We are excited to announce that City Folk’s is partnering with Tri Nations Cedar to provide backyard gardeners with locally-made, high-quality raised beds. We’ll be carrying the garden beds, herb boxes, and deck garden boxes.
“We are three friends, from three different countries (Australia, South Africa and the States) finding ways to provide organic urban gardening solutions through blood, sweat and a few beers. We met through our kids about 5 years ago. We each started building a few years ago by making furniture for our own houses and yards and had so many compliments, we decided to work together to make more options for people’s urban gardening needs.
We use 100% natural, untreated cedar and pine. The only tools we use are a drill, a nail gun and a mitre saw.”
As always, delivery is available for an additional fee. Stop in the shop to see the Tri Nations Cedar beds in person!
We are excited to celebrate our first anniversary. Just last year, City Folk’s was an idea yet to come to fruition. Thanks to a flock of loyal customers, we now have a thriving business and growing community.
We want you to join in our anniversary celebrations! Stop in the store during the first week of spring for these activities:
Tuesday, March 19 – First chicks of the season arrive! Pre-order by Thursday for this batch with the online form or by contacting us in the store.
Wednesday, March 20 – We’ll serve birthday cake all day. Today is also the first chance to bid on a silent auction of some of our favorite tools and supplies. 10% of all purchases Wednesday will go to fund our latest project – support of a community garden!
Thursday, March 21 – The store is hosting a homestead tool swap from 4 – 7 pm. Bring in extra gently used canning, gardening, or livestock equipment to trade with other homesteaders and shop discounts on investment homesteading items like dehydrators, pressure cookers/canners, and jerky maker.
Friday March 22 is for chicken-keeping friends. Receive discounts on all chicken-related items and register to win one year’s worth of chicken feed (some restrictions apply)!
Saturday March 23 concludes our celebration with breakfast treats from 10 – 11 am. We’ll pick silent auction winners at the close of business Saturday, so stop in to check your bids!
We hope to see you at one or all of these events because with you, there would be no first anniversary. Thanks!
PS. We would love to see 1000 likes on Facebook by our anniversary. Can you help?
Please use the form below or stop in the store to pre-order chicks from Meyer Hatchery. We will bring them to the store on the designated date and prompt, same-day pickup is required.
Denise Beno, chicken-keeping expert, will be on hand for a few hours each of the pick-up days to answer any questions you may have.
In addition, we’re offering these options to assist you with adding spring chickens to your flock:
- We can pickup your Meyer Hatchery special order on the dates we’ll be there to save your shipping cost. Just let the store know your ordering information.
- We’re working with a local farmer to raise chicks into pullets. These will be available starting in late April – call the store when you’re ready for pullets and we’ll let you know what varieties are available.
Sometimes homesteading projects require substances that are difficult to find in a convenient location. We hear requests and do our best to make what you need available. Here are some of the unusual ingredients and tools we have in stock now:
* food grade lye
* fels naptha soap
* beeswax in bulk and sheets
* oils for soap making
* bulk citric acid
* jerky maker (part of jerky dehydrator set)
* cheese cultures including keifer, buttermilk and yogurt
* reCap lids
* Woolly Pocket planters
* Local raw honey
If you are searching all over town for an odd ingredient, let us know! If we can find a good source, we will order it.
Order your seeds with us and pay no shipping!
Browse the Baker Creek or Seed Savers Exchange catalog and make your selections.
Send your selection to us in an email, in person, or over the phone (614-946-5553) and we’ll place a large order together. No minimums, no shipping charge. The order deadline is January 21 and seeds will be available for pickup at City Folk’s in early February.
We can’t believe 2012 is drawing to a close! We thank you, our wonderful customers, for keeping us busy this season. If you are still shopping, we have a great selection of little things perfect to stuff in a stocking or add to a gift basket.
Upcycled sweater hats and scarves from Clintonville’s Miscellanea.
2013 hand-printed calendar by Igloo Letterpress.
Soap crafted from local ingredients by Oh! Lather.
Hen note cards by local watercolor artist Andrea McAuliffe.
Slate Roof Homestead’s healing balm for all creatures and waddle cream for backyard chickens to prevents frostbite.
We are pleased to announce a delivery service for any of our chicken feeds.
Here’s how it will work:
- Those who are interested should contact us by email, phone, or the contact form below.
- When we make a trip to pick up the feed, we will send out an email to those interested asking them to place an order if interested in delivery that week.
- We will deliver free within I270/71S (High St) to Hudson and High and one mile on either direction (east or west) of High St. Outside that area but within 270 limits, the delivery fee will be $1.00. We cannot provide delivery outside of Columbus at this time.
- Payment will be collected upon order.
- Delivery option will be provided approximately every two weeks.
- You do not have to accept delivery every time it is offered – you may participate only when you need feed.
We hope this service provides convenience to our customers.
Thank you for your interest in chicken feed delivery. Filling out the form below will place you on the interest list - it is not a commitment to purchase or accept delivery.
We are proud to partner with Sunny Meadows Flower Farm to offer Thanksgiving arrangements. Sunny Meadows is a chemical-free flower farm and will create three kinds of arrangements:
1) a mason jar arrangement, good for those who may not be hosting anyone at their house, but still wants some fresh-picked joy in their lives, or as a gift to your host. ($35)
2) a low sitting arrangement, to go onto your table as a
centerpiece for dinner time placed in a local heirloom pumpkin. ($65)
3) a tall arrangement to go onto a table in your entrance or as a
large display placed in a local heirloom pumpkin. ($65)
Arrangements will be ready for pick-up at City Folk’s on Tuesday or Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. Download the order form to make your selection.
Our latest producer Q&A is with veteran soap maker Paul Sandstrom of Oh Lather Soap Works. We sell his all-natural finished soap in the store and carry essential oils and oils for you to make your own soap. Learn from Paul at his Soap Making 101 class on November 4, 2012.
When did you realize that you wanted to be part of the local food and gardening movement? I try as much as possible to patronize businesses in my neighborhood- hopefully this results in fewer vacancies and storefront churches.
What excites you most about your business? I make soap and offer a quality product at a low price-that is what excites me.
What do you like most about central Ohio? This State has much to offer-lacks grandeur like oceans and mountains so you have to search a bit more. Look under the rocks and leaves whether in the woods or conversing with people.
Food? Grilled meats and vegetables//to grow–mushrooms and herbs for soap.
Book? This month, guides books to the Grand Canyon.
Garden tool? The composter
Kitchen tool? A sharp knife
We understand that some people don’t have space to store a thousand homesteading tools. Others want to try before they invest. Either way, we’re here to help with tools to rent from City Folk’s.
Nesco Dehydrator – Use to make fruit leather, “sun” dried tomatoes, apple slices, and more
Water Bath Canner – Use our full size canner to preserve up to seven quarts of tomato sauce, apple sauce, jams, or pickles.
Nut Wizard – This crazy contraption really works to pick up walnuts, hickory nuts, or other trip hazards that may litter your lawn.
Yogurt Maker – Turn milk and starter into delicious homemade yogurt with no additives.
Apple Peeler, Corer, Slicer – A few turns of the apple tool will turn your fruit into peeled slices ready to eat fresh, cut into pies, or dehydrate.
Stop in or call 946-5553 for availability and low rental rates.