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Welcome to Bespoke Apothecary

Bespoke Apothecary – For your custom herbal needs
Organic Permaculture Farm * Apiary * Certified Herbalist




Why Bespoke Apothecary?

Bespoke means goods made to order. Apothecary means one who prepares medicines. We believe that in order to maximize our ability to help others, that desire a holistic approach, we must offer custom herbal products. And that is where most of our products now, originated. So, if you have a custom need for a natural remedy, contact us and we will get to work!

Inspired Products

These core products were initially inspired by a personal need for all-natural, affordable, and high-quality face and body care, after a breast cancer diagnosis. What I was finding was that there were a lot of products out there that passed themselves off as ‘natural’ or ‘organic’, when they really were not.

Always All Natural

At Bespoke Apothecary, you can be certain that our products are not only always beyond organic and all natural, but they are also always packed with the highest quality ingredients. And whenever possible, they are grown and produced on our organic permaculture farm.

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About us

It all started as a small farm to help ourselves and it’s turning into much more.

In 2005 we moved to a beautiful hilltop property in the Appalachian Mountains. We spent our first couple of years mowing the lawn on weekends, lounging in the pool, and eating and drinking too much of the wrong things.

Then in 2009 our interest began to change into homesteading and becoming more self-reliant. We began keeping poultry and started a small apiary. We started mowing less grass and growing more fruits and veggies. It was at this time we decided to become a legitimate farm, never thinking it would go anywhere too far outside of our circle. We chose the most unforgettable farm name we’ve ever heard, which was Dead Dog Farm. It came from a television show from the early ’90s called Twin Peaks.

“FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper learned from realtor Irene Littlehorse that it derives its name from an old native American saying, which states that a dead dog attracts the attention of both the worst and the best types of people.”
And the saying goes:
”Of all the people in the world, the best and the worst are drawn to Dead Dog, and most turn away. Only those with the purest of heart can feel its pain. And somewhere in between, the rest of us struggle.”
-Irene Littlehorse

For us, it is reminder of compassion, empathy, and humility. Exactly what we want to spread throughout the world. 
Late 2010 a cancer diagnosis changed our lives and perspectives. Choosing a natural and holistic approach to dealing with a disease, we began to change our lifestyles completely. We began to become very mindful of the world around us and how that world affects us, both physically and mentally. We studied and learned transcendental meditation, reiki, cell-level healing, and more. The farm’s focus became more holistic which pushed it in the direction of permaculture and sustainability. Our focus became more holistic as well. We stopped using the harmful things that made us out of balance and fertile ground for disease. We turned to the world literally right outside our door and began to learn how to use plants and plant medicine to heal and thrive. We took some herbalism courses and began using these natural products and sharing them with friends and family. 
We never had any idea that something amazing would happen. People ended up loving the products and they actually helped other people. 
So, we’ve come to a point now where we have the desire and the skills to help people from all over the country. We’ve begun to put our dream of doing this full time in to reality.
 Part of that effort is to develop a brand that is recognizable and comforting. Unfortunately, our western society has a hang up with death and dying. Quite a few people over the years have been offended by our Dead Dog Farm name.
 So, in an effort to help us help others we have decided to go all in with the Bespoke Apothecary brand. Bespoke means goods made to order. Apothecary means one who prepares medicines. Being that we make small batch custom plant-based medicines and products, we felt this name represents who we are and what we do.
 We still live here on Dead Dog Farm and hope to continue to make great products and help people the best we can.

We offer custom herbal apothecary so please feel free to check out our store or send us a message.

All of our love,
April and Bill






Bespoke Apothecary, LLC

300 Sullivan Crest Road
Elmira, NY

Please note: We are not open to the public, but do welcome visitors by appointment. Please use the “Drop Us A Note” form over on the right if you would like to schedule an appointment to visit our farm.

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