Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy 12th birthday to us! Celebrating 12 years by offering you 12% off ALL PURCHASES made now until Sept 20, instore and online! (classes not included)

Back in stock - our Mountain Mint soap, featuring our own mountain mint hydrosol and dried herb! A fantastic way to incorporate native prairie species into our bodycare line!

And introducing AppleJack & Oats soap, loaded with local farm-friendly ingredients! We want to source more local fats (goat's milk, and pasture-rasied organic lard and tallow) to use in soaps - they utilize LOCAL, sustainably produced ingredients that support local farmers, and make great soaps too!

Terri excels at creating clean, fresh, spa-scents and this Refreshing Rosemary is one of her best EVER. This is a clean, crisp blend of rosemary, lavender, tangerine and lemongrass essential oils. The scent is positively addicting!! Very unisex. We have 40 bars of this soap, and when it's gone, it's gone, so get yours now!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

And here's what our fantastic neighbors at Picket Fence Creamery have planned for this Sample Sunday!

Sept. 19 Noon to 5 p.m.
Admission is FREE!
(This event is held in conjunction with our great neighbors to the north, Prairieland Herbs, Northern Prairie Chevre, and in town, Flowers by Donna Jean.)
FREE local food samples: Caramel apple ice cream, elk sticks, buffalo summer sausage, Neva's cheeseball, caramel pecan apple butter, nut butters, snack mixes galore, Iowa wines, local salsa, breads, dips, and more!
Guest Vendors:
*Prairie Moon Winery, Ames, Iowa.
*Salsa by Joni, Waukee, Iowa.
*Sunrise Farms (garlic, potatoes, onions, Job's tears), Woodward.
*Two Sisters Pantry (pasta salad, breads, muffins, dips), Knoxville, Iowa.
*Jordan Clausen (wheat grass, coconut milk), Beaverdale, Iowa.
Lunch is served! Beef sandwich or brat, chips, milk and ice cream - only $5! Each item available ala carte, too! Kids' hot dog meal, $3. Music provided by HB Productions, Altoona.
Kids! Pony rides in the front pasture, wind your way through the hay maze, see the calves and pigs, face painting, free pencils and stickers!
7TH ANNIVERSARY SUPER DEALS (specials start as soon as you receive this newsletter!)
*Fresh farm eggs - 2 for $5 (Reg. $2.99/dozen)
*Pella's VanderPloeg Bakery pie and quart of ice cream - only $10
*Our own 90% lean ground beef - $3.49/lb. with 10 lb. purchase (Reg. $3.99)
*Iowa wines - 2 for $22! (And $11 for each additional bottle!)
*FREE bag of Picket Fence organic tomatoes with your $25 purchase!
Just arrived: Organic red raspberries from Woodward, organic Brussel Sprouts from Coon Rapids, a fresh supply of elk, beef, buffalo, chicken, eggs, and pork, Kalona noodles, all-natural Swiss-style muesli, raw honey and honey comb, hulless popcorn, and Pella canned beef and chicken.
That's the news for now; we hope to see you this weekend! Don't forget your coolers. Feel free to forward this message to anyone in your address book who may be interested in spending a nice afternoon in the country!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I LOVE Sample Sunday! Where else can you stomp grapes AND bellydance AND learn African Drumming, while supporting small local farms and eating amazing food?? Here's the happenings and events this Sample Sunday at our neighbor farm, Northern Prairie Chevre!

Please plan to join us, Flowers by Donna Jean, Prairieland Herbs and Picket Fence Creamery for Woodward’s Tribute to International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Sunday, September 19, from noon to 5 for food, wine, fun, relaxation, and a chance to be entered in our Treasure Chest ‘O Loot drawing!

  • Happy Anniversary to US!!! Join us for our 10th year celebration and enjoy a piece of goat shaped cake make by Carefree Patisiree!
  • Bring a lawn chair and watch our 4th Annual Belly Dance Festival – don’t be surprised if they pull you in to dance too!
  • Costume and jewelry sale and swap
  • Alex Mohr of Lincoln, NE will have free-will offering Middle Eastern Drum lessons. Join in the Drum Circle.
  • Old Maine Brewery of Ames will have samples of their micro brews!
  • Chris from Snus Hill Winery will sample several of their award-winning wines AND will host a grape stomp!! Come on out and participate!
  • Milton from Sheeder Farms will be selling sandwiches!
  • Delicious baked goods from Country Lane Bakery
  • Sample creamed honey with Pat from Randol Honey Farm.
  • Make this your stop for gourmet foods that go well with goat cheese, wine and more.
  • Dreesman Buffalo meat in a variety of cuts – very healthy!! Several cuts of Sheeder Farms meats (Great for grilling - T-Bones, Iowa Chops, Ribeye, to name a few) and Skeeter Creek Elk.
  • KIDS: Decorate our giant chalk board, enjoy the swing set and sand box! Don’t forget to come into Miss Tillie’s and get your free freeze pop!
  • All of our kids are sold and will be leaving by the end of this month. L Come enjoy them while you can. Tours of the barn. Honeybump will be looking for you!
  • Check out our 50% off table.
  • Come in to Miss Tillie’s for samples of our cheese and MUCH MORE!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's been twelve amazing years since we opened our doors, and we're going to celebrate in style! We are offering 12% off ALL PRAIRIELAND HERBS GOODS (excluding classes), Thursday, September 16 through Thursday, September 19th (Sample Sunday). Come on in and shop until you drop!

It's also "International Talk Like A Pirate Day" on Sept. 19, and we plan to participate! Feel free to dress up, talk the talk, and walk the walk, let your inner pirate out, mateys! We will also have a treasure map...find treasures on all 4 Sample Sunday locations and enter to win a treasure chest full 'o loot!! Spend $24 or more at Prairieland Herbs and get two free gold shimmerlites put in your hair! (Shimmerlites are fun, tie-in hair highlights).

Dawn Suarez, of Morning Rain Massage, will be selling hula hoops and offering free mini hooping lessons, as well as running a wonderful TIE DYE STATION! Bring $10 and any cotton or cotton blend items you want to dye. This is a TON of fun!

Lynn Marie Parkey of Gauranga Reiki will be offering $5 mini reiki sessions, free herbal consultations, $25 aromatherapy necklaces, and have delicious elderberry truffles for sale!

Stamps Family Farm will be on hand promoting their sustainably-raised pork and offering samples and information.

Sally Kilkenny will have her gourmet homemade jams and jellies for sale.

Melodie Proffitt will be offering reflexology treatments.

Laura Hess will have beautiful upcycled jewelry, and doing "shimmerlites" - fun, sparkly tie-in hair highlights.

Maddie Hess will be selling handmade upcycled t-shirt bags!

Ebersole Cattle Company will have information about their grass-fed beef, and have limited beef items for sample and for sale.

Michelle White with Organic People salon will be doing $10 mini manicures and mini pedicures, and have a wonderful line of natural hair care items avaliable for sale.

Panora Pets will have kittens and cats available for adoption! Here is Walter, one of the adoptable kitties.

Rebecca Brandow of Willow Avenue Pottery will have her beautiful handmade pottery for sale.

Maggie's naturally dyed silk scarves and yarns will be available for sale too!