About Us

About Truck & Barter:

We are a family owned and operated purveyor of finely crafted home goods, apothecary, and general premium lifestyle wares. We adhere to timeless aesthetics and source premium quality products by craft makers from all over the world. 


Come visit us at our flagship location inside the Historic Hotel Petaluma, which overlooks drawbridges, mills, hatcheries, and other scenic remnants of our town's agricultural past. Our curated offering of goods varies by season, which can also be purchased through our website at 

We work hard to bring you goods crafted by both independent American makers as well as established brands we know and trust. Above all else we admire quality craftsmanship and beautiful design. 


Truck & Barter Apothecary:

We are thrilled to formally announce Truck & Barter Apothecary! I first started hand-pouring candles in my small New Orleans apartment nearly 5 years ago and I have since fallen in love with the process of combining scents, oils, waxes, and different vessels. We first started selling my homemade candles in our original Uptown retail location, and since relocating to Petaluma we have taken our candle production to a new level. 


Shortly after settling down in California I set out to launch an entirely new line, and I spent nearly two years experimenting and developing the collection that we're now proud to offer fellow retailers. Truck & Barter Apothecary was born out of a desire to create a balanced assortment of candles that are bold and complex, yet not overpowering. I was determined to create a sophisticated product using natural soy wax, phthalate-free oils, and the highest quality scents available. Every single element of our candles-- from the wicks and waxes, to the vessels and boxes, are made in the USA, and are hand-poured in small batches here in Northern California. 


In addition to our candles we are excited to announce our series of goats milk soaps, which are made from farm fresh California goats milk. These soaps are naturally exfoliating, hydrating, and revitalizing. Each bar is stamped with our company logo, and like our candles, everything from the raw ingredients to the packaging, were made in the USA


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