Farmstead Retreat

Natural Medicine : a farmstead retreat

We, at Delight Flower Farm, know that connecting with and learning from nature can replenish the mind, body, and spirit.  Spend a day relaxing on our pastoral farm setting. Integrate the wonders of the natural world into your life.  

Events will include: yoga, a plant walk, a farm tour, flower arranging, an herbalism class, an introduction to Ayurveda, campfire rituals, and plenty of time to take in the healing properties of nature.  Local-farm-sourced and professionally prepared meals are included.

photo credit: the 21st radio

Optional overnight camping in the prairie will include a morning yoga class and breakfast on Sunday. Depart by 10 am. (be sure to add “camping” to your shopping cart)

Date and Time:  October 7th [8 am – 8 pm]

Location: 4410 N Lincoln Ave. Champaign, IL 61801 (Delight Flower Farm shares this address and land with Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery)

Pricing:  $200 (all of Saturday’s events + meals included)

+ optional $50 (overnight camping)

 

Early Birds! Save $50 if you sign up before September 15th (enter “earlybird” at checkout)

Retreat Faculty:

 

Maggie Taylor has been practicing yoga for more than half of her life and teaching since 2005. She sees yoga’s traditional practices as useful tools for healing and personal enrichment. She co-owns Delight Flower Farm and has been gardening since childhood.

 

 

 

Holly Monet Curia has a diverse passion for working with the land to provide life’s greatest pleasures. She has 4 years experience as a professional chef specializing in seasonal, vegetarian cooking. Holly is excited to integrate farm fresh foods for this event.  She co-owns Delight Flower Farm and loves spreading joy and serenity with plants and flowers.

 

Liz Faermark is a folk herbalist and a self-taught maker of plant medicines. She works with medicinal herbs and healing foods to inspire holistic health – mind, body and spirit. She walks the plant path by growing flowers, wildcrafting medicinal herbs, and creating herbal remedies.

 

The fine print: This retreat package is non-refundable and non-transferable. This event is rain or shine (mud can be therapeutic!) Dress for being outdoors and for potential of cooler weather.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included. Packing list suggestions will be sent to registrants.

Click HERE to purchase your retreat spot in our online shop!

With a focus on Ayurveda and locally sourced produce, we bring you this menu for our farmstead retreat:

::Breakfast
Prairie Fruits goat milk yogurt -or- organic oatmeal
with toppings bar of sliced almonds, sliced banana, golden raisins, or chopped Prairie Fruits apples

Dutch Apple Bread
made with farm fresh apples, topped with a cinnamon crumble

::Lunch
Kitchari with Dosha Seasoning
traditional kitchari of basmati rice and mung beans, with optional add-on of personalized dosha spice blend and steamed seasonal, local vegetables

::Afternoon Snack/Happy Hour
Prairie Fruits Chevre Cheese with Bread & Crackers
Sliced Cucumbers with Homemade Pesto Hummus (using basil from our own farm)

::Dinner
Stuffed Squash with Savory Grain Blend
local squash filled with organic millet and amaranth, golden raisins, local kale, and seasoned with lemon and turmeric, baked to perfection, with optional personalized dosha sauce
Roasted Leek and Potato Bisque
Homemade Buckwheat Flatbread

::Dessert
Prairie Fruits Gelato with farm-fresh Fruit Compote

Our produce will be sourced locally from PrairiErth FarmSola Gratia FarmBlueMoon Farm, and Deux Chevaux Farms. Other local foods will be sourced from Prairie Fruits Farm and CreameryDelight Flower Farm, and more TBA!

Menu can be modified to meet certain dietary restrictions, just ask us!