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Posted 1/25/2018 11:21am by Cherry Valley Organics.

If you don't want to give your sweetheart expensive, pesticide-laden roses that were grown thousands of miles away from home for Valentine's Day, give him or her the gift of organic luxury instead! Handmade body care products make exceptional organic Valentine's Day gifts for the one you love.  

What Makes Our Organic Valentine's Day Gifts So Special  

Organic Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Sweetheart

Here at Cherry Valley Organics, we take our body care products very seriously, crafting each one by hand right here on the farm. Our USDA Certified Organic status means we use only the best ingredients to create each and every batch. Our selection of organic Valentine's Day gifts contains no synthetic chemicals, petroleum-based ingredients, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. For example, our organic lip balms are made with all-natural, food-grade ingredients, making them safe enough to eat (and very kissable!). And our healing skin salves are created by combining olive oil and beeswax with essential oils and a selection of herbs grown here on our Pennsylvania farm.    

Our Guide to Organic Valentine's Day Gifts  

Our entire line of organic body care products is filled to the brim with scents and flavors that will make your Valentine's Day extra special. But, you can really show your sweetheart how much you care by selecting something from this list of Our Top 10 Organic Body Care Products. Let it be your guide to a sensational, organic Valentine's Day!  

1. Lavender Bath Salts: Let your sweetheart soak up your love as they soak in our blend of Breton™ Grey Sea Salt, organic lavender essential oil, and dried lavender flowers. A good soak is both stress relieving and oh so therapeutic! You'll find our full line of bath salts and bath bags here.    

2. Vanilla Fragrance Spray: No synthetic chemical fragrances here! Instead, our organic fragrance sprays are enhanced with pure essential oils and herbs from our farm. They're perfect for freshening up bed sheets, linen closets, rooms, and even the car before you head out on your Valentine's Day date. Discover our full line of organic fragrances here.    

3. Patchouli Massage Oil: Nothing says Happy Valentine's Day more than our organic massage oil! ;) Patchouli essential oil and various herbal extracts are blended in a base of organic olive and jojoba oils to create one of our best-selling organic Valentine's Day gifts. It also helps heal chapped skin. See our full line of scented massage oils here.   

4. Peppermint and Tea Tree Wake-up Soap: One of our top-selling soaps, the amazing and energizing fragrance of this soap is the perfect way to get ready for your big Valentine's Day celebration. We use coconut, olive, and palm oils in our soap, instead of the animal fats used in most major soap brands. We combine these oils with essential fragrances and plant extracts for an awesome clean! Check out our other organic soap scents here.   

5. Happy Blend Herbal Tea: If your sweetheart's idea of a good day includes a cup of tea, our Happy Blend will make their day. All of our herbal teas are caffeine free and made from organic herbs picked at their peak of flavor. Combine a few of our tea flavors together for one of the best organic Valentine's Day gifts you can give.    

6. Fresh Flowers Every Week: What says love more than fresh cut flowers -- but only when they're locally grown and 100% organic! For Pittsburgh residents, signing your sweetheart up for our Flower Bouquet Subscription Service means they'll get a weekly, biweekly, or monthly bouquet delivered to a pick up site in their neighborhood. If you don't live within our delivery range, find an organic farm closer to home and ask if they have a bouquet subscription service. Sign up for ours here.    

7. Sweet Orange Lip Balm: They may come in tiny tubes, but our lip balms sure do make mighty organic Valentine's Day gifts. Sweet Orange is one of our most popular flavors, but our beeswax and olive oil-based lip balms come in lots of different flavors. See them all here.  

8. Body Care Gift Baskets: Our gift baskets combine the best of our body care products together in a fair-trade basket and wrap them up neatly with a raffia bow. With themes like Lavender, Mint, and Floral Blend, you can't go wrong with our organic gift baskets for your sweet heart.    

