I first found MoonSpoons in a handmade crafts store and bought one of their wooden tongs because I love the nature-inspired designs: stars, the moon, leaves, flowers and more. Their new line features designs based in architectural elements. Their spoons and other utensils are made in Kempton PA of solid cherry wood native to Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. They “finish” their utensils with a food grade mineral oil but spoons can also be purchased “unfinished”.
A large selection of wooden kitchen utensils for everyday use. “All products are MADE IN THE USA, with quality West Virginia hardwoods that, if taken care of, will serve your cooking needs for years to come. Spoons, measuring cups and spoons, forks, knives ,strainers, flippers, serving utensils, spreaders, stirrers, salad utensils, tongs, and much more. Good, sturdy, simple, useful designs.
Insect repellent made from organic ingredients, “field-tested to repel mosquitoes, ticks and biting insects for up to 4-8 hours YET FEELS LIKE YOU’RE WEARING NOTHING. We take a bold, citrus bouquet of lemongrass, citronella plus energizing peppermint then round it out with woody lavender and cedarwood notes to create a naturally-occurring insect repellent in a signature intoxicating scent. Yum.Not only does it create a Cloak of Invisibility against biting insects, but the witch hazel-based elixir also refreshes and purifies your skin in high heat and humidity. ”
Ghee “unlike any other you will find on the market today. We take great care and consideration in the ingredient selection and preparation method.” Small batches cooked over an open flame, produced in a peaceful and mantra-infused kitchen, made under the influence of the bright and waxing moon to amplify the elemental healing qualities and taste of ghee. “We make our ghee from the unique dairy of Northern California. The native wildflowers and sweet grasses of the coastal prairie provide a terroir unlike any other part of America. We are committed to sourcing our dairy from the grass fed and pastured cows of this region. We produce each and every month to highlight the changes in pasture as reflected in the cows diet and celebrate the seasonal changes in the butter and ultimately our ghee.”
Though the name sounds Hawaiian, this is actually an organic peach farm in Colorado, that brings the “aloha” tradition of putting their hearts into careful stewardship for good health of the land, life and water. They grow 14 varieties of organic peaches, which allows them to harvest continuously from late June through mid-September. They sell only Colorado-grown USDA certified organic fruit.
I’m old enough to remember paper straws from the days before everything began to be made of plastic. So I was delighted to see the revival of the paper straw on this website. “ They’re Safe And FDA Food Grade Compliant Approved. Aardvark® only uses materials that are non-toxic, BPA-free and ELEMENTAL chlorine free. In fact, many straws made overseas claim to use safe inks, but the colorants and the processes used to dry the inks are anything but safe. Aardvark® doesn’t use un-safe dyes or materials in our straws, and we have had independent, 3rd party testing done to prove it. We’re proud to say that Aardvark paper straws are the strongest, longest lasting on the market. All other paper straws on the market are made in China. But Aardvark straws are 100% Made in the USA — and they always have been. Ours is the original paper straw, based on a design patented by Marvin Stone in 1888. ”
Three award-winning organic superfood blends that make each food more powerful in combination.”What is the force that gives trees the strength to endure the harshness of winter, then foliate, blossom and flower come spring? What is the power held within Earth’s soil that germinates seeds and nourishes them to burst forth into flourishing plants that nurture the environment and living beings? At STAMBA, we create products to harness and deliver an experience of the pure power of Nature. Unlike fleeting experiences derived from synthetic, artificial and isolated sources, the experience of STAMBA stamina is rooted in the life-giving certified organic and sustainable harvesting environments from which our blends are born. The true superfoods in STAMBA products are the treasures of the plant kingdom. We source all of our ingredients from pristine environments, worldwide. At STAMBA, certified organic is just the beginning of our requirements. We partner with farms and organizations that have a commitment to sustainability and fair-trade practices. We choose not to source any ingredients from China due to questionable quality assurance standards and agricultural business practices perpetuated by many companies in the nation. After sourcing, we are deeply committed to preserving the life force and nutritional integrity of our ingredients – freeze or slow dried, we preserve their raw state. As such, they maintain their vital beneficial properties in a form that is easy to assimilate, integrate and utilize by your body. Each ingredient is nutritionally robust. In unison, they provide a full spectrum of prized health benefits, far beyond those of any individual agent. All our whole food ingredients are: Certified Organic. Vegan. Gluten and GMO Free.”
A variety of natural and organic dried and freeze-dried foods for everyday eating and emergency storage. Wild rice, beans, soup mixes, freeze-dried fruits and vegetables.
The very first retailer of natural fiber organic mattresses and bedding – made & grown in the USA. Since 1990, they have offered innerspring mattresses handcrafted from local PureGrow wool and organic cotton inside soft organic covers, along with all natural bedframes and organic bed linens. PureGrow wool fill is naturally fire retardant – so Earthsake Organic Mattresses and bedding do not contain chemical fire-retardants. In addition to their organic cotton mattresses, they also have natural latex mattresses and vegan mattresses made from 100% hemp . “Our PureGrow wool is locally and organically farmed in Sonoma County, Northern California from free and “happy” sheep.”
Unfinished platform beds and futon sofa frames crafted from Tulip Poplar. “All of our frames are made of kiln dried Tulip Poplar hardwood grown in responsibly managed Virginia forests. We do not apply chemicals of any kind in our factory, and the wood is smooth, sanded, and unfinished. KD Frames has been in business since 1987.” I saw one of these frame in a local store and it was very solid and had excellent craftsmanship.