An herbal CSA is a concept built upon the community supported agriculture (CSA) model. The CSA model promotes a more sustainable agricultural system by connecting people directly to local fruit, vegetable, livestock, flower and herb farmers. An herbal CSA share provides you and your family with the freshest, most potent, hand-made plant medicines and products.
Each share contains a selection of natural remedies and herbal products that are handmade from organic, ethically and sustainably sourced herbs that are either purchased from a reputable source, grown organically in our own gardens, or respectfully wild harvested from local unsprayed areas. The products are designed for easy use with the most benefit for a variety of common conditions such as colds, flu, digestion, sleep, stress, and minor skin issues. Each share will be accompanied by an electronic resource that includes information about use, history and benefits for the herbs and preparations included. Some possible inclusions for each share are listed below.
-Scented herbal room spray (relax, energize, cleanse)
-Infused body oil for bath or massage
-Herbal bitters blends
-Hand-made scented candle
-Tea blend made from wild gathered/cultivated plants, herbs and flowers
-Various seasonal tinctures (detox in the spring, cooling in the summer, nourishing in the winter)
-Salves (first aid, chapped skin, burns)
-Oxymel (herbs with honey and vinegar)
-Infused culinary oils and vinegars (tarragon vinegar is lovely)
-Hand-made cold process soap
-All-natural cleaning products for your home/office
Old Town Flowers’ herbal CSA consists of 4 herbal boxes per year, shipping around each solstice or equinox.
Box 1--Spring Equinox around March 20th
Box 2--Summer Solstice around June 21st
Box 3--Fall Equinox around September 23rd
Box 4--Winter Solstice around December 22nd
What you get--Each box will contain 4 herbal preparations from the above list. The offering will be seasonally appropriate and focused on the rhythms and cycles of the seasons. Over the years I’ve heard many folks talk about their desire to be more connected to Nature and her cycles. Using herbs offers an immediate connection to the bounty of each season. My hope is that you gain insight into the great world of herbs; that you use this information and connection to enrich your life.
To Buy—Click HERE. You can pay in full for the 4 months or pay in installments. If you pay in full you receive a discount ($200+tax instead of $220). If you pay in installments, you will pay the first month today ($55+tax) and will be billed on the 1st of the month for the next 3 months. Sign up ends on 1 March 2019.
Shipping—If you do not live in the Champaign-Urbana area, you will need to add shipping to your order as well. Shipping is only to US at this time.
Local Pick-up—Your herbal CSA shares can be picked up if you live locally. Pick-up time and days will be announced the week before shares are ready. All pick-ups will be at Old Town Flowers (708 S Prairie St, Champaign).
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