Sunday, December 13, 2020

Winter Herbal Remedies E-Course & Recipes!

I am excited that our first e-course will be starting in early January!  With the covid pandemic this year we (like everyone else) have had to make major changes in how we run our home business.  For many years we have been offering hands-on, in person workshops, classes and events here at Little City Farm, where groups of participants came together to learn, share and make in our small home-based teaching space.  Well, none of these types of in-person activities were possible this year, and so we have been working hard to develop a small offering of online courses instead.  Virtual learning is our preferred method - we can't meet our participants in person, it's more difficult to create a shared group experience, and the hands-on component must be done by each person in their own home without the context of being here on our homestead.  We also don't love the idea of spending more time on a screen, and certainly agree with many that we are tired of zoom videos and meetings.  However, for our first round of the e-course we think we have found a simple, uncomplicated low-tech solution, and are happy to share it with our participants.  Our first e-course filled up quickly!  It's a 12 week Winter Herbal Remedies course running from January to mid March!  We look forward to offering it again in future, as well as developing other of our most popular workshops into online offerings for the spring and summer season. 

For those who aren't able to join us with the Winter Herbal Remedies e-course for this round, we would love to offer some of our favourite herbal recipes for winter wellness that we make each season in our home.  Try the following for immune boosting, easing sore throats, healing coughs, aiding congestion and supporting best health for the winter season.  To make these recipes, if you are looking to purchase bulk dried medicinal herbs, try Harmonic Arts for an exceptional Canadian company with superior quality organic dried herbs and other wellness ingredients.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Eco Handmade Holiday Pop-Up Shop STARTS November 15!

So excited to announce we are having our 11th annual Eco Handmade Holiday Sale this year!  This year it will be set up as an online pop-up shop, which begins November 15 and runs to the end of the month (or while quantities last)!  This gives local customers lots of time to browse, read about the items for sale, and support a variety of local vendors who we are including in our pop-up.  Curbside pick-up at Little City Farm after the sale is over.

Find pure beeswax candles; decadent vegan truffles/fudge; adorable wool mini dolls (made by our 12 year old!); artisan ferments in a variety of colours (think a rainbow of vegetables from local farms!); and loads of organic herbal remedies for winter including elderberry syrups, fire cider tonics, tinctures, chai immune-boosting tea, and more!  Check it all out here, starting November 15.

Monday, September 07, 2020

Online Pop-Up Shop featuring Herbal Wellness for Fall & Winter

Online pop-up shop from Little City Farm!

For the month of September, or while quantities last.  We are offering herbal tonics made with locally source and grown ingredients.  Boost your wellness and immunity this fall.  

 Read more about our online pop-up shop sale here. 



Saturday, April 18, 2020

ONLINE SEEDLING SALE starting mid May 2020!

This year all seedlings are for sale ONLINE ONLY.  You can browse our selection here.  Our greenhouse is bursting with seedlings and we want to get them to as many good homes as possible.   We are a very small homestead (1/3 acre) but all seedlings are grown with care, love and attention to detail.

All our seedlings are grown by us at Little City Farm, from certified organic seed and using organic soil.  They come to you in compostable paper cups, and are hardened off and ready for you to plant into your garden. We have unique heirloom tomato favourites in all colours of the rainbow like Black Cherry, Amazon Chocolate, Cherokee Purple, Pink Brandywine, White Oxheart, Mennonite Orange, and more.

We have medicinal, culinary and pollinator-friendly herbs like calendula, yarrow, thyme, tulsi, lemon balm, chamomile, nettle..and many more!

Also organic veggies like kale, basil, long red cayenne pepper, cucumbers, watermelon, zucchini, greens, and more...

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).   


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.


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 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