9. Themed Herbal Gift Crates: Can't decide which of our organic Valentine's Day gifts to get? Select one of our themed gift crates and let us handpick a selection of our top-rated items for you! Combining products like our soaps, teas, fragrance sprays, and lip balms together in a reusable wooden crate, you can't go wrong with these themed packages. See our full line of gift crates here.    

10. Cherry Valley Organics Gift Card: Want to let your sweetheart select their own organic Valentine's Day gifts? They can do just that with a Cherry Valley Organics gift card. Available in various amounts, our gift cards allow recipients to choose whatever they'd like from our full line of products. Pick up a gift card here and we'll mail it to you or directly to the recipient.  

Organic Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Our Promise to You: We always list every ingredient on our product labels so you know exactly what's inside the package, and if you have questions about any of the items on our list of organic Valentine's Day gifts, we're here for you! Contact us via our website and ask away. We'd love to talk organic body care with you!  

Happy Valentine's Day from the Cherry Valley Organics Family

The Best Organic Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Sweetheart

Posted 1/11/2018 8:21am by Cherry Valley Organics.

Sign-ups for our CSA Pittsburgh Farm Share Program are now open! We're excited to be able to provide your family with a wide selection of delicious, organic fruits and vegetables each and every week throughout the growing season. Cherry Valley Organics is one of only a few USDA Certified Organic farms in Western Pennsylvania, and our Farm Share program is among the most unique CSAs in Pittsburgh.  

For the equivalent of $25.00 per week, you get to enjoy oodles of locally-grown, farm-fresh goodness! You can sign up for our Pittsburgh CSA here or keep reading for more details about our customizable farm share program.

The Cherry Valley Organics CSA Pittsburgh Farm Share Program

What is a CSA?  

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs are a powerful tool for small farmers like us. They enable customers to invest in a local farm in exchange for a weekly or bi-weekly "share" of fresh seasonal produce. You provide early-season financial support to a small farm like ours by paying for part of your "share" at the start of the growing season, then we pay you back by delivering a box of delicious organic fruits and veggies weekly or biweekly from early May through mid December. This cooperative is a win-win for both our small farm and our customers! We're able to purchase the seeds and supplies we need to grow our crops, and you're able to fill your kitchen with locally grown goodness for 32 entire weeks! Keep reading to learn what makes our CSA program so special. 

A sample of what our Pittsburgh CSA Farm Share boxes might include.

What makes Cherry Valley Organics CSA Pittsburgh so special?  

In most Pittsburgh CSA programs, the customer has no control over what's in their weekly box of produce; the farmer makes that decision for them. But our Cherry Valley Organics Farm Share Program is far more flexible. We customize each and every Pittsburgh CSA box we deliver by filling it with the fruits and veggies each customer selects as their favorites. Don't like kale? We won't include any. Love heirloom tomatoes? We'll send extra! We put together every single farm share box with great care, and then deliver it to a neighborhood drop-off site where you pick it up at your convenience on a designated day.

This year, we have an extensive list of drop-off sites available for customers of the Cherry Valley Organics CSA Pittsburgh program. You choose your preferred neighborhood drop-off site when you sign up, and you'll find your box of farm-fresh, organic goodies ready and waiting for you.  

Cherry Valley Organics CSA Pittsburgh Pick-up Locations: Lawrenceville • Mt. Lebanon • Squirrel Hill • Upper St. Clair • Sewickley • Burgettstown • Cannonsburg • Crafton Heights • Southpointe • Oakdale • New Brighton • Columbiana (OH)  

Cherry Valley Organics: Farm Share Pittsburgh sample box

A little something extra in your CSA box  

As an added bonus, you also have the option of finding a lot more than organic fruits and veggies in your farm share box. Our Pittsburgh CSA also offers specialty items for an additional fee. We can include a bouquet of our gorgeous specialty cut flowers, a canister of our delicious herbal teas, or a selection of our luxurious organic body care products. All of our CSA Pittsburgh customers will get a weekly email describing any add-on products available to them for that particular week.  

