Fun, famous, and grounded! Jennifer Garner has all it takes to be an American sweetheart we all love.
On her Instagram, she shares plenty of videos, mostly of her cooking. Her videos also give her fans a glimpse of her life as a mother.
Today, besides being an actress, Garner is also doing something else, saving her family’s history.
Back in the day, Garner’s grandparents from her mother’s side bought a piece of land from the money her grandpa received for fighting in the World War I.
Garner’s mom, Patricia, spent her childhood on that land in Locust Grove, Oklahoma where the family built a farm. Growing up, Garner’s mom would share stories of the life on the farm and those sweet memories stuck up with Garner.
Speaking of the time they purchased the land, Patricia shared, “My parents didn’t even have a car, so when they heard about the land that was for sale, they hired someone to drive them to the property. The farm consisted of a two-room house and 20 acres–minus 1 acre at the heart of the property, which was a Native American cemetery.”
She then added: “Mother told me the story of Dad leaning on his heels and negotiating all day over $20. When they finally agreed on a price, the deal was sealed, and the land was purchased. It’s been in our family ever since.”
Over the years, the ownership of the farm switched from one family member to another until Garner decided to buy it for herself in 2017 from her uncle Robert. They agreed that Robert and his wife would live on the farm in a house they built and that they would maintain the farm.
The Alias star turned the farm into profitable business after she founded Once Upon a Farm and with that, her dream of producing healthy kids’ food that does not leave parents stressed about their children not getting enough nutrients has come true.
Speaking of Once Upon a Farm, Garner says, “We dreamed of bringing baby food back to the roots with organic fruits and veggies harvested from local farmers, blended with love and served fresh from the fridge. We dreamed of feeling less stressed about mealtimes because we could feed our little ones foods that give them all the nutrients they need – and then some!”
With striped overalls and work gloves, Garner said in a TikTok video in May that the Oklahoma farm was her “favorite place.”
“My tractor is calling me,” she said in the video, announcing that she’d be at the Oklahoma farm soon to plant. She signed the video, which has more than 3.4 million views, as “Farmer Jen.”
Her company’s products are sold at some of the biggest retailers in America as well as online on the company’s website.
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