Hi, I’m Ashley! I have three beautiful girls that call me “mama”, Willow, age 6, Sage, age 3 and little Maple is 11 months. I’m married to my best friend Jason; 14 years and counting, and I’m a servant of my Lord and Savior! We choose to live simply and we love our family-centric town of Grove City, on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio! I grew up in this area and cherish the community that we live in with all my heart. My love of natural remedies and helping others began back in my childhood. My best childhood memories are spending my summers in Virginia at my Grandparents lake house. I remember gardening with my Grandma and helping her pick tomatoes. Looking back now I realize my Grandma was beyond the times with her notions of natural remedies. Like my Grandma, I am a nurturer and provider at heart and a protector of my children and their health and education. This homebody’s love language is quality time! You’ll most likely find me gardening, cooking, canning, sampling through farmers markets, playing princess with my girls, or painting nails. I enjoy playing at their level and occasionally I get to open a book!
My husband and I live with a guiding philosophy that we are born healthy and it’s up to us to maintain it. While we strive to live in a toxin-free and organic world, we also realize that baby steps form strong and lasting habits! We live by the 80/20 rule: 80 percent healthy choices, 20 percent give a little. One of the baby steps was adding elderberry syrup to our family’s medicine chest. I began making elderberry syrup to keep my family healthy after researching the many benefits of elderberries. One day, I had a few extra jars and I posted them for friends and family on social media, ending up with a flood of interest! What started out as a way to keep my own family healthy turned into a desire to help our entire community with the health of theirs. Spoonful of Elderberry started in our home and has been a family effort. It helps teach our girls to serve others out of love with something you love to do through hard work, responsibility, and helpfulness.
Spoonful of Elderberry has some BIG goals for 2020. As we continue to grow we are looking at adding employees, new commercial kitchen spaces, updated labels, new products, new retail locations and expanding our community imprint on blessing others through local charities and community events. My goal is to continue to grow our small business and help more families find a more natural way to stay healthy. It's true, the saying "it takes a village," because it really does. This is where you come in, my customers, my village. It is my promise to always provide you with the absolute best syrup using only the best organic ingredients and made with the most love and intention as possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I adore doing this. I adore this life of servitude and adore my clients as if they were family. Thank you for the inspiration to create this little business of mine. For the courage to keep growing and for the support from our community. I thank God everyday for the blessings that he has bestowed on my family and have promised him that I would help grow his kingdom through those blessings. I hope that you feel the love that goes into every bottle of elderberry syrup that we make and the encouragement I share to keep your family as healthy as can be with just a Spoonful of Elderberry!