Fresh and clean: DIY natural lavender cleaning products

Are you feeling fresh? The New Year is a clean slate, a fresh start. A horizon for new possibilities. Whether you’re into resolution-making, or you’re simply feeling ready for a new beginning, New Year is the perfect time for deciding what you want and creating space to make it happen. Turn your home into a fresh…

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3 quick and easy ways to support your cause before the New Year

Right now, you’re probably in the middle of the holiday hustle-bustle. You might be avoiding the post office, the mall and the grocery store. But wait — is this what the holidays are all about? Turn holiday stress on its head by bringing a little giving into your holiday season. (And reap the benefits, too.) So,…

Hand-picked stocking stuffers and holiday gift box collections

Help Santa fill the stockings of your loved ones with sensibly-grown products they’ll love. Mix and match to create a stockin’ full o’ fun. Here are my top ten favorite tiny gifts, made right here in Palisade, CO. Paola’s top ten stocking stuffers Lavender Hand & Body Lotion – Infused with lavender essential oil, this creamy rich…

Lavender hydrosol

Bring home the healing

We too often think of healing as a luxury. A special occasion. A trip to the spa. When in fact, healing can happen every day and in many little ways. When we incorporate healing into our day-to-day lives, and we are consistent in our commitment to ourselves, our mind-body-and-souls are all the better for it….

DIY lavender holidays

DIY Lavender Holiday Season

It’s getting chillier, and you know what that means! Time for wool socks, hot cocoa – and crafts. Embrace the shorter days and cooler temperatures with open arms, and make this holiday season a DIY Lavender Holiday Season. There are so many things we love about lavender, but two in particular make it an extra…

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Maple Cheesecake with Charred Pears

Maple Cheesecake with Charred Pears   Print Serves: 8-10 Ingredients 7 ounce Digestive biscuits (see notes) ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons real maple syrup (divided) 4 tablespoon unsalted butter (melted) 24 ounce cream cheese (at room temperature) 3 eggs (at room temperature) ¼ cup cream 2 teaspoon vanilla extract hot water…

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75 ways to sell the gift of lavender this holiday season

Give the gift of lavender this holiday season – and add your own special touch. Whether you’re creating and selling products at your restaurant or store, or putting gifts together for a special few, lavender is a fun and sustainable gift that everyone will love. That’s right. Lavender is not just for mom anymore. It’s…

Cumin-Scented Eggplant with Pomegranate and Cilantro

Cumin-Scented Eggplant with Pomegranate and Cilantro   Print Author: Marlena Spieler Serves: 4 Ingredients 5 cups water 2½ tablespoons sea salt or kosher salt 2 pounds eggplant (about 2 medium), cut crosswise into ½-inch-thick slices 1 tablespoon (or more) olive oil 2 teaspoons ground cumin ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced Pomegranate molasses*…

Which lavender variety is right for your project?

From aroma to medicine, craft to culinary delicacy, lavender offers us many gifts. This versatile and lovable – not to mention drought-tolerant – herb has so many uses and characteristics, it’s no wonder we’re obsessed! Fall is a perfect time to take the first step toward planting a lavender patch of your own. Imagine, a dainty terrace…

Winefest Weekend

We are open all weekend, including Sunday. Help us celebrate Colorado Mountain Winefest Weekend in Palisade.  Here at the farm we will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday September 17th and 9:00 am  to 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 18th. We will have olive oil, heirloom tomato and jam tastings.  We will have some light…

Lavender Essential Oil Quality

Lavender essential oil: Quality is scientific

For thousands of years, cultures around the globe have harnessed the power of plants. Fast forward to today, and you’ll find advanced distillation technologies that help us squeeze the properties out of plants that benefit our mind, body and soul. Potent. Medicine. Essential oils. Here at Sage Creations Organic Farm, we steam distill lavender and…

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Rice & Beef-Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Rice & Beef-Stuffed Poblano Peppers   Print The poblano pepper (named after the Mexican state of Puebla) is a relatively large, mild variety of chile popular in Mexican cuisine. Combining complex sweetness and subtle heat, the poblano is amazingly versatile. When roasted, its skin softens, blistering and taking on notes of smokiness. But the pepper…

Dried Lavender Bundles Value Point of Sale

Dried Lavender Bundles: Bundles of value

One of our best-selling products is quite simple. This is probably what makes it so desirable, as lavender is naturally both beautiful and incredibly beneficial – it’s born with it.   Dried lavender bundles capture the essence of lavender, enchanting us with their color, scent and form. We are drawn to the possibilities that come…

Roasted Tomatoes Herbes de Provence

Slow roasted Organic Tomatoes with Herbes de Provence herb blend, Mexican Oregano, Thyme or Basil and Lavender

Slow roasted Organic Tomatoes with Herbes de Provence herb blend, Mexican Oregano, Thyme or Basil and Lavender   Print This slow roasting process produces tomatoes that are rich, sweet and tangy all at once – a perfect addition to any summer dish. Author: Paola Legarre, Sage Creations Organic Farm Ingredients 3 lbs of tomatoes such as…

Tomatoes: So nutritious

Ah, the nutritional power of the tomato. Not that we need another reason to eat tomatoes beyond their unique and incredible taste. But we do have one: nutrition. Tomatoes are packed with nutritional value, offering a third of your daily dose of Vitamin C in just one cup. Biotin – the B-complex that keeps your…

