HOW WE BEGAN
Jeff & Amanda, met in 2005. After getting married in 2008, they had their first son, Joe. Jeff had a love for farming and in 2014 they bought their own farm, Jeff LaShaw Farms. With a passion for agriculture, Jeff began farming various crops & rearing cattle & chickens. He then expanded into making his own animal feed which is where the idea of owning a feed store began.
With a love for coffee & clothing, Amanda & Jeff's idea of a feed store began to expand into something more. Both having a huge fondness of their community, they knew their idea could also help support other small businesses around them. Together, the two of them built The Golden Gem Mercantile. In 2015 they opened their doors to the community as the one stop shop for feed & animal supplies, a coffee house, clothing and local artisans.
THE NEXT CHAPTER
The LaShaw's then had the opportunity to purchase a coffee roaster that they had been buying coffee from for seven years for their businesses. The two of them began to learn the ins and outs of the coffee roasting industry from the previous owner who had 60 years of experience & knowledge. They took this business and transformed it into a place set on the values of supporting local, giving back to the community, and staying true to your roots.