You'll also find recipes and notes from our growing team in your Cherry Valley Organics Pittsburgh CSA farm share deliveries. We love telling our customers about some of the more unique fruits and veggies we grow and how to prepare and enjoy them!  

Because our CSA Pittsburgh program is so unique, we have a limited number of spots available each season. Sign up today by clicking here!

To see a list of what fruits and veggies you're likely to find in your CSA box, click here.

If you have questions about our Farm Share Program, feel free to email us at info@cherryvalleyorganics.com

From,

The Cherry Valley Organics Family

The Cherry Valley Organics CSA Pittsburgh Farm Share Program fills your Pittsburgh kitchen with locally grown, organic fruits and veggies every week!

Posted 12/14/2017 12:21pm by Cherry Valley Organics.
Don't forget to take advantage of our last online sale of the season!
Plus, everything ordered before December 19th will arrive in time for Christmas!
 
 
 
That's right, this sale includes all of our bath and body products like Bath Bags & SaltsFragrances, Salves, Massage Oils, Lip Balms & Glosses, Soaps, & more!
 
 
We even have stocking stuffers for kitties! They love our organic catnip because it's been harvested and dried at its peak. 
 
 
Rather shop in person? Check out our Holiday Event Schedule for your LAST CHANCE to catch us in person this year! 
 
Thanks for keeping in touch! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest! 
 
Posted 12/14/2017 12:06pm by Cherry Valley Organics.

Buy Organic Herbal Tea Online: Why our natural herbal tea recipes are the best 

Here are Cherry Valley Organics we take our tea very seriously. Made from a blend of certified organic herbs, spices, and dried fruits, our organic herbal teas are prepared in small batches and hand-packed into biodegradable tea bags. Every herb we use in our natural herbal tea is grown right here on our small Pennsylvania farm, and we carefully select each ingredient to create our seven incredible herbal tea recipes. Whether you buy our tea blends direct from our farmers market stand or you want to buy organic herbal tea online, we have a great selection of flavors you'll love.  

Herbal teas aren't made from tea leaves, but rather a blend of herbs, spices, and other ingredients.

What is herbal tea?  

It's a surprisingly common question and one that we're more than happy to answer. True tea plants (Camellia sinensis) are a species of evergreen grown in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. This is the plant used to make true teas, including oolong, green, black, and white teas. There are several varieties of C. sinensis, each of which makes a different tea. True tea leaves contain caffeine and are sometimes blended with other ingredients for added flavor. But, since most true tea comes to the U.S. from halfway around the world and it's often grown with synthetic chemicals, the environmental footprint of this tea is huge.  

However, herbal tea recipes like ours are not actually made from true tea leaves. Instead, they're made from various herbs and spices mixed together to make a delightfully flavorful cup of tea. Herbal teas are naturally caffeine free, and if you buy organic herbal tea online from a U.S. grower like us, not only are you supporting a small business, but you're also supporting an environmentally friendly product.  

Natural herbal tea recipes include many different herbs and spices and are naturally caffeine free.

What's in our natural herbal tea recipes?  

Without divulging our secret recipe blends, we can tell you that all seven of our organic herbal tea flavors have been formulated with great care. We work hard to blend the perfect combinations of herbs, each harvested at the peak of flavor and then flash dried in our commercial dehydrator to capture the most intense flavor possible.  

We offer seven herbal tea recipes to our customers. Click on the flavor to learn more or to buy our organic herbal tea online.

  • Tulsi - Known as "the elixir of life," our tulsi tea has an earthy flavor that's both sweet and spicy.
  • Lemon - We combine lemon verbena with lemon balm, lemon basil, and other lemon-flavored herbs to make this citrusy herbal tea. 
  • Cinnamon Apple - Created from a mix of cinnamon basil, apple mint, and wild crabapples, you can't go wrong with this organic herbal tea. 
  • Happy Blend - Designed with happiness in mind, this herbal tea recipe uses mint, lemon balm, and other strong-flavored herbs to brighten your spirits without caffeine.
  • Rose Orange - The sweet, flowery flavor of rose geranium partners beautifully with dried orange peel for a simple, fruity organic herbal tea.

