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farmstand

our farmstand sits on one of the prettiest drives in the golden horseshoe - won't you stop on by?

january photodump

i like to take pictures. i mean, i like to take a LOT of pictures. this is my chance to share my best shots, month by month. enjoy!

great wall of grimm'sby

issa vibe

an epic slice of botany

the botanical world was joséphine's passion and salvation: her spirited curiosity of botany not only helped to recreate the verdant paradise of her youth at malmaison, it also helped her cope with her greatest social anxiety. today, an awkwardness exists in our remembrance of joséphine as we learn how her zeal for horticultural treasures and her formidable gift of persuasion was seriously flawed.

'attar of rose' geranium

are you ready to travel to france and the indian ocean? curious how a pair of fabled love-struck lovers accelerated a global demand for this horticultural treasure? the bottom-line is, hundreds of years of production has left us with a highly valuable skin care ingredient that continues to deliver unparalleled modern-day experiences.

the dirty truth about clean skin

are you ready to part with products that no longer serve you? are you looking for a cleansing option that is effortless, simple and sustainable? you are not alone. in 2021, the hashtag #skinimalism is trending and its bringing reality back to skincare ... plant-based, cold process soap eliminates a slew of these non-serving products and best of all? it will elevate your cleansing routine to a whole new level.

project x [allegedly]

agronomic analysis of this high-value crop is such an after-thought as the growing of marijuana evolves into a horticultural-thrill-ride aiding and abetting the progression of these beauties from gawky, spindly branching to thick, voluptuous kolas laden with trichomes oozing with thick, sticky resin. 

wabi-sabi

it was here, in the proverbial waiting room of the almost-dead, i learned of some of the 'crazy' remedies that people with no hope had resorted to and it was here my disgust for the shoddy/fake/hope-in-a-bottle-wildly-promoting-medicinal-herbs that were being pawned off on the desperate was instilled.  i vowed then and there to create something real using true plant extracts.   

the chamomile diaries

and then the magic starts to happen ... have you ever seen a chamomile crop dancing in the wind?  well, it is a sight to behold!  the graceful habit of the plant itself and the lovely colour play of the green, lacy foliage against the cheerful white and yellow flowers blooming extravagantly is chamomile's reward.

7 amazing facts about our shampoo bars

clean, naturally beautiful hair starts with a clean, naturally beautiful shampoo bar

fresh plant chemistry

come see how we diversified our extracts portfolio this year! using the low-tech/high-results method of extraction called 'enfleurage', we used our abundant fresh damask roses to great effect.

badger bulletin - spring 2021

"american badgers look like they're about to drag you into a back alley and pull a shiv on you to demand money for their meth habit"

farmstand is the new curbside

grimsby happens to be the gateway to horticultural paradise:   the talent and traditions of its residents combined with the innate beauty of the physical geography provide endless ways to find amusing diversion.  sound enticing?  well, it all begins when you pocket the shipping fee and pick-up your order right at  our farm. 

farmstand life

i'll cut to the chase right up front:  farmstands provide the most transparent farm-to-consumer experience available.  if you get excited about the freshness and bounty that explodes through a farmers market then what you get from a farmstand will blow your mind!  

the comfort of comfrey

left to rest for a few months in the cool, dark extracts cellar, the highly desirable phytonutrients seep into the solvents and the result is heavily infused extracts ... they are a dark, mystical hue and there is no mistaking the fact that the solvents have changed dramatically and are now heavily impregnated with wonders of the comfrey root.  

wow 2019, thank you!!!

many of the people i meet is due to the fact that they have given up on mainstream personal care products and they like the idea of knowing that what they use on their bodies every day is from a trusted source.  on one hand it seems crazy that a plant-nerd like myself who finds herself floating around this farm in a state that seems so disconnected from the mainstream, that i have become the 'trusted source' for so many.

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