strawberry jam

How To Make Strawberry Jam: A Step-By-Step Recipe

Strawberry jam is a summer staple. This is peak season for ripe, plump and juicy berries – and the best time of year to blend them into homemade jam. Read on for our step-by-step guide for how to make strawberry jam – with a twist. Hint: It features another of our favorite farm-fresh ingredients. Continue Reading…

Woman inspecting field while planting seeds

What Happens On An Organic Farm In The Spring?

Each season brings about a new stage and phase in the calendar at any farm, and spring is no exception. Typically considered to be the start of the growing season in the Northern Hemisphere, spring represents fresh beginnings for life on the farm. To dive into this topic, we’ve had the pleasure of speaking directly with three inspiring farmers to learn exactly what happens on an organic farm during the spring. Continue Reading…

Organic farming at the Eminence Certified Organic Farm

Organic Farming With Mátyás Nemes

When it comes to organic farming in Hungary, there are few greater experts than Mátyás Nemes. Winner of Organic Farmer Of The Year in 2015, Mátyás consults for the Eminence Certified Organic Farm, educates our farmers and grows ingredients for our skin care products. As one of the pioneers of organic farming in this region, he brings us decades of experience and a dedicated belief in both organic and biodynamic farming practices.

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Bowl of lecso soup

Lecso Recipe: Traditional Hungarian Stew

Here in Hungary, we’re deep in winter, which means that everyone at the Eminence Certified Organic Farm is turning to soups, stews and comfort food for the season. One of the best-loved winter meals in the Koronczay family household is Hungarian lecso, a delicious stew that simmers together peppers, tomatoes and the country’s national spice – paprika. Read on to find out more about this authentic dish as well as our favorite lecso recipe.
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A plate of apricot kolaches, a traditional Hungarian Christmas cookie

Hungarian Christmas Cookies: Apricot Kolaches

With the holidays fast approaching, we can’t help but dream of cozy evenings in the kitchen, baking holiday goodies while the snow gently piles up outside. Hungarian Christmas cookies are one of our favorite ways to reconnect with our roots and traditions. One of our favorite recipes? Apricot kolaches. These tender flaky treats are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser at your festive gatherings and a staple for holidays to come. Read on to learn a bit more about Hungarian Christmas cookies and for the perfect traditional apricot kolache recipe. Continue Reading…

Eminence Certified Organic Farm

Farm To Face Skin Care

When you open a jar of moisturizer, you may wonder how its contents travelled from source to bathroom shelf. Are there natural ingredients in there? What if harmful chemicals are mixed in too? How was this processed? You’re not the only one asking these questions. More and more people want to know about skin care ingredients, where they come from and how products are manufactured. 

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A vial of grapeseed oil on table with fresh grapes and grapeseeds

Skin & Health Benefits of Grapeseed Oil

When the leaves turn color in Hungary, the change in season marks the beginning of the grape harvest. Besides producing a delicious glass of Tokay, this harvest yields another product as well: grapeseed oil, a fat used for cooking and skin care. Although it may not be as buzzy as other types of fats, grapeseed oil has tremendous benefits for the skin and also for your diet, when used sensibly. Here are a few health benefits of grapeseed oil and how it can help you: Continue Reading…

Person sewing together fabric by hand

Upcycling Ideas: 4 Easy Projects To Reduce Waste

We have no doubt that you’re familiar with the “three r’s”(reduce, reuse, recycle) but if you find yourself struggling to repurpose items, you’re not alone! To help you tackle this crucial step, we’ve pulled together some upcycling projects that you can pull off with ease. With these recommendations. you’ll be an upcycling pro in no time. Continue Reading…

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…