Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

This winter one addition to our farm store is our very own Immunity Booster tea blend. This tea is a caffeine-free blend of herbs that strengthens your immune system and helps you stay healthy during cold and flu season. The tea is packaged in a glass mason jar, making a beautiful gift. The jar is also […]

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The farm store will be open this Saturday, December 17th, from 12-4pm so you can shop local and get great gifts for the holidays! Address and directions are here. We have many items available that would make great gifts, including several new offerings! Here are a few great gifts: Immunity Booster Tea: Handmade by us with […]

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A major part of homestead life is eating nutritiously, and for us that includes drinking kefir! For the month of August, we’re offering a free kombucha SCOBY or milk kefir grains with any purchase. Processing milk into kefir increases its nutritive qualities. If you’re new to milk kefir, you can use it wherever you use […]

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A major part of homestead life is eating nutritiously, and for us that includes drinking kombucha! For the month of August, we’re offering a free kombucha SCOBY or milk kefir grains with any purchase. To that end, here’s our kombucha recipe: You Will Need: -Kombucha SCOBY in starter tea (1 cup total) -10 Teabags -1 […]

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Welcome!

Welcome to Independence Homestead’s website! This site serves our two main goals: 1. To Provide Health-Promoting Food & Farm Products We believe in the importance of nutritious food that contributes to health and fights disease, and we seek to provide such food to those in our community. We also offer various other products that contribute to a […]

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Mark your calendars for February 4th, at 5:30pm in Leesburg at the Ida Lee Recreation Center! The Food For Thought Initiative for Loudoun County is hosting an event to celebrate Leesburg’s “Skip Sugar Day”. There will be a screening of the documentary film ‘Fed Up’, preceded by a farmers market where we will be having […]

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If you buy a Perdue chicken in the grocery store, you might think it had lived a comfortable avian middle-class existence. “Doing the right thing is things like treating your chickens humanely,” Jim Perdue, the company’s chairman, says in a promotional video. The company’s labels carry a seal of approval from the Department of Agriculture […]

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Recently I read The Non-Toxic Avenger by Deanna Duke. I first stumbled upon Duke’s blog a couple of years ago, and found some useful takeaways from her writing. Therefore, I was looking forward to reading her book. While poorly edited and containing many irrelevant asides, the book would be helpful for those curious about the […]

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Today I stumbled upon this article, which summarizes the results of numerous studies highlighting the health benefits of eating eggs. The author highlights how egg consumption has not been shown to increase cholesterol in most people, and how no research shows egg consumption links to heart disease. In fact, eggs contain many wonderful nutrients: B vitamins, […]

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