Suzi (k00kaburra) wrote,

Crosby Mint Farm

This was posted in a forum I frequent, and since I know many of my friends here are essential oil users I hope you'll check it out.

Many of our family owned farms here in the US are in danger of being shut down. This is a chance to help save one from being lost. Please read below for the details and then visit the website
Thank you!!!


As some of you may have read or heard, Crosby Mint Farm (St. Johns, MI) is under foreclosure. Because of the historic significance and the desire to continue producing this wonderful essential oil, your help is needed. Please tell your friends and ask them to pass this on.

These farmers have been a mainstay of Clinton County and Friends Forever! Please help if you possibly can. $5 for a dram of pure peppermint or spearmint oil, and there's free shipping!

"In addition to having what appears to be the oldest surviving still in the country, the Crosby Farms operation also appears to be the oldest mint farm in continuous operation in the United States. The key word here is "continuous" --- that it has cultivated and processed mint since J.E. Crosby purchased the property before World War I."

Ephraim K. Smith, President; Heritage Productions, Inc.

Currently, there is enough essential oil inventory to pay this debt. On November 1st the bank has the right to inventory AND equipment AND then on August 14, 2009 they can take over the property. 77,000 DRAM BOTTLES MUST BE SOLD BY NOV. 1ST!!!



There's also a video on Youtube with one of the co-owners, the great-granddaughter of the original founder.

If you can spare $5, consider buying one of the drams of mint oil. Mint oil really is useful; I've always liked it for headaches but you can use it for scores of other things, too. And also, when I was a kid I used to love going to Hidden Villa and Ardenwood farms and go for rides in hay wagons and see the animals and experience the history of this lifestyle so foreign to modern suburbia. I think it'd be such a shame if this little mint farm went away.

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