Foodie Beginnings Nicole’s passion for food began at a young age. Growing up, she enjoyed helping her grandma with her garden and baking in the kitchen. Her grandma grew flowers and vegetables like green beans. The first time Nicole tasted one of those fresh green beans, she fell in love.   Career Path & Farming…

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Love it or Hate it? What do you think of patchouli? “OMG, I love patchouli!”   “Ugh – I hate patchouli!” We hear these reactions all the time from our customers. Patchouli (pəˈCHo͞olē), Pogostemon cablin, is a unique scent that many either love or hate. There really is no middle ground with this unique earthy, slightly sweet, and spicy scent. Frequently,…

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Farming Beginnings Growing up, Nicole would help her mother with small gardening projects around the house. But it wasn’t until she was a junior in high school, that she realized she wanted to pursue a career in horticulture. Nicole’s goal is to be as close to the natural world as possible and work with plants…

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Catnip For Your Cats Cats make amazing companions, and giving them catnip is a really fun way to play with and treat your cat. When cats are exposed to catnip, the response can be downright comical! They may rub their heads and body on the catnip, jump and roll around on it, chew and lick it,…

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Gardening Beginnings Both sides of Annie’s family have left their impressions about nature and gardening on her. Annie’s mother always keeps a large garden, and so did her grandmother. Not letting age and physical changes deter her, Annie’s grandma utilized a plastic chair when weeding in her garden. On the other side of her family,…

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Make Potpourri from the Nature Around You!     In CVO’s second installment of our Dried Flower Craft Series, Jodi shows a fun and easy way to make potpourri! This can be an adventurous and hands-on way for kids to create a Mother’s Day gift that will last all year long.    Supplies Needed Your choice…

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Cherry Valley Organic Flower Bouquet

Looking for the perfect gift for a friend, relative, co-worker, or neighbor? How about a weekly, every other week, or every 4-week bouquet of fresh-cut, colorful, organic blooms? Heck, maybe you’d even like one for yourself! Our Organic Flower Bouquet Subscription service in Pittsburgh makes it easy for you or a treasured friend to enjoy fresh-cut…

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Who doesn’t love Lavender, right?! Based on our experience at market and plant sales, very few people have an adverse reaction to this popular garden plant. At the same time, it is one that we get many questions about. This blog post is intended to help answer those questions, introduce you to the varieties of Lavender…

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We’ve hinted and introduced to you the talented new women farmers that have join the CVO team this year. Now, we would like to introduce to you someone completely different: our new Sales & Marketing Specialist, Heather Herczak! Part of Heather’s new role is handling the CVO Facebook, Instagram, website and blog updates, graphic design…

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We have new Dried Flower Craft Kits available on our website!     Watch this video to see Jodi show how to make these colorful crafts for kids (or adults), using some of the beautiful dried flowers from our farm!   Butterfly Craft Kit 6 wooden butterflies 1 bag blue bachelor buttons 1 bag orange…

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