North Texas Farm-Grown Skincare Co. Launches ‘Smurfs’ Collaboration To Help Animal Rescues

Founded in 2004 with an early boost from Oprah Winfrey, FarmHouse Fresh focuses on high-nutrition ingredients and potent botanical extracts grown daily through sustainable hydroponic farming. It said the new partnership will bring the Smurf Forest to life while offering a real-world benefit—rescuing animals.

FarmHouse Fresh, a McKinney-based “farm-grown skincare company,” has partnered with The Smurfs to launch a first-of-its-kind six-piece, limited-edition skincare collection.

Founded in 2004, FarmHouse Fresh focuses on high-nutrition ingredients and potent botanical extracts grown daily through sustainable hydroponic farming. It said the new partnership will bring the Smurf Forest to life while offering a real-world benefit—rescuing animals.

“The Smurfs have always been close to our hearts, and this collaboration encapsulates the perfect blend of nostalgia and our commitment to animal welfare,” FarmHouse Fresh founder and CEO Shannon McLinden said in a statement. “Our customers, many of whom grew up watching the Smurfs and collecting the figurines, are giddy about trying a Smurfberry Jam facial mask, Smurfcake Moon Dip, and the entire collection.”

FarmHouse Fresh said it has committed $1 from the sale of each product to the FHF “Smurfy Ever After Animal Rescue Project” to help urgent animal cases nationwide.

Via batch codes on the packaging, customers will be able to learn the stories of the animals directly benefitting from their skincare purchase and follow their healing journeys, the company said.

Special ‘Smurf-tacular’ products

100% of profits from sales of Smurfy Ever After Animal Rescue Project charitable merchandise go to help animals in need, FarmHouse Fresh said. [Photo: FarmHouse Fresh]

The company said the collection features products infused with FarmHouse Fresh’s hydroponically-grown botanical microgreens, exotic blue plants like blue tansy, blue borage oil, and blue lotus flower, and fresh organic fruits from local farms.

Available online and at FarmHouse Fresh spa and retail partners across the U.S., the launch also features seven charitable FHF x Smurfs collectibles (T-shirt, silk scarves, trucker hat, jumbo stickers, keychains and mugs), with 100% of profits donated to the FHF Smurfy Ever After Animal Rescue Project, the company said.

Also, thousands of spas, hotels, and resorts will be offering exclusive “Smurf-tacular” treatments and blue-themed launch parties, FarmHouse Fresh said.

“This collaboration was perfectly aligned with our ‘Rescue for 2’ mission—rescuing complexions and animals in need,” McLinden said.

Benefitting animal rescues

The project has committed a minimum of $50,000 and benefits a coalition of nine nonprofit rescue organizations across the country that will be helping urgent animals in need.

Benefitting animal rescue organizations:

  • FarmHouse Fresh Farm Animal Sanctuary, McKinney
  • Rescue Row Dog Rescue, Frisco
  • Archangel Animal Network, Frisco
  • The Sanctuary at Red Bell Run, North Carolina
  • Turning Point Donkey Rescue, Michigan
  • Focus Rescue & Rehab, Ohio
  • Elephant Aid International & Elephant Refuge North America, Georgia
  • Dog is my Copilot, Wyoming
  • Alaqua Animal Refuge, Florida

‘Smurfiest Pets Selfie Challenge’

Also, the company said it launched the World’s Smurfiest Pets Selfie Challenge—a free selfie generator featuring a Smurfette who kisses pets. Participants can upload their pet’s photo and then caption what’s “smurfiest” about them.

The person then nominates a minimum of five people to do the same thing, having only a 24-hour time frame to complete the challenge and make a donation to the FHF Smurfy Ever After Animal Rescue Project.

The company’s Farm-to-Table treatments are served through spas, hotels, and resorts around the world, from Dallas to Dubai, FarmHouse Fresh said.

Founded in 2004—with an early boost from Oprah

Founded by McLinden in 2004, FarmHouse Fresh launched its first product in 2005: a sea salt exfoliation trio created after the founder “discovered a way to keep cracked heels at bay by combining fine grain sea salt with rice bran oil,” the company says on its website.

According to the company, that first product was selected by Oprah WInfrey for “O-list,” with the TV star proclaiming, “Here’s a trio of foot scrubs that smell so good, I want to serve them over berries!”

The company says it built its McKinney skincare headquarters “to fund and operate our nonprofit farm animal sanctuary.”

The company has sustainable goals, as well. In 2022, FarmHouse Fresh joined Clearloop’s Panola, Mississippi, solar project by investing in 7,400 new watts, enough to power 17 solar panels. It committed to reclaiming its entire 2022 carbon footprint through that investment, offsetting three pounds of CO2 with each shipment of its skincare products. 

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