When it comes to growing and buying fruits and vegetables, we all know that there many ways to go about it. This summer I discovered a new (to me) way of gathering delicious fruits, vegetables, and honey that fits me and my lifestyle perfectly – buying directly from local farms with a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. They are gaining serious local popularity! I chose Wake Robin Farm’s CSA.
I’d like to thank Ryan, Adam, and Amanda of Wake Robin Farm for allowing me to pick their brain on things farming and food related – namely, to understand how a CSA works, why buying local matters, to learn what goes on behind the scenes and to meet the hearts behind the food.
This past weekend I shared tea and goodies with some wonderful women, and bonus, there were essential oils abounding. In diffusers, in hands, in laundry soap, (oh my!). We are discovering that low and behold, these wee essential oils may be one of the keys to a happy and healthy home. Sharing the possibilities here seemed the right thing to do. Starting with, mouthwash, no matter how random it may seem be. It’s seriously minty fresh.
My favourite kind of mail arrived! (Remember last month?)
If you’re new to these un-boxings, once a month I receive a Petit Vour natural beauty box. Each box includes 4-5 personalized, “generously sized” beauty products (Source), and it costs $23 USD per month, for Canadians. I chose Petit Vour because they curate high quality, vegan friendly, natural products. That means, “no animal testing, animal products, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, sulfates, and so much more” (Source).