An heirloom, an Indigo and a cherry

All tomatoes have stories. They come from all corners of the world, bringing new riches to different cultures around the globe. They are saved, rescued, cultivated, hybridized, lost and found. They’re sliced, chopped, blended, boiled, fried, stirred and canned. They’ve been thrown at poor actors and eaten by kings. They’re Italian, Spanish, Argentinian, Thai, Mexican, Greek, Russian and…

cherry lavender crumble

Cherry Rhubarb Lavender Crumble

Cherry Rhubarb Lavender Crumble   Print Cook time 40 mins Total time 40 mins   Author: whisking life away Serves: 8 Ingredients for the filling: 3 cups cherries, pitted and halved 7 cups rhubarb, chopped into 1-inch pieces 2 tbsp cornstarch ½ cup sugar for the crumble: Adapted from Rustic Fruit Desserts, by Cory Shreiber…

preserve harvest

Preserving the harvest: Our three favorite ways

It’s hard to believe that in just one week, we harvested more than 20,000 pounds of cherries. And we even left a few trees full for the birds! Such is farming – and gardening – after all. In the winter, we dream up our designs and flip through gardening catalogs, prepare our beds and tend to…

folgate lavender

Lavandula angustafolia ‘Folgate’: The versatile variety

One of the first of the year to bloom, Folgate lavender is a coveted favorite. This English Lavender (L. angustafolia) variety grows neat and tidy on a fairly compact bush. Its flowers bloom a vibrant violet-blue that bees, butterflies and florists absolutely adore. Growing Folgate Arriving first in late spring, Folgate makes a second appearance…

cherry tart

Rustic Cherry Tart with Ricotta and Almonds

Rustic Cherry Tart with Ricotta and Almonds   Print Prep time 55 mins Total time 55 mins   Author: Martha Stewart Serves: 12 Ingredients 1 pound fresh ricotta (about 2 cups) 1 large egg yolk 1 tablespoon heavy cream or water ¼ cup sanding sugar 3 ounces sliced blanched almonds (about ¾ cup) 1¼ pounds…

growing organic cherries

Growing Organic Cherries: A Labor of Love

With cherry season just around the corner, we’ve been gearing up for the big harvest. In the spring, we released lady bugs to control pests and sprayed pheromone disrupters for cherry fruit flies; we turned on the wind machines to protect the trees from late frosts; we crossed our fingers that hungry birds and heavy…

Organic Cherries and U-pick Lavender One Week Away!

Organic Cherries will be available soon.  We will be offering 1 lb, 8 lb, and 18 lb pack.  Certified Organic by CDA. 2016 Cherry Prices: $6.00/lb; $44/8 lb box; $90/18 lb box. Available as of June 17th. U-Pick Lavender Prices: $8/bundle or 3 for $21.00. We will provide basket and scissors.  Available as of June…

Organic Cherry Harvest Coming Soon!

Organic Cherries are close to being ready! We started picking this next week. We will be in full swing of harvesting cherries by June 16th.  We will be harvesting lavender as well. We are open Wednesday through Saturday. If you must get cherries before then we are open from 9 to 12:00 noon. U-Pick lavender begins…

successful farmers market produce stand

5 Ingredients for a Successful Farmer’s Market Produce Stand

During the summer, farmer’s markets take center stage in cities throughout Colorado. Fresh air, music and fine produce are just a few reasons local communities love attending so much. For those of us running a booth, however, there is a lot of work involved, not to mention the expenses that allow farmers to participate. Needless…

flavored water tea

Flavored Waters and Tasty Teas

As this spring weather changes from cold to hot (and often back and forth!), flavored waters are a delightful treat. Whether you’re in the mood for a hot drink or a refreshingly cool one, adding herbs to your water makes for a tasty beverage. Infuse your ice water with fresh herbs. Use either fresh or dried herbs…

organic plant starts greenhouse

Welcome to the greenhouse: Organic plant starts are thriving

With the largest organic tomato selection in the Grand Valley, our greenhouse is full of healthy, certified organic plant starts. See for yourself! What makes a Sage Creations Organic Farm plant start so special? We sprout non-GMO, open-pollinated seeds – and we start with organic seeds whenever possible. We transplant our seedlings into biodegradable or recyclable…

Organic Lavandin Hydrosol

The ABC’s of Wholesale Hydrosol

In the process of distilling lavender, capturing its essence and transforming its buds into high-quality essential oil, something else happens. Hydrosol, the essence-infused floral water solution with so many uses, is formed. As a by-product of essential oil steam-distillation, lavender hydrosol contains some of the water-soluble micro-molecules of essential oils and of plant components. That…

Local Plant Starts for a Thriving Community

Local Plant Starts for a Thriving Community

Buying local has its usual perks. Supporting local businesses makes for a thriving community. And yes, buying local is also good for the environment, generally requiring less energy and transportation of goods. But when it comes to plants, and your garden, buying local means something more. It means a better garden. Just as when you…

Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls with Shiso and Thai Basil

Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls with Shiso and Thai Basil

Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls with Shiso and Thai Basil   Print These copious fresh herbs come together in this deslightfully refreshing Asian dish. Highlight the distinct and delectible flavors of Shiso and Thai Basil in this easy, tasty treat. And anyone who might think that cold summer rolls are “boring” will be well taken care…