Spring Greens and Herbs Class!

It’s officially spring, but the Greens and Herbs are already in full swing! Come play with the greens, and learn how to make nutritious tonics for health and home, and identify some of our local wild plants!

This class makes a nice introduction to many of the common wild edibles and medicinal’s in our area. This class is potluck, so please bring a dish to share, as well as your own plate, mug, fork and spoon. Come learn about our local wild greens! To register, send an email!

Date: Saturday, March 31st, 2012
When: 2-5 PM
Where: Location provided with Registration
Cost: $35
What to Bring: A dish to share, as well as own plate, mug, fork and spoon.

April Herbal Workshop Specials!
Each time you refer a new friend for a paid workshop, receive $10 off of any workshop of your choosing!

$135.00~ DIY Herbal Kits in beautiful, hand-made and fair trade baskets from Ghana. Each basket comes with instructions for a variety of herbal creations, along with my favorite home-made recipes. They come with everything you need to get started, you provide the men-strums. They also include an attendance to a workshop! Spread the word! These baskets make beautiful gifts as well as great for home-schooler’s, aspiring herbalists, or for anyone who has a hankering for traditional, home-made medicines!
(c) 2012, Summer L. Farkas Takacs Michaelson
Community Herbalist

Update on local Coffee and Tea orders for April!

Hello 

This month the order is a bit late, I’m in a care facility following foot surgery, and not able to obtain the order in time for the Azure drop at SummerMichaelson’s house.

Please let me know if you wish to order any coffee and/or tea by 8 pm on the 2nd of April, Monday, for pickup at Summer Michaelson’s home, Monday, between 2pm and 6pm or as mutually arranged with Summer.   

A group of people and I get together to purchase coffee and tea every month. I gather the order and purchase from a local bean roaster. The coffee beans are organic, fair trade, and the company is family owned and local.  The coffee is roasted in small batches so the coffee is fresh and delicious.

You can order either beans or ground. If you don’t specify, you will receive whole beans.

The teas are varied from whites to greens, to oolongs, fruit (a delicious tropical that makes great iced tea), and black teas. Some are organic and fair trade. The teas are high quality. A person can order tea as little as 1/4 pound and more as desired in additional 1/2 and 1 pound increments.

For more details, if you’re local to Southwest Washington area, please send an email!

Thanks.

Best,

Pat Wilson

Pickling Workshop this Saturday at Neighbor’s Market!!!

Serendipity Plant Lore PICKLING WORKSHOP at Neighbor’s Market! St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th at 2 PM. Be there and learn how to make tasty green things! Yes! We’re certainly gonna get our hands dirty with veg…and while we’re at it, enjoy our food stories and appreciate the veg beings in their dance with the lacto-animal beings that work hard together to provide nutritious food stuffs and preservation! This class is also potluck, so bring a dish to share, as well as your own mug, fork, plate and napkin.Preregister with either Neighbor’s Market or myself to guarantee your spot!

Where: Neighbor’s Market
Date: Saturday, March 17th, 2012
When: 2:00-4:00 PM
Cost: $35.00
Bring: A dish to share, as well as own plate, mug, fork, plate and napkin!

If you’re local to Vancouver/Portland area and have breast milk you can donate, please read!

Lummii’s Wild Island, Azure, Bridgetown Coffee and Tea, Illiamna, and a Serendipity Plant Lore Pickling Workshop at Neighbor’s Markets!

Hi Folks!


There’s lots of catchin’ up to do, and I apologize I haven’t had much time for computer this week, so much has been going on! One of the changes that happened this last month is the combining of the Bridgetown Coffee and Tea orders once again with Azure Delivery! Pat Wilson, of Koya Designs will continue to take and place the orders, but now you will be able to pick them up with Azure!

For those who are unfamiliar with Bridgetown, they are a coffee roaster company in Portland that are fair trade and organic, with superb brews. Buying together we get a discount, and a list of items will be sent out prior to next Azure Day. 
My friend and neighbor, Barbara has organized a new fish drop with a company called Lummi’s Wild Island. If you’re out of salmon from the summer’s Illiamna delivery, this is an option to look into until our next order!! Also, they’ve got yummy black cod, sea scallops, salmon burgers and wild roe! Check ’em out, and place an order if interested! Again, this is a group buy deal that allows savings on fresh, wild seafood! Delivery for late April!!!! Barbara says:
“Feel free to share this info with anyone in the Vancouver/Portland area that you think would be interested and would be able to pick up the fish when it is delivered.  
(send a message if you would like the log-in details for Lummii’s!)
I’ve also gotten some questions about our Illiamna fish deliveries…they are still happenin’, no worries! When we hear from them later this spring, we’ll need to plan on gettin’ half the deposit money to them by June 1st. Will get current prices when we get closer, but it was excellent last year with even a refund! Anticipate delivery in August for Illiamna.
Next Azure Order cut-off is comin’ up in 15 days on Wednesday, March 21st at 4 PM with delivery the following Monday, March 26th. Pickup is from 2-8 PM!
And last but not least, a Serendipity Plant Lore PICKLING WORKSHOP at Neighbor’s Market! St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th at 2 PM. Be there and learn how to make tasty green things! Yes! We’re certainly gonna get our hands dirty with veg…and while we’re at it, enjoy our food stories and appreciate the veg beings in their dance with the lacto-animal beings that work hard together to provide nutritious food stuffs and preservation! This class is also potluck, so bring a dish to share, as well as your own mug, fork, plate and napkin.Preregister with either Neighbor’s Market or myself to guarantee your spot!

Where: Neighbor’s Market
Date: Saturday, March 17th, 2012
When: 2:00-4:00 PM
Cost: $35.00
Bring: A dish to share, as well as own plate, mug, fork, plate and napkin!
Hope everyone enjoys this gorgeous day and bright week! Questions about anything, just ask!

(c) 2012, Summer L. Farkas Takacs-Michaelson, CH