I'm Jaynae. A few years ago I fell in love with traveling & learning to be one with nature. Sunshine, flowers, music, coffee, & my humans [& animals that think they're humans] are my jam. I grew up in a big loving family in the small town [feel] of Clovis, CA. When I was a fresh year out of high school, I opened a coffee house with my parents in the heart of Old Town Clovis. Next thing you know, my parents opened up House of JuJu. A year after that, I moved to the beautiful Morro Bay, CA sitting right along the infamous coastal Highway 1 to open our family's 2nd location of House of JuJu.
I have always had a passion for serving others and I adored my employees & customers. Although, for many years I felt there was something missing. I felt like there was a connection lacking within myself. I believed I had a greater purpose. With many ups and downs, ins and outs, after 4 years on the coast I met the love of my life. He shared his passion for food & farming, and the longing to connect with nature. He opened my eyes to the bigger picture. From the girl who claimed to have never had a green thumb, I wanted a garden & chickens. I began to watch and listen to the plants, allowing them to teach me how to live in symbiosis with one another. That experience drove me to begin researching regenerative agriculture and all forms of life. January 2020 we set out to travel many states to find our perfect piece of property. After traveling 11 states, the reality smacked us right in the face. You can farm WHEREVER you want to. Just listen to Mother Nature, work with her.
The truth is, we are here to be stewards of the land. It is our job to preserve the earth for our children, our grandchildren, and our grandchildren's grandchildren.
So welcome aboard our journey as we work towards Journey Farms & explore our shared passion of holistic farming 🌻
My journey all began with my health
I was tired of being gassy, bloated, & crampy all the time! I began to notice a rash that came with severe sensitivity on my elbow. With a simple little Google search, I discovered that was a common reaction to gluten sensitivity. Taking matters into my own hands, I began cutting gluten out of my diet. This was one of the most difficult lifestyle changes I had ever made. I LOVE bread, brownies, cookies, pie...but it wasn't worth the pain any more. And you know when you can't have something, you want it THAT MUCH MORE. After a few months I adjusted and was no longer craving the food that would cause me pain. I now had to look at ingredients all the time. The most unexpected store bought items contain gluten. Truly looking and reading ingredients is what pushed me to become that much more aware of what I was putting in my body. Food is suppose to provide nourishment to our bodies not harm our bodies. The chemicals our crops get sprayed with, the genetically modified ingredients, the artificial coloring, all the added sugars- they are harming our bodies, inside & out.
But there was one factor I hadn't thought about. Beauty products. My shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, makeup. Guess what? Majority of the products we find in drug stores are full of toxins. Well, those only go on the exterior, right? Wrong. Our skin absorbs anything & everything we put on it, which then goes where? Yep, inside our bodies. Woah! The light was shining bright. It all became so clear.
Living a cleaner lifestyle costs more money, it's true, in some aspects. But ultimately what you put in your body will either help or harm you. Think about all the junk food full of additives, it's cheap. That's because of the demand. What if we start voting with our wallets. Imagine if we began spending our money on the "expensive" foods that nourish us. I guarantee the prices will begin to lower as we are no longer supporting the junk filled productions. Support small. Know your farmer, understand their practices. Know your shampoo dealer, understand what makes it different. Our bodies are our temple, we should begin treating them that way 🌻
Check the ingredients
If you don't know any of them, you should probably find a better option