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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…

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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

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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

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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…

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The kindness of others…


This year we celebrate the 99th mint harvest in my family.  It's a small harvest, but it is a harvest.  If you had asked me on August 28th of last year, I would have told you it was probably the end of an era.  With that in mind, this is a perfect time to say… Continue reading The kindness of others…

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Sunflower gratitude…


Small Town, Heart Break...This picture was taken August 28th, 2009 just before pulling away from the farm on eviction day.  I am grateful to these 37 people and 2 dogs beyond words.  The sunflowers were planted in Mint Compost and almost reach the sky.  I retrieved a couple of these sunflowers the next full moon...I… Continue reading Sunflower gratitude…