Another sucessful season on the Motherlove Farm
October 21, 2014
Last year marked the realization of a lifelong goal of Motherlove founder Kathryn Higgins: we became the operators of Our Legacy Farm.
It’s a dream come true to have a farm and education center to supply us with local, sustainable, certified organic herbs for Motherlove products, where we can grow organic produce and share our knowledge of herbs.
We've had an exciting and productive year on our 120 acres on the Front Range. We thought it was high time to let you in on all of the activity on the farm.
This year we have been growing several organic herbs for our Motherlove products. We grew and harvested calendula, a healing and soothing herb included in most of our body care items, such as our Pregnant Belly Salve, Green Salve, Nipple Cream, and Diaper Rash and Thrush salve. We also grew blessed thistle, an herb which we will use to make many of our breastfeeding supplements, such as More Milk Plus and More Milk Special Blend.
We’re proud that our farm is part of the local food economy. This year we grew sweet corn that was sold to local grocery stores, corn and rye which will be made into whiskey by a local distillery, and hay and corn for our animals (pigs, cows, sheep and chickens) for the winter. We also built a new 1500 square foot green house for starting herbs and vegetables.
We grew sunflowers that will be harvest for animal feed, and will begin experiments in pressing the seed for oil. Our goal is to someday make out own biodiesel to power both of our tractors on the farm.
It’s central to our culture as a company to give back to our communities. We know part of that is getting our hands in the dirt. Motherlove employees spent a day on the farm harvesting organic sweet corn to donate to the Larimer and Weld County food banks. We donated over 3,000 lbs of corn to feed 800 families in the area.
We capped off the wonderfully successful season with a big harvest fest to say thank you for our employees, our friends and our families.. We celebrated with hay rides, face painting, a taco cart, and live music! We all pitched in with pumpkin picking, which will also be donated to the food bank as well.
We feel proud and blessed to be stewards of this land, and are happy to share our news with you!