CSA Early Bird Special

We suggest you make like this chicken running through the snow to get there first and sign up for your Peace of Earth CSA share in February! Why you might ask?

Here are a few reasons:

1.We offer a special deal for the month of February. If you sign up for a small or large share and pay in full by the last day of the month we throw in a free June Share! That’s $44 of free Spring veggies!

2.Last year our shares went quickly and we had to turn a few people away

3. Early sign up and payment helps us as small farmers to plan the season and have some up front money to pay for all the things that we need pre-growing season like seeds, potting soil, compost, mushroom spawn, and soil ammendments.

We offer June 1/2 shares, small and large shares that run July – October, and fall Medicine shares.  For all the details, pricing and photos of the shares members received in 2020 visit our CSA page

Sign Up Now! Click Here

We also welcome early sign ups, even if payment is not possible until later.

or contact us with your questions 

by calling:  Rebecca Beidler and Jeffrey Ellis 802-755-6336

by emailing: peaceofearthfarm@myfairpoint.net

message us via our Facebook or Instagram pages

or via snail mail (checks can be mailed here as well):

Peace of Earth Farm

43 West Griggs Rd.

Albany, VT 05820

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Herbal Goodies and More Available from Peace of Earth Farm

If you are looking for gifts or just trying to stock your pantry, there are several ways you can access our products. This website is not set up for direct sales, but you can check out what we have available and then contact us via email or phone to place an order. Goods can be picked up at the farm in Albany, VT or we can ship to you (all but the hemp). We can accept payment via check, cash or pay pal.

peaceofearthfarm@myfairpoint.net or 802-755-6336

Our teas and hemp are also available at Buffalo Mountain Food Coop in Hardwick, VT

CBD Hemp, Suver Haze, 21% total cannabinoids. Grown in the sun, harvested, and cured with love and care. CBD flowers can be smoked, turned into treats, or oil. Our flowers come with written instructions for making your own oil or edibles. ½ oz. $30, 1 oz. $60 Variety Special Sauce also available
Jams and Sauces made from our fruits: 4 oz. Crabapple Jalapeno and Ginger Syrup $4, 8 oz. Crabapple Jelly with whole Lemon and Bee Balm, $6, 16 oz. Black Currant BBQ Sauce $10, 8 oz. Caramel Cardamom Pear Jam $6, 4 0z. Savory Grape Jam with Juniper, Sage and Black Pepper $5
Elderberry/Black Currant Syrup 5oz. – Fight off colds and flu with this sweet remedy made with Elderberry and Black Currant juices, local honey, organic cider vinegar, and tincture of Rose hips, Tulsi, Usnea and Echinacea. $15
Cough Syrup 5 oz. Made with Elecampane root, Pine needles, and Cherry bark. Sweetened with local raw honey and fortified with some of our Rosehip, Goldenrod, and Echinacea tinctures as well. These herbs are traditionally used for respiratory infections and coughs. Elecampane is not recommended for pregnant women. $15
VT Earl Gray 2 oz. bag of loose herbal tea tastes similar to the flavor profiles of traditional Earl Gray but with no caffeine. Contains: Raspberry leaf, Bee Balm, Lady’s Mantle, Orange Mint, Lavender $6

Tree Tea 2oz. bag of loose herbal tea that tastes like a walk in the woods, contains Balsam and Pine Needles, Sage and Tulsi $6
Prepared Horseradish root with OG cider vinegar and salt $5
Berry Good Tea 2 oz. bag contains a mix of dried berries and berry plant leaves, full of antioxidants and vitamins and tart, rich berry flavor. Ingredients: Raspberry leaf, Black Currant leaf and berries, Blueberry leaf and berries, Red currant berries $6
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) Root and Flower Tincture 2 oz. Traditionally used for immune support $20

Gift of the Forest Mushroom Tincture– 2oz This triple extracted blend of 6 mushrooms wildcrafted or grown by us is used for immune system enhancing and tumor fighting. Ingredients: Shiitake, Chaga, Birch Polypore, Artist Conk, Hericium, Hemlock Reishi, og full grain alcohol and water $20
Pine Pollen and Needle Tincture 2 oz. Pine pollen is much maligned for coating everything in early Summer, but it is considered by many to be a nutritional powerhouse, helping our bodies to deal with toxins in our environment, including radiation. $20
Garlic $10/lb
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Herbal Shares Available in November

Throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall we’ve been collecting and processing all the leaves, flowers, roots, berries and mushrooms needed to make our teas, tinctures and syrups as each comes into season.

