Dear Friends of the Farm:
When the Black Plague swept across Europe from 1348 to 1350 A.D. killing between 30 to 60% of the people, one group escaped unscathed. It was the workers in the lavender fields. And in the two world wars of the last century, when soldiers in Europe needed a disinfectant but had none, wounds were packed with lavender and healing happened. Lavender is amazing stuff! It smells good too!
And it is on our stand now! We have a student in our Honorable Farmer Class who has 400 of these life giving plants down island and has brought a tub of these miracle flowers to us. She has a full line of sachets, soaps and lip balm which are in a charming basket and ready to go home with you to improve your lives too! And this is the culinary lavender, so it does double or triple duty. It keeps you healthy, makes a great gift, and can be put into cookies.
Then the beets are ready to go too! Well, their greens are, and many of those greens have baby beets hanging off the end. Don’t know what the healing power of beets is, but they taste so good they must be healthy! Steam these, drizzle with good vinegar, and watch them disappear from your families plates. (more…)