Pacific Northwest inspired simple syrups like you’ve never tasted them- bright, complex, and fresh from the farm and the forest. These are the best drinking syrups you have ever tasted, and there are many reasons why, but mostly this one: these are homegrown. Each ingredient is sourced hyper-locally with the highest quality and ethics standards. Many are grown on our own family farm, carefully tended to with sustainable farming practices. We support other female farmers, use packaging that’s made in the USA and we can our syrups so we never have to use chemical preservatives, just like in the good ole’ days. But mostly, we make great syrups. We’ve created them to be the tastiest, simplest drink you can make at home.
The Simple Goodness farm was purchased in the Spring of 2013 by Venise and Ross Cunningham. The first fall after they moved in they planted an acre of specialty garlic and thus began their farming adventure. The land that sustains the Simple Goodness Farm is experienced in farming having been a dairy and horse breeding farm in the past. However, both Venise and Ross are first generation farmers learning how to farm by picking the brains of the local farmers and searching Google.
The property consists of ten acres. Five of the acres house and feed the various farm animals that call the farm home including cows, goats, pigs and occasionally a few chickens. The garden acres are devoted to growing specialty herbs and edible flowers that are used in the Simple Goodness Sisters syrups. The farm uses sustainable practices including using plastic mulch rather than chemicals in the fields.
The farm is in every way a family farm. Venise and Ross live in the 100 year old farmhouse on the farm where they raise their two young children. They also host a variety of family and community events throughout the year so that others may also enjoy the simple goodness of farm life.
Sisters and business owners Belinda and Venise share a passion for sustainable farming, bold flavors and the beautiful PNW. Bartender Belinda is the owner of the Happy Camper Cocktail Company, a “garden to glass” mobile bar + beverage catering company in Seattle, established in 2016. Her “garden to glass” style of drink service is supported by her farmer sister Venise Cunningham, who grows herbs and edible flowers on her farm in Buckley, WA. Together they’re bringing the tasty, PNW inspired drink mixers beloved by event clients to the public, with the launch of Simple Goodness Syrups.
Belinda is the owner of the Happy Camper Cocktail Company, a “garden to glass” cocktail caterer in Seattle, WA. Belinda created the Happy Camper Cocktail Company concept and first mobile bar with her husband’s support and craftsman skills in 2016. With a goal of disrupting the mobile bar service industry by crafting authentic cocktails and celebrations, the company has since won accolades, top clients, and national press. She recently launched Simple Goodness Syrups with her sister, farmer Venise Cunningham, to meet demand demonstrated by event clients to re-create garden to glass cocktails at home, simply. With duties spanning from cocktail creation and testing, to event production and marketing, Belinda is a busy and well hydrated individual. Follow her on Instagram @happycampercocktail
Venise Cunningham is a real estate agent specializing in farm properties, the owner of Simple Goodness Farm, and co-owner of Simple Goodness Syrups. She left the corporate world in search of literally greener pastures, and after several years of growing garlic on her 10 acre farm in Buckley, WA, Belinda convinced her to start growing cocktail-ready herbs and flowers to sell to The Happy Camper Cocktail Company and other local bars. An active member of the local farm community, Venise sources ingredients for Simple Goodness Syrups from her fellow farm friends and neighbors, so that customers can experience “garden to glass” taste at home. Venise’s passion for local food and agriculture fuels both her entrepreneurial and farming dreams. Venise’s personal motto is to “feed your dreams, and starve your fears.” Follow Venise and her farm adventures on Instagram @simplegoodnesssisters