Baked Yams and Lavender Pecan Casserole

Baked Yams and Lavender Pecan Casserole   Print This might be the best Thanksgiving side dish – ever. Sweet potato, coconut and pecan pair perfectly with culinary lavender in this easy holiday casserole. Author: Paola Legarre Serves: 5 Ingredients Filling: 3 cups of garnet yams, baked and skinned ½ c. sugar ¼ cup milk 2…

Grilled Asparagus and Spring Onions with Lavender Lemon Dressing

  Print Nothing tastes quite like the fresh, tender asparagus shoots of spring. Get your hands on some freshly picked asparagus and spring onions for a dish that’s light, deep and everything in between. Serves: 8 Ingredients 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 1 teaspoon finely grated Meyer lemon zest 1 teaspoon chopped fresh or dried…

Lavender harvest is a special time of year

Like many harvests, lavender harvest is a timely event. Not only does it revolve around the rhythm of lavender blooms, but it also depends on daylight, temperature and rain. Lavender harvest is a special time of year at the farm in that, as the weather starts to heat up, the pace picks up, too. There’s a buzz, and it’s…

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…

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….

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…

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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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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…

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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…

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…

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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 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…

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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…

Arugula Salad Lavender Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

Arugula and Les Frères Salad with a Lavender Honey and Lemon Vinaigrette

  Arugula and Les Frères Salad with a Lavender Honey and Lemon Vinaigrette   Print Say hello to spring with a scrumptious salad. Spicy greens and rich cheese compliment the sweet and tangy vinaigrette, with lavender to tie it all together. Author: Executive Chef Scott Johnson Serves: 4 servings Ingredients 1 pound arugula leaves, stems…

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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…

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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…

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…

Lavender Hydrosol

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…

Lavender Festival at the Farm! Palisade, Colorado

Our Sunday Celebration during Lavender Festival Weekend Here is the line up for Sunday at the Farm! Free Admission 10:00am Craft Tent Opens – Learn how to make a colorful fresh lavender and flower swag(an upside down bouquet)-you will use an array of different color lavender and flowers grown on the farm. Times will be 10…

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Chocolate Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Lavender Shortbread   Print Lavender Chocolate Shortbread Author: Paola Legarre Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: American Ingredients 2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 Tb Lavender honey (optional) 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ⅔ cup Cocoa powder 1 Tb fresh or dried lavender (Folgate or Melissa is exceptional if available)…