 

The best way to buy organic herbal tea online is from a small company like Cherry Valley Organics. 

  • Pineapple Sage and Rosemary - A delightful blend of herbs whose flavor is both citrusy and fragrant. 
  • Licorice - Our licorice herbal tea aids in digestion and calms the stomach. A blend of anise-flavored herbs, this natural herbal tea recipe is a customer favorite.   

 

Buy organic herbal tea online from a reliable source such as Cherry Valley Organics.

How do we package our natural herbal teas?  

After blending the ingredients, our herbal teas are carefully hand-packed into biodegradable paper tea bags. The bags are then placed into tubes made from 100% recycled paper. That means everything that goes into making our herbal teas is compostable, which means zero waste!  

Buy organic herbal tea online from Cherry Valley Organics  

When you want to buy organic herbal tea online, look no further than our farm. We ship our small-batch, organic herbal teas right to your door, year-round, anywhere in the U.S.  

Buy all of our organic herbal teas by clicking here

From The Cherry Valley Organics Team

Organic herbal tea recipes that are sure to please.

 

Posted 12/7/2017 5:35pm by Cherry Valley Organics.
It's the season of giving, right?! Enjoy these upcoming sales and you can give to others and save on goodies for yourself, too! 
 
 
Buy any four lip balms, get one FREE December 7th - December 10th!
Please indicate which scent of lip balm you would like in the comment section at check out and our shipping team will include it in your delivery. Excludes lip gloss. Sale ends 12/10 at midnight.
Why choose our lip balms? Take a closer look at the ingredients list and find out why ours are the best in our latest blog
 
 
And that's not it....
Use code 5OFF40 for $5 off $40 or more December 11th - December 19th!
 
Thanks for keeping in touch! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for daily updates! 
Posted 12/7/2017 11:35am by Cherry Valley Organics.

What's in Your Lip Balm? A Closer Look at the Ingredient List  

The next time you apply lip balm, take a look at the label. Do you see a list of ingredients? What's on that list? Sadly, most popular brands of lip balm found at the pharmacy or cosmetics counter, contain a whole host of synthetic chemicals mixed together in a base of petroleum. Yep, that's right. Petroleum. They probably also contain various artificial preservatives, flavors, and colors, some of which are suspected carcinogens. That pink, fruit-flavored chapstick you're using isn't made with fruit at all. Instead, it's colored and flavored with synthetic chemicals.  

Natural chapstick uses no synthetic chemicals

Why use natural lip balm?  

With the rising interest in organic food, it's hard to believe that so many consumers still use soaps, lotions, cosmetics, and other body care products made with synthetic chemicals. Since lip balm often finds its way inside your body when you eat or lick your lips, using natural lip balm is a major step in the right direction. Organic chapsticks, including all of our handmade Cherry Valley Organics lip balms, are made only with all-natural, food-grade ingredients. In fact, high-quality organic lip balms like ours are so safe you could eat them!  

Homemade lip balm is made from natural ingredients.

What's in natural lip balm?  

Instead of using a base of petroleum, organic chapsticks like ours are made from beeswax and olive oil. But, unlike other natural lip balms, here at Cherry Valley Organics we worked hard to formulate the perfect balance of beeswax and olive oil to ensure our certified organic lip balms have staying power. Each application lasts a long time, but unlike some other natural lip balm brands, ours isn't sticky.  

While other natural brands of lip balm use coconut, almond, or jojoba oil in their recipes, we find that olive oil is a far safer option, especially with a surprising number of people being allergic to nuts. Plus, when combined with skin-healing herbs, such as comfrey, calendula, chamomile, and lavender, an olive oil and beeswax base does an exceptional job of healing and smoothing dried, cracked lips.

