One of our favorite things ever, being herbalists and farmers is of course new plants! Yesterday, in the rain, David planted 2 rose bushes, 2 elderberry bushes, 2 blueberry bushes, and 2 red passionflower plants!!! Aside from being great for pollinators, these plants are great to eat and make tea/tincture/syrup and other herbal treats from!!! We won’t likely harvest from these perennials this year, but will nurture them so they become strong and abundant enough for us to harvest from in years to come. Our farm practice isn’t one of instant gratification, but one of slow, mindful growth.
Making an herbal baby butt and body balm on this rainy day. Cause why would you put petroleum products on a baby?!?! 1/2 oz, 1oz, and 2oz tins to be available this Saturday at the Mineral Farmer’s Market and June 24 at the Ashland Farmer’s Market. 4 ingredients, no petroleum.
Bring your boots and come enjoy a plant walk at the Heathen Homestead this Saturday May 20th at 5pm!
Above is a gorgeous mullein plant we found near the well.
We have lots of wild medicinal plants and are happy to talk about the ones we know, and happy to hear your knowledge on the plants as well!
Narrow leaf plantain abounds here. Come hear about some of the uses for this plentiful plant!
We will walk through fields, the medicinal herb garden in progress, and the woods.
Free! 18217 Teman Road Beaverdam. We will have a baby in a wagon, feel free to bring your own.
Working Hands Salve, freshly made at the Heathen Homestead with chickweed oil, calendula oil, yarrow oil, goldenrod oil, coconut oil and beeswax! Perfect for cracked, calloused, dry, and sore working hands!
Available in 1oz and 2oz tins for $5.00 and $10.00 respectively. Come find us at the Ashland Farmer’s Market on the 4th Saturday of each month and the Mineral Farmer’s Market on the other Saturdays starting in May!
The Heathen Homestead is very excited to be vending at the Ashland Farmer’s Market on the 4th Saturday of each month starting in May!!! The market is at 121 Thompson Street Ashland, VA 23005 on Saturdays from 9am to Noon from May through October.
Come out to see us and buy herbal medicinal plants, teas, balms, salves, and more!
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Today we have our baby corn, buttahbeans, and squash showing their fresh spring green selves in the vegetable garden! Thanks to David’s greent thumb!
Can’t wait to eat em!!!!
We are excited to announce that we will be vending at the Mineral Farmer’s Market this upcoming season! Saturdays from 8am – 1pm please come out to support us and other vendors!
We will be bringing herbs, plants, teas, salves, balms, cuttingboards, signs, woodcrafts, tinctures, vegan baked goods, and produce from our farm!!
The market is at 81 Louisa Street Mineral, VA
We will be there most, but not all Saturdays.
The Mineral Farmer’s Market Facebook
We had a bumper crop of volunteer chickweed in one of our raised beds from last year. Today we harvested the gorgeous green goodness and started an oil we will use for a salve and a vinegar we will use for food!
Very excited for this nutritious and powerful plant medicine!!! Happy Spring yall!