We believe well grown food is a step towards good health.  All of the herbs and fruits used in our products are grown by us or wildcrafted from our land, or other clean local spots .  Most of the mushrooms in our tincture were grown or gathered on our land, but some were wildcrafted from nearby woodlands.

Herbal Shares are available in early November as a one time pick up at the farm

(since everything is shelf stable we could also ship this share)

For $65 share holders receive :

3 herbal tea blends – our tea blends are tasty and full of vitamins and minerals to keep your immune system humming along.  These teas are herbal, contain no caffeine and are loose.  VT Earl Gray Tea is our local version of the same flavor profiles as traditional Earl Gray.  Berry Good Tea contains a mix of dried berries and berry plant leaves, full of antioxidants and vitamins and tart, rich berry flavor.  Our newest tea blend, Tree Tea,  tastes like a walk in the woods, containing evergreen needles, sage and Tulsi.

5 oz. Elderberry/Black Currant Syrup- Fight off colds and flu with this sweet medicine made with Elderberry and Black Currant juices, local honey, organic cider vinegar, and tincture of rose hips, Tulsi, Usnea and Echinacea.

2oz Gift of the Forest Mushroom Tincture– This triple extracted blend of 7 mushrooms wildcrafted or grown by us is used for immune system enhancing and tumor fighting

2# Garlic– Probably the best example of food as medicine, garlic is antimicrobial and fights off viruses and promotes immune health all while making just about anything you cook taste better.

While we do offer our products individually as well, this Herbal Share represents a package deal saving you $8 off of farm prices and a good deal more off of retail store pricing. We prefer you sign up for the whole share, but we can also make some substitutions. For instance, if you don’t need garlic you might substitute another tincture (we also have Pine Pollen and Needle Tincture and Echinacea purpurea Tinctures available), just contact us to work out the details.

To sign up for an Herbal Share contact us at peaceofearthfarm@myfairpoint.net

or give us a call 802-755-6336.

Also makes a great gift!

Note- claims made about the efficacy of the herbs used in our products are not FDA approved, you might want to consult a doctor and do your own research regardn

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Fall Bounty at the Peace of Earth Farm Stand

Throughout the growing season we’ve been squirreling away fruits, farm grown herbs and wildcrafted plants and fungi from the landscape to make a selection of unique herbal products and culinary preserves. Weekends in October we’re offering some of these goods at our self serve farm stand from 10am-5pm. We have gotten creative with our jam/jelly and syrup collections, trying to use what we have in interesting ways, leading to some pretty unique options.

Currently we have:

Herbal Products: Pine Pollen and Needle Tincture, Gift of the Forest Mushroom Tincture, Willow and Poplar Bud Salve, Berry Good Tea (hoping to have our Black Currant/Elderberry Syrup available this weekend)

Preserves: Savory Grap Jam with Juniper Berry, Sage and Black Pepper, Crabapple jelly with Lemon and Bee Balm, Gooseberry Jam, Caramel Cardamom Pear Jam, Black Currant Barbecue Sauce, Crabapple syrup with jalapeno and ginger, and fresh prepared Horseradish

Produce: Garlic, Lettuce, and Chicory or other fall greens

And… this week only you can pre-order donuts from Local Donut for pick up at the farm stand on Sunday (October 11). This is a one time special pop-up! Don’t miss your chance, they make some very special donuts!

To order donuts email us at peaceofearthfarm@myfairpoint.net by Friday at 4, for pick up on Sunday October 11

We’ll also be offering a share of our herbal products, available in November when we have all our teas finally blended and packaged. Look for more info on that soon!

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Donuts and Friday Farmstand!

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In this time of quarantine and uncertainty in how we shop and interact with one another we are starting to explore new ways of offering the produce we grow.  We are very happy that our CSA is full for the year!  If anyone is still interested we may be able to squeeze in another or put you on a waiting list.  June share pick ups will start on Tuesday June 2.  We are expecting that our sales to stores and restaurants may be impacted this season, so we are exploring having the farm open as a self serve farm stand on Fridays.  We are teaming up with Local Donut of Woodbury to offer a chance to pre-order their delicious donuts.  If you’d like to order donuts, please email us by Wednesday evening at peaceofearthfarm@myfairpoint.net .  Donuts will be available for pick up on Friday from 9-4.  Whatever seasonal veggies, eggs, and herbal products we have available will also be there for purchase.  Pre- order of veggies not necessary unless you want us to hold something for you.  We are trying this collaboration and format out to see if there are enough interested folks willing to come out, so please help us spread the word!

