The Makers: Creating natural alternatives.

February 22, 2020

The Makers: Creating natural alternatives.

The Makers Series is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union.


By Katie Provenzano, Press Correspondent

PENTWATER  — Sarah Visscher started her path to natural health by making her own elderberry syrup as a cold and flu preventive. Friends asked to purchase the syrup  which motivated her to start a Facebook page and expand to more products.

To date, Sarah also makes soy candles, beeswax lip balm, and organic vanilla extract. Gallons of kombucha sit fermenting on her countertop for her family to enjoy. Sarah is passionate about making her own butter and yogurt, and she wants to empower others to make natural food and products at home. 

“Maker” the word according to Merriam-Webster means, “one who makes” and according to Urban Dictionary, “those who love to create things in their spare time.”

Mason County Press and Oceana County Press are looking around the local areas to find those who consider themselves Makers. Whether they make things for a living or as a hobby, we will uncover many who have a passion for creating things with their hands and sharing those items with the world. Contact Rob Alway at

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