Teddy Bear the porcupine eating a Halloween pumpkin… too cute!
Our winners from this weekend’s Green Festival raffle are below. Congrats y’all!
This is just plain silly!
Organic Plants and Seeds:
Whole Foods – surprisingly good prices for vegetable and herb plants!
Herbs, Spices and Oils
A great discussion by Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan on the impact of food on health.
After much planning, work, and love – our fragrances are finally available in our store and on Etsy!
Our fragrances are made using scent blends composed of organic essential oils in a base of organic corn alcohol denatured with organic lavender. Our fragrances are packaged in glass bottles sealed with beeswax. If you are vegan, and prefer a bottle without a wax seal we can do a custom order for you.
We currently have three scents available.
Puppy hugs are the best, very cute!
Every year our family makes our annual apple picking trip – typically to southwest Michigan. Since apples are one of those crops that can be rather pesticide heavy, I have compiled a list of farms within driving distance of Chicago that are either Organic or Naturally Grown. So far, I have limited our search to Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan (this can be expanded upon later). Most on the list are u-pick, although not all of them are. I have listed the types of crops grown at the bottom of each entry.
Illinois Organic and Naturally Grown Farms
1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia, IL 61011
Vegetables, fruit and other produce – farmers markets and through CSA
www.learngrowconnect.org – classes
Harrison Market Gardens [Certified Naturally Grown]
9024 Harrison Rd., Winnebago, IL 61088
Vegetables, Berries and other produce – U Pick
Also available through CSA
Hazzard Free Farm [Certified Natually Grown]
5111 Ahrens Rd, Pecatonica, IL 61063
Vegetables – CSA/Farmstand
Mulberry Lane Farm
414 Mulberry St
Loda, IL 60948
Organic Strawberries – Upick
Organic produce and eggs – by order
Orchard Ridge Farm [Follows Organic Practices]
6786 Yale Bridge Rd, Rockton, IL 61072
Apples – Roadside Stand and farmers markets
Plow Creek Farm [Certified Naturally Grown - OMRI]
19183 Plow Creek Road, Tiskilwa, IL 61368-9126
Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries – Upick
Susie’s Garden Patch [Natural Growing Practices]
10258 US Hwy 20, Garden Prairie IL 61038
Strawberries, Vegetables – upick
In store: Apples, Tomatoes, Honey, Eggs
Wooded Wonderland [Organically Grown]
610 S. Devil’s Ladder Rd., Galena, Illinois 61036
Blueberries – Upick
Honey is available in store
Indiana Organic and Naturally Grown Farms
The Blueberry Ranch [Certified Organic]
54743 Buckeye Rd
Mishawaka IN 46545
Blueberies – Fresh, Frozen and U-Pick
Great Inspirations Farm [Certified Naturally Grown]
624 E 950 N, Westville, Indiana
Vegetables, Fruit and Other Produce – U-pick and CSA
New Road Natural Farm [Natural Growing Practices]
19000 New Road, South Bend, IN 46614
Phone: 574-231-9114 Email: Curtis@wallstraits.com
Vegetables, Fruit, Fresh eggs
Wholesome Meadows [Naturally Grown]
9141 N 100 W, Huntington IN, 46750
Vegetables, Berries, Pumpkins – U-pick and pre-picked
Michigan Organic and Naturally Grown Farms
Adams Farms [Certified Organic For Some Crops]
69676 Cr 376, Hartford, MI 49057
Phone: 269 214 0873 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blueberries – U-pick and already picked
Bauer Raspberries [Natural Growing Practices]
63221 County Road 652, Mattawan, MI 49071
Already Picked – raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red)
Earth First Farms [Certified Organic]
8335 Smith Road
Berrien Center, MI 49102
Apples – U-pick
Wisconsin Organic and Naturally Grown Farms
Happy Acres [Natural Growing Practices]
4028 South Afton Road, Beloit, WI 53511
Phone: 608-365-5451 Email: email@example.com
Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers, Berries, Pumpkins
WCC Farm [Certified Organic]
21414 7 Mile Road, Franksville, WI 53126
Phone: (262) 895-2661 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raspberries (Fall) – U-pick
Wiser Farm Produce [Natural Growing Practices]
9107 W Us Highway 14, Evansville, WI 53536
Phone: 608-882-5807 Email: email@example.com
Vegetables, berries, herbs