Throughout the seasons we planted salvia Gregg, blackberry, blueberry, germander, creeping and flowering thyme, butterfly weed, smooth blue aster, black-eyed Susan, and many more.
While the plants on our farm don’t produce crops we can harvest and sell, not everything is about the bottom line. We nurture these natural habitats for the well-being of bees and native wildlife, fostering a balanced ecosystem that includes replanting and stabilizing the farm's waterfront areas.
On the farm, we see oodles of butterflies during the summer. Monarchs, swallowtails, painted ladies, and cabbage whites make up most of the butterfly population on our farm. These beautiful insects help to pollinate flowers by skipping from bloom to bloom while they feed. Some tend to stick to one or two flowers, while others will feed on almost anything.
One of our most colorful visitors is the Eastern American Goldfinch. These bright little birds love flowers and will flock on the seed-heads once the plants finish blooming. On the farm, the birds come in droves to feed, and their bright songs add ambiance to the shoreline.
Our hives give us hundreds of pounds of honey each harvest. Harvesting honey is an essential highlight in our life on the farm. Twice a year, we open the hives and collect honey from our bees: once in midsummer and again in fall. The amazing combination of plants infuses our Spring and Autumn Artisanal Honey in a way that makes it irresistibly delicious, and totally unique to our little apiary.
We’re committed to further reducing our carbon footprint through environmentally sound innovations in our production methods and our packaging. We’ve introduced almost completely recyclable or compostable shipping boxes for our products and are working to reduce the amount of plastic used to hold our products themselves. Our jars, along with their lids, are recyclable and reusable.
The muslin bags used to pack our soaps, gift sets, and lollipops are perfect for housing makeup or toiletries for your travels. Use our honey and candle jars to store dry goods or craft supplies. Or, use them to start seedlings for your own vegetable or flower garden.