• In the Herb Garden

    Bee Balm harvest, Happy farmer!

    A life-changing event happened for me a few weeks ago. Herbalist Tony(a) Lemos (director of Blazing Star Herbal School) saw my photo of a Bee Balm plant I’d identified as having powdery mildew and told me I was mistaken. It wasn’t the disease powdery mildew but part of the natural leaf pattern and perfectly fine to use. It took me a little while to process this. Actually, my brain is still turning it over. For years I’ve been rushing to get what Bee Balm I could harvested before what I called “the funk” (whitish spotting) appeared on the leaves. Then, I’d chop the plant down. To think I’ve been wasting…

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    Win some, Lose some: Farm update

    The farmers are hot, sweaty, and tired. A local weatherman confirmed this today, saying we haven’t had a day under 80ºF since July 8. To my memory, most days have been over 85ºF with really high humidity. And the rain- so much rain! It’s great to not have to use irrigation but we’ve had way too much rain. Good news for the city reservoirs. Bad news for our plants. We lost the crookneck squash and many zucchini, all the basil, a bunch of rosemaries, and the sweet peppers are struggling. Fortunately, everybody else seems to be hanging in there. We’ve got lots of beans, patty pan squash, kale, callaloo, hot peppers,…

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    Summer Balms On Sale

    Time to clear out the Summertime Balms to make way for the coming Wintertime blends. Elderflower, Chickweed, and Red Clover skin balms are on sale now. These all natural herbal balms are handmade at the farm and contain certified organic Mango Butter, certified organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Watermelon Seed Oil, and Candellila Wax. They’re concentrated, super moisturizing, and perfect for soothing little nicks and scrapes. Packaged in a non-breakable, recyclable tin that was manufactured in the U.S. Normally $26.00 each, available now for $20.00 (1.75 oz (50 g) net wt.) Sale ends September 30, 2018. Check them out in the shop.