Farm Shop Closed Week of Thanksgiving + Essential Lavender Hydrosol + 20% off First Order

We're gonna take a break the week of Thanksgiving - so the Farm Shop will not be open Thursday - BUT we'll reopen the next week, of course. Need Pumpkin Spice caramels? We'll still ship free with orders of $50 or more. 

As the holidays come faster than we can think, just wanted to say thinks to all of you who use our farm's products AKA sea salt caramels in your holiday gift giving. This year, as you may know, my daughter (the youngest one) and I started a skin care line. 

When your daughter suggests that you start a natural skincare company together because of all the beautiful botanicals you grow at the farm and because of the fresh goat milk which is deeply hydrating .... you just say yes. And we did. A few weeks ago @tsfbotanicals was launched. By December 1 our Skin Milk Bar Collection and our Essential Lavender Hydrosol will be in 4 Phoenix Valley stores, 1 shop in Georgia and it looks like our TSF Botanical Collection will be headed to Washington. 

As a way to introduce our new collection, I'd like to offer you 20% off your first order and if you order more than $50 - we ship free. Here's the TSF Botanicals website. Use the CODE firsttime to get the 20% off. It's good for the next week - until November 22nd.


My favorite Skin Milk Bar (currently - this week) is our Canyon Pink Clay + Citrus. French Pink Clay is the mildest of clays and is so good for cleansing and detoxifying the skin. And, it's the citrus (pink grapefruit and blood orange) that make it a wonderful cleansing ritual. 


My next favorite in our skin care line is our English Lavender Hydrosol.  Hydrosols are a soothing botanical remedy that offer exceptional benefits for our everyday facial care routine. These plant waters hydrate the skin and provide the calming benefit of the essential oil. Especially here in the desert or any dry climate, misting generously on the face and neck helps saturate the skin to restore and balance the pH. For me, misting, is a daily ritual. Because Lavender is calming, I find that it's a great way to slow down and destress by misting. 

Our collection is available online here and in 3 shops (one more coming in December) in the Phoenix Valley and 1 shop in Georgia - so far. 

Pumpkin Spice Caramels and a New Skin Care Line

Just thought I'd let you know (in case you didn't already know) that Pumpkin Spice Caramels, one of the fall holiday favorites, are on the shelves and in the baskets for another few weeks. You can order the now here. 

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And, on another note, when your youngest daughter (living in Portland, OR.) calls you and says she wants to start an organic skin care line with you - using inspiration from the farm (botanicals and goat milk) - you just say yes....let's do it.

Thus - TSF (the simple farm) Botanicals is off and running with a trio of Skin Milk Bars and a duo of Hydrosol Facial Tonics. Website coming - but for now - we are in three shops (yup, already) - two in the Phoenix Valley - Urbana and Shop on the Hill and at Southern Shed in Georgia and in December, our Skin Care Line will be in a few shops in Sky Harbor (the Phoenix Airport). 


Our Skin Milk Bars are $12. 

Can't get any better than this: Fresh Goat Milk, Saponified Oils of Organic Virgin Cocos Nucifera oil (one of the healthiest oils around), Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary).

Goat Milk contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) which act as an exfoliate to help break down dead skin cells, and expose underlying cells to increase the absorption of the skin. Goat milk is deeply hydrating and offers anti-inflammatory benefits to reduce skin inflammation. It can diminish and provide relief for acne prone skin due to the antibacterial properties that help reduce swelling and propagate healing.

If you can't wait for the website to be launched - you can order by emailing me at Shipping is pretty minimal, my husband says. :-)

We Gathered Around The Table and We Are Gathering Again - October 20th


Friday, we gathered with about 35 other beautiful people around our new farm tables. Everything was so lovely. Of course, what we served (thanks Laura of Pickett Fence Pastries) was phenomenal (goat cheese quiche with sun dried tomatoes, kalamta olives, fresh farm style field of greens with gatherings from the farm, fresh fruit and Laura's cherry hand pies), but the best part was all the people. 

There's just something about the table - the place where food and stories are told with loved ones, friends and strangers present. 


Recently, I read it's (the family meal table) the place  where each of us learns who we are, where we come from, what we can be, to whom we belong, and to what we are called.

It's been said and we know it's true, that our culture is hungry for table time. There is a longing to experience something we know is good - but not sure how to make it happen.  Perhaps it's the subconscious reason that Michael and I feel led to resurrect the dignity of the table by inviting others to come to ours at the farm. 

And, so, we invite you to join us for our next gathering. We invite you to come to our table at the farm.  Our focus will be to get to know one another and to experience a simple and thoughtful evening together. 

The date is this coming Friday, October 20th. We would love to have you come and join us. Tickets and more info is here