Best NW Farm Share: Helsing Junction Farms

YAY! We’re about 3 weeks out from our Helsing Junction Farms organic farm share and there are still spots available this year for you to nab! The start of our farm share with these ladies always feels like the official start of summer and a clean slate for committing to (mostly) healthy eating. 20 weeks of joy that always starts with sweet berries, cherries, pretty pink radishes, turnips, bok choy, and tender lettuces and ends with delicious winter squash, pears, beets, and more yummy greens. At this point, I can’t imagine summer and fall without all these gorgeous veggies, fruits, lovely jars, and cheese loveliness available from the other farms they partner with. All our beautiful, organic produce for 4 and a half months comes from Annie and Sue’s amazing NW farm. It feels REALLY good to support these hardworking women in agriculture who employ a lot of other ladies to work their 42 acres. Annie and Sue have been at it for over 26 years and they are inspiring, kind-hearted, mindful, inclusive, and I’m so proud to spread the word about what they do. MORE INFO.

A SWEET DEAL:
Get $10 off your share with: Healthy2018 when you sign up for HELSING JUNCTION 2018!

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You can get your share delivered to your door for a little extra or just use a pickup location.

WHAT WE’RE GETTING FOR 2018:
We are a household of 2 people who like to eat out at least a couple times a week, so we could probably be very happy with the Mini Share from Helsing Junction Farms. However, we also love to eat piles of veggies, cook big batches of meals to freeze, and I am known around our house for being particularly enthusiastic (read: greedy) about fruit, so we get the Medium Share and the Fruit Share. The Medium Share is substantial for 2 people and is meant for 2 to 3 people. I’m kind of overwhelmed with my own flower garden situation this year, but I am still thinking about adding the lovely Flower Share and the insanely wonderful Mushroom Share — so tempting. I’m also considering adding the Cheese Share because it’s exciting to have these yummy creations in the fridge for quick snacks with fruit. We get home delivery! READ ABOUT SHARES.

SHARE OPTIONS: MINI SHARE (1-2 people) • MEDIUM SHARE (2-3 people) • LARGE SHARE (3-4 people) • HEALING SHARE (2-3 people, no nightshades) • PALEO SHARE (2-3 people low-glycemic index) • SNACK SHARE (1-2 people — berries, peas radishes, heirloom apples, melon, cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, and more) • CHEF SHAREJUICING SHARE (8 weeks) • FLOWER SHARE (14 weeks — so beautiful!) • FRUIT SHARE (15 weeks of magic) • SAUERKRAUT SHARE (raw w/probiotics) • YOGURT SHARE (9 deliveries — from happy cows) • HANDCRAFTED CHEESE SHARE (8 deliveries) • MUSHROOM SHARE (18 weeks) • BULK SHARE (3 distributions) • STORAGE SHARECANNING SHARE (3 distributions) • MORE INFO

HOW WE ROLL:
If you have been wanting to sign up for a farm share, I highly recommend you do! Helsing Junction Farms is hands down the best CSA we’ve ever supported. The quality, options, integrity, the care, communication, people, and the variety in every box, is unparalleled. With a combination of meal planning and spontaneity — you’ll find your rhythm. It’s fun and inspires you to look at more recipes and to get creative while eating fresh, organic, healthy food (that massive Helsing Junction Farms recipe database helps!). I definitely feel healthier, have more energy, and lose a few pounds that I need to shed, but I’m eating yummy stuff ALL DAY LONG. We’ve had farms in the past that gave us unrealistic quantities of things we liked, but could never finish before they were gone. We eat everything in our farm share from HJF and always have the option of putting our share on hold up to twice a year if we know we are going to be out of town or too busy to get through our box (you get a double share at a later date of your choice). There are also opportunities throughout the summer and fall to purchase bulk shares of fruits (jam!) and veggies (pickling!), and delicious extras from Sue and Annie’s farm buddies. SEE SHARE OPTIONS + SIGN UP.

GIFT A FARM SHARE:
Gifting Helsing Junction Farms CSA shares would be such a sweet wedding gift or way to support a loved one who wants to eat healthier. You can purchase shares for the whole season or by the month or by early summer, mid summer, and late summer. Also, once you have a farm share, you can schedule an order for an extra veggie share box for one week if you want to give someone a really awesome birthday gift or housewarming present! You also have the ability to donate community shares if you want to share the organic veggie love with people in need. More HERE.

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Feel free to ask me any questions! I recommend following these rad ladies at @helsingfarmcsa on Instagram and HelsingFarmCSA on Facebook. It’s really nice to see and hear about their planting progress, fun at the farm, upcoming music events, and yummy harvests. Also, once you sign up for a share, you get newsletter updates regularly and emails letting you know what will be in your box that week.

And, don’t forget this discount code: Get $10 off your CSA share with code: Healthy2018 when you sign up for 2018! JOIN HERE

SOME FAVORITE MEALS:
We always make a lot of delicious things with our farm shares and add a few special offers throughout the season to use for canning and root veggie storage. You also have the opportunity to add yummy individual items from their partner farms that become available throughout the summer and fall. Aside from making simple, delicious daily meals, there have been standouts: roasted cherry rose ice cream, roasted lavender peach ice cream, watermelon cucumber basil feta salads, the huge green bean radicchio herb and feta salads, snacks of perfect radishes and french butter, ricotta toast with berries or sugar snap peas, whole roasted fava beans, grilled halloumi with berries and herbs, slicing open a bright yellow melon to find sweet blush pink fruit inside, easy and impressive cast iron pan frittatas, veggie pizzas on the grill, roasted maple delicata squash rings, apple and pear crisps, grilled lavender jack cheese sandwiches, pureed cauliflower pear soup, and pear cardamom muffins to name a few. I just found a chocolate beet brownies recipe in the massive Helsing Junction Recipe Index, so that will be happening when we get our beets later this year! MORE RECIPES.

