Saturday, November 16, 2013

Supplier Spotlight - Little City Farm

I am pretty sure Little City Farm has been supplying Loose Leaf Teas to Bailey's Local Foods since the days in Nina's carport.  I discovered Bailey's through a blog post Karin Wrote back in 2008. Karin, Greg and Maya are Little City Farm - an urban homesteading family trying to live simply and sustainably on a 1/3 acre city homestead in Kitchener.  

Little City Farm is an eco bed & breakfast and they also host workshops with a variety of topics in Organic/Urban Agriculture, Homesteading Skills, Slow Food, Eco Crafting, Herbal Health and Sustainable Living.  Here are their 2013 Fall Workshops. Karin is also the talent behind Homestead Herbals where you will fine simple, pure, organic, earth-Friendly herbal products & eco home decor for the eco-minded family. 

Little City Farms/Homestead Herbals teas are a mix of herbs they grow using sustainable methods, or that are either certified organic from a local source, ethically wild-harvested locally, and a few herbs included are certified organic but not local (e.g. cinnamon, vanilla bean, orange peel all used for flavour).

Here are the tea varieties we offer:

Women's Vitality Blend
A blend rich in iron, calcium & minerals to help tone the female system.  Can be used during nursing to boost milk production.
Ingredients: certified organic and/or sustainably grown peppermint, nettle, blessed thistle, oat straw, red clover, red raspberry leaf.  (note this tea is not gluten-free)

Sweet Dreams Tea
A sweet herbal blend that calms the mind, soothes the spirit, and promotes restfulness.

Ingredients: certified organic and/or sustainably grown lavender blossoms, chamomile flowers and rose petals.

Winter Flu Fighter
A blend that strengthens the immune system to help ward off colds, coughs and flu.

Ingredients: certified organic and/or sustainably grown echinacea root, elder flower, marshmallow root, hyssop, hops, mullein, fennel, sage, lemon verbena, calendula, orange peel.

After Dinner Tea
A refreshing herbal blend that's perfect for any time of the day.

Ingredients: certified organic and/or sustainably grown spearmint, peppermint, yarrow, licorice root, lemon verbena, calendula, mullein, fennel seed, stevia

Immune Boosting Herbal Chai
A flavourful spiced tea filled with immune boosting herbs.

Ingredients: certified organic fair trade red rooibos & vanilla bean, certified organic and/or sustainably grown cinnamon, fennel, echinacea root, astragalus root, licorice root, hops, sage, elder flower, mullein, star anise, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom.

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