spring at the farm

It’s springtime at the farm

Spring is a special time on the farm. The bees are waking up and buzzing around. The birds are singing. The chickens love all the new weeds and bugs, and the fruit trees look beautiful bearing blossoms – all while we humans are busy starting seeds, transplanting plants, and preparing rows for tomatoes and peppers. It all…

Organic Plant CSA

Join our new Organic Plant CSA!

We want to make it as easy and sustainable as possible for gardeners at every experience-level to grow their own food. That’s why, this year, we’re offering something completely new: an Organic Plant CSA program. Garden along with the season with strong organic plant starts and seeds hand-selected to thrive in our high desert climate. Sounds…

sustainable flower bouquets

Sustainable choices in the world of flowers

Fresh-cut flowers can transform the feeling of a room. It’s no wonder why flowers are always on the shopping list when it comes to planning parties and events. But as we all know, roses aren’t blooming in the dead of winter, and supermarket flowers certainly have their flaws. So what’s a flower-lover to do? We’ve…

A Lavender Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re spending it with your sweetie, celebrating with your friends, or planning the perfect “Me Day” – nothing says love like lavender. From sweet treats to delightful decór, dried lavender will add a special something to your Valentine’s Day plans. Here are five ways to infuse your day of love with lavender…

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Into the garden… 2017

Updated March 3, 2017 Every year, our gardens offer us a fresh canvas. We get to experiment and explore new varieties and plants, while nurturing our favorites! As you plan your garden this year, keep this post bookmarked, as we’ll continue to update it with new and up-to-date resources for planning, planting and enjoying your home…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

heirloom Indigo cherry tomatoes

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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Spring Is Here, and Lavender’s on the Menus

It’s that time of year in Colorado. After months of skiing and sledding and staying indoors, people are excited to see the sun again. And despite the tug-and-pull of cold, wet days between dry, sunny ones – the people have declared it: Spring is here. And lavender is on the menus. Yes, all of the…

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10 Organic Starts to Plant in Your Grand Valley Garden This Spring

Colorado’s Grand Valley offers a unique climate for gardeners. While the spring teases plants with constant temperature changes, the summertime brings hot days and cool nights – the perfect recipe for stone fruits like cherries and peaches. And as there are many local orchards to find these delicious treats in a few months, you may…

lavender wedding

My Day with 100 Lavender Brides

Last month, I attended Magic 93.1’s 15th Annual Wedding Expo in Grand Junction, CO. There, I met hundreds of brides and their families actively and excitedly planning their weddings. I was happy to discover that many brides who attended the event were getting crafty, designing every aspect of the big day from invitations to table…

Dried Flowers: The Sustainable Bouquet

Walking into the grocery store the other day, I was immediately surrounded by bouquets of flowers: roses, carnations, Gerber daisies – all perky and wrapped in plastic. Their bright colors didn’t keep me from feeling overwhelmed by the unsustainability of it all. Where did all these flowers come from? How many pricked fingers and 16-hour…

Holiday Shop in Palisade, CO

Sage Creations will be at the Olde Fashion Christmas in Palisade, CO on December 5th.  We will have a booth in the Old High School Gym which is located next door to the Palisade Fire Station.  We will have wreaths, lavender inspired products and much, much, more.  Please join in all the festivities taking place…