• Herbal tinctures an ancient ally.

    Herbal tinctures an ancient ally.

    Why should I add tinctures to my routine? In the bustle of modern life, it can be a challenge to incorporate herbal wellness into our action-packed lifestyles. One age-old remedy that has stood the test of time is herbal tinctures. In this blog, we'll delve into the world of these potent elixirs, exploring their benefits, the science behind them, and how to easily incorporate them into your daily routine.  Bioavailability and Potency: One of the reasons many reach for herbal tinctures is their bioavailability—a measure of the body's ability to absorb and utilize the active ingredients. Unlike pills or capsules,...

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  • Rooting for Relaxation: Grow Your Own Ashwagandha to Cultivate Energy and Stress-Free Living

    Rooting for Relaxation: Grow Your Own Ashwagandha to Cultivate Energy and Stress-Free Living

    In today's fast-paced world, finding moments of relaxation and tranquility is essential for maintaining our well-being. One plant that has gained recognition for its ability to promote stress relief and vitality is Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). In this blog post, we'll explore the process of growing Ashwagandha in a northern climate and harnessing its adaptogenic properties to cultivate energy and stress-free living. Understanding Ashwagandha Ashwagandha has a rich history in Ayurvedic medicine, where it has been used for centuries to support overall health and vitality. Known as an adaptogen, Ashwagandha helps the body adapt to stress and promotes balance in various...

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  • Sailing and surf trip combined together, dream come true of the farmer's best winter escape!


      Farmers have already connected with the need to be outside, to be free, and to direct their destiny with curiosity. If you have chosen farming as a way of life you have decided to be in connection with changes, embrace your determination, and know the need for flexibility as a mindset. Isn’t it also what is needed as an adventurer?   And life is a holistic ecosystem, like the balance in life, when you need to get outside (or outside of the farm ;) because of feeling trapped or overworked, you go! You go and it replenishes your soul....

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     Hi to our growing community!  Picking up where we left off, not too long ago, here's a deeper dive into Fresh Pickins and the different roles that make up our family Business. We talked (in a previous blog post called : Insight into our family business) about our roots and how everything started, but the operation systems and everyone's tasks have continued to evolve , with the three owners trying to keep FPF organized and growing wildly. Dan & I, being the farm leaders, are lucky to be equipped with a crew of fearless workers who are fully invested in our core...

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  • How We (try our best to) Cultivate Sunflowers with Regenerative Techniques

    How We (try our best to) Cultivate Sunflowers with Regenerative Techniques

    At the heart of our farm, we have contemplated and attempted, in many situations, to embark on a journey towards regenerative farming practices. Our commitment to sustainability for our farm and beyond has led us to explore the world of regenerative cut flower practices specifically sunflowers, as a beautiful, profitable, and low-maintenance staple of our production. In this blog post, we hope to delve into the regenerative cultivation practices of sunflowers that we have explored on our farm over the past 5 years explaining the successes and failures of our attempts. We will try to point out and highlight the...

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  • Insight into our Family Business

    Insight into our Family Business

    One thing I like about social media is the inspiration I find there and how hashtags help spark new research for my seeker soul. How you can find and simply follow great artists, surfers on their surfing journey, farmers on their transformative saga, and more and more. Sometimes, we follow someone or subscribe to their newsletter because we experience a quick feeling of how they seem to be aligned with us. That's why we decided to share this with you and let you dive deeper into who we are. The backstory or the formation of the different parts that have...

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