North Freedom’s Four Elements celebrates anniversary
NORTH FREEDOM – Four Elements will celebrate its 30th Anniversary June 10.
Four Elements has grown herbs for its teas, which are boxed and sold across the United States. The teas are sold at Metcalfe’s, The Sundara, Coffee Bean Connection, Woodman’s, Viking Village, Willy Street Co-op, Pierce’s, and Community Pharmacy.
Four Elements is also known for essential oils and other natural care products.
Four Elements Farm spans over 130 acres at E8984 Weinke Road in North Freedom.
The 30 year anniversary celebration will offer many activities. People are encouraged to bring family and friends. The event will run from noon – 8:30 p.m.
Tours of the farm will be given at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. by farm owners Jane Hawley and David Stevens. The tours will include viewing the gardens and production fields insights into Four Elements as well as a bluff top tractor drawn wagon ride with history and ecology of the area.
Other activities offered include a nature scavenger hunt, and planting an herb to take home. The farm also has a greenhouse, an old Apothecary and tea room.
“We will have tea, lots of tea, free cups of tea,” Stevens said. “We will have a farm fresh lunch. They make beautiful tacos from our grass fed beef.”
The lunch will be on the farm starting at noon during the celebration, tickets for the lunch can be purchased before for $15 or $20 at the farm on the day of the event and for children 12 and under $5.. Special African music will close the celebration and will run from 6-8 p.m.
“The anniversary celebration will have a lot of children’s activities, yoga, food and later in the night African drummers,” said field worker, tincture and Apothecary worker Cory Polanek. “ I think it is great that everyone will get to experience the farm, to see how amazing it is. Everything is so pure. We have a real comradery here and it feels like a family. I am so happy to be here.”
Jane Hawley Stevens founded Four Elements 30 years ago, after the birth of her son.
“It became my passion and my path to pursue,”she said. “In my life, I am cultivating nature’s wisdom and offering it to people, looking for it. I love teaching what I have learned over the years. I want people to know they can make a difference in their health by incorporating nature and plants. Nature is our ally.”
Four Elements also established an Apothecary in downtown North Freedom at 111 East Walnut Street. For four years, The Four Elements Apothecary has been a central business headquarters, holding the main offices, and is used for retail, manufacturing and shipping.