• rustic farm wedding conga line

    You can get married at a working cocktail farm whilst drinking garden to glass cocktails.

    Are you, a friend, a family member or a client planning a BIG event (wedding, elopement, vow renewal, birthday, or retirement!) and hoping to plan a laid back party with Happy Camper Cocktail Company’s award winning bar service, at a gorgeous outdoor venue on a working farm? The Simple Goodness Farm is very rarely made available for public events, but for the launch of Simple Goodness Sisters’ Shop Kickstarter, we’re making it available for two events for summer 2020 and bringing insome incredble, award winning event vendorsto help make the day perfect!

  • A drink recipe with YOUR name on it!

    A drink, like anything else you can create in this life, is an opportunity to make something from nothing, and to make that something entirely unique, intentional, and nuanced. From a playful tiki drink with a nod to Scandinavian heritage, to an effervescent, welcoming champagne cocktail in a lady’s signature color of peach, I love to design drinks around themes, colors and flavor memories to capture a moment or a feeling. When I do this for event clients, it often leads to some of my favorite new creations and menu fixtures.  I first had a drink made for me when I was at my corporate job at Microsoft HR, working…

  • baby goat petting zoo party is the new office morale booster

    Totes M’Goats, it’s true! A mobile baby goat petting zoo can come to your home or workplace

    Time is running out to book a mobile baby goat petting zoo party featuring one month old Nigerian Dwarf goat kids at the Seattle area location of your choosing. For 90 minutes and weeks afterwards, morale will be lifted and smiles will be wide as you enjoy visiting with and holding these sweet creatures. Farmer Venise will teach you all about the kids and raising goats if you’d like, or you can keep it simple and just lounge with them. If I was back in my old workplace party planning chair, I’d keep it simple and buy a bunch of ice cream bars and send out an email that says…

  • Mary’s Simple Goodness Sisters’ Sidecar

    We, and about 200,000 other people have been inspired by Mary Heffernan as an entrepreneur, woman and mother for a long time. Venise began following her on Instagram and like so many others, was captivated immediately by the story of serial-entrepreneur Mary, her husband, and their 4 daughters (all named Mary) who moved from Silicon Valley after owning and selling her first few businesses there, to fulfil their dreams of ranching in rural Northern California. Since that beginning, they’ve grown their ranch into one of the most successful, direct to consumer food businesses that Instagram & North America has ever seen. As folks trying in our own way to do…

  • Sunset Magazine Wants You to Put Simple Goodness Sisters’ Marionberry Mint Syrup on Ice Cream

    Simple Goodness Sisters is featured in the July/August issue of one of our favorite magazines, Sunset Magazine. Sunset Magazine is THE magazine of the West, a stunning pictorial and literary trip up and down our coast and across our Mountain passes, and color me purple, we’re IN IT! It is a highlight of my month when the magazine arrives at my door, and the hours I spend perusing its pages are a trip to a life I imagine myself having: adventurous escapes through PNW wonderland, small garden transformations to beautiful backyard oases (this has been an ongoing quest of mine for two years, just ask my friends who have grown…

  • The Gin and Tonic That Will Convert You: Simple Goodness Lemon Herb G&T

    At the end of this blog I will share with you the cocktail recipe for a Gin and Tonic that will actually convince you that you like Gin and Tonics. But first, I’ll tell you a funny story about the pre-cocktail days of Venise and Belinda, aka the Simple Goodness Sisters. And also, I’ll stop referring to us in the third person. You’ve heard a lot of Grandma Nancy, aka “the Nanc” if you’ve been following along with us for a while. you haven’t yet had the pleasure of hearing about her sister, Aunt Patty, but today is your lucky day. Aunt Patty and Grandma Nanc are one of many…

  • strawberry rhubarb cocktail

    The Drink You’ll Crave All Summer: Berry, Rhubarb & Vanilla Collins

    The classic Vodka Collins has infinite opportunity for variation, but none so delicious as a pairing of two Simple Goodness Sisters’ Syrups: Rhubarb Vanilla and Berry Sage.   Paired together in this vodka Collins with a little bit of fresh lemon juice, the result is part fresh squeezed lemonade stand at a country fair, and part your great Aunt’s strawberry rhubarb pie. A vodka collins is made with fresh citrus juice, vodka, club soda, and the sweetener of your choosing. Obviously, we choose Simple Goodness Sisters’ syrups, for tasty, unique flavors reflective of the Northwest where we grow and craft cocktails. The Sumner’s Summer Solstice drink is sweet without becoming…

  • 5 Tips for Building Raised Garden Beds

    It’s been a while since I (Venise) blogged. When it comes to our strengths Belinda is the stronger writer so I generally let her shine on the blog while I dig in the dirt. But, I am excited to share some gardening tips with you so I taking a break from the dirt to try to put some words on a “page”. Since Ross and I have been feverishly working to rebuild our raised garden beds and get everything installed in time for the busy growing season it is a great time to share 5 tips for building raised garden beds. Leave enough room for your equipment I am making…

  • Flowers Crowns and Pregnant Cows: an Ode to Motherhood

    Motherhood- holy cow. I could write 120,000 words on the subject, and I can also sum it up in a sentence: it’s the most beautiful, impossible, challenging and rewarding job/privilege I’ve ever had. It’s a job I’ve always wanted, but I never could have imagined how it would play out. I was an odd adolescent (are you surprised?) and I used to have this fantasy of being a fiercely independent, single mother to a precocious, female toddler and traveling the European continent as a duo, selling my handcrafted chocolates. Yes, it was a fantasy stolen directly from the movie Chocolat, and it is a great example of my younger self’s…