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Etsy Made in Canada Market - Sep 28-29

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Etsy Made in Canada Market - Sep 28-29

Etsy Made in Canada is happening this weekend! Sep 28-29. Shop the largest makers market in this city and enter the contest for a chance to win a $250 gift basket and help me win my booth fees back! Enter here: 

https://etsyedmonton2019.kickoffpages.com/?kid=12C060

Shop in person and save! We will have several in-person specials as well as our end of stock sale will be happening there too. Shop for yourself, a friend, or even get a head start on xmas gifts!

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Renovation update!

Posted by Amy Beaith on

Renovation update!
Here is a sneak peek! Oh, we have been up until the wee hours of the morning many nights finishing this, but loving how it's all turning out. Lots of handmade love has gone into this reno! 

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Featured on Maybe Daley's blog!

Posted by Amy Beaith on

Featured on Maybe Daley's blog!

Featured on Maybe Daley's blog: Cool people doing cool things! Was amazing meeting Dale behind her awesome blog. She is lovely in person, smart, and funny! 

To read the article, go here: http://maybedaley.com/blog-native/2016/5/1/cool-people-doing-cool-things-amy-of-plantiful

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Rosehips - a gem of the prairies!

Posted by Amy Beaith on

Rosehips - a gem of the prairies!

Edmonton's river valleys and parks are blessed with lots of wild rose bushes. I take joy in going into the valleys in the fall to collect rosehips.

What are rosehips? Seen here, they are the bulb of the rosebud essentially.  They have been used for centuries by aboriginal populations for this reason. It's interesting to note that During World War II, there was a public campaign started by registered dietitian, Claire Loewenfeld, who was working for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children encouraged people to collect wild rose hips and make a rose hip syrup for children (2). The topic even made it into the British Medical Journal (BMJ)! (1). Citrus fruits imported during this period came on ships and like many other ships with various goods heading to Britain, they were a target, resulting in a shortage of imported citrus fruits during the war. Rosehips have been used for medicinal and therapeutic properties for centuries. Rosehips contain more vitamin C than many citrus fruits, which is great to know for wild foraging and for those wanting to live local. No need to buy citrus fruits to get your vitamin C, you have a plentiful source in your backyard. 

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Learning about honey bees

Posted by Amy Beaith on

I love honey for many reasons! 

We grew up with honey bees on our acreage in eastern Ontario and enjoyed having fresh honey on hand for eating and baking. My favourite kind was probably clover honey. As you might have guessed, I grew up eating a lot of honey and as I got older I learned more about its unique properties, beyond being a delicious, anti-inflammatory food, that were beneficial for healthy skin. 

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