This week we’ll have spinach, arugula, duck and chicken eggs, CBD Willow Bark Salve, Berry Good Tea, and Black Currant Shrub.  We will be around, but will keep our distance and allow you to do self check out.

Donut Varieties offered by Local Donut

Salted Sugar  ………………$2.50

Vermont Maple Glazed………$2.50

Honey Sesame Cardamom…$2.50

Raspberry Jam Filled Donuts $3.50

Savory Donut Slider Bun…… $2.00

pre-order by Wednesday evening by emailing us at
peaceofearthfarm@myfairpoint.net

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Community Supported Agriculture

The current Covid-19 Pandemic highlights the obvious, that our global food system is very fragile.  So much of our processed and frozen fruits, vegetables, and meats come from all over the world.  A huge percentage of our fresh produce in the U.S. is all grown in California.  When distribution systems are interrupted, the shelves can become empty in a hurry.  Our current epidemic is not driven by lack of fossil fuels, but that may not be far off.  My point is not to create more fear or panic, but to illustrate the importance of supporting local food systems wherever you are.  Small scale regional farmers and food producers need community support now more than ever.  So many people are currently out of work or fearful for their future income and concerned about the health of themselves and their loved ones.  Investment in local farmers probably isn’t possible for some.  For those that are able, spending your food dollars locally by buying direct from small farmers and producers can create a massive return for your community.

So many times we have been baffled by inability to sell even the 50 chickens we have raised, knowing that hundreds are eaten daily in our neighboring towns.  Local food is such a small percent of most people’s diets, but if the true demand for food all of a sudden came down to local sources only, there would be a big deficit.  Without the support and constant demand for local food, farmers can’t afford to establish, grow, or continue.  The time is now to invest in the local food system by purchasing home grown produce, meats, cheese, herbal medicine, seeds, fruit trees, flour… and encourage the sharing of skills, access to land, and sometimes lending a helping hand.  Growing your own garden and raising a few chickens where possible is also a great idea.  Learn to save seeds.  Know what is edible and medicinal in your fields and forests.  We are happy to share our gardening and wildcrafting experiences with others.

The future feels very unwritten in these times.  However, we know people will continue to need to eat.  We are very much planning on growing as much food as possible on our little farm this coming season, and we have already started many seeds.  We will take precautions to keep our produce safe and minimize touching and exposure of the finished product.  The CSA system of pre-packaged pick up seems a good fit for our current time of social distancing.  We will probably be unable to pack in our usual re-used bags, but we will come up with a sanitary alternative.  Our first shares of the season start June 2.  Let’s hope that we can all get out a little more by then.

If you would like to sign up for a CSA share from Peace of Earth Farm this season you can find all of the details on our website.  Sign up by sending us an email, call, or snail mail.

Stay safe, get some fresh air daily, and think Spring growth.

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February CSA Deal

 

DSC_9149Winter is definitely still with us here in Vermont, but it’s not too early to start thinking ahead to summer’s produce bounty.  At this time of year we are planning what we will grow and getting ready to start seeds for the coming CSA shares.  We like to offer a deal for those willing to sign up early for a CSA share so that you can save some money and we can get some up front income to cover start up expenses such as seeds, soil, and mushroom spawn that we have at this time of year.  Here’s the deal:

Sign up for a 2020 CSA share and pay in full by February 29 to receive a free June share!

That’s right, you save $44, help us buy seeds, AND you can rest assured that you know where your quality fresh veggies, fruits, and mushrooms are coming from this summer.

We offer June 1/2 shares, small and large shares that run July – October, and fall Medicine shares.  For all the details, pricing and photos of the shares members received in 2019 visit our CSA page

Sign Up Now! Click Here

We also welcome early sign ups, even if payment is not possible until later.

or contact us with your questions 

by calling:  Rebecca Beidler and Jeffrey Ellis 802-755-6336

by emailing: peaceofearthfarm@myfairpoint.net

message us via our Facebook page

or via snail mail (checks can be mailed here as well):

Peace of Earth Farm

43 West Griggs Rd.

Albany, VT 05820

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Medicine Shares 2019

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Medicine Shares are Back!

Throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall we’ve been collecting and processing all the leaves, flowers, roots, berries and mushrooms needed to make our teas, tinctures and syrups as each comes into season.

We believe well grown food can be the best medicine.  All of the herbs and fruits used in our products are grown by us or wildcrafted from our land.  Most of the mushrooms in our tincture were grown or gathered on our land, but some were wildcrafted from nearby woodlands.

Medicine Share are available in late November as a one time pick up at the farm

(since everything is shelf stable we could also ship this share)

For $65 share holders receive :

3 herbal tea blends – our tea blends are tasty and full of vitamins and minerals to keep your immune system humming along.  These teas are herbal, contain no caffeine and are loose.  VT Earl Gray Tea is our local version of the same flavor profiles as traditional Earl Gray.  Berry Good Tea contains a mix of dried berries and berry plant leaves, full of antioxidants and vitamins and tart, rich berry flavor.  Our newest tea blend, Tree Tea,  tastes like a walk in the woods, containing evergreen needles, sage and Tulsi.

4 oz. Elderberry/Black Currant Syrup- Fight off colds and flu with this sweet medicine made with Elderberry and Black Currant juices, local honey, organic cider vinegar, and tincture of rose hips, Tulsi, and Echinacea.

2oz Gift of the Forest Medicinal Mushroom Tincture– This triple extracted blend of 7 mushrooms wildcrafted or grown by us is used for immune system enhancing and tumor fighting

2# Garlic– Probably the best example of food as medicine, garlic is antimicrobial and fights off viruses and promotes immune health all while making just about anything you cook taste better.

 

To sign up for a Medicine Share contact us at peaceofearthfarm@myfairpoint.net

or give us a call 802-755-6336.

Also makes a great gift!

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And Coming Soon…

CBD Tinctures and Salve.  We’ve grown a successful crop of high CBD Hemp that we are currently processing and having tested.  We plan on having some mixed berry CBD tinctures and CBD/Willow Bark Salve available for sale by early Winter.

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Spring is Here! Free gift with March CSA sign ups.

The Spring Equinox is here and snow is steadily dripping off the roof as I write today.  There is still a long way to go until we are planting in the ground this year, with multiple feet of snow that needs to disappear first.  We are starting seeds indoors though and planning for all the tasty crops to grow.  Soon we’ll be inoculating a new crop of mushroom logs.  One of several wind storms this winter took the plastic off of our largest hoop house, and we had also removed the plastic from our other greenhouse due to its worn out state.  We hope to get the plastic back on both greenhouses in April as soon as the snow melts and we can financially make it happen.

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Early Sign ups and payments toward CSA shares are always appreciated at this time of year, as it helps us plan and cover the many up front costs of farming (seeds, spawn, plastic, soil amendments…)  This year especially, we’d love some help covering the cost of replacing the greenhouse plastic we lost.  We are offering a special gift if you sign up for a small or large CSA share and pay in full by the end of March.  You will receive a free “Gift of the Forest” medicinal mushroom tincture, or if you’d prefer we could offer a bag of each of our tea blends “VT Earl Gray” and “Berry Good”.

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If you’d like to sign up for one of our shares, but can’t swing the full payment right now that is ok too.  You can find all of our CSA information and sign up for a share here on our CSA page.  Feel free to send us a note at peaceofearthfarm@myfairpoint.net or call 802-755-6336 with questions.

Happy Spring!  Here’s to the promise of green things to come.

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Early Bird Special 2019!

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With the snow and cold still ever present, those first tastes of asparagus, fresh lettuce, spring onions, and peas seem far off.  However, the early bird gets the worm as they say.  In this case, the early bird gets a free June share of vegetables by planning ahead for a summer of tasty veggies.

Sign up for a 2019 CSA share and pay in full by February 28 to receive a free June share!

That’s right, you save $44, help us buy seeds, AND get to check sign up for a full growing season of fresh veggies, fruits, and mushrooms off your list.

We offer June 1/2 shares, small and large shares that run July – October, and fall Medicine shares.  For all the details, pricing and photos of the shares members received in 2018 visit our CSA page

Sign Up Now! Click Here

We also welcome early sign ups, even if payment is not possible until later.

or contact us with your questions 

by calling:  Rebecca Beidler and Jeffrey Ellis 802-755-6336

by emailing: peaceofearthfarm@myfairpoint.net

or via snail mail (checks can be mailed here as well):

Peace of Earth Farm

43 West Griggs Rd.

Albany, VT 05820

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