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Native Plants

I purchased the wholesale business Strand Nursery, and am now acquiring, harvesting, and bedding out native perennials which I store over the winter as bare roots and sell in large quantities to garden centers and nurseries who then pot them up and sell them.

This is in addition to still growing, harvesting and processing dried healing herbs, so all seasons are busy at Blue Fox Farms!

I need to add these items to this website and some rainy, blah day I promise I will and they will be available for retail purchase. But right now, the sun is shining and the outdoors is calling my name! Email me if you need or would like something that you have seen of interest.

Happy Spring!

Skunk cabbage – look at that cool bloom!
Just 1 of many groves of Mayapple starting to pop up!
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Immune Boosters

www.strandnursery.com
We are a member of the Indiana Native Plant Society and have been certified as an Invasive Free Grower!

I haven’t posted in awhile, it’s been a busy year already!

We purchased an existing native plant bare root nursery and are excited to be learning a lot of new stuff as far as safe storage, what they look like (I’ve always seen what grows, but not always what is underground), and safe shipping to get them to customers. You can check out the existing website at www.strandnursery.com.

As far as current events, I am once again feeling fortunate that I get to live on this 107 acre piece of paradise and easily can distance myself from others. On the flip side, I am a little on the social side so it won’t be too soon to be able to go to get togethers again!

I still have plenty of herbs packaged and ready for purchase from last fall’s harvest. I would encourage everyone to purchase the elderberry and research recipes for making your own syrup or teas to boost your immune system gradually and naturally.

Stay safe everyone!

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What a summer!

Well, I haven’t kept up with my blogs but now that school is back in session, I may have more time to get back in to the swing of things. Meanwhile, here are a few pictures from this summers work! I have still been working! I have also listed some items on Etsy as well as eBay for sale, check them out!

This was the start of the culinary herb planting last spring! 19 flats of herbs and veggies were donated and planted! I will show you current pictures as soon as I get this weeded, it is currently pretty ‘hairy’ ūüôā
Holy Horseradish! I’d say it likes that composted soil!
Elderberry in bloom! It’s been a great year for Elderberry, should be a great yield this fall!
Elderberries, bushes are loaded and starting to turn!
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Education sessions beginning in June!

At Blue Fox Farms, LLC we specialize in growing and harvesting the healing herbs that are used in many ways by those herbalers out there!

We want to explore all of the recipes that we have found in books and Pinterest, test their uses and see how they work, whether alone or in combination with other herbs.

We have started sign ups for classes which we will offer once a month through September. I will host the first session in June, which will include an identification field walk and ending with each person taking their own infusion home with them to continue creating/finalizing at home! If you are interested in joining us for the June session, email us at bluefoxga@gmail.com. If you would like to host a session and bring friends for a fun and educational time, email us and we will set up a time. If you host, you will go home with a beginners basket of multiple samples of our dried herbs.

Hope to see you all soon!

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Burdock Root

Ahem, ‘kissing cousin’ was misidentified….oops! it is actually Rumex obtusifolius or bitter dock,[1]broad-leaved dock,¬†bluntleaf dock,¬†dock leaf¬†or¬†butter dock and is also edible! Fresh leaves, dried root all edible with
Leaves of the plant can be used as salad, to prepare a vegetable broth or to be cooked like spinach. They contain oxalic acid which can be hazardous if consumed in large quantities. Dried seeds are used as a spice. In Romania, the leaves are sometimes used as an alternative to other plants in the making of sarmale. A tea prepared from the root was thought to cure boils.[6] all per Wikipedia!

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Yarrow galore !

We have lots of growth on our yarrow over the past week!

It has been raining and raining so I have been having great success harvesting roots (it also helps that I have composted these beds for several years) making the soil is much easier to work with!! The name of the ‘Other’ plant similar to the dandelion is identified! It is Capsela bursa pastoris ( or Shepherd’s Purse). What a perfect name as the seed pods (Capsules = capsela) are on the ends of those tall stems and pop open (burst = bursa), naturally growing in open (fields = pastoris). I love Latin!!