Monday, December 15, 2014

Seeds of the Month Club WINNER!

Good morning!  I have just notified the winner of our Seeds of the Month Club GIVEAWAY via email so check your inbox and maybe your spam folder.

In case you didn't win, you can still get your very own Seeds of the Month Club membership from Mary's Heirloom Seeds.

One of the great things about purchasing from Mary's Heirloom Seeds is that we PERSONALIZE each order.  If you want to purchase as a gift we've got you covered!  You can even purchase NOW as a gift (or for yourself) and have the membership start in January or February!  All you have to do is ask!

How does Mary's Seeds of the Month Club Work?

There are 4 options to join the Seeds of the Month Club:

     -The 12 Month SUPER Membership includes 8 seeds packs the first month and 4 seed packs each month for a total of 12 months.
        -The 12 Month Membership includes 4 seeds packs the first month and 2 seed packs each month for a total of 12 months.
        -The 6 Month SUPER Membership includes 8 seed packs the first month and 2 seed packs each month for a total of 6 months.
    -The 6 Month Membership includes 4 seed packs the first month and 2 seed packs each month for a total of 6 months.

All of our seed varieties are open-pollinated, Non-GMO Heirloom Seeds.  The "SUPER" membership options also includes 4 extra packets of Organic Wildflower seeds with your first month.

Your first 8 or 4 packs of seeds are mailed right away (if your order is place Monday-Thursday).
We ship via the United States Postal Service. The length of delivery time will be based on your location. You can expect your first shipment to arrive within 7 to 10 days.
Then each month you will receive 2 or 4 packs of seeds (depending on membership option)by the last week of the month for your upcoming month.

When checking out: Please let us know the address to send these to, if they are a gift or for yourself, what month you would like your subscription to start. We would be happy to include a note in the first shipment and we always include a card introducing the subscription. 

Seeds of the Month Club membership does not ship internationally.

It's important to mention that although we call this a "membership,"  it does not automatically renew.  There is no need to cancel or worry about being charged for another 6-12 months.  If you WANT to purchase a second time please do so and we will take into account the seeds we have already sent do that you don't get the same seeds.  Like I said....we PERSONALIZE!

Are you ready to get growing?
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Growing GREENS even During Winter

Just because it might be snowing outside doe not mean you can't grow fresh greens.  Try SPROUTS!
This weekend we have a very special offer.  Order Mary's Sprouting Kit and get 6 ounces of Organic Sprouting Seeds! That's 4 FREE ounces!

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For your viewing pleasure we've made a special page with all of the growing info in one easy place.
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this weekend and we'll include more FREE SEEDS!
Now until
Monday, Dec 15th ALL orders of Mary's Sprouting Kit will include
6 ounces of organic Seeds!

That's 4 FREE ounces of seeds!

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Sprouted Wheat
Wheat Grass Kits
Fenugreek seeds

If you live in a warmer climate such as Arizona, California, Hawaii and Florida then you might still be growing.  You might even be growing cool weather crops such as Kale, Arugula, Swiss Chard ,
Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli and Cabbage.

If your area is COLD or snowy at the moment then you might try growing SPROUTS in winter!

Do you eat Sprouts?  Do you grow your own sprouts?

SPROUTS grown in a jar do not require dirt or sun, Just Water!!!  It's SO EASY!

I have been growing/eating sprouts for a while.  I sprout "cat grass" which is actually wheat grass, for our 2 cats and they LOVE it.  I sprout Mung Beans, Broccoli and Alfalfa for sandwiches & salads.
Save Money and Sprout Your Own!
Sprouts are nutrient dense and take up almost no space.  If you want fresh GREENS without having to grow a garden, sprouts are the way to go.  
Do you know that a small bag of Mung Beans sprouts (organic) at my local grocery store costs almost $8?
That's ridiculous! 
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Mung Beans

When I sprout 1/3 cup of Mung Beans I usually get about 3 cups (or more) of sprouts after 5-6 days!!!

Most important, by growing your own you are in control of your food.  You can decide when to grow, how much to grow and grow them organically.

Each cup, or 104 g serving, of sprouted raw mung beans provides approx 155 mg potassium.
Mung Bean Sprouts
Each 1-cup serving of raw mung bean sprouts provides 14 mg vitamin C, or nearly one quarter of the daily value for vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant vitamin that is essential for proper immune function and wound healing. Another benefit of mung bean sprouts is their 60 mcg folic acid, or 15 percent of the daily value for this B vitamin, which is an especially important nutrient for women who may become pregnant, because it reduces the risk for neural tube birth defects.

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If you are interested in purchasing larger quantities of organic sprouting seeds please send us an email

"Eating broccoli sprouts may be able to protect people from cancer, according to scientists from Johns Hopkins. The Maryland-based researchers found that young broccoli sprouts contain a substance called sulforaphane in concentrated amounts. Sulforaphane helps the body fight cancer, and may prevent certain cancers from developing. Researchers call this phenomenon chemoprotection. 
Asthma sufferers may benefit from a daily dose of broccoli sprouts, as studies have shown a decrease in inflammation of the airways after eating the vegetable. A study reported in the March 2009 issue of Clinical Immunology reports that sulforaphane, the same compound that can prevent and fight cancer, reduced inflammation associated with asthma and nasal allergies. In addition to broccoli sprouts, sulforaphane is naturally occurring in cauliflower, mature broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage."
Sprout Jar

This one quart sprouting jar is everything you  need to learn the basic aspects of sprouting.   A perfect way to get started.
Grow your own sprouts for a delicious and nutritious meal or snack for just pennies!!!
   Includes SEEDS!

Mary's Sprouting Kits make great gift ideas for all ages.  Sprouting is simple and easy.  Sprouts can be grown in as few as 24 hours and up to 6 days.

These dried green peas have a great germination rate and make delicious, crunchy and mildly sweet sprouts.
A great addition to salads
. Peas can also be used in soups and other recipes.  
All of the seeds listed are open-pollinated, non-gmo and non-hybrid,
non-patented,  untreated, heirloom garden seeds.
Mary has signed the Safe Seed pledge.  

Thursday, December 11, 2014

REAL FOOD Friday #67 is LIVE with Features!

Hello and Welcome to REAL Food Friday!
I'd like to thank all of the conscious bloggers who followed the guidelines and 
shared REAL FOOD recipes and organic gardening and posts. Thank you for sharing!

Last week we had some amazing and inspiring posts. I'll definitely try out a few very soon.  For now, check out my features below.  Also, please take a moment and follow your co-hosts on FB, Twitter, Bloglovin and/or Pinterest.  We appreciate it!

Did you see my #realfoodchallenge article?
Would you like to join one of our link-ups? We have openings for 
Tuesdays with a Twist and REAL Food Friday!
Send me an email to

On to the PARTY!  We're your hosts
Lydia @ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen 
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
me...Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen 
Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo 
Joyce @ It's Your Life 

Mary’s Kitchen  
If you're interested in co-hosting let us know! 
You can email Mary at


from Organic 4 Greenlivings

Vegan Christmas Dinner Menu Ideas from Stuffed Veggies

Homemade Apple Cider from Simple Life Mom

from Do You Even Paleo

Sweet and Spice Roasted Pumpkin from Welcome to Mommyhood

In case you missed "What is Real Food" here's a recap...
I know "Real" food may not seem like as much fun as the sugary, chemically, DIY recipes out there on the internet.  This is why REAL Food Friday is so unique.  This is the place to share your unprocessed, gmo-free, locally grown and/or fair trade posts. Here's a great reference from Food Myths.
 We are trying to make a difference 1 recipe at a time!

If your post includes items like *margarine, *granulated sugar, *food dye, packaged baking mixed with ingredients that you cannot pronounce (betty crocker, duncan hines, pillsbury, bisquik, general mills) then it WILL be deleted.

Time to link up your Real Food posts!  
The party runs from Thursday at 7pm EST through Monday at Noon.
Please follow your hosts and consider adding the Real Food Friday button.

Detox December: Diatomaceous Earth

As part of Detox December I'm sharing a post from Back to the Basics.  I use Diatomaceous Earth almost every day.  When I'm not consuming DE, I'm using it in my garden!

Detoxing with Diatomaceous Earth

Have you read my older article "Do You Eat Dirt? and Why You Should"?  It was a good one.  My husband calls Diatomaceous Earth "dirt."  We consume Food Grade DE on a regular basis for health reasons.

From Natural News, "Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a naturally occurring rock made from the skeletons of fossilized diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. When ground into a fine powder, diatomaceous earth works mechanically to destroy a wide range of pests, insects, parasites and pathogens by cutting through the exoskeleton, absorbing bodily fluids and causing them to die. Food grade diatomaceous earth is chemical-free and non toxic."

