Markets


Fall Markets, Fresh Offerings, & Infinite Garden Moments

There are five more Almonte Farmers’ Markets this season. and then there will be the combined Harvest & Holiday Market November 7th.

Aruma Fall Market

We are very excited about this weekend’s Aruma Artisan & Farmers’ Market. We’ve missed this normally weekly market, held in a beautiful setting on the Clyde River. So Sunday’s one-time market will be a special event for the community, with extensive Covid safety measures, and we hope to see you there!

The season has been different in too many ways to say but the plants keep the rhythm. They are the ones who provide the magic that enables us to keep up with all it takes to grow a large bio-diverse aromatic herb garden. From Sun up to Sun down, from Moon to Moon, under the endless stars in the sky, we cultivate each population of plants and sometimes the individual one too. Attachment parenting for all living things. The purpose and the primary goal of Laine Herbals is to share this beauty and joy with you through the products that I handcraft myself.

Sunset
August Moon

I am working hard to stock up on all of your favourite organic products., including some themed gift bags that help make your shopping easier and save you money.

  • Arnica Body Oil (including an additional new blend containing Cedar, Frankincense, and Marjoram). We are so happy to have such an abundance of thriving cultivated Arnica. I have never taken it from the wild. I focus on supporting wild populations of medicinal plants through my actions and memberships in organizations like United Plant Savers.
  • Aromatherapy blends including new batches of Deep Sleep, Inspiration, Transition and Balance. and the return of an old favourite Peace blend made with Fair Traded Eco project Palo Santo from Floracopeia! All ethically sourced and expertly blended in oil ready to apply to skin.
  • Resin based Boswellic acid rich fair trade Frankincense oils and salves
  • Six different tea blends made from our own organically grown herbs
  • New Winter Woods Salve, featuring our own wild-harvested Eastern White Pine resin and several of our own essential oils
  • Respiratory blends made with spruce, pine, and balsam firs and more for complex energetic symptomatic relief
  • There are many different of this season’s freshly steam-distilled hydrosols: Rose Geranium, Ontario Wild Mint, Clary Sage, Tulsi Holy Basil, Lavender, and many more
  • … and several kinds of skin care for all purposes.
Harvest Baskets
Velvet Moisture Blend
St. Johnswort Oil
Big Bang Salve
Jewelweed
Rose Geranium Essential Oil
Gift Bags

Winter Markets

Our third growing season here in Canada has ended, but as always we are keeping busy distilling evergreens and preparing for the upcoming Winter market season.

This year we will be attending the following markets:

Almonte Harvest Market: November 9, 2019

Aruma Christmas Market: Sunday, Nov 17, 2019

Almonte Christmas Market: December 7, 2019

Once again this year we will be offering special products for the holidays:

Special Holiday Gifts: Lotion Bars, Holiday Gift Boxes, and Diffuser Blend Sets

Rhythms of Life

In the weeks leading up to the Solstice I had a huge flurry of work to prepare for the upcoming markets. Each day I was aware of less and less light and more and more pressure [mostly that I put on myself] but still trying to breathe deeply and pace, enjoying all the sunrises and sunsets, birds, two foxes, deer, and my family at home. As soon as it was all over we took a vacation over the new year to Peaks Island, Maine, to be with the rest of my family. There I was enveloped in a boost of loving arms around me and the Rhythms of Sunrise and Sunset and Tides. Having all this together was a bit of healing for me and a lot of inspiration. Here’s a series of sunrise and sunset photos that we took on the island.

Sunrise on Peaks Island, ME
Sunrise 1 on Peaks Island, ME
Sunset
Sunset
sunrise
Sunrise
sunset
Sunset
goodbye sunrise
Goodbye sunrise
sunset selfie
Sunset selfie

Stay tuned for more of my Holiday and Gift sets to be put up on the Webshop for sale {we have been having some technical difficulties}. Please contact me via email if you have any questions about ordering something you see or saw at one of the markets.


Almonte Farmers’ Christmas Market December 8th and Cheerfully Made Saves Christmas December 21-22!

Yay!  The time is here for Holiday Markets and I have some extra special items to make everything smell and feel good!!

The Almonte Farmer’s Christmas Market is this Saturday, December 8th  from 9-2 at the Almonte Community Centre.

Special Holiday Gifts: Lotion Bars, Frankincense, and Diffuser blends

In addition to our regular stock, I have created really nice gift packs, sets of diffuser blends, and a new luxurious lotion bar with Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Palmarosa essential oil that is great for dry skin and excellent for cuticles!

I love working with the resins of evergreens and yesterday we hand-harvested our own Spruce resin and combined this dissolved traditional remedy with some of our own steam distilled essential oils, along with sustainably harvested fir and cedar oils to create our Winter Woods Salve, a favourite among our customers, family, and friends!

Ancient Gifts Salve
Ancient Gifts Salve: Frankincense, Myrrh, and Cinnamon Bark

The resin of Frankincense has been a special remedy and joy for me and this year I have some extra special infusions just for the holiday markets!  Ancient Gifts oil and salve are each their own unique aromatic treasure.  No need for potpourri as these are rich, warming holiday treats!

Cheerfully Made Saves Christmas

Two weeks later, on December 21st and 22nd, we are very excited to participate in the Cheerfully Made Saves Christmas market at the Bell Sensplex!!  Tickets for the night market on the 21st must be purchased in advance, and can be bought here.  We (and many other vendors) will be offering some specials for that night only, and everyone who attends the night market will receive a tote bag and two raffle tickets.

frankincense, Myrrh, and Cinnamon bark
Frankincense, Myrrh, and Cinnamon bark
Almonte Farmers Harvest Market, November 10, 2018
Almonte Farmers Harvest Market, November 10, 2018
Cheerfully Made Saves Christmas