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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Winter Herb Shares NOW AVAILABLE - order by Dec 1


NEW!  This season's Winter Herb Share CSA (or Community Supported Apothecary) is now available.  We have limited shares left, please order by December 1.  One-time pick up of your share by mid-December at Little City Farm (or by another arrangement).   

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR WINTER HERB SHARE

Give the gift of health & wellness to yourself or your loved ones!

Herbal CSA's are modeled after farm Community Supported Agriculture programs, where members purchase a "share" in the season's harvest and receive regular installments of farm goodies throughout the season. Our seasonal herb shares features locally grown and wild-harvested medicinal plants, tended and harvested by us in small-batches. We wish to promote health through preventative care, using "medicine as food" in daily life. Our herbal CSA will include hand-crafted items such as: herbal loose-leaf teas, herbal salts, medicinal honey, syrups, tonics, herbal vinegars, as well as soaps and body care items.

By participating in our Winter Herb Share project you are:

  • SAVING 20% off from our regular prices by buying this share instead of individual items
  • allowing us to continue to promote wellness in our local community through the use of and education about locally adapted plants
  • learning about using locally grown plants for your own food and health
  • minimizing waste (all products come in recycleable/reusable containers)
  • supporting our local small business venture
  • enjoying plants that are grown, harvested and prepared with the utmost respect
The Winter Herb Share includes 8 full-sized products. Find loose-leaf teas, elderberry syrup, fire cider tonic, winter salve, and winter lipbalm.

Other Herb Share member benefits: Also included is a short newsletter describing featured herbs, product descriptions and usage, herbal folklore, plant profiles, and additional recipes to try at home.

READ MORE & ORDER DETAILS HERE

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Heirloom Tomatoes & Organic Seedlings for sale - online pre-ordering open!

HEIRLOOM TOMATOES & MEDICINAL HERB SEEDLINGS FROM LITTLE CITY FARM!  For the second year in a row, we are offering online pre-ordering for all our Heirloom Tomatoes, Medicinal Herbs, and other Organic Seedlings.

As many of you know, for many years we held a large annual Organic Seedling Sale here in May - but over time this event outgrew our 1/3 acre backyard!  And so we handed it over to our friend and farmer Angie from Fertile Ground Farm, who now runs the event on the May long weekend at her farm location.

For those who can't make the May 18 sale at Fertile Ground, OR if you want to pre-order seedlings to be sure to get what you like - please browse our selection of the favourites we have to offer.  Our greenhouse is bursting with seedlings and we want to get them to as many good homes as possible. 

We have unique heirloom tomato favourites in all colours of the rainbow like Green Zebra, Black Cherry, Amazon Chocolate, Cherokee Purple, Pink Brandywine, White Oxheart...

We have medicinal and pollinator-friendly herbs like anise hyssop, calendula, yarrow, lavender; culinary-medicinal herbs like sage, thyme; and healing tea herbs like tulsi, lemon balm, chamomile, peppermint...and more!

Also organic veggies like kale, basil, long red cayenne pepper and more...

All seedlings need to be pre-ordered online here, and will be ready for pick-up on Sat, May 25 (or you can make other arrangements with us if that date doesn't work).




Thursday, December 13, 2018

Handmade Holiday Sale at Little City Farm

Thanks to all who came out to our 10th annual Handmade Holiday Sale last weekend.  What a great crowd, sunny snowy weather, amazing vendors with lovely handmade wares.  So much goodness, from herbal soaps, to beeswax candles, organic gingerbread and cupcakes, hand-dyed yarns, beautiful pottery, intricate macrame decor, healing teas, hand-tooled wooden wallets, wood-turned spoons & honey dippers, local authored children's books, luscious vegan fudge, cozy woolen clothing...plus kids area with pinecone birdseed feeders and tiny twig gnomes...

Happy solstice & holiday season to you all!  See you in 2019.















Sunday, December 09, 2018

Week 12 - Final week of Thinking Tree Art & Nature Program

Week 12 - Thinking Tree Art & Nature Program

Weather: cold with some snow on the ground, and beautiful sunshine & frost

Lunch made today: Homemade pizzas in the outdoor wood-fired cob oven

Art lessons today:
  • final charcoal sketching activity
  • folding paper window stars with origami paper
  • botanical lantern making with our dried leaves/flowers (from plant presses we made 
    Other highlights today:
    • outdoor cooperative games
    • opening our Thinking Tree "mailbox" filled with wonderful letters and drawings
    • personalized veggie pizzas for lunch 
    • final good-byes, it's been a great 12 weeks together
     



















    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    Week 11 - Thinking Tree Art & Nature Program

    Week 11 - Thinking Tree Art & Nature Program

    Weather: cold with some snow on the ground, and a few glimpses of sunshine

    Soup made today: Carrot Coconut Curry (a group favourite!)


    Art lessons today:
    • sketching self-portraits using mirrors 
    • salt art prints
    • Waldorf-inspired wintery candle drawings
    Other projects today:
    • beeswax candle-dipping done outdoors around a big table
    • doll making continued
    • needle-felting continued
    • letter-writing for our group "mailbox", on handmade paper
    Other highlights today:
      • warming up with cooperative and running games in the community garden
      • learning a few new songs during our opening and closing circles
      • singing in time to the beeswax candle-dipping to keep our rhythm going!
      • shared mint tea by the fire