"Add diatomaceous earth to your diet to detox parasites that can contribute to food intolerance, nausea, bowel discomfort, pain, itching, asthma, sinus infections, Morgellon's disease, and a host of other allergic-type reactions.

DE detoxes mercury, cadmium, lead and other heavy metals; removes poisons from chemtrails, radiation and may alleviate the effects of GMOs. DE possesses antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties.

In addition to detoxing and destroying pathogens, diatomaceous earth helps to lower blood pressure and contributes to the production of collagen to improve skin tone, strengthening the tendons and joints."

Consume only FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth.  Never consume industrial grade DE which is what people use in their swimming pools.
My morning scoop of DE

From Melissa at Integrative Nutritional Therapies, "What I love most about DE is that it acts just like a scrubbing tool inside your digestive tract and then breaks down and helps absorb all your toxins."

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is available at Mary's Heirloom Seeds.

Dosage for Humans
1/2 teaspoon for adults for the first week in the a.m. with a large glass of water. After week one slowly ramp up to 1 teaspoon, then after the second week, ramp up to 1 Tablespoon with a full 8 ounces of water per day, preferably on an empty stomach. Be sure to stir your mixture consistently as DE tends to settle to bottom of glass. Consistency is key for true results, plan to use for 30 days.

Diatomaceous Earth for Weight Loss
Our bodies produce natural toxins and we inhale or consume others on a day to day basis. Accumulation of these toxins in the body tends to slow down digestion and promotes the production of cholesterol in the body. The toxins are stored in our fat cells and make it very difficult for us to lose weight. Several studies have also linked the accumulation of toxins to weight gain.

These studies found that toxins decrease our body’s ability to burn fat which is why it is important to detoxify. Weight loss using Diatomaceous Earth is possible thanks to its detoxifying effects. 

DE has been the easiest way for me to detox.  I don't have to consume 20 pills a day or drink only liquids for a week.  All I have to do is drink my "dirt" every morning before I drink my coffee (tea) or eat breakfast.  That's it!  Would you like to Detox with Diatomaceous Earth?  Go get some!

FDA Disclaimer
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. But really, the FDA approved GMOs and Pink Slime so do I really care about their approval? Nope!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SEED Shop Hours, FREE Seeds & FREE Shipping!

It's that time again!  
We've just shared another newsletter FILLED with fabulous Info!

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December 9, 2014

Our Seed Shop is GROWING!  We've had quite a few "market regulars" and new friends stop by to pick up their garden goodies from our new location.

In case you missed the announcement, we closed our booth at the YGFM in October and opened up a Seed Shop in November.  We are located inside a wellness center in Hollywood.
The address is 2104 Tyler Street and it's at the South West corner of Dixie Hwy & Tyler Street

Upcoming Shop Hours:
Tues & Thurs, December 9th & 10th 3pm-6pm
SATURDAY, December 13th 10am-2pm

Tues & Thurs, December 16th & 18th 3pm-6pm

Mon & Tues, December 22nd & 23rd 3pm-6pm

Don't worry if you live outside of the area or if these hours don't work...We offer FREE SHIPPING on Heirloom Seeds! 

It's true!  If your order contains only Heirloom Seeds, it ships FREE to all 50 states and US Territories!

Orders placed Monday thru Thursday usually ship within
24 hours, except for holidays.  SEED orders over $45 are upgraded to Priority Mail shipping!
**VERY IMPORTANT**  Due to the Holiday rush at the Post Office, packages are taking 1-3 days longer to reach their destination.

To be on the safe side, Wednesday, December 17th is the last day to order if you want your package to arrive on or before December 24th.
Per the USPS, only Express Mail packages are guaranteed.

It's true!  Orders over $15 will include a FREE pack
of Heirloom, Non-GMO Seeds!

$10 minimum order
All of the seeds listed are open-pollinated, non-gmo and non-hybrid, non-patented,  untreated,
heirloom garden seeds.

We just had a NEW Shipment of  

AND Coconut Coir Pellets!
Basil seedlings growing in Coconut Coir Pellets 
We've added NEW Varieties!

Someone asked for ROUND carrots...

Yes...this is REAL, Non-GMO Corn...

Looking to grow a 5 POUND Onion?

And in case you missed it...
We've added GROW KITS

Available Kits:
If you have additional questions please feel free to ask.  We usually reply to emails within a few hours. 
Thank you and have a wonderful week!

Happy Planting,