Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Last Minute Herbal Gifts

We'll be open through Saturday, December 22, so here are a few ideas for some relaxed last minute shopping!

SOAPS - Many of you are familiar with the wonderful handmade soaps we carry. They're fragrant, moisturizing and long-lasting. Once you try them, it's hard to go back to commercial soaps. They make great gifts and stocking stuffers. We've added some new varieties:
  • Blackberry-sage - Fragrant, fruity-herbal scent.
  • Apple snap - Perfect for fall and winter, with a warm, spicy fragrance.
  • Goat's milk - a very moisturizing, unscented soap.
  • Sun blossom - Fresh, mild fragrance.
  • Grapefruit-lily - Sharp grapefruit combined with sweet, floral scent.

TREE ORNAMENTS - We have unique items for your tree. Many are handcrafted using dried material grown on the farm. Others are crafted from metal, wood and other natural materials. Great additions for your natural or country decor.

HERBAL SNIFFING JAR - Just open and sniff. A combination of herbs and oils to help relieve congestion. I use mine often in the winter for sinus congestion and find it very helpful.

HEALING WAND – Healing essential oils in a simple to use form. The solid salve is easy to apply from the roll-on tube. Portable too - great to keep in the kitchen, desk, car or garage.

HERBAL FACIALS – Skin deserves some pampering during the winter. All natural ingredients in two sizes. Very popular for gifts and stocking stuffers.

WHIPPED SHEA BUTTERS - This is a luxurious treatment for your skin. Shea butter moisturizes, improves your skin's elasticity and helps neutralize the sun's effects on your skin. In citrus and wise woman scents.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Almost 10 years and growing

My 20+ year interest in growing, using and learning about herbs led us to open Cloverleaf Herb Farm in 1998.

Our goal has always been to offer a wide variety of high quality plants and herbal products at a reasonable price. We specialize not only in herbs, but also old-fashioned plants. In our greenhouses, you'll find common and unusual varieties of culinary, medicinal and fragrance herbs. We offer 17 varieties of basil, 11 mints, 10 lavenders and 17 thymes. We carry unique varieties like costmary, lemon grass, vietnamese coriander, patchouli and valerian. We offer an extensive selection of tried and true old-fashioned plants. These are plants like hollyhock, larkspur, clove pinks, four o'clocks, Jupiter's beard, lithodora and bells of Ireland that were found in grandma's garden.

Many varieties of both herbs and ornamental plants are found in extensive themed gardens on our three acre property.

With the opening of our herb shop, our inventory expanded to include herb related products. Many are grown and harvested here at the farm. We offer bulk herbs and spices, dried flowers, decorative wreaths and arrangements, dried topiaries, potpourri and sleep pillows. In addition, we stock cosmetic and gift items like handmade soaps, body and linen sprays, organic candles, beaded jewelry and pet products. We carry herbal and gardening books, soapmaking supplies, containers and essential oils in the shop.

Gift certificates are available and we accept VISA, Mastercard and Discover for greenhouse and shop purchases. Our informative newsletters, sent in the spring and fall, cover a variety of herbal topics, plant profiles and recipes, etc. We offer a series of classes on herbal and gardening topics each spring.

April - Christmas, the greenhouse and herb shop are open Tuesday - Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM, with additional hours in spring.

January through March, the shop is open Thursday - Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

Come visit!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Welcome and what's new

Welcome to our new Cloverleaf Herb Farm blog!

From time to time, we will post here to let you know what is going on at Cloverleaf.

We still have some perennials available and closer to the holidays, we will have smaller potted culinary herbs and also live topiaries for your own use or for gift giving.

Coming up is our Holiday Open House. This year, it will be held November 30th and December 1st, 9-5 and will feature lots of herbal goodies, some open house specials, door prizes and herbal refreshments.

We'll be posting again soon with some pictures of Cloverleaf in the fall.