Cedar Spring Herb Farm United Plant Savers - Planting the future

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Welcome to Cedar Spring Herb Farm!


Our 7 acre site situated in Harwich, on Cape Cod, is an organic herbal oasis including walking trails, herb identification gardens, production gardens, treatment, classroom, picnic area, meditation and ceremonial spaces.

Our herb specialty shops offer our own organic herbal products, organically grown culinary, medicinal and decorative plants, and related botanical products.

Services available include wellness consultations, group lectures and tours, classes, apprentice programs, and ceremonial gatherings.

Cedar Spring Herb Farm is a registered United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary working to protect endangered medicinal plants and has signed on to the Safe Cosmetics Compact, a select group of companies dedicated to chemical free personal care products. We look forward to your visit and the opportunity to share with you our understanding of herbs as food and medicine. 

A Guide to Herbs

More about Lavender:

Origins:
The name comes from the Latin verb meaning 'to wash.' Lavender was a favorite ingredient in herbal baths of Greeks and Romans. During the Middle Ages, it was considered an herb of love. Because of its clean, fresh scent and insect-repellent properties, it was a popular strewing herb. It also was an ingredient in smelling salts and was used to disinfect wounds during war time.

Donna's Musings

Wisps, puffs and toxic fragrances!

Why is that we feel we must layer our homes and bodies in scents? As studies have shown indoor air now tests to be considerably more toxic than the air outside. Most air freshener products are synthetic manifestations of chemical compounds, as are many fragrant candles. Now we must watch spellbound as they puff their toxins into our homes in the name of cleanliness!!!

What are we trying to cover up? Better yet, get a diffuser and therapeutic grade essential oils and breathe nature's best rather than science's attempt at duplicating the sweet smells of the Earth.
till next time keep breathing!!

Donna

Try this recipe

Marigold Cake

1 cup softened butter
1 cup super fine sugar
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
grated rind of 1 orange and 1 lemon
3 tblsp. Fresh calendula petals or 2 tblsp dried granulated sugar (optional)

Marigold petals give a delicate flavor and a slight orange hue to this light tea-time cake.
Grease and line or flour a 21b loaf tin. Cream the butter with the sugar and add the beaten egg a little at a time. Sieve the flour with the baking powder and fold into the creamed mixture. Add the rinds and the petals. Spoon into the tin and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about an hour. Sprinkle with granulated sugar about halfway through if desired. Cool for 5 minutes, then remove form pan. Serve when just cool. This cake keeps well and can be frozen.