! We are three generations working together. Carol
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Voting for Category WinnersAug. 26 - Sept. 22, 2013
Vote for your favorite makers in crafts, food, and more.
Category Winners AnnouncedSeptember 23, 2013
Discover our 2013 American Made winners.
Voting for Grand Prize WinnerSeptember 23 - 30, 2013
Which maker receives $10,000? You decide.
Grand Prize Winner AnnouncedOctober 1, 2013
Find out who our 2013 Audience Choice Award Winner is.