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HERBSTALK!
Jun
1
to Jun 2

HERBSTALK!

  • The Center for the Arts at the Armory (map)
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Join us at our favorite herbal event of the year! We'll be at the Armory in Somerville selling plants for your garden, signing folks up for the CSA, and talking about healing botanicals until we're blue in the face (and then talking some more). Our booth will be in the marketplace which is FREE to all, so come on by and say hi! 

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Forest Bathing with Toadstool Walks and Muddy River Herbals
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Forest Bathing with Toadstool Walks and Muddy River Herbals

REGISTER HERE!

Muddy River Herbals is teaming up with Toadstool Walks to host a guided Forest Bathing experience at their farm! All participants will take home something special from Muddy River Herbals included with their registration.

Forest Bathing is inspired by Shinrin-yoku, a prominent feature of preventative medicine and healing in Japan. From increased cerebral blood flow to stronger immune defenses, there has been extensive research demonstrating what can happen when we relax, unplug and open our senses to the natural world in community. This slow-paced guided therapeutic experience promotes wellness through a series of gentle sensory-opening invitations that welcome us to notice more of our natural surroundings. By deepening into our connection with the natural world and each other, we open ourselves up to the healing medicine of the forest. Forest Bathing is part of a global effort to tend to the stressful conditions of living in modern industrialized civilization.

Tam is a certified Forest Therapy Guide and Mentor with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Tam believes the practice of Forest Therapy can deepen and broaden our relationships. Tam’s training includes an understanding of the scientific framework of Forest Therapy as well as an open style of unprescribed facilitation that supports the possibility for cultural repair, focusing on relationships of reciprocity. Tam holds space for folks to come together to share and bear witness in community with the natural or more-than-human world in a way that supports our remembering that we are not simply in relationship with nature but rather that we are nature. Tam created Toadstool Walks as a way to offer support in finding one’s own way towards experiencing belonging to the natural world. For more information about Tam, check out www.ToadstoolWalks.com.

Registration is required for this event. Space is limited so we encourage you to sign up now!

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Copy of Deliciously Healing Cocktails & Mocktails
Apr
24
8:30 PM20:30

Copy of Deliciously Healing Cocktails & Mocktails

There is such high demand for this class that we decided to offer a second one! It’ll be exactly the same as the first, but will go from 8:30 to 9:30 pm.

Herbs, including those that grow in the city, can be used to make delicious medicinal drinks. If you enjoy a good libation (with or without alcohol) but could use some inspiration and new ingredients, then this is the class for you! With Jenny Hauf, owner of Muddy River Herbals, learn how to use delectable herbs to make infused spirits and bitters. Get a grasp on how to make classic drinks like shrubs and sodas, and different ways of sweetening drinks without white sugar, such as honey-sweetened lemonade. This class is FREE and seats are limited, so sign up now!

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Deliciously Healing Cocktails & Mocktails
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

Deliciously Healing Cocktails & Mocktails

Herbs, including those that grow in the city, can be used to make delicious medicinal drinks. If you enjoy a good libation (with or without alcohol) but could use some inspiration and new ingredients, then this is the class for you! With Jenny Hauf, owner of Muddy River Herbals, learn how to use delectable herbs to make infused spirits and bitters. Get a grasp on how to make classic drinks like shrubs and sodas, and different ways of sweetening drinks without white sugar, such as honey-sweetened lemonade. This class is FREE and seats are limited, so sign up now!

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Melrose Pop-Up Market!
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Melrose Pop-Up Market!

You can find all of your favorite vendors right downtown at the Melrose Family YMCA for our March 31st Pop-Up market. A big thank you to the Melrose Family YMCA for generously providing the space. What an amazing partnership!

$10 SNAP match will be provided at all our markets.

Please help us spread the word. Come shop for meals for the week and gifts, bring your friends, neighbors, and family. All are welcome!

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An Introduction to Spring Tonics
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

An Introduction to Spring Tonics

Join Jenny for this FREE primer on five of the best herbs for welcoming spring with vibrancy and health. You’ll get to know a few of the healing plants that abound in our landscape, such as chickweed, nettle, and dandelion. Registration is not required for this event—just come and sample some wonderful teas made with Simpson Spring’s own delicious spring water!

This workshop is a part of the Saturday Market, a weekly Easton tradition bringing together farmers, bakers, artisans, and local entrepreneurs at the oldest (and most charming) bottling plant in the US. Come for the herb talk, stay for the locally grown and handmade goods! Learn more here.

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Creating a Beautiful, Aromatic, & Practical Herb Garden
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Creating a Beautiful, Aromatic, & Practical Herb Garden

Are you longing for an herb garden filled with beautiful and aromatic plants well-suited to both your teapot and the wildlife in your neighborhood? No matter what space you have, whether it's a backyard, windowsill, or fire escape, this class will give you the tools you need to have an herb garden gorgeously suited to your space.

Join Jenny Hauf, owner of Muddy River Herbals, as we discuss garden planning and design, taking inspiration from the ancient monastic gardens of Europe to the clever urban jungles that bring joy and greenery to the nooks and crannies throughout our ever-growing cities.

Go here to register and learn more! Please note that attendees need to sign up ahead of time and that tickets will not be sold at the door.

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Roslindale Winter Farmer's Market!
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Roslindale Winter Farmer's Market!

Join us at Sons of Italy Roslindale from 10:00am - 2:00pm for fresh local produce, meat, fish, honey, pasta, tamales, specialty vinegars & other botanicals, pottery, and so much more!

Sons of Italy includes a bar, so you can enjoy beverages like a spiked hot cider while you shop the vendors inside during the cold winter months. Explore the many wonderful shops and restaurants of Roslindale Village on your way home from the market!

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Roslindale Winter Farmer's Market!
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Roslindale Winter Farmer's Market!

Join us at Sons of Italy Roslindale from 10:00am - 2:00pm for fresh local produce, meat, fish, honey, pasta, tamales, specialty vinegars & other botanicals, pottery, and so much more!

Sons of Italy includes a bar, so you can enjoy beverages like a spiked hot cider while you shop the vendors inside during the cold winter months. Explore the many wonderful shops and restaurants of Roslindale Village on your way home from the market!

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Melrose Pop-Up Market!
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Melrose Pop-Up Market!

You can find all of your favorite vendors right downtown at the Melrose Family YMCA for our February 10th Pop-Up market. We have the perfect gifts for your valentine, galetine, or palentine! The market is open from 10am-2pm.

A big thank you to the Melrose Family YMCA for generously providing the space. What an amazing partnership!

*$10 SNAP match will be provided at all our markets, currently HIP will only be available at the Feb.10th market. 

Farm and Food Vendors at the Feb 10 market so far include:
Aaronap Cellars-melds tradition, art, & modern science to make innovative and unique wines using grapes & fruit from their own estate vineyard and partner vineyards & orchards in MA and beyond. 
Baer's Best Beans-New England-grown, dry beans, mostly heirloom varieties-only a few more chances to stock up on their 20 or so variety of beans. 
Beverly Bee's-Back for the indoor market! Market goers have been requesting their honey, lotions and candles! 
Boston Smoked Fish Co-Bringing you the highest quality smoked fish available using sustainably harvested fish, locally sourced ingredients & all natural preparation. Two words: Salmon Bacon. 
Carolyn's Farm Kitchen- New vendor! Farm Baking Mixes which pair with the growing seasons in New England. Also bringing Farmhouse Granola. Perfect gifts! 
END Bakery-Hailing from Somerville, but bringing the tastiest cupcakes, cookie bars, and whoopie pies!
Fabian's European Pastries-Dutch pastries made locally
Fork on A Road-Market Meal Packages curated by Suman and straight from our farmers and market vendors. Plus her homemade Chutneys. 
Hannah's Herbals-Personal care and dried herbal teas
Kim Gregory/Pure Pastry-an organic baking company using local and sustainable ingredients. They cater to food allergies by providing gluten free pastry as well as vegan and dairy free.
Koshari Mama-Your lunch is covered! Koshari is a lentil rice pasta dish topped with fried onions, chickpeas and sauces. AMAZING
Laszlo Family Farm-Back for our winter markets! Small batch, high quality dog food, treats and more,
Moonlight Farm-Our amazing Upton Family-farm bringing chicken, pork, sausages, and eggs
Muddy River Herbals-Tea blends, salves, tinctures, ointments, shrubs, oxymels, freshly-squeezed herbal lemonade, fresh and dried herbs.
Muddy Water Coffee Roasters-Organic, non-gmo, small batch hand roasted coffee, right here in New England! Look for the truck out front or inside with the vendors.
Oakdale Farm-Produce farm that farms organically. Tons of winter veggies! 
Roberto's Seafood-fresh fish picked up that morning and sold to you at a great price. 
Seven Hills Pasta-Back this market! Locally made dried pasta from Melroseand homemade tomato sauces straight from their farm in Rutland. 
Shady Pine Farm-grass-fed beef, lamb and chicken, prepared sausages, eggs, and a meat share. 
Smith's Country Cheese-Mass made Gouda, Havarti, and Cheddar cheeses. A market favorite! 
Sweet Lydia's- Handcrafted Confections that make perfect gifts! 
The Bread Shop-locally made breads, scones and cookies.

Artisans and Personal Care Products: 
Bathbomba Mama-Cute bath bombs, scrubs, and soaps made by a local Melrose mom! 
Brooklyn James-Kid's jewelry 
Castle Corner Creations- Local, handmade Soy Candles and Handmade Soaps. 
Fire Garden Pottery- unique high fire stoneware pottery. Really beautiful and practical pottery. 
Hola Mama Bowtique- Trendy and stylish clippies and headbands for babies and moms too.
Johnnie Johnnie Goods-Adult and children's jewelry and accessories specifically leather earrings and paracord bracelets. 
Mindful Mittens-creating upcycled wool mittens.
Sarah's Originals-Cute handmade placemats, books, gifts and more. 
Sasquatch Woodworks-Live edge homegoods - creative inlays & Lichtenberg burns. Tables, trays, wine holders & more!
Tree House Farms-Wool dryer balls, felted seasonal decorations (bunting and wreaths), farm animal rag dolls
Trows Treasures -Herbal eye pillows, medicinal salves, pain salve, migraine salve, bug balm, dream salve, catnip toys, essential oil roll ons and sprays 
Ugly Baby Soap Co.-all natural soap, soap accessories, lip balm, bath salts, & skin creams

Please help us spread the word. Come shop for meals for the week and gifts, bring your friends, neighbors, family. All are welcome!

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The Sweetheart Market
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

The Sweetheart Market

Show some love to local stores and artists and get the sweetest gifts for your loved ones!  Come ship Emily & Addie, Muddy River Herbals, Blue Tapestry Threads, Hip to Heart, Beauty Counter and Monarch Studio V-Day play dough kits!  There will be a valentines day craft to keep the kids busy while you shop!

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Indoor Holiday Market
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Indoor Holiday Market

Check off your holiday shopping lists at the Melrose Farmers' Market Indoor Harvest and Holiday Markets. Pick up locally produced/sourced fresh produce, breads, pasta, fish, meat, eggs, cheese, wine, cider, treats, handmade gifts, soaps, jewelry, and more. This is a popular market and our December market is back by popular demand! We'll have live music and kids activities as well! And, of course, we’ll be there with all of our herbal goodies, from cocktail mixes to salves. We look forward to seeing you there!

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JP Holiday Flea!
Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

JP Holiday Flea!

The JP Flea is a semi-annual marketplace in Boston's beautiful Jamaica Plain neighborhood, featuring local and Latin American artists, crafters, zine distros/publishers, vintage and antique dealers, local small businesses, community non-profits, artisans of all kinds and now highlighting some the best and most affordable local repair services in the Jamaica Plain area via Mendi's Boston. We’ll be there with our trusty array of holiday herbcraft, such as homegrown wreaths & arrangements, salves, shrubs, bitters, infused honeys, teas, and more! See you there for a wonderful celebration of community.

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Alternative Christmas Fair
Dec
9
12:15 PM12:15

Alternative Christmas Fair

 At this event every gift that you buy benefits local, national, and international groups that bring good and justice to the world. Among the many organizations present at this event are Heifer International, A Thread of Hope (which benefits female artisans from Guatemala), and Folk Art Mavens (which supports Palestinian refugee women). We will be donating 10% of our proceeds to the United Plant Savers, a wonderful non-profit that works to protect threatened and endangered populations of wild medicinal herbs throughout the United States and Canada. We hope that you can join us!

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Wintergreen Herbal Market
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

Wintergreen Herbal Market

Join us for an HERBSTALK holiday event on Saturday, November 25th from 11am - 5pm at The Armory in Somerville, MA.

The Wintergreen Market features handcrafted herbal products and gifts, music, and educational demonstrations on herbal projects.

SHOP for botanical crafts, winter teas, herbal products, and natural body care items.

LEARN how to make useful and fun herbal projects at home when you stop in to one of our educational demonstrations.

This event is FREE and all are welcome! Kick off the holiday season with us during one of our most beloved markets of the year. 

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Indoor Harvest Market
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Indoor Harvest Market

Check off your holiday shopping lists at the Melrose Farmers' Market Indoor Harvest and Holiday Markets. Pick up locally produced/sourced fresh produce, breads, pasta, fish, meat, eggs, cheese, wine, cider, treats, handmade gifts, soaps, jewelry, and more. This is a popular market and our December market is back by popular demand! We'll have live music and kids activities as well.

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CSA Member Tour & Potluck
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

CSA Member Tour & Potluck

Come meet your fellow CSA members at our 2018 CSA tour and potluck! We will take you for a stroll through the field and introduce you to the herbs that have been filling your shares all season. Then we'll celebrate the harvest with a hearty potluck with lots of delicious herbal delights. If you’d like you can also stay and help us put our fourth season to rest by planting garlic and daffodils. We look forward to making merry with you!

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Farm to Table Dinner at Forage!
Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

Farm to Table Dinner at Forage!

We are thrilled to announce our FIRST farm-to-table dinner in collaboration with Chef Eric Cooper, bartender Joe Choiniere, and the rest of the exceptional crew at our favorite Cambridge restaurant, Forage. We’ll do the harvesting, they’ll do the mixing, shaking, slicing, and dicing, and all you’ll have to do is luxuriate in the pure magic offered up before you. This meal will be paired delectably with four wines, though we know from experience that the non-alcoholic drinks dreamed up at Joe’s bar are just as imaginative as the hard ones. Book your table today and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon!

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The Countway Garden Harvest Celebration
Sep
20
4:00 PM16:00

The Countway Garden Harvest Celebration

Join us at Harvard's Countway Library of Medicine as we celebrate the end of their community garden's growing season. We'll be selling lots of goodies from the farm including tea blends, salves, and freshly harvested goodness.This event is a great way to connect with Boston's herb-loving community during the richest time of the year. See you there!

From the gardeners:

In 2017, the Countway Community Garden hosted a bigger event that featured local businesses and alternative/integrative medicine practitioners, massage, herbal medicine and urban farming vendors, including interest and attendance by; Bootstrap Compost, Harvard Center for Wellness & Health Promotion, Muddy Rivers Herbals, Harvard Sustainability, Whole-istic Living (Reiki), HMS Nutrition Department, Lavandoula Birth Support, Bodyscapes Fitness at the NRB, Harvard Food Literacy Project, Harvest Co-op, and the Urban Farming Institute. There is food and drink available for everyone and live music.

The Harvest Celebration opens the garden up to connect a much larger community and we hope to meet more of you at the 2018 event!

This celebration marks the end of our growing season. While a few plants may still give effort, most of the other beds will be preparing to over-winter by those volunteers that tend them. 

Join us on September 20th, 4pm, in the Countway Community Garden! 
The entrance is just underneath the entrance to Countway Library. Learn more and rsvp here!

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