. . . will be open Tuesday morning from 9:30 - 11 am and then again at 4:30 - 6 pm. If you live in the Scottsdale - Phoenix Valley - stop by and say hello. Check out The Simple Farm here and The Simple Farm on Face Book. We're located at 9080 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale, AZ
This past Tuesday we opened up our suburban farm known asThe Simple Farm to the public. We've worked for weeks/months to prepare for the day we'd have our own market here at our farm where everything about this farm has been French inspired.
. . . so, on this day Cynthia brought her sweet grandson and mother to the farm and in her arms was a big bundle of French-y things - a beautiful Provence table linen, a stack of books and clay herb markers that we'll use in our French themed herb garden that's been recently planted near the market.
The day was incredibly busy and I didn't get the opportunity to thank her for her thoughtfulness and kindness to bless me with such lovely gifts. . .
. . .so, beautiful Cynthia . . .thank you very much.
. . . fragrantly grace a new spot on our farm (The Simple Farm) where sanctuary has once again been created.
I call this sanctuary place The French Garden because I designed this area to replicate a typical French potager where four quadrants surround the centerpiece of a small round glass topped table (I'm still looking for the fun iron chairs) under a pergola. This area is (will be) decorative using a mixture of herbs, flowers and vegetables in a quadrant pattern.
Herbs planted are: French tarragon, French chervil, garlic chives, common chives, five or six kinds of thyme, cilantro, Italian parsley, curly leaf parsley, dill, basil, rosemary, marjoram . . .and a few other gourmet herbs grace this spot that now smiles. Sugar snap peas line three of the entrance points and mammoth sunflowers mingled with sugar snap peas surround the peripheral of the French Garden. I've interspersed drops of nasturtium as well.
I can hardly wait for it to be in full bloom - all of its glory to display to the heavens and every one that visits our farm. Maybe you'll come?
I'd love your input. I think it'd be a ton of fun for your input on what I'm calling a "French Inspired Barn Sale" ~ meaning twice a year, we'll open our barn right here in suburbia Scottsdale and include an offering of French inspired and vintage home and garden delights just for you.
So, here's where you come in. Should you come to a French inspired barn sale - what would be a few things that you'd totally want to see and or just have to have for your home or garden?
I have become a suburban farmer and a dairy goat herds woman who loves everything French. I am make jams and tons of goat milk caramels which we sell at our suburban farms market. I love life, my husband, my children, the littles that surround my heart and because of all this and much more - I can't help but worship my Creator.
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