Choose your gift from the Holistic Homestead!


Every December we do a big outreach - on this website, social media, e-mail, and in person - to raise money to keep our nonprofit going. Our goal for 2016 is to raise $2,500 and this year we have more ways than ever for you to enjoy being a part of the Homestead! Follow us … Continue reading Choose your gift from the Holistic Homestead!

CSA FAQ (part 2)


We are three months into our experiment: the aim is to help the rural communities along the Peak to Peak Highway in the Colorado Rockies achieve greater health and wellbeing. Our method is to increase accessibility of fresh, organic produce by organizing a co-opertaive buyers club to purchase fruits and veggies in bulk and share … Continue reading CSA FAQ (part 2)

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DIY All Natural Easter egg dye


The best question I got at our CSA pick-up today was, "Can I have your onion skins?" There's no better place to get 'em when I've got a case of onions on the table!  This particular customer uses onion skins, the dry, papery protective layer around your yellow onions to dye her Easter eggs by … Continue reading DIY All Natural Easter egg dye

Spring Cleanse Day 5: Gentle Yoga for Detoxification


Whether you're going for one more day of juice fasting, or if you are ready to ease your way out of this transformative cleansing experience - I wanted to offer you another tool to help keep you on track with your cleansing goals, and to help you get the most out of this week that … Continue reading Spring Cleanse Day 5: Gentle Yoga for Detoxification

Spring Cleanse Day 4: the BEST green smoothie!


At our Juicing & Smoothie party last Sunday, we got to make and taste this amazing and delicious green smoothie. When you've simplified your diet, and dedicated these two days to liquids - fresh juiced vegetables and fruit and broth - this smoothie becomes the highlight of your cleanse! We love it so much at … Continue reading Spring Cleanse Day 4: the BEST green smoothie!

Spring Cleanse Day 3: What’s for dinner?


If you've been following our cleanse and made it to day 3, I'm guessing you may be experiencing one or more of the following: headaches body aches fatigue irritability hot flashes chills inability to focus These symptoms are your body's response to the toxins freed from the nooks and crannies of your fat cells, gallbladder, … Continue reading Spring Cleanse Day 3: What’s for dinner?

Spring Cleanse Day 2: What’s for lunch?


This is shaping up to be the most delicious cleanse ever...who knew? There are so many myths about cleansing: you have to starve yourself, it's painful - even dangerous, you have to pay hundreds of dollars for a pre-packaged cleanse for it to really work, and some even believe it to be a drudgery. Our … Continue reading Spring Cleanse Day 2: What’s for lunch?

Spring Cleanse Day 1: What’s for breakfast?


I'm a "middle-of-the-road" kinda cleanser. Which is really just my way of saying I hate fasting! So, when I'm cleansing I make sure to surround myself with plenty of super healthy, filling, and delicious options to keep me inspired (and to keep me from breaking down and going for those cookies in the back of … Continue reading Spring Cleanse Day 1: What’s for breakfast?

How to prepare for your cleanse


Our Spring Cleanse 2018 starts in 5 days - are you prepared? Use this checklist to make sure you get the most out of your dedicated time for gentle self-renewal: 1. Set your intention - intention is seriously the #1 thing that keeps me going through a cleanse! The first few days, especially, can be … Continue reading How to prepare for your cleanse

How to do a Spring Cleanse without spending a penny


Yup, you read that right: you can give your body a beautiful, enjoyable and much needed seasonal tune-up for free. In fact, you can do this anytime you feel run down, lethargic, or out of sorts. All it takes is a little common sense, and a temporary shift in priorities. First off, though, we need … Continue reading How to do a Spring Cleanse without spending a penny

top 10 reasons to do a Spring Cleanse


10. You have "mystery" symptoms like chronic fatigue, wandering pain, poor digestion/assimilation, poor focus or mental concentration, irritability, nerve pain or damage, metabolism too fast or too slow, fainting spells and dizziness. Symptom pictures that regular doctor's don't understand often come from underlying inflammation and chronic stress. Don't ignore these symptoms just because your doctor … Continue reading top 10 reasons to do a Spring Cleanse