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!
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.
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.
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
Mother’s Day is one week away, next Sunday May 13. Instead of a fleeting bouquet, give a heartfelt and long lasting gift from City Folk’s. We recommend the following:
1. Seed saving kit including labels, instructions, and container 2. Oh! Lather Soap made in Clintonville 3. Decorated bird house 4. Colorful Tubtrugs – Mom will find useful in the garden, washing cars, (assuming Mom wants to wash the car), organizing, laundry Can be used for anything!
5. Dirt Bag – make a planter for Mom with bag, soil, and herbs/flower/salad mix 6. Swainway Urban Farm seedlings – hearty heirloom edible plants 7. Ergonomic tools 8. Comfortