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Micro-Farm News

Our 10th Season: Hello, Goodbye.

Funny thing happened on the way to the farm’s 10th anniversary year- We decided to quit. (Half my brain is excited, the other half is threatening to throw itself off a cliff.) So there we were, getting seed orders prepped for the start of a […]

50% off Gardener’s Salve

Gardener’s Salve, for the dry, chapped, cracked, or irritated skin of working hands. I’m updating this blend but have a few of the original left in stock, so I’m offering them at half-off regular price: $10.00 each while they last! Packaged in a recyclable tin that […]

Everything balm for everybody

Been working on new labels and new photos for our farm-made skin balms. Hope I’m heading in the right direction with “everything” balms. Just seems like if you have to buy one product for your face, another for your cuticles, another for your feet (etc,), […]

There she goes (reformulating) again

Maybe I make it harder than it has to be. But, you know, I want my skincare creations to be perfect and for me that means ingredients that are organic, fair trade, and from as close to home as possible. Which means I have to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Goodness Skin Balm

Announcing a new skin balm, made with all the goodness of Summer! I’m calling it “Flower & Root”. Roses and Carrots, plus Calendula, Elderflower, and Marshmallow in a blend of Watermelon seed oil, Virgin Coconut oil, and Mango butter. Scented with Geranium, Frankincense, Lime, Lavender, […]

It’s getting embarrassing…

It’s getting embarrassing…

Several people have asked me recently, “Are you still making your herbal products?”. It’s kindof getting embarrassing because I am making things all the time but no one seems to know… My fault, of course! I’m not good with keeping up my newsletter and blog […]

Shameless Self-Promotion (take 3)

Shameless Self-Promotion (take 3)

Trying to get in a bit of movie practice so I can take you into the garden with me this year… This was not the best take, but you can hear me swallow the sip of coffee and it’s making me laugh! (Dammit Jim, I’m […]

It’s Winter Solstice- Celebrate with Sage

Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year and the beginning of Winter. We toast days past and make plans for the year to come… One herb I associate with Winter is Sage. It’s in lots of recipes for cold weather foods, and drinking and […]