Lettuce face mask, a favorite Summer treat!


Natural Skin Care

A lettuce face mask helps restore skin’s natural pH, soothes rough skin, and can help heal pimples. Any lettuce will do, but it’s a bit more thrilling using lettuce you’ve picked from your own garden :) It’s quick and easy –> Put a handful of lettuce in a blender and gently pulp, then massage onto […]

June 21, 2019

Our 10th Season: Hello, Goodbye.


Micro-Farm News

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 […]

February 22, 2019

DIY Antioxidant Face Mask


D.I.Y., Natural Skin Care

Besides eating them, the best way to benefit your skin with antioxidant vitamins is to use them topically as facial treatments. Masks and scrubs made with antioxidant-rich fruit and veg can help give you a brighter, smoother complexion. Mash the fruit or veg and use alone or with a little olive oil as a facial […]

January 3, 2019

Tea, before the cuppa


Herbs & Ingredients

Have you ever seen Tea (Camellia sinensis) growing? I never realized the Tea plant is an evergreen shrub (to small tree) that can be harvested for 40-100 years, depending on the variety. The young shoots, leaves and buds, are usually picked by hand as machinery is too rough on the tender leaves and may damage […]

December 13, 2018