Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Got Mint? Help Save a Farm...

Here's where the rubber meets the road, folks. The Crosby Mint Farm in St. Johns, Michigan has undergone foreclosure proceedings. Greenstone Credit bought the 140 acre farm at auction for $300,000 (which is a real steal). The former farm owners have until November 1 to raise the money to buy it back. They have enough mint essential oils in inventory to make this happen. They are selling dram-sized (1/8 oz.) bottles (at $5 a pop) to raise the funding. 

Agriculture is Michigan's top industry, despite the misconception about autos. But our state continues to lose farms and farmland at an alarming rate.

I don't know these people or the details of their situation. Perhaps they were unwise with their money and debt load. But haven't we all been unwise at one time or another?

If you have any use for peppermint or spearmint essential oils, or if you would like to give these as gifts, please consider buying soon. Time is running out...

ETA: At this point, their website (with lots of information) seems to be down. If you'd still like to help, feel free to call the number at the top of their site.


  1. It's working right now - I think I need to go write a blog post.

  2. Isn't that where the MInt Festival takes place? or use to take place?
    My dad bought some mint oil there once and gave it to me as a gift.


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