Category Archives: shop local

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. 🙂 : … Continue reading

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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 – … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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