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    Gettin’ Fresh at the Farmers Market

    Here’s our stand last week at the fabulous Florence Farmers Market with fresh-cut herbs, heirloom tomatoes, ‘Ronde de Nice’ zucchini, shiitake mushrooms, and handmade vegan herbal bodycare. Have you been? The buzz from shoppers there is that the Florence Wednesday market has a great selection of everything you need at better prices than the Northampton Tuesday market. Plus, you get to relax on the grass under the trees, instead of hanging on the pavement. And you can sample my *brand new* Linden Night Creme, made with organic linden leaf and flower, homegrown comfrey, organic green tea, orange blossom hydrosol, and jasmine flower wax. Moisturizing and rejuvenating with a sweet, exotic aroma, this…

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    Meet the Farmers

    Our community television station did a feature on the Florence Farmers Market where we’re new vendors. My vegan skincare didn’t make it onto t.v., but our mushrooms (and Hawkeye’s VW bus) did 🙂

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    August Special: Coconut Hair Conditioner 33% Off

    Last post, I announced the exciting giveaway each week in August of my Coconut Hair Conditioner from Arjuni Hair. In case you’re not one of the lucky four, you can get a jar of this deep conditioning, tangle reducing, split end repairing, shine enhancing conditioner for yourself at a deeply reduced price for the rest of the month. Regular Price= $15.00 / 4 oz. jar Special Price 33% off = $10.05 / 4 oz. jar Handmade with lavender flower, holy basil leaf, and rosemary leaf-infused coconut oil with jojoba oil, hemp seed oil, and lavender, holy basil and rosemary essential oils. Offer good through August 31, 2013

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    Right Livelihood in the Beauty Industry?

    “To practice Right Livelihood (samyag ajiva), you have to find a way to earn your living without transgressing your ideals of love and compassion. The way you support yourself can be an expression of your deepest self, or it can be a source of suffering for you and others… We should be awake to the consequences, far and near, of the way we earn our living.”  ~Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching When I think of the ‘Beauty Industry’, I think of Photoshopped models wearing way too much makeup promising the impossible if we just keep buying the latest and greatest ‘miracle’ product. (the only way to…