Organic lip balms like ours use essential oils for flavor and scent.

How are natural lip balms flavored and scented?  

Instead of turning to synthetic chemicals to add flavor and scent to natural, handmade chapsticks like ours, organic essential oils and organic flavor oils are used to infuse the lip balm with a great taste and scent. Whether it's Sweet Orange, Peppermint, Lemon, or Spiced Cider, the special combination of ingredients we blend together makes ours the best organic chapstick you'll ever use.    

The best organic chapsticks use beeswax and olive oil.

Are organic lip balms tested on animals?

Cherry Valley Organics never tests our lip balms or any of our small-batch body care products on animals, and we never will. And, as an added bonus, our lip balm tubes are made with at least 30% post-consumer recycled plastic, and they're recyclable.  

We take great pride in listing every ingredient on our product labels so you know exactly what you're putting on your body. If you have any questions about any of the items you find on our ingredient lists, feel free to contact us. We're always happy to explain how our products are made and why we choose the ingredients we do. Made by hand in small batches, all of our Cherry Valley Organics lip balms, soaps, and salves are safe and all-natural, and we're confident you'll love them just as much as we do!  

To see a full list of our all-natural, organic lip balms and glosses, click here.

*** SALE ALERT! *** Our full line of organic lip balms and other body care products are on sale from February 1st thru the 14th! 20% off all orders with promo code HEART20 at checkout. Click here to take advantage of this limited offer. 

best organic chapstick

Do you know what's in your chapstick? Handmade organic chapsticks are free of synthetic chemicals, dyes, and fragrances.

Posted 12/2/2017 8:27am by Cherry Valley Organics.
Need stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, or teacher treats?! Our USDA certified organic soaps come in a variety of scents and starting TODAY through Sunday at midnight, you can buy 5 bars and get one of our popular lavender soaps for FREE! 
 
 
Posted 12/1/2017 12:44am by Cherry Valley Organics.

In addition to our online store, there are several ways to get your hands on our goods for holiday gifts this month!...

 

December 1-9: Sweetwater Holiday mART

What: A pop-up boutique featuring locally made handcrafted gifts, such as jewelry, ceramics, glass, weavings, knitted wears, fine art, wood craft, toys, cards and ornaments. Check their website for happy hour and vendor details.

When: December 1 at 11:00am until December 9 at 5:00pm

Where: Sweetwater Center for the Arts at 200 Broad St., Sewickley, PA 15143

Website: http://sweetwaterartcenter.org/shop-local-a-guide-to-pittsburgh-holiday-markets/

 

December 1: Downtown Washington Holiday Market

What: Local vendor and storefront shopping, live music, parade, kids activities, and food. Check their website below for the schedule of events.

When: December 1 from 3:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Community Pavilion at 139 S Main St.,Washington, PA 15301

Website:  http://www.washingtonholidaymarket.com/

 

December 2: Ceramic City Christmas Festival

What: Local/handmade vendors in a heated tent, bonfire with smores, beer and wine tent, kids activities, live music, and a parade. Check their website below for a schedule and vendor list. 

When: December 2 from 1:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Downtown East Liverpool at E. 6th & Market St., East Liverpool, OH 43920

Website: http://elcpr.com/ceramic-city-christmas-festival-2017

 

December 16: Threadbare Holiday Market

What: A heated tent decked out with 12+ lighted holiday trees, local vendors, wassail crown making, mulled cider, cookie making, and live music! Threadbare is Wigle Whiskey's new sister cider and mead house in Pittsburgh's North Side.

When: December 16 from 11:00am-7:00pm

Where: Threadbare Cider House at 1291 Spring Garden Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Website:  https://threadbarecider.com/event/threadbare-holiday-market/

 

Stay tuned for updates and additions! 

 

 

 

Posted 11/24/2017 8:15am by Cherry Valley Organics.

