Herbs + Flowers + Seasons

Several years ago, Michael suggested that we incorporate WAY MORE flowers and herbs in the growing beds at the farm.  Flowers and herbs are such wonderful companions for vegetables and even more so there is this beautiful interaction between the soil, the seed, the plant that when discovered benefits our skin.  In October, we began celebrating the beauty from the farm by launching T S F Botanicals our natural, skin care line we produce at the farm in Scottsdale. 

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Karen Mitchell of, Fortitude + Finn, a beautiful lifestyle blog in Colorado is a professional photographer - and she LOVES our collection. For a few more days, use the CODE word FORTITUDE and receive 15% off any product you purchase from our collection.

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Introducing Salty Cocoa - Cupcakes + Cookies + Third Thursdays at The Farm

Let me tell you about Haley. She's the owner of a delicious organic  + mindful home bake shop in Phoenix: Salty Cocoa.  You can catch a glimpse of this gentle hearted, kind and ever smiling Haley here.  The day Haley, her darling husband and two littles came to the farm, I knew there was something special about her/them. Haley is a home baker, and like Laura of Pickett Fence Pastries here, dreams in the night of all sorts of goodness like these Organic Carrot Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting and Salted Pumpkin Seeds. As you know, Laura bakes and brings her baked goodness to our farm on the 1, 2, + 4th on Thursdays. And what you might not have known is now Haley + Salty Cocoa will be at the farm on Third Thursdays. That would be THIS Thursday, March 15th. (The Farm is open from 9-11:30 am.)

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And here is Organic Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Cupcakes topped with Matcha Green Tea Buttercream and Toasted Coconut. So, hope to see you THIS Thursday morning. The gates open at 9 am and close at 11:30 am. 

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Organic Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Lavender Blackberry Buttercream. Lovely photos by Aly Kirkpatrick.

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And, for the serious cookie lover how about - Organic Buttered Oatmeal and Tart Cherry Cookies. Will we see you this Third Thursday? 9 am until 11:30. 

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Sea Salt Caramels Are Our Thing

Prior to making caramels and starting a sea salt caramel business - you need to know - I'd never made a single caramel in my life. Fudge. Yes. Caramels. No. They sorta terrified me with how the sugar changes and becomes all caramely and has to have a certain smell (caramel like) and then adding cream and butter at just the right temperature kind of thing. But, when in Basque Country - Spain/France - it wasn't until inspiration came from the cutest confectionary in St. Jean de luz (our story is on the back of our caramel packages) . . . and the rest is history.


As a small business owner, we work hard at what we do. We make small batches of caramels with the most fresh ingredients - the fresh goat milk, fresh organic heavy cream, fresh organic butter, really good sea salt, lots of love and a watchful eye, organic sugar, and really good vanilla extract. We are thankful that other small businesses love what we do and pass that love on to their customers. 


If you are a small business owner and have a spot for our caramels - I would love to talk with you. Stocklists are what we love. Looking for gifts for corporate or teachers or favors for weddings or other special events? I would love to talk to you. Connect with me at hello@thesimplefarm.net