First Day At The Ten Mile Market

It’s been over a year since we appeared live anywhere. Now that we’re settled in on the homestead, we decided to be part of the Ten Mile Market. Our first day was last Saturday, April 2. It was very nice to get back to making products and planning our table display. I love having conversations about herbalism, farming and food. It didn’t take long for me to realize what a great community we have moved into.

The first one we met was Zack, the guy who put the whole thing together. He was great before the Market at explaining how things go and very welcoming. I quickly discovered Zack has a booth himself with his adorable girlfriend. He makes T-Shirts, Mugs, Stickers, etc. He does a great job! He can be found at After meeting Zack, I met Barb and her husband Wayne who have Wayne’s Wood Works. Way so graciously helped us set up our tent. I’m blessed to have one of his handmade bird houses! He makes many other items. The wonderful being to the other side of me was Charlotte from Rustic Farm Crafters who has the most delicious farm fresh eggs and an amazing talent for art. I came home with farm fresh eggs and a beautiful piece of art. Both these vendors are on Facebook. There were plenty of other vendors, a very nice variety of merchandise and all very nice people. I did a bit of shopping myself!

Birdhouse from Wayne’s Wood Works

The Ten Mile Market is a great place to meet the beautiful people in this community. There were so many friendly, loving souls, the energy was high and happy. They also weren’t shy about what their looking for. One beautiful soul requested microgreens. Another asked about Elderberry Syrup and another more variety of seeds. I’m taking note of all the feedback! Seeds were our best seller and the topic of conversation quite often so I put together some gift sets of 5 seed packs in a cute little organza bag. The more feedback, the more we can better serve our community. Microgreens and Elderberry Syrup are coming in a few weeks. We’re always adding more varieties of seeds.

Painting by Charlotte at Rustic Farm

This coming weekend, April 9, 2022, we’re adding organically grown heirloom cucumber and tomato plant starts, incense and well, we will save the rest for the Market. Even though we are not certified organic, we use only organic practices on our farm. No dangerous toxins at all. If we were to get certified we would have to raise our prices to cover the cost as it’s an expensive process for a little farm. We’re very open about our practices and have absolutely no problem answering any questions and hearing about your experiences and suggestions. The more feedback we get the better we can serve our fellow humans.

Some of our products on our first day

If you’re in the area, stop by this Saturday morning in Ten Mile, TN on HWY 304, you can’t miss it!!! I’m not personally on Facebook, the hubs is, he posts on the Ten Mile Market Facebook Page. I post on Parler @RaineDae, LinkedIn and Pinterest at Love of Lotus Apothecary.


Rainie Dae


Published by Rainie Dae - Love of Lotus Apothecary and Farm

Merry Meet! I'm a Herbalist, Farmer and Nature Witch in beautiful East Tennessee. I live in the woods with my husband and 2 dogs where we are growing our off grid homestead and herb farm. I love wild harvesting medicine and food as well as making traditional foods and medicines. Being off grid, I'm mindful of the energy we use and what we are doing to the land we all depend on. I do my best to be as sustainable as possible. We're not perfect however, we're always improving! I value my fellow humans, my local, national and worldly communities. There's nothing better than seeing someone get healthier, happier and more empowered to help themselves. Healing isn't just ingesting a concoction or rubbing cream on the skin, it's so much more than that. As a healer, I can't deny that education is part of the healing. I'm of the belief that man made chemicals are responsible for the rise in dis ease. I've seen amazing changes in my health myself after eating mostly organic and Non-GMO. Due to my research and personal experience, I do not allow any chemicals or GMO ingredients in Love of Lotus Apothecary and Farm products. It makes no sense to me to put man made poison or franken plants in Mother Gaia's medicines. When I'm not being a foraging herbalist, I love hiking, swimming in nature spaces, spending time with loved ones, cooking, growing plants and meditating. I love rocking out behind my sexy ass drum kit and spending time with loved ones. Your time is greatly appreciated. Merry Part, Rainie Dae

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