About Our Partner
Creators of gourmet wine and herb jams and jellies…at the White Church Co.~a restored 1837 white frame church tucked away in historic downtown Lisbon,Ohio. Constant gardening and creating primitive folk art was the start of this story’s creative beginning for well over 15 years. Jacki Hersman, founder, has always enjoyed cultivating herbs, and, way back when, she loved creating reproduction floorcloths based around 17th and 18th Century wall patterns. Jacki’s family even had a little shop called the Cinnamon Heart in historic downtown Lisbon, Ohio, and one in downtown Columbiana, Ohio too. But, back then her love of traveling the East Coast got the best of her, and she could never resist its delicious cuisine.
In 1993 Jacki purchased “Boxwood,” a 200 year old Society of Friends Quaker Church, to become her home. She has become the cornerstone for much of Jacki’s inspiration. It still has the old barn in back to continue work on primitive folk art… and of course Boxwood is home to a luscious garden filled with herbs, flowers and fruits. Some of Jacki’s best creative moments are spent this garden studio, relaxing with a glass of wine and smelling the rosemary and lavender just outside. This is where Divine and the White Church Company idea came to be.