Lightfoot Farm

Selling dried flower crafts, jams and jellies, herbal teas, and maple syrup

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New CBD products for 2020

Posted on February 26, 2020 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (56)
We are introducing CBD products this year.  We have Elderberry Syrup with Aronia and CBD, Full Spectrum CBD Salve, and Full Spectrum CBD Capsules. We make an oil infusion with our farm-grown, high cbd hemp buds and coconut oil and sunflower oil. Our oil infusion can be used directly as a salve, poured into capsules, or added to our fruit syrups. 

Sunflower lecithin allows for faster and better absorption of cannabinoids and may help to increase the effectiveness of CBD. Sunflower lecithin is allergen-free and safer to use than soy lecithin. Lecithin may help to improve memory and immunity to virus and bacteria.

Many companies remove the natural chlorophyll, derived from the hemp buds. We leave the chlorophyll in, as chlorophyll may improve digestion and may help reduce inflammation due to arthritis. 

Our high cbd hemp plants are grown outside, with natural sunlight, wind, and rain, to produce higher quality plants than those grown indoors under grow lights. Our hemp plants are grown in a soil that is enriched with compost and we use organic fertilizers throughout the growing season. Should there be a need to treat our plants for insect or disease, we would use only organic certified products. Our CBD products should not have the residual pesticides and fungicides you might find in other CBD products sourced from non-organic CBD growers. 

Mulching with wood chips

Posted on July 31, 2019 at 7:34 PM Comments comments (89)
We do not use any herbicides here on the farm. Instead we make most of our own woodchips and control weeds by mulching in  pathways and around all our perennials, shrubs, and trees.

Spring is here

Posted on May 22, 2016 at 3:39 PM Comments comments (175)
Our Mahaleb cherries are in full bloom now at Lightfoot Farm. We are busy potting up perennial plants for the farmers markets in Northfield and Waitsfield, VT. We have strawberry plants, Boyne raspberry plants, meadow arnica, Nanking cherries, yellow Siberian iris, catnip, chocolate peppermint, lupines, liatris, and more. Come check out Northfield Farmers Market on Tuesdays 3-6 pm on the common and the Waitsfield Farmers Market on Saturdays 9-1. 

Now Using Aronia Berries in Our Elderberry Syrup

Posted on January 24, 2016 at 12:03 PM Comments comments (188)
We are now using Aronia berries, organically grown from the V.I.B.E. farm in Vermont) in our elderberry syrup. Aronia berries were shown to have an ORAC score (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) of 16,062 umoles/110 gams. as compared to 9,584 for cranberries and 6,552 for blueberries. ORAC scores relate to the level of antioxidants in the berries. We lightly cook the aronia berries just to pasteurize them. This increases the shelf life of our syrup while ensuring that ORAC level  stay as high as possible. ORAC scores are decreased when berries are cooked. We use a ratio of 1 part aronia berries to 5 parts elderberries for our syrup. By combining the aronia with elderberry we are increasing the potency of our syrup. Our Lightfoot Farm Elderberry Syrup with Aronia Berries is available at the Falls General Store in Northfield Falls, VT.

Elderberries contain cyanide, which is poisonous. We cook our elderberries for 10 minutes to release the cyanide as gas, while ensuring that the least amount of cooking as possible is used. This prevents drastic decreases in antioxidant levels. Many other recipes call for cooking the berries for 45 minutes to one hour. It was reported on www. ehow.com that elderberries only have to be boiled for a few minutes to release the cyanide.

We also use only raw Vermont honey in our syrup. Raw honey has the best effect towards increasing immunity levels of the human body.  We heat the honey to no higher than 110 degrees F. to dissolve the honey into the fruit juice mixture in order to maintain the immune boosting integrity of the honey.

Our elderberry syrup is not subjected to high levels of anti-oxidant destroying heat to seal the lids, as some other manufacturers do. Therefore our syrup requires refrigeration.

Craft Shows this November

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (122)
We will be at the National Life Simply Crafts Fair in Montpelier this Friday, November 6 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm and this Saturday, November 7 from 9 am to 3 pm. Come check out our beautiful dried floral wreaths and taste and smell our farm grown herbal teas. Try our delicious maple sweetened jams. We will also be at the St. John's Church in Northfield, VT Sat. Nov. 14, 9 am to 3 pm and Sun.  Nov. 15, 10 am to 2 pm. Then come visit us at the Thanksgiving Market at the Round Barn in Waitsfield, VT Sun. Nov. 22 10 am to 2 pm.

Busy making herbal teas

Posted on October 9, 2015 at 5:32 PM Comments comments (220)
Cam has mixed up our Flavor of Fall tea and is busy filling bags and getting cans of tea ready to sell this fall.  Our Flavor of Fall tea is made with our farm grown mint and lemon balm and we add delicious hibiscus, mulling spices, and dried apples to create a wonderful taste sensation- so relaxing to sit and sip a hot cup of this tea on a cold fall day. This makes a great Vermont-grown gift for friends and family.

Herbal Teas now in tea bags

Posted on July 19, 2015 at 9:53 PM Comments comments (80)
Lightfoot Farm herbal teas are now available in tea bags in five flavors: Taste of Summer, Special-Tea for Sleep, Tulsi, Wild Peppermint, and Time for Pause. They are for sale at the Falls General Store in Northfield, VT and at the Northfield and Waitsfield Farmers' Markets.

Greenhouse under construction

Posted on June 18, 2015 at 9:57 AM Comments comments (370)
We are currently building a greenhouse here on the farm and we will be using it mostly to dry our herbs on drying racks. This will allow us to produce even better quality dried herbs for our Lightfoot Farm herbal teas.

Perrenial Plants for Sale

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:03 PM Comments comments (51)
This beautiful Canterbury Bell was purchased last year by a happy customer who loved the flower so much that she sent us this photo. We have lots of Canterbury Bell plants for sale this year, along with lupine, foxglove, oriental poppy, balloon flower, strawberry, & raspberry plants. These plants can be purchased at the Waitsfield Farmers' Market on Saturdays  9-1 and at the Northfield Farmers' Market on Tuesdays 3-6. They can also be purchased at the farm in Northfield Falls. Call 485-7444 for appt.

Tulsi Tea on Sale

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 10:49 AM Comments comments (64)
1 oz. Loose Leaf Tulsi Tea available for only $5.50, free shipping. Call 802-485-7444 or e-mail [email protected].

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