Can Shopping At TJ Maxx Save Money?

Do you shop at TJ Maxx for anything? Every so often I go in there to look for some clothing or towels or something cause it is a fast in and out. Well most of the time. Yesterday I was on the hunt for a rain jacket for my son. Why the heck don’t stores … Continue Reading

NEW Herbal CSA!

Bella Vista Farm is excited to offer a quarterly share in our new Herbal CSA. Here are the basics of a CSA if you are unsure of what it is. While we will not be offering fresh produce and meat, we will be offering a quarterly basket of Herbal Remedies and Fresh Herbs that relate to the … Continue Reading

A Trip to The International Market

Today was rainy, blah and the kid was home from school for Spring Break so I decided to take a trip to the Buford Hwy Farmer’s Market. Of course it took the old “will ya buy me lunch at the market?” Sometimes when you go out with a teen, you either get silence because they … Continue Reading

What Does Community Mean To You?

When you think of the word – Community, what comes to mind? A neighborhood? A place to hang out? A group of people? As defined in Webster’s, here are ALL the definitions!!! Just bear with me a minute. 🙂 : a group of people who live in the same area (such as a city, town, … Continue Reading

Visiting the Amish & Trip to the North

Happy Day after Mother’s Day to all moms out there. 🙂 Phew it has been a whirlwind of a month so far with our trip to New York, homeschooling year coming to the end, Herb Certification class this year – each month and two busy Farmer’s Markets this week!!! I wanted to recap my trip … Continue Reading

Visiting the Amish & Trip to the North

Happy Day after Mother’s Day to all moms out there. 🙂 Phew it has been a whirlwind of a month so far with our trip to New York, homeschooling year coming to the end, Herb Certification class this year – each month and two busy Farmer’s Markets this week!!! I wanted to recap my trip … Continue Reading

Barter or Buy?

I was just thinking of how many things I have bartered for this year instead of paying cash. In the old, old days people bartered for EVERYTHING. What is a Barter System? A barter system is an old method of exchange. This system has been used for centuries and long before money was invented. People … Continue Reading

Weekly Bartering Update

Summer may be over but we still have 5 or 6 weeks left at the Grayson Farmers Market – yay! The Monroe market only has one more week, so sad! 🙁 What will I do about bartering once the markets are over? Guess I will have to be creative in ideas! Here is what I … Continue Reading

Fig Wine and Chicken Tomatoes

Weird title huh? I figured I would add two posts together today! I made Fig Wine, or should I say I am m-a-k-i-n-g fig wine, I hope. 🙂 My friend Kim gave me a BUNCH of figs over the past few weeks and some went into jam, preserves, the freezer, my belly, to others and … Continue Reading

Sweet Bartering and Mushroom Update

The past week and a half had some sweet scores in the bartering department! I forgot to mention last week that I got a bunch of shiitake mushrooms for carrot pineapple bread and THEN…my shiitake mushrooms started to show up on the logs that I innoculated earlier this year. Look at my logs! I cut … Continue Reading