Flower fields at the Eminence Certified Organic Farm

Zero Waste: Farming Sustainably

Zero waste farming or agriculture is an approach to farming that is commonplace in much of the world. Sustainability is something we are passionate about on the Eminence Certified Organic Farm, and we know that our partners and supporters are too. To learn more about this process, we went straight to an expert, Naty King of Hazelmere Organic Farm in British Columbia, Canada to hear her thoughts on zero waste practices. Read on for our breakdown of zero waste farming and our interview with Naty.

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Woman holding a potted plant while crouching in her garden

8 Plants That Are Hard To Kill

At the Eminence Certified Organic Farm, it’s no secret that we love plants of all shapes and sizes – but we also know that it can be tricky to get started. To help greenify your life, we’ve put together a list of eight plants that are hard to kill. These plants are known for being low-maintenance and are the perfect leafy additions for aspiring and experienced green thumbs alike. Continue Reading…

City of Budapest, Hungary

3 Days In Budapest: Our Itinerary

With so much to see and do, planning for three days in Budapest is essential when visiting this stunning city. At the Eminence Certified Organic Farm, we are proud of our heritage and adore our home base of Hungary. To help you plan your travels, we have narrowed down our top recommendations for the perfect three day holiday, including a trip to the farm. Read on for our guide to three days in Budapest, and let us know if you have – or will – be visiting! Continue Reading…

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…