Your local "Juice Girl"
My name is Christine Patton, The Juice Girl. I create fresh, pure, and clean "Farm to Cup" juices, detoxes and cleanses, smoothies, acai bowls, elixirs, baby food, and wellness shots - all with a lot of love.
I started juicing over 20 years ago when I bought my first wellness book, "Prescription for Natural Healing." I was always looking for ways to look and feel my best naturally. I purchased my first juicer at age 18, and
I read everything on juicing in my spare time.
I started drinking wheatgrass shots and creating juice cleanses when I moved to the East Village in New York City at age 25. I was employed as a sales assistant in the hectic stock market while pursuing theater/acting at night. I was busy, but I felt amazingly energized on juice. Work colleagues, friends, and professional dancers began asking me about my secret. In fact, brokers would line up at my desk for free juice samples! (Until my boss told me to shut it down. True story :)
I continued juicing after I transferred to the Los Angeles office location, and I began creating spa water and juice from the fresh lemons in my backyard. I eventually left banking and accepted a public relations position working with one of the future Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I was now whipping up customized juice cleanses, healing teas, elixirs, and growing herbs!
When I left Hollywood for New Jersey (Yes, I know...everyone asks me why), I began pursuing a career in the corporate world. I had just purchased my first home, and the security I thought I’d feel from a “traditional” job left me unfulfilled. I became stressed and anxious about how secure my job was, and my instinct was right, and eventually the corporate world and I parted ways.
I decided to begin juicing again. I created a Green Detox Juice that was delicious. I made a promise to myself to drink it every day. I said to myself, I will either get better, or it will become my business. Both happened within a month. I decided to follow my heart and passion. The panic attacks were gone. Some people questioned my choice, but I did it anyway.
I juiced at my first Farm Market in 2013 in Haddonfield with my dad (also known as Juice Dad). This was all new to me, and we couldn't even set up the tent without help! That one market turned into doing seven a week, and then I started one in my home town of Marlton, NJ. I juiced in the rain almost every Tuesday, but I was always happy to be there. In 2014, I applied for the Stone Harbor Farm Market. Soon after, a business opportunity opened up inside Coffee Talk in the same town. I took a leap of faith. (And thank you Madelynn, the owner of Coffee Talk).
I started with little financial savings, but a lot of prayers.
It's now my third season at Juice Girl Stone Harbor, and Juice Girl juices can now be enjoyed as signature fresh "Skinny" Cocktails at the Windrift in Avalon, NJ! The Green Detox juice became a nice hit at the beach, too! I'm also a regular vendor at Whole Foods in Cherry Hill, NJ.
In addition to supporting local farms, I’m beginning to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in my back yard, at the New Jersey shore, and soon hydroponically. If I'm not at Juice Girl Stone Harbor, I'm usually running to farm markets and local farms or discussing juicing during our Podcast inside Coffee Talk.
My motto...Keep Showing up, Smile, Love what you do, and Laugh. It's what I do every day. Thank you!