It’s nice to be back on the Blog after a little Harvest Hiatus.
As winter is certainly upon us we are excited to announce that Monthly CSA Pick-Up will be at 52nd Street Market at 601 52nd St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, beginning today Monday Dec 1. 5-7pm.
We’re sure you’re going to enjoy the harvest classics we’re bringing you today!
Dora and Dierdre of 52nd Street Market are sharing their cozy, warm market with us once a month so we can offer a comfortable space for our CSA members to pick-up their goodies.
In months to come, along with market directors, we will bring you samples, extra goodies, and more!
Today Dana will have some extra goodies for CSA members available for purchase and we invite anyone to come out and shop for individual Tea Boxes, Packs of Pops, and Harvest Apple and Pear Lavender Butters!!
See You at the Market!
Community Supported Agriculture allows farmers to remain financially sustainable while connecting members to the bounty of seasonal, local food. Members buy a share of the year’s harvest at the beginning of the season and receive weekly boxes of in-season produce. Healcrest Farm is building upon the CSA model to offer herbal medicines and healing products on a monthly schedule. Our Community Supported Apothecary invites you to explore medicinal plants, learning as you heal. Register Here
How does it work?
CSA membership is a great way to build a home supply of herbal medicines, learn more about how to use local plants, and explore new ways of being in control of our own health.
Each month for six months you’ll receive organically grown herbs and artisanal herbal products. Our CSA gives you the opportunity to try medicinal natural healing products you’ve been curious about and gain knowledge as you learn how your body heals. You’ll be able to pick your share up each month, warming you through the winter, and meeting with the women who grow and make all the products.
What is in a share?
Each share supplies you with seasonally appropriate medicines and products. Some herbal preparations you can expect to receive this season from October to March are:
~ Herbal Honeys
~ Nourishing Tea Blends
~Infused Healing Oils
~ Elixirs: general well being & immune boosting
~ …And More
You will receive educational information every month about the plants included in your share products, and suggestions on how to use them.
When you purchase a share, it helps support the work we do revitalizing the land, growing and processing the herbs into useful natural medicines that nourish the body and enhance vitality. In return, you will receive a variety of herbs that support good health and the health of the environment, while also preserving the agricultural character of our wonderful community.
Join Up Here!
More info on the TheHealingMoon Herbal CSA.
A share would consist of:
- 3 herbal teas (different each time)
- Everyday Tea, Rising Up at Dawn, Internally Healthy, Goddess Tea, Gentle High Vitamin, BabyHeal, Pure Rasberry, Coconut Chai Herbal, HealFast
- 2 herbal extracts (non-alchoholic tinctures)
- PureGinger, FeverReducer, AllergenEase, Anti-Rheumatic, StressDown, WomanWarrior
- 3 (3oz) single herb packets with usage info
- 2 healing salves
- Deep Winter Healing Salve, Childrens Vapor Rub, Vegan Belly Balm, Vegan LipBalm, BlackPaw Anti-fungal Salve
- Fresh Herbs when in season
- basil, rosemary, lemon balm, rasberry leaf, blackberry leaf, motherwort, mugwort, comfrey, nettles
All would be contained in a plantable box (either tree or flower seeds) that you can soak and plant in your yard, garden etc.
3 pick-up dates (either at Healcrest or potentially E.Liberty F arm Market)
May 28th, July 30th, September 24th, 2012
Donating to Healcrest to get your Herbal CSA Subscription:
Donate $65 per month for 3 months…………………………… (Made before May 1st, before July 1st and before September 1st
Donate $174 for total cost………………Made before May 1st (10% discount rate)
Donate $180 total cost…………………..Made after May 1st