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March Newsletter- 2020

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Current Retail Store Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 11-5
Come stock up on our delicious, hydrating Teas!


In this newsletter:
  • Introducing a new Light of Day-grown Tea!
  • Sharing the list of what we grow
  • New event at the farm this coming growing season
  • The anti-fear approach to health maintenance

           
              

100% certified Organic & Biodynamic Ingredients:  Oolong Tea

Notes: Pictured above is a first flush Jade Oolong tea grown right here at Light of Day. Fresh and light, a subtle floral liquor. Your new favorite!

Shop for Spring Oolong: click here


WHAT WE GROW HERE

In this newsletter, we also wanted to share the list of the certified organic ingredients we grow here on our three Leelanau County farms (72.4 acres). Our land, facility and products have been certified organic with the National Organic Program and certified Demeter Biodynamic since 2005.
Did you know that Michigan is second only to California in our ability to grow a wide variety of botanicals?  What a wondrous place we live!

Light of Day Organics Demeter Biodynamic® Crops

(as listed on our MOSA Organic Certificate and Demeter Biodynamic Certificate)

 
Fruit
 
Apples
Aronia
Apricots
Blueberries
Cherries
Currants (Red and Black)
Cranberries
Elderberries
Figs
Grapes
Lingon Berries
Olives
Peaches
Pears
Plums
Quince
Raspberries
Rhubarb
Saskatoons
Strawberries
 
Vegetables

Arugula
Asparagus
Beans
Broccoli
Burdock
Carrot
Chinese Yam (Cinnamon Vine)
Dandelion
Kale (Traditional and Flowering)
Peas
Potato- Sweet, White, Yukon Gold
Tomato
Onion
 
Herbs, Flowers, and Spices

Angelica
Astralagus
Ashwaganda
Basil
Bay Leaf
Bee Balm
Burdock
Borage
Calendula
Catnip
Chamomile
Chives
Comfrey
Coriander
Cornflower
Crysanthemum
Dill
Echium Amoeum “Red Feather”
Echinacea
Fennel Spice
Fenugreek
Ginseng
Hibiscus
Hosta
Hyssop
Iris
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Lemongrass
Lilac
Lily
Mallow
Mexican Sunflower
Mint (Peppermint, Spearmint)
Moringa
Nettle
Oregano
Parsley
Poppy
Rosemary
Sage
Spirea
Stevia
St. John's Wort
Tarragon
Thyme
Tulsi/ Holy Basil
Valerian
Verbena
 
Legumes

Clover
Lucerne  (Alfalpha)
Fenugreek
 
 
Grains

Amaranth
Buckwheat
Corn
Millet
Oats/ Oatstraw/ Oat Tops
Wheat
 
Fodder and Grassland

Fodder Crops
Grassland
 
Oil Crops

Flax
Poppy
Safflower
Sunflowers
 
Other Crops

Flowers: Linden, Lilac, Lily, Hosta, Magnolia
Mushrooms: Chaga, Reishi, Chantral, Morel, Turkeytail  Shelf, and many more
Other Annual Crops
Other Permanent Crops

Processed Product: Sweeteners

Maple Syrup, granulated maple sugar, maple bits
 
Tea
 
White Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Black Tea, Specialty Herbal Teas





New for 2020!

"The Open House Experience "

 

This growing season, on a weekly basis, we will be offering something very special that many of you have been asking for over the past 17+ years. We are calling it "The Open House Experience".

Pack a lunch and come to the farm! We have planned a special 3 hour private event package which includes our R.N- taught "head to toe tea wellness class", expanded tea tasting experience within our beautiful yurt classroom, a guided farm tour by the owner to experience the tea plants up close, live demonstration and Q & A on our harvesting, processing and blending methods, and a private shopping experience within our welcoming on-farm retail tea shop. Our farm will be closed to the general public during the majority of these private workshops so that our staff can give you our full, undivided attention.

This highly requested tea lover's combination workshop, "The open house experience" , will be available by reservation-only and class size limited to keep intimate.  
Pricing is $100/ person. Gift certificates are available if you know just the person that would relish this experience and would like to treat them.

If you have any questions, please reach out and email us at: teafairy@lightofdayorganics.com. 

Click here to make your reservation now 
 
 
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 And to close...
A dear friend, long time mentor, and upcoming travel companion, shared this article with me today.  I am passing it on in to you with hopes that it will give you and yours comfort, peace, and support during this uncertain time. ~Angela

 

Fear, Faith & the Coronavirus
by Alan Cohen
"The coronavirus is getting a great deal of attention all around the world. Millions of people are taking extensive precautions to prevent getting or spreading the virus. Hand washing, mouth covering, and avoiding public gatherings are becoming commonplace. Some people are not going to their workplace and keeping their kids home from school. Defenses against the disease are bordering on mass hysteria.

Yet there is a virus that has infected far more people and is causing far more problems than corona: the virus of fear. When we drop into fear, we lower our resistance to disease and its effects. Fear and well-being operate at two entirely different frequencies, each with vastly  different results. You cannot be in fear and well-being at the same time. It’s one or the other.

I now offer what I believe is the best solution to ending the effects of coronavirus: quit being afraid. There are two elements that have made the disease rampant in some areas: (1) the physical nature of the virus, and (2) the fear that people lay over it, leading to  the negative effects that fear reaps. 

 A Course in Miracles tells us that healing is more a function of the mind than the body; that nothing outside of us can hurt us; that as spiritual beings we are whole and empowered independent of what the physical senses show us. When our mind is right, our body gets right. While many health agencies are educating people how to stop citizens from contracting the virus, few address belief, attitude, and intention as vital elements of immunity  and well-being. Numerous scientific studies demonstrate that practices like meditation, prayer, affirmation, and visualization significantly enhance our resistance to disease and keep us healthy. 

When I visited Russia many years ago, our tour group was taken to a small village that has traditionally venerated Mother Mary. During the 1800’s when a plague was overtaking much of the country, no one in this village was affected. Whether you attribute this village’s safety to the intervention of a saint, or to their faith, the result is the same: they held the high watch, and reaped the rewards of their intention.

I am not suggesting you do not heed the health practices prescribed by doctors and agencies. They work and will make a difference as you believe in them. Take care in the ways you deem most appropriate. You will be healed according to your belief.

At the same time, be vigilant not to drop into fear. When the voice of fear speaks loudest, the voice of love must speak louder. “Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. No one was there.” A light that shines in the darkness makes a more powerful statement than a light that shines in the daylight. Reframe the corona virus as an opportunity to prove the spiritual truths you have studied; this is our moment to practice what we believe.  You deserve to be well, along with everyone. Illness is not the will of God. Healing is. When you are established in your spiritual identity, you develop spiritual and physical immunity that no disease can touch."

 

 

 

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