Urban Farms to Your Table

Urban Farms to Your Table

Several tomato varieties grow well in our climate, including Opalka Paste Tomatoes. The sauce was canned depending on farm members’ preference to how thick or strained it was. Once the recipe was perfected, the sauce was water bath canned in our community...

8 Calendula

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) This herb’s antifungal and antimicrobial properties help prevent infection and heal injuries to body tissues. Calendula is also known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant components, which might help to fight cancer,...

7 Honey

Honey Healing traditions around the world have used honey for millennia. Modern scientific research has provided more evidence of honey’s antibacterial properties when it is used both topically and internally. A gift of the bees and the plants, this is harvested from...

6 Vinegar

Vinegar  Vinegar is the unsung hero of the Shrubs and Oxymels. Vinegar contains polyphenols, which are plant chemicals that have an antioxidant effect that may protect cells from oxidative stress, a possible stimulator of tumor growth. Cell and mouse studies suggest...

5 Tulsi

Tulsi/Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) Native to the tropics and subtropics of Asia, Tulsi has long been revered in India both medicinally, in Ayurveda, and spiritually, for its calming and protective nature. Western herbalists consider Tulsi a premier Adaptogen,...