Sunflowers. Lots of ‘em. Every week we send thousands of these beauties to stores and our farmers ‘ markets. Thinknof@then as the tomato of the cut-flower world. We pick them while they’re still very closed so that they last a long time in a vase. A great way to brighten the day! This photo also shows one of our efforts to increase ergonomics and efficiency on the farm - all our carts are on wheels!#flowerswithafuture #vaselife #organic #sunflowers #organicflowers #oldfriendsfarm #oldfriends_farm #cutflowers #putitonwheels
We finally have some professional shots of the new bottles and labels! Thanks to @michaelcriglerart for helping with the label design, @dionlabelprinting for printing, and @pivot.media for the shots. We made this whole set of beautiful, delicious small-batch-crafted products using our own organic crops, and it was important to us to also source the label design, printing, and photography locally too! You helped us dress them up appropriately! #ginger #turmeric #smallbatch #organic #alldressedup #magicbottle #elixir #sourcelocal
There’s something so simple, yet so complex about making our own spices. We grow the primary ingredients, process them, add the other organic ingredients if needed, bottle them, and enjoy. These are some of the delicious things we craft from the organic ginger and turmeric grown on our farm. #localspices #sourcelocal #turmeric #ginger #spices #organic #localagriculture #spicemix #bbq #spiceblend #oldfriendsfarm #oldfriends_farm
Do you want the bad news or the good news? The bad news is that our tomatoes have been discovered by tomato hornworms, named for the horn-like point on their tail end. This happens every year, without fail. A Hornworm (the larva form of the Hawk or 'Sphinx' moth) has the ability to devour massive amounts of tomato foliage overnight. They will even eat the fruits. If let to their own devises, they will consume your entire crop. They can grow up to 5 inches long, and will get quite plump if you let them! Fortunately, mother nature has a holistic answer to this impressive critter: parasitoid wasps! These wasps lay their eggs on the hornworm, which becomes food of the baby wasp-lets when they hatch. Brilliant! This means that when we see hornworms with these egg-sacks, the job is already done for us - no spraying, no picking them off - just let the cosmic plan carry itself out. That's great news!
It’s official. Our Ginger Balsam Massage and Body Oil is ready! We make it with essential oils from our own organic ginger, Pieropan Farm balsam, and organic jojoba oil. The essential oils are made in-house by @fullkettle Farm. Find it at market, on the weekly wholesale availability list, and online! Beautiful label courtesy of @michaelcriglerart #sourcelocal #massage #ginger #balsam #treatyoself