Home run: Like so many mothers, Karen Troutt was torn between working outside the home and caring for her three children. The solution came when out of a concern for their safety she began making environmentally-friendly cleaning products. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
Price of success: Customer demand is on the rise, so Karen Troutt is seeking to take her handmade, homemade products to a contract manufacturer for mass production. And Earth-Mama will grow into its new name, Gaia Natural Cleaners. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
GREENFIELD — Six months ago, Karen Troutt decided to take her home brewed, all-natural cleaning products public, and she’s been cleaning up ever since.