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Barefoot Botanicals  We are a grower and distiller of #certifiedorganic medicinal and culinary herbs. Our #herbs are grown and distilled on our #farm in Southeastern PA.

My cute hubby Eric so proud in front of his new line of herbal syrups!!!! Come get a taste at the @pennsylvaniaherbandgardenfest today and tomorrow!

These are spirals of stainless steel left after the fabrication of our syrup making tank. I think they are beautiful and was considering some kind of creative installment with them. Any ideas? #recycled #recycledart #amiahoarder

Coming soon to a market near you! We will have our herbal cocktail syrups for sample and sale at the Yardley Farmers Market on Saturday April 7th. We will also be at the Doylestown Farmers Market the first Saturday of every month through the summer. We are just finishing the final touches on our labels, barcodes and all those other parts of running a business that I never wanted to learn about. But all learning is good and we are super excited to share our aromatic syrups and hydrosols with the world. Stay tuned!
#waylesssugarthansoda #celebratewithherbs #herbalcocktails #herbalmixers #organicfarming #womenwhofarm

As much as we love our medicinal and aromatic herbs, any way that we can get people to connect to the beauty of plants is fair game. Our edible flowers help us up keep the farm running through spring and summer and help to connect us with chefs, bakers and bartenders from New York to Philadelphia. #edibleflowersareawesome #artisancocktails #womenwhofarm #organicfarming

Alnus serrulata, also known as Tag Alder, Black Alder, Hazel Alder, Brook Alder and the list goes on. I planted this as a little baby in 2010 and wow she is taller than me now. *
Alder is a nitrogen fixer, healing reclaimed soils and used in restoration projects (like mine). She likes her feet wet and stabilizes streambanks, keeping soil from washing away with floods and supporting other smaller plants that can take advantage of her stability and protection. *
Many species native to the United States are used as medicine for people as well. Some of the best descriptions in the use of a closely related western plant, Red Alder, have been written by Southwest Herbalists Kiva Rose and Michael Moore. *
This is a plant that I want to get to know this year. I’ve taken her as medicine but not harvested her myself. Astringent, lymphatic and some argue antimicrobial in effect with an affinity for skin and mucus membranes. I’ll keep you posted if I have anything to report.
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Happy Spring

Anemone americana that I shot April 10, 2017. Previously known as Hepatica. Reminds me that spring is coming to Pennsylvania, really it is.

Checking in on our chamomile field. We doubled production this year. My back already hurts a little just thinking about harvesting it but it will absolutely be worth it!!!! If interested in this or others as they come out of the field, click on the link in my profile for the 2018 Fresh Herb and Hydrosol Pre-Order Price List and Order Form. Order by March 31st for best availability!
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#womenwhofarm #chamomile #organicfarming #mybackhurtsjustthinkingaboutit

This image that I took at the Women's March in 2017 serves as a reminder of women who have contributed to making all of our lives better. *
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#internationalwomensday #harriettubman #ruthbaderginsburg #ellijekelcarroll #rosaparks #shirleychisholm #womensmarch #womenwhofarm

Snow day

Saving my own seeds offers such feelings of abundance. Every year I feel closer to my goal of independence and self sufficiency. The crazy part is, it's so easy. Yes there's processing involved but it's really minimal compared to the rewards that these plants bestow on us. I feel so grateful.

This Witch Hazel, blooming brilliantly along my path today, is not representative of my our native species which blooms in the fall. But all of these plants bloom outside of our typical “growing season”. Witch Hazels, whether our fall or cultivated late winter blooming species, serve to remind me of the life that still flows within the bare branches, in the darkness of shorter days and colder nights. I always marvel at the unusual characteristics of her flowers, which build anticipation of spring and the fireworks of flowers to come.

Find us at Wrightstown Indoor Farmers Market today from 10-12!

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