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Cottonwood Tree & Buds

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Hi folks, here's a video I made a while back of the cottonwood tree and buds used to make our Mr. Sage Beard Balm. Check it out...

Red Clover at Sister Sage Farm

Here's a quick 30 second video of our farm on Vashon Island, Washington. Have a look at the beautiful red clover. It's not only a great cover crop, but has lots of medicinal qualities as well. Happy summer! 

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Arrowleaf Balsamroot hillside!

The Columbia Gorge that separates Oregon and Washington is one of our very favorite places in the northwest. The giant river with waterfalls everywhere, great hiking, and petroglyphs. (if you are lucky) Indigenous tribes have lived in that area for over 10,000 years. I am currently reading a book on early naturalist David Douglas who [...]

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Spring Rhubarb!

Just look at this rhubarb from Sister Sage Farm! Jayne sent me this photo the other day, and I wasn't even sure what kind of plant is was. Rhubarb is part of the buckwheat family and can be used in all kinds of recipes. The stalks are also rich in vitamin C, K, and also [...]

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Ventures For Small Business Owners

Over the last few years I have watched Jayne (owner of Sister Sage Herbs) be mentored by the great folks at Ventures. (Formally Washington Cash) Ventures is a non-profit team of business coaches (of all kinds) who help support small businesses here in Washington state. I can't recommend them highly enough. There have been countless times when [...]

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Sister Sage Herbs Farm From The Air!

Here's a fun photo I took a few years back when we used to fly airplanes. Wheeee....

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Vashon Island Farm Deer

Here's a cute family of deer right outside the fence to Sister Sage Farm. It is very important that we keep the deer out of the farm area. They can do quite a lot of damage to crops. Still, they are such beautiful animals. I managed to take a quick photo before they jumped into [...]

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Farming Season!

Howdy Folks! It's the middle of June and we are right in the middle of the busiest weeks of the season. Sister Sage Farm on Vashon, Island is blooming with all kinds of herbs including oats, calendula, and chamomile. We have been out there all week harvesting herbs, and doing some planning on expansion of our [...]

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Pike Place Market Facelift

Check out the new addition to Pike Place Market just behind our booth! Can you imagine what this will look like? The road will be gone too! 

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Pike Place Market Facelift

Hey Folks, if you happen to visit us at the Pike Place Market, just take a look at what is going on right behind our booth! Serious construction. (see below) Eventually, the whole market is going to get a major facelift with easy access to the waterfront. I added a few sketches from google images. [...]

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