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…

3 easy and eye-catching spring offerings

As spring comes into bloom, we’re all excited to fill our gardens and homes with fresh scents, vibrant colors and tasty foods. But with harvest season still a few months away, you may be wondering how to get a jump-start on putting together eye-catching creations for your excited customers. We’ve put together 3 easy how-to’s…

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…

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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,…

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….

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…

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…

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…

organic tomatoes

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

Distillation: The Transformative Art

Do you ever wonder how a bushy, flowering plant becomes a tiny bottle of oil? The distillation process is nothing short of an art form, uniting the farmer, the fancy machinery, patience and care. Many months and muscles later, the lavender buds are transformed into a super-concentrated liquid aroma: essential oil. The lavender plant is…