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Spring is here
Now Using Aronia Berries in Our Elderberry Syrup
Craft Shows this November
Busy making herbal teas
Herbal Teas now in tea bags

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Spring is here

Our Mahaleb cherries are in full bloom now at Lightfoot Farm. We are busy potting up perennial plants for the farmers markets in Northfield and Waitsfield, VT. We have strawberry plants, Boyne raspberry plants, meadow arnica, Nanking cherries, yellow Siberian iris, catnip, chocolate peppermint, lupines, liatris, and more. Come check out Northfield Farmers Market on Tuesdays 3-6 pm on the common and the Waitsfield Farmers Market on Saturdays 9-1. 

Now Using Aronia Berries in Our Elderberry Syrup

We are now using Aronia berries, organically grown from the V.I.B.E. farm in Vermont) in our elderberry syrup. Aronia berries were shown to have an ORAC score (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) of 16,062 umoles/110 gams. as compared to 9,584 for cranberries and 6,552 for blueberries. ORAC scores relate to the level of antioxidants in the berries. We lightly cook the aronia berries just to pasteurize them. This increases the shelf life of our syrup while ensuring that ORAC level  stay as high as possible.

Craft Shows this November

We will be at the National Life Simply Crafts Fair in Montpelier this Friday, November 6 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm and this Saturday, November 7 from 9 am to 3 pm. Come check out our beautiful dried floral wreaths and taste and smell our farm grown herbal teas. Try our delicious maple sweetened jams. We will also be at the St. John's Church in Northfield, VT Sat. Nov. 14, 9 am to 3 pm and Sun.  Nov. 15, 10 am to 2 pm. Then come visit us at the Thanksgiving Market at the Round Barn in Waitsfield, VT Sun. Nov. 22 10 am to 2 pm.

Busy making herbal teas

Cam has mixed up our Flavor of Fall tea and is busy filling bags and getting cans of tea ready to sell this fall.  Our Flavor of Fall tea is made with our farm grown mint and lemon balm and we add delicious hibiscus, mulling spices, and dried apples to create a wonderful taste sensation- so relaxing to sit and sip a hot cup of this tea on a cold fall day. This makes a great Vermont-grown gift for friends and family.

Herbal Teas now in tea bags

Lightfoot Farm herbal teas are now available in tea bags in five flavors: Taste of Summer, Special-Tea for Sleep, Tulsi, Wild Peppermint, and Time for Pause. They are for sale at the Falls General Store in Northfield, VT and at the Northfield and Waitsfield Farmers' Markets.

Greenhouse under construction

We are currently building a greenhouse here on the farm and we will be using it mostly to dry our herbs on drying racks. This will allow us to produce even better quality dried herbs for our Lightfoot Farm herbal teas.

Perrenial Plants for Sale

This beautiful Canterbury Bell was purchased last year by a happy customer who loved the flower so much that she sent us this photo. We have lots of Canterbury Bell plants for sale this year, along with lupine, foxglove, oriental poppy, balloon flower, strawberry, & raspberry plants. These plants can be purchased at the Waitsfield Farmers' Market on Saturdays  9-1 and at the Northfield Farmers' Market on Tuesdays 3-6. They can also be purchased at the farm in Northfield Falls. Call 485-7444 for appt.

Tulsi Tea on Sale

1 oz. Loose Leaf Tulsi Tea available for only $5.50, free shipping. Call 802-485-7444 or e-mail caroln1@tds.net.

New Growing Season Is Almost Here

We are getting ready to start new seedlings. This year we plan on expanding production of lavender that we will be drying and using as one of the ingredients in the Special Tea. This tea is one of our best selling teas and helps people to fall asleep more easily and to get back to sleep if they awake in the middle of the night. We have also been expanding production of blackberries and raspberries as these flavors are so popular in our jams. We will also be boiling our maple sap soon to make this season's maple syrup.

Flavor of Fall Tea

Introducing a new tea here at Lightfoot Farm, just for the fall. Flavor of Fall tea is made with our farm grown wild peppermint, wild mint, and lemon balm.  To this base we add hibiscus (southern grown), dried apples,  ground mulling spices and ground cinnamon sticks.
 
We recommend brewing the tea for a full 15 minutes to really bring out the flavor of the fall spices.
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