Handmade Filé, which is also known as Gumbo Filé and Filé Powder, is a powder made from the leaves of the Sassafras Tree. The Choctaw Indians of Louisiana are believed to be the first Filé producers. The tender leaves of the Sassafras were dried and pounded into a fine powder, which was used as a flavoring and thickening agent. When ingested, the powder causes the body to perspire, and so it was used medicinally to break fevers. Handmade Filé is extremely rare and currently only a few producers still follow the time-honored production method, mostly in tiny communities in the Cajun country of Southwestern Louisiana.
Native Earth Teaching Farm is a small family farm on Martha's Vineyard which is open to the public for farm tours and agricultural activities three days a week in summer and one morning a week and by appt. the rest of the year. We host a community garden and a range of individual projects involving pygmy goats, sheep, pigs and poultry. (more...)
Our farm consists of two growing areas, barn, goat pen, chicken roosting house, a variety of fruit trees and berry vines. We have a natural area in the back and this is where the bees live.(more...)
We've changed our name to better reflect what we do. you can have fresh, nutrient-dense produce delivered to your home or office. We are a small town microfarm, growing fruits and vegetables with no chemicals of any kind. Our produce is available through a 20 week farm share subscription. we're excited about spring, are you? (more...)
Little Black Pony Gallery & Farm grows heirloom and specialty vegetables and culinary herbs, Saanen dairy goats, chickens, turkeys and geese and has an onsite art gallery featuring agricultural theme photographs and art of the southside of Virginia, by local artists. (more...)
Honey Locust Farm House, purveyors of organically grown and natural products, invites you to visit on Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm. Located just off Route 9W in the town of Newburgh, the farm stand offers fresh vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, live plants and hand-crafted products. (more...)
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU If you're looking for healthier alternatives to the feedlot beef and confinement pork then rest assured that you can look locally for these pastured meats as well as remaining loyal to your local market gardeners and orchardists. (more...)