gratitude, sustainability

The “Mint” Cottage


You have heard the saying, "if these walls could talk" and this certainly applies to this little white house. Although it may not look very fancy in the eyes of some people, what it holds inside, and in the hearts of many is priceless. This little house was the summer home to Isiadro Herrera and… Continue reading The “Mint” Cottage

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farming, global, sustainability

Save Blue Hill Farms!


I recently received a very heartfelt email from Kim Hamilton, owner of Blue Hill Farms in Ventura, CA.  Kim asked if I would consider sending her the "Expect Miracles" stamp  used on all the mint orders during the struggle to keep the our farm.  She also told me she learned of our "story" through her… Continue reading Save Blue Hill Farms!

community, family, love, mint farm

Summer of Mint Abundance…


Mojitos and fresh mint. Friends and dancing shoes. Lights and laughter.  Celebration was in the air at the Crosby Mint Farm this summer!  In July, we were host to the Class of '76 for their 35th class reunion in the Big Barn.  Music filled the barn by Hidden Agenda, a local Classic Rock band. Two… Continue reading Summer of Mint Abundance…

family, farmer, father, love

my Dad & Kevin…


This short video was created for my son Kevin's 30th birthday. But, as I viewed the images, I noticed many of the pictures were of my Dad and Kevin. I always saw the love in their eyes for each other, and every picture displayed an embrace. So Happy Birthday to my amazing son, who I… Continue reading my Dad & Kevin…

community, farming, mint farm, sustainability

The Trip For Life: The Crosby Mint farm


Many thanks to Aaron Fown for visiting with me at the farm.  I am honored to be a part of the Trip For Life...grounded in the muck we discussed farming, sustainability, and the future as friends.  Crosby Mint Farm and the Trip For Life! http://youtu.be/KNU6-ulhRoc

family, farm, mint farm

Friend For A Lifetime…Isidro Herrera


I fall back in love with Facebook every time I reconnect with friends from years ago. A few months back, I received friend requests from sister and brother, Tina (Herrera) Lopez and Daniel Herrera. Overjoyed, I accepted!  It had been 45 years since our last communication. Their grandfather, Isidro Herrera, cared for the land beneath me… Continue reading Friend For A Lifetime…Isidro Herrera

community, farm, global, gratitude, mint farm

To Italia and back…


This video was made prior to my trip to the Terra Madre Conference in Torino, Italy.  I am reposting this farm greeting for my new friends from around the world. I want to thank Josh Viertel and Juliana Taube and their amazing Slow Food USA team for their contribution to make this all happen. I… Continue reading To Italia and back…