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    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 new farm season, when a sweet little cottage walking distance from the water and a marina pops up for sale- 700 miles away in North Carolina. Hawkeye and I JUMP at it. The Story: Our “get closer to the ocean so we can sail” idea has been brewing for awhile, but we’re only in the middle of our 5-year-transition plan. I am nowhere near ready…

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    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 posts. It’s a busy time for us on the farm right now as well, getting all the seeds started and plants into the ground. But I do have skin balms available here in the online shop. Made with Watermelon Seed oil, Mango Butter, and Virgin Coconut oil, they are a richly moisturizing, dry skin treat. Perfect for the rough skin of gardening hands 🙂 Salves and soaps…

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    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 a gardener not a filmmaker!)    

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    Vegan Skincare relaunches March 22

    Bursting with fresh energy and new ideas, I’m ready to dig in and get busy. Hiatus was exactly what I needed. My vegan skincare line has been redesigned and refined, focusing on a few select herbs and oils that have proven themselves indispensable in helping skin be at its best. So much of what I see used in the market is filler (added for the “feel” of the product, for label appeal, or worse to unnaturally prolong shelf-life) that doesn’t really have a benefit for your skin. Who needs fluff? Keeping real is where it’s at. And I’m excited to announce I’ll be working from a new studio that has space for…

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    What Farmers Do Off-Season

    Here we are visiting Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. What a wonderful vacation– full of sunshine, snorkeling, and sailing! With Spring right around the corner, we’re getting itchy to get back to farming but there’s still lots of snow on the ground with very cold nights so it looks like we’ll be ‘vacationing’ a little while longer….

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    What about the Herbal?

      Earlier this year, we had to close the online store for our handmade vegan skincare company, Paradise City Herbal, because the micro-farm was taking up all our time. But Sheri is still making her herbal cremes, butters, salves, and oils, and will be debuting a few new creations this Fall. You can find Paradise City Herbal skincare at River Valley Market in Northampton and at the Florence Wednesday Farmers Market.

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    Garden in the Sky

    A piece of our big puzzle has finally fallen into place…. When Hawkeye and I decided we wanted to move from serious hobbyists to dedicated farmers, the first challenge we faced was space. Our house in Northampton sits on just 1/5 acre- not nearly enough land for us to produce enough veg and herbs to share. Luck was with us though! Just as we were hitting a wall trying to find land to rent, an aquaintance mentioned she had an unused, 3/4 acre property that she would love to have someone farming. Our Hadley garden was born! The only drawback is the 18 minute drive to get there (on a good day- the time…