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Sustainable for Who?

Sustainable for Who?

Through our work with Lady Farmer, we have learned that a regenerative world means opting for something other than cheap labor and environmental degradation for the sake of convenience and low prices. This can mean many things, from living completely off-grid, to...

Check Your Consumer Privilege

Check Your Consumer Privilege

The inequality of consumer privilege in our culture is yet another aspect of systemic racial injustice, yet it generally goes unrecognized.  In fact, the subject is most often avoided, because connecting the dots that lead to this reality reveal some staggering and difficult truths regarding our own consumer habits.  But isn’t that what dismantling a broken system is all about? 

The Medicine of Making

The Medicine of Making

This blog was originally published in August of 2018 but is still so relevant today. We have spent much of 2020 considering how our time is spent - from the 5-week Slow Living Challenge to a mandatory worldwide slowdown. We have been rediscovering the simple pleasure...

Quilting: How Our Great Grandmothers Dealt with FOMO

Quilting: How Our Great Grandmothers Dealt with FOMO

We all know what a quilt is – or we at least have some idea. To some people a quilt is just a kind of blanket that old people have, to some, quilts are a Pinterest inspired wedding decor, and to others, quilts are a a physical manifestation of excited energy that had nowhere else to go.

Lady Farmer Spring Playlist

Lady Farmer Spring Playlist

Tune in to our spring playlist to usher in the new season! While everything changes around us, we hope these songs remind you that there is still so much to look forward to – like flowers, and sun, and every day that passes is one day closer to when we’ll all be able to gather again.

Slow Living Lessons from the Season of Epiphany

Slow Living Lessons from the Season of Epiphany

January 6th marks the beginning of Epiphany, a period of several weeks in the Christian liturgical year between Christmas and Lent. This season of Epiphany calls us to be Wise Men and Women, to search out the Holy and appear before it with praise and gratitude. The story tells us it requires a long journey, a journey that will, in the end, bring us face to face with the truth.

Lady Farmer Winter Playlist

Lady Farmer Winter Playlist

Happy Winter Solstice! We made another playlist on Spotify for my ladies who love a little seasonal soundtrack. There’s just a *hint* of Holiday Cheer, but not too much since I hope these songs last you all winter long. When I finished making it, I realized it was...

Sustainable Living; Nature Heals

Sustainable Living; Nature Heals

We’ve banned plastic straws, bought our reusable water bottles, and become expert thrift shoppers. We’ve learned that small changes in our lifestyle can have mighty impacts on the environment. But did you know that contributing to the health of the planet will not...

Patriotic and Plastic Free!

Patriotic and Plastic Free!

The personal freedoms we enjoy in this country are central to our nationwide celebrations on July 4th. How about choosing this day to be FREE from single-use plastics? As history would have it, the birthday of our great nation happens at the zenith of summer. It’s the...

Sustainable Travel: Real Food on the Road

Sustainable Travel: Real Food on the Road

Making sustainable food choices on a road trip can be a challenge, especially if you really care about sourcing and quality. Options are usually limited to fast food and packaged, shelf stable snacks at gas stations, not even close to the guidelines we like to follow...

Lady Farmer Slow Living Retreat 2019

Lady Farmer Slow Living Retreat 2019

Whether you live on country acreage or dwell in the city, you’re a Lady Farmer if you care deeply about sowing seeds of slow living. You might be seeking more sustainability in your life, or you have a yearning for more connection to yourself, your loved ones and your...

Slow Shopping

Slow Shopping

The season of celebration and festivity has begun, and with it a blast of cultural messaging telling us that it's time to get busy and buy lots of things! Meanwhile (here in the northern hemisphere) the light is waning, the plants are shifting into dormancy and...

Lady Farmer Spotlight: Mo Moutoux at Moutoux Orchard

Lady Farmer Spotlight: Mo Moutoux at Moutoux Orchard

We are so excited to introduce Mo this week, not only as our Lady Farmer Spotlight but as one of our dynamic workshop leaders for the upcoming Lady Farmer Slow Living Conference Retreat, Nov. 9th-11th, 2018. She will be helping attendees plan for cultivating healthy...

Lady Farmer Visits Polyface Farm in Swoope, VA

Lady Farmer Visits Polyface Farm in Swoope, VA

We were so excited to be a part of “Free Range Saturday” a few weekends ago at Polyface Farm in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley outside of Staunton, Virginia. The day started with an Artisan Market during which we were able to share our Lady Farmer story and goods...

Spring Equinox (under snow)

Spring Equinox (under snow)

If you're anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic on this Spring Equinox in 2018, then you've probably had a day much like ours...the cozy, yummy snow day that we've been waiting for all winter. In celebration of this ironic turn of seasons, we're sharing the Spring Equinox post...