Thursday, February 20, 2014

Stirring up the soap pot

Wow! It's been a while.  I won't make excuses, but will say real life gets in the way sometimes.  But we're gearing up for the new  season and shows, farmers market, wholesale accounts are really keep me hopping.  Once year end inventory was complete, the soaping begins.  I suppose this is the one good thing about long dreary New England winters, there is plenty of time to get creative once more.

The Spring (if we ever see it) lineup is almost finished. We've added some new soaps selections and kept some of our long time favorites.  And a long time it's been... Next month we celebrate our twentieth anniversary here at Cricket Corner Herbs and I'm as excited as though it were our first year in business!  So Happy Anniversary to us!

Summer  market will be opening before we know it. and this winter we've joined the new Berwick Winter Farmers Market that's been really awesome! For a first year market, the turnout has been just remarkable.. thanks for all your support.  I almost wish it wouldn't end.. but I think all of us New Englanders have had just about enough of this white stuff.  :-)

Looking forward to getting my hands back in the dirt in the gardens.  So far, the croccus have always come up! Only 27 more days til Spring!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Farmers Market's Opening

Opening Day for Kennebunk Farmers Market--Mark it down!

Plan now to bring the family to Kennebunk's May Day Festival, including opening day for the market, May 4th, 8:00 - 1:00! Please spread the news!
Photo: Plan now to bring the family to Kennebunk's May Day Festival, including opening day for the market, May 4th, 8:00 - 1:00! Please spread the news!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Kidding Around

It's just around the corner...Spring!  If the long winter has gotten you excited to get back in the garden, indoor seed starting is a great way to scratch that nagging itch.  While it's not the same as being outdoors working in the soil, it sure can pass the time until Spring arrives in full force, and I cannot wait!  Here's a few things I've been sowing...  peppers, onions, eggplant, basil, basil, basil, rosemary, shallots, scented geraniums, calendula,lemon balm and spilanthes so far.

I've been soaping up a storm, readying once again for farmers market and the curing racks are nearly full.  Some old, some very new and we've decided to add to our line a bit this year.  So stay in touch for all the updates...though I'll have to admit, once this weather breaks..I'm outta here in a flash!  :)
And through these long dreary winter months, I started dabbling around with felting..felting soap bars.  My dear friend Rita at Rita's Wooly Batts was kind enough to share a whole sack of her hand dyed rovings with me to practice on.  I'm just loving the results! Of course I'm certain I wouldn't have been so pleased without these lovely wools to choose from.  I'm still working on the labels for these, but now have forty-eight ready to be tagged.

You can always tell when Spring is quickly approaching, because on most farms it's lambing and kidding season.  I've been having a blast visiting all the new babies so far this season..  Bring it on.. Spring!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Busy, busy weekend coming up!! On Saturday morning we will be at Ogunquit's Christmas By the Sea Festival from 10-3 with a great assortment of our herbal soaps, Vintage Garden wine  jellies and handmade herbal products...our last holiday show for the year.  We'll also be at Saco River Winter Market as usual from 9- 12:30 and Saturday evening we'll be celebrating the Festival of Lights!  Wow! Tis' the season indeed!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

We encourage & challenge you to do your part this Sat (& all holiday season)- kick off your shopping (or maybe challenge yourself to do ALL your holiday shopping in small businesses!
(Especially the ones you love & want to see last!) Small Business
Saturday: Nov 24th

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Winter Market is Back


Last Saturday was the close of our outdoor summer farmers markets.. but we'll be back again for the RE-OPENING of the indoor Saco River Winter Market! It's nearly here.. Re-Opening day of Saco River Winter Market!

      Saturday  November 10tfrom 9-12:30 

        and every Saturday thereafter right through the winter.

Come support your local farmers and artisans. See you there!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Holiday Shows

Now that hurricane Sandy has finally moved out, we can get back to readying for our upcoming holiday shows.  Our power has been restored and we hope all of our East Coast friends are safe and a lot warmer tonight!

November Holiday Fairs

Shop Til You Drop Happy Hour 
Thursday Evening, November 8th     5pm-9pm
Stop by & support the SHS Class of 2013!

International Womens Club of New England Holiday Fair
NOVEMBER 10, 2012       9am-2pm
York Middle School
30 Organug Road
York, Maine

December Holiday Shows 

Kicking off our December Shows will be the Christmas Prelude.  Tree lighting ceremony.. & Santa's arrival.
Be sure not to miss this one!
 Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude
December 1     9am-3pm
Atlantic Hall Cape Porpoise

and our last & final show of the season will be in Ogunquit, Maine

December 8, 2012   Christmas by the Sea Celebration
Annual Ogunquit Christmas Celebration - Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, ME