heirloom gardening seeds

Heirloom Gardening: What Are Heirloom Vegetables & How To Grow Them

In heirloom gardening, every seed has a story. Rich in flavor and history, heirloom vegetables have been passed down by generations of farming families and communities. At the Eminence Certified Organic Farm, we’re proud of our roots and incorporate our Hungarian history in all we do – even in the way we plant our vegetables! Knowing that the vine-ripened tomato plucked today is of the same variety as those harvested by previous generations of farmers is one of the ways we keep their legacy thriving. Continue Reading…

wildflowers at Eminence Certified Organic Farm

Wildflowers At The Eminence Certified Organic Farm

Every summer, the Hungarian countryside blooms with bold and beautiful wildflowers. Used for centuries for medicinal purposes, wildflowers remain a key component of many health remedies today – including skin care. The Eminence Certified Organic Farm is home to a variety of blooms with unique healing and beautifying properties. Read on to learn about the beneficial botanicals infused in the Eminence Organics Wildflower Collection.

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backyard chickens

Backyard Chickens: What To Know Before Bringing Them Home

Nothing says “local” like a backyard chicken coop. If you’re a seasoned locavore with a thriving organic garden, it’s time to expand your know-how. In addition to growing your own organic produce, you can collect farm fresh eggs from your own backyard. From building a chicken coop to raising a healthy flock, here is our guide to keeping backyard chickens. Continue Reading…

Green succulent growing on the Eminence Certified Organic Farm

How To Grow Succulents From Cuttings

Succulents seem to be everywhere right now. From home and garden magazines to Instagram shots, these happy little green plants are trending – and for good reason! Hardy and easy to take care of, succulents are the plants that even those lacking a green thumb can appreciate. Read on to learn how to grow succulents from cuttings, and why we love them on the Eminence Certified Organic Farm. Continue Reading…

Four pieces of poppy seed strudel

Hungarian Desserts: Poppy Seed Strudel Recipe

From the popular Dobos cake to the Esterhazy torte, you’re probably aware that Hungarian desserts are world-famous and delightful. But have you heard about the simple mákos retes or poppy seed strudel, beloved by families throughout the country? Hungary has cooked and baked with the humble poppy seed for centuries, dating back to the Ottoman occupation in the 17th century. Popular in countries around the world, including India and parts of the Middle East, the ingredient found a special place in the hearts in Eastern European countries with poppy seed recipes like rolls, strudels and even noodles. 
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Kitchen scrap plants sprouting at window sill

How To Regrow Fruits and Vegetables From Kitchen Scraps: Zero Waste Tip

You sliced, you chopped, you diced. Now you’re wondering what to do with that messy pile of kitchen scraps so you can minimize your trash. Sure, you can take all the leftover produce and create compost to feed your garden or container plants. Or, you can go waste free in a way that’s even more appealing: Regrow all that food. Why not hit that zero waste target for Earth Month and – bonus – save yourself a trip to the grocery store? Continue Reading…

Fields at the Eminence Certified Organic Farm in Hungary

What You Won’t Find On The Eminence Certified Organic Farm

At Eminence Organic Skin Care, we are passionate about using the highest quality natural, organic and Biodynamic® ingredients in our award-winning skin care products. Plants like rhubarb, lavender, stone crop and chamomile are grown on the Eminence Certified Organic Farm, then sold at local farmers markets, used to make the juices provided to our Hungarian Eminence Kids Foundation partner – and even included in your favorite Eminence Organics products! Continue Reading…

Eminence Organics Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen: When Is It Best To Buy Organic Produce?

Browsing the produce section of your local grocery store can leave you asking: When is it best to buy organic fruits and vegetables? With so many options, it can be difficult to choose what is most beneficial to your health and – let’s be honest – your wallet. Luckily, there are some hard and fast rules to help guide your decision to buy organic produce. Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen can help you pare down your grocery list to the fruits and vegetables you should always buy organic.   Continue Reading…

How The Power Of Nature Improves Mental Health & Wellness

How The Power Of Nature Improves Mental Health & Wellness

Nature has long been celebrated for its ability to heal the mind, body and spirit. Yet, with 70% of the population projected to live in urban areas by 2050, preserving a connection to nature can be challenging. While urbanization has many benefits, it also coincides with an overall decline in mental well-being. At the Eminence Certified Organic Farm, we believe in the power of nature to improve mental health and wellness. Here is a look at how nature benefits mental health, plus our tips for rekindling your relationship with the great outdoors.

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