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New in 2023, we are offering a limited number of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares. These include the typical produce share but we also are offering egg shares, maple syrup shares, and herbal tincture shares. Reserve yours before they're gone!
Also new in 2023, we have several perennial plants for sale, including elderberry, gooseberry, currants, and comfrey. These are hardy permaculture plants that are edible and/or have medicinal properties.
The Sustainable Happiness Guide distills down the key insights and lessons Heather took away from her year-long Sustainably Happy Project. It outlines the ten every day practices she found most valuable from her research and experiments in developing a sustainably happy mindset.
Tinctures are concentrated herbal extracts with various health properties depending on the medicinal herb being used. Our tinctures are extracted using neutral solvents (grain alcohol) and are produced from herbs (including medicinal mushrooms and honey bee propolis) grown or foraged right here on Apple Acres Farm. There is more information available below on herbal tinctures, including the dual-extraction process we use.
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We harvest our herbs when the phytochemical compounds are at their peak. We take great care to ensure we are sustainably harvesting these valuable herbs, particularly our wild medicinal mushrooms that are an important component of the forest ecosystem.
Each tincture is produced using a dual-extraction process in small batches to ensure high quality and efficacy. While tinctures are more concentrated and can provide better nutrient and phytochemical uptake, teas and stronger (non-alcoholic) decoctions can be made with the same herbs.
Herbal tinctures can be a healthy addition to a daily wellness routine thanks to their ability to support our bodies natural healing response. The effects of each tincture will depend on the amount and frequency taken as well as the individual taking them.
While Heather has a PhD and is a Professional Wild Mushroom Expert (as certified by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development), she is not a medical professional. Every person is different and you should always consult your own certified health care practitioner for advice on appropriate use for your personal needs.
The Dual Extraction Process
Our tinctures are dual-extracted to get the full spectrum of compounds of each herb (this includes medicinal mushrooms and honey bee propolis). The dual extraction process captures both the water-soluble and alcohol-soluble compounds.
We begin by grinding or finely chopping the herbs before adding to grain alcohol in order to proceed with the six week alcohol extraction process. After six weeks we prepare a hot water extraction that is then combined with the alcohol extract to achieve a 60 proof tincture.
The dual extraction process extracts the full spectrum of beneficial components from the raw herbs and is considered to be the most effective method.
Tinctures can be taken directly by the dropper or diluted in tea, water, or foods. If taken directly, you may wish to take it under your tongue or on the tongue if you find the taste agreeable.
The dosage recommended for wellness purposes is one dropperful per day. It is highly recommended to start with one or two drops when first using any new tincture.
These products and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Reported uses for these herbal remedies are not FDA approved.
Our tinctures are made in a facility that is not inspected by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development.