Zhangjiajie National Forest Park China

Best 5 items at the Biao Zhi Men farmers market stands, Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China

Follow my blog with Bloglovin October 28, 2018 Oh, you read that city name right. Enjoy this #farmstand5 from Zhangjiajie! (close enough prounounciation "jong-jya-jyay") Across time and time zones, farmstand culture highlights how small farm stands and farmers markets are a cohesive force in communities. Whether you're south of Boston in Cape Cod or in the…

Violas in egg wash. Base of homemade DIY viola craft.

Secret Amazon site for handcrafted natural products

How could I possibly not know about this?! I am on smile.amazon every single day. Still, it came as a true surprise when I—a lover of natural products and long-time Prime member—stumbled on the artisan market as I was signing up to be an Amazon Affiliate for Farmstand culture. Now, not only am I going to show you easy ways to comparison shop the handcrafted stuff, I am going to spend my own money to buy products and produce reviews on anything that catches my eye this autumn and winter. Follow farmstand culture to catch upcoming reviews

Boy making paths through a frosty New England field

How should a gardener feel about the first Fall frost?

I woke up this morning to our first Fall frost. It's fine. It's ok. I expected it, of course. I'm not going to get worked up about frost on garden plants. But, it stayed on my mind. As the kids were getting ready for school, I walked through the chaos thinking about the tiny, frosty…