The TouchStone Farm
Honey, Candles, Seasonal Molds and Tapers,  Yoga*
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WHAT'S HAPPENING TO OUR BEES?

Right now, billions of bees are dying. Already, there are nowhere near enough honeybees in Europe to pollinate the crops, and in California -- the biggest food producer in the US -- beekeepers are losing 40% of their bees each year.

We're in the middle of an environmental holocaust that threatens all of us, because without pollination by bees, most plants and ⅓ of our food supply are gone.

Scientists are sounding the alarm about pesticides that are toxic to bees, and say we’re using way, way more pesticides on our crops than we need. But as with oil companies and climate change, big drug companies that sell pesticides are fighting back with corporate-funded junk science that questions the evidence, and gives politicians an excuse to delay.

If the bees die out, the world we hand off to our grandchildren will look very different -- apples and almonds could become exotic foods in our supermarkets. But we’re making incredible progress in the fight to protect our precious pollinators: last year 2.4 million Avaaz members were part of a massive movement in Europe that convinced the EU Parliament to place a 2-year ban on the worst bee-killing chemicals. If our we join forces now to clear up the false debate that’s stalling our legislators, we could win urgently-needed pesticide bans all over the world and end the chemical war on bees once and for all!


Visit www.avaaz.org to find out more about how you can help.

See links on the "Why Buy Local Honey Page" to find supporting research.


TouchStone Farm is open year-round.

If you'd like to order Honey directly, contact the farm to arrange a pick up
Contact:  978-356-5041 to schedule an appointment.
The Farm is a small family-
operated
business located in Ipswich, MA. thetouchstonefarm@gmail.com


     FOR ANSWERS TO YOUR MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT LOCAL HONEY AND BEESWAX CANDLES, VISIT "WHY BUY LOCAL HONEY" Page by clicking above.  Send us your questions!
On this page, below, see 10 reasons to choose beeswax over parraffin or soy candles.
Save the Date!!
This May you will be able to purchase TouchStone Farm Honey & Candles at the following events:

Annual Ipswich Plant Sale
Saturday, May 10, 2014
9:00 AM - NOON
Ipswich Visitor's Center Green
Route 1A, Ipswich

Rowley COA Crafts Fair
Saturday, May 17, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
39 Central Street Lawn
(go past Town Hall Rt 1A North and take a Left onto Central St.)
Yard Sale, Bake Sale, Historical Society Exhibit
Rain Date:  Sunday May 18, 2014

Adelynrood Retreat and Conference Center 5th Annual Open House &
Neighborhood Picnic
Saturday May 24, 2014
Noon-3:00 PM
This is a perfect time to share this beautiful retreat center with family & friends.  Free of charge.  Children welcome!  Groups of 4 or more are encouraged to RSVP
The Retreat House if located off Route 1 in Newbury, MA near the Governor's Academy
For more info & directions visit:  www.adelynrood.org/conferences_and_retreats.ph


READY FOR SPRING!!

WHY CHOOSE BEESWAX INSTEAD OF PARAFFIN?
Here are 10 reasons to choose beeswax:

  1. Beeswax candles burn cleaner than paraffin candles, producing very little soot.
  2. Beeswax candles burn a lot longer than paraffin candles.
  3. Beeswax candles contain none of the harmful chemicals sometimes found in paraffin candles.
  4. Our beeswax taper candles are virtually dripless in normal draft free conditions.
  5. The light emitted by a beeswax candle is much stronger and brighter than that of a paraffin candle.
  6. Beeswax candles have a natural aroma and honey scent, no additives needed.
  7. Beeswax is a renewable resource!
  8. Beeswax candles can be burned around those with allergies or who are sensitive to strong chemical scents.
  9. Natural beeswax candles support our beekeepers; our candles are created out of beeswax made in the USA.
  10. Beeswax candles do not expire. Beeswax has been found in the pyramids virtually unchanged after 1000s of years.
SHIPPING MADE SIMPLE

FLAT Rate Boxes measure:
Medium
11" x 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" @ $12 (Big enough for 10"  tapers)   Large 12" x 12" x 5-1/2"  @ $15
FLAT RATE ships Priority Mail will get to any destination within the continental US in 3-5 days often sooner.
Shipping Honey by weight can be expensive so I recommend FLAT RATE.  Here are some examples of what ships FLAT RATE $12--8 One-POUND Jars of Honey.  You can combine 4 Pounds of Honey with 4 sets of tapers or 3-4 Large Candles.  8 one-half  lb  pound honey jars will leave room for 3 or 4 sets of tapers.

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