Happy Earth Day

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Earth Day is one of our favorite days to celebrate at Fresh & Fancy Farms. We love that at school children are reminded of the importance of our Earth and how we need to treat her each day. We want to help you say thank you to Mother Earth by planting your very own tree. Visit us at the farm and receive 20% off any tree in the month of April.

Seed to Table

All of the seeds we planted months ago are popping up and growing with every passing day. We can't wait to harvest the delicious fruits, vegetables and herbs they will produce. This year we will have a small amount of unique produce for sale that we grow without chemicals or pesticides. The closer your food is to you the more nutrients it will retain before you get a chance to enjoy it. Also, no fuel will be needed to ship your favorite produce across the country and we like the sound of that!

We also encourage you to start your own garden. You can start small with containers on your porch. You can grow herbs, tomatoes, beans and more. We have everything you need to start and can answer any questions you may have along the way, that's what we're here for!

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All Natural Dye

Spring is creeping in. And we may not feel it as the wind graces our faces but we can see it with each blooming bulb and sprouting seed. To celebrate spring we decided to create some natural dyes for our eggs and a few simple ways to decorate them. We put together a color cheat sheet so you can create some of your own!

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What you need:

  • White Eggs
  • White Vinegar
  • Jars or bowls for dipping
  • String, Lace, Twine for decorating
  • A spoon or two for scooping (avoid beet dyed fingers)

What to do: 

Red - Cranberries Simmer 1 cup of cranberries in 1 cup of water for 20 minutes. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.

Pink - Red Beets - Simmer a large beet or two small beets add 4 cups of boiling water. Stir in 2 tsp. white vinegar and cool at room temperature. Remove beets.

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Orange: Paprika - Stir 2 Tbsp. paprika into 1 cup of boiling water, make sure to stir in all of the particles. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar

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Light Yellow - Carrot Greens - Simmer 1 cup of chopped carrot tops in 1.5 cups of water for 15 minutes. Strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.

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 Deep Yellow - Turmeric - Stir 2 Tbsp. turmeric into 1 cup of boiling water, make sure to stir in all of the particles. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar

Light Blue - Red Cabbage - Cut .5 a head of red cabbage into chunks and add to 4 cups of boiling water. Stir in 2 tsp. white vinegar and cool at room temperature. Remove cabbage. 

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Deep Blue - Blueberries - Mix 1 cup of frozen blueberries with 1 cup water, bring to room temperature. Remove blueberries. Add 1 tsp. white vinegar.

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Lavender - Grape Juice - Mix 1 cup grape juice and 1 tsp. white vinegar.

Brown - Coffee - Mix 1 cup of strong coffee and 1 tsp. white vinegar.

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