5 Reasons to Shop Cherry Valley Organics Farm for All Your Gift Needs  

1. All of our body care products, including soaps, fragrances, lip balm, salves, and more are certified organic by the USDA. They're free of chemical preservatives, additives, colors, and scents. Our herbal teas and our massage oils and gift baskets are all natural, too. Even our Cut Flower Subscription bouquets are certified organic!  

2. We ship your gift items right to your door! No driving to the store, no fighting for parking, no waiting in long lines. You order, we ship. It's that simple.  

3. We have something for everyone.           

· Your daughter-in-law will adore using our Rose Geranium, Honey Oatmeal, or Lemongrass organic soaps every morning. They smell amazing!

Organic Soap

· For your workout-crazed son, how about our Muscle Soothing Salve? Its beeswax base is infused with camphor, cayenne, and arnica to relieve the pain and swelling associated with hard exercise or injury.

· Butter up your sweetheart with a gift of our incredible organic massage oils. They'll love its silkiness - and the time spent with you! ;)

Organic massage oil

· For your bestie, try some of our amazing organic lip balm. We have ten different flavors, including Vanilla, Sweet Orange, Peppermint & Tea Tree, and Lemon, plus many more.

Organic lip balm

· Your teenage daughter will go ga-ga for our organic, small-batch Natural Pink Lip Gloss. It's free from preservatives, chemicals, and artificial colors, and full of antioxidants that will keep her lips soft and natural.

Organic lip gloss

· Need a gift for a hard-working mom? Our Patchouli, Vanilla, or Lavender Bath Salts are like no other. Made with French Grey Sea Salt, essential oils, and dried herbs, they stimulate circulation, ease joint stiffness, and detoxify skin.

· And don't forget about your child's teacher! They'll love our Happy Blend, Rose Orange, or Cinnamon Apple certified organic herbal teas. They're so warm and inviting after a hard day spent in the classroom.

Organic herbal teas

· The gardener, camper, or outdoorsman in your life will love our Gardener's Fragrance Spray. It repels mosquitoes and biting flies with a blend of organic eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, and citronella oils.

· If you live in the Pittsburgh area, impress your wife or mother (or yourself!) by signing up for our Cut Flower Subscription Service. She'll pick up a bouquet of fresh-cut, organically grown flowers every week, biweekly, or monthly, all summer long. It's a gift that lasts for months, instead of days!

· And, if you can't make up your mind, we also offer lots of great pre-made Gift Bags, Baskets, and Themed Gift Crates that combine many of our products together to make a gorgeous gift that anyone will appreciate! Try our Lavender Lover's Gift Basket, Our Basil Lover's Gift Basket, or our Herbal Tea Gift Basket for starters. They come in multiple sizes at multiple price points to fit every budget.  

Organic body care gift basket

4. Everything we grow and make on our farm is certified organic by the USDA. That means our products contain no chemical additives, pesticides, or herbicides. Even our packaging is earth-friendly!  

5. Cherry Valley Organics Farm offers unique, one-of-a-kind gifts that aren't available anywhere else. You won't find our products at a big box retailer. Everything we sell is completely hand-made in small batches by us; we LOVE what we do and it shows!   

SHOP SMALL for all your gift needs, with Cherry Valley Organics.   

From the Cherry Valley Organics Family

Organic Body Care Product Gifts

Posted 11/18/2017 12:02pm by Cherry Valley Organics.

Come start your holiday shopping at the

Greater Pittsburgh Holiday Spectacular! 

 

We're restocked on our USDA certified organic herbal teas and we have tons of NEW LOOSE LEAF options, too!! Plus, our bath and body products make great gifts, so you can knock out your shopping early! 

 

What: Arts and craft show with local vendors, handmade wares, and kids activities. 
When: Saturday, November 18, 10am-6pm
Sunday, November 19, 10am-5pm
Where: Monroeville Convention Center
209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146