PHOTOS: Mostly from our home and some beautiful farm shots from HJF!

PDX Event: Samples & Seconds Sale

SAMPLE & SECONDS SALE Sunday, April 22 12PM to 4PM 729 SE Morrison St

Shop Boswell and friends are having a HUGE sample and seconds sale this weekend!! Stop by Shop Boswell this Sunday from NOON-4PM for a lovely event full of beautiful handmade things from Brookes Boswell, Tiro Tiro, Open Air Museum, BLTN Jewelry, High Society Collection, Primecut, Barrow PDX, Ara Handbags, The Granite, Gary Bodker, and Matthew Philip Williams. There will be super crazy low prices up to 50% off.

You’ll find both wonderful things marked way down because they were on display, prototypes or have minor flaws (often barely noticeable) that make them not quite retail quality standards ready AND designs from past seasons that are perfectly awesome. Find hats, clothing, jewelry, ceramics, glassware, lighting, home goods, accessories, and many other dreamy things from fantastic designers. Come early for the best selection! Shop Boswell is located at 729 SE Morrison St. See you there! ♥

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Images courtesy of Shop Boswell. Photography: Laura Dart

Super Marché

WOW. Victoria’s beautiful shop, Super Marché, is… the bee’s knees… the bomb… just really freaking wonderful. I pretty much want everything. The things I would pass on — it’s really only because I have enough home goods already like them. I even wilted inside upon finding out some of the pretties I wanted are already sold. Super Marché is a gem and it isn’t surprising that it is all so drool-worthy since it’s Victoria who shares her good eye every day on her blog SF Girl By Bay. AND THESE ARE THINGS SHE’S FOUND WHILE SHOPPING FOR ANTIQUES AROUND FRANCE. Sigh. I’ve rounded up my faves below (this is the edited list and it is humongous!), but SM is to the brim with amazingness. I’d love to have this stool, this nude figure, and this, this, this, and these to hang in my home. More HERE.

Images courtesy of Super Marché

Egg Press & Friends Giveaway!

YES! I’m so happy to have a giveaway with the kind folks at Egg Press! We are celebrating the season and the transition into a new year with a bunch of wonderful things from Egg Press and some other fantastic Portland businesses in the same building. Get organized, get a stash of cute letterpress cards and pens to up your correspondence game, sip on delicious tea soda, and carry a new bag filled with all your loot. One lucky winner will win this sweet prize to help their year start out on a high note! More Egg Press. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥

THE BIG PRIZE: 10 Egg Press Cards1 Egg Press x Kiriko Tray Set1 Schoolhouse Electric x Egg Press Large 2018 Big Picture Calendar1 Pearl Soda Co. Tea Soda Sampler Pack1 July Nine Chambray + Leather Bag8 Sakura Micron .45mm Colored Pens

UPDATE: Congratulations to Jaimé Johnson! She won this prize!

TO ENTER:
1. Leave a comment below telling us one of your new year’s resolutions for 2018!
2. For an extra entry, follow both @eggpress and @honeykennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow both of us — just let me know that, too!

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A SWEET DEAL: Get Free U.S. shipping from Egg Press on orders over $100!

SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Egg Press. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Wednesday, January 3 at 2PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner within a few days.

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Shop Visit: Winter at Flutter

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FLUTTER
3948 N Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR
Ph: 503-288-1649 E: info@flutterpdx.com
Hours: Sun-Wed 11-6 • Thur-Fri 11-7 • Sat 10-7

I stopped by Flutter here in Portland the other day to check out what Cristin and Sara had going on for winter and the holidays. There are lots of tarot decks (SHOP TAROT READINGS: Thursdays from 4PM to 7PM!), gilded wrapping papers, an amazing selection of Magic Hour spell candles (I want Celebration, Abundance, Revolution, and Dream!), fragrances (Etat Libre d’Orange!), stacks of great books, a wall of ribbon, cards, apothecary goodies, vintage clothing, classic toys and games for kids, yummy candies, and a million other wonders.

Another super exciting addition to the shop is a cache of gorgeous vintage textiles. The ladies are working with Kathy Brock from Little Green Pagoda to bring in mountains of one of a kind rugs, throws, wall hangings, pillows, and revitalized distressed vintage silk robes and jackets. Everything looks so beautiful and colorful in stacks around the shop, under foot, and hanging from the walls. All wonderful kilim and suzani gifts for your own home, other textile lovers in your life — total treasures!

You can stop by Flutter in person or if you see something in my photos below or at Flutter on Instagram that isn’t in their online shop, feel free to call or email the shop for more information and to buy and have it shipped out to you! Call: 503-288-1649 or Email: info@flutterpdx.com And, as always, say “hello” to King the shop kitty when you arrive! ♥

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Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. Photos and words by Jen McCabe.