Of Note
This is what else we've been up to. This is what else is on our minds.
Sep 2020

Debra here: I get emails from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and often am startled how easy it is to make things better human and planet health-wise. A bit of background first… In July, EWG released an analysis of laboratory testing that showed glyphosate (aka Roundup, shown to cause cancer) is found in more than

Sep
2020
Mar 2020

We received the below e-mail from Lincoln Fishman, Sawyer Farm, pictured above. Sawyer Farm grows and sells a variety of produce out of Worthington, MA; and cannabis for sales as CBD here at Debra’s. Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:53 PM Subject: Healthy Soils Bill   Hello again everyone!             I went to the State

Mar
2020
cupcake tray
Mar 2020

Lotion doesn’t need to be liquid. You can make a nourishing, moisturizing lotion as a bar. Fun shapes — great gifts… and easy to carry, too! Equipment: you’re going to need a mixing bowl + a silicone cupcake tray or some other mold(s) of your choice to make the bars Ingredients 1 C coconut oil

Mar
2020
a picture of the expo center
Oct 2019

We just came back from a trade show!

Oct
2019
a sign that says "citizenship"
Jul 2019

“Dear Senator Barrett, Thursday morning, June 13, 2019, we awoke to the news that a policy statement regarding the sale of CBD…”

Jul
2019
Stark Sisters Granola
Jun 2019

It’s been 25 years. A quarter century. It’s been a good run. But we’re closing the doors on my Stark Sisters granola.

Jun
2019
shiitake mushrooms
Mar 2019

What are mushrooms anyway?  They’re not vegetables, they’re not fruits.  They don’t grow leaves, roots, flowers or make seeds.  They don’t require sunlight to grow, or produce chlorophyll.  They live off decomposing plant matter. Well, mushrooms are in fact fungi whose only happiness lies in releasing spores into the air so they can procreate.  And

Mar
2019
tide detergents in a retail store
Feb 2019

It’s getting harder and harder to live a simple life.  I’m not talking about politics.  I’m talking about being able to take a walk without having to breathe in the “fumes” from people’s laundry.  I’m talking about being subjected to the smell of people’s detergent and dryer sheets when you go anywhere in public. Advertisements

Feb
2019
vanilla pollination
Dec 2018

Debra’s ode to the real thing. (Beware of imposters!)

Dec
2018
Debra, Roxanne, and Robin posing
Oct 2018

The annual Natural Products Expo in Baltimore is a circus, a madhouse; the intersection of idealism, creativity, and commerce. Four of us went this year. This is what we saw.

Oct
2018
nuts
Jul 2018

Contrary to popular belief, nuts are good food! Yet we tend to shun them. “High in fat!” we cry. Which is true, but so very much beside the point…

Jul
2018