Thursday, November 03, 2011

What's New at Possum Creek Herb Farm

Facebook seems to have become the "go to" place for many of our updates. I feel like we have let our blogging friends down and hope to spend a little bit of time here each week talking about what we're doing and letting you all know what is growing.

Fall has really been beautiful this year. Just outside my office window the hickory trees, maples, dogwoods and sassafrass have been just breathtaking. Even on a gloomy day like today, the golden light that is shining in the windows brightens every task I set out for myself today.  The greenhouses are all snug and secure for the winter with new plastic and I await anxiously the arrival of new heaters that will allow me NOT to have to walk to the greenhouses in the dark and cold to turn them on. Woo hoo!

A couple of points of business here to help us all keep straight with spring ordering: 

Wholesale orders: We are now charging a deposit of 30% on all wholesale orders.

Retail orders:  There has been a price increase effective with all new retail orders for Spring 2012 shipping.

Shipping Options:   We offer UPS, USPS and UPS 3 Day Select. Wholesale orders are manually calculated . We are also offering a flat shipping fee for orders $50.00 or more . You must choose a zone to correspond with your order.  It sounds complicated but when you check out of our cart and have to choose a shipping option, just read through them and see which one applies.

Okay, I said lastly, but this is really important....we have begun taking steps to start the process of certifying our plants organically. This is a huge undertaking and one that will be more than a year in the making so there may be little hiccups as we go along.  So, if you see us walking around mumbling strange codes under our breath, just know that we are learning the rules and doing our best to follow them according to the National Organic Program of the USDA.  You know us....rule followers to the end.

For those of you that have been following the new puppy named Belle saga I just want to let you know that she is starting to settle into our routine. She has doubled in size. Has an impressive bark and sweet disposition when she isn't trying to eat my fingers or chew my hair. We think obedience training is in her future but a good farm dog she will be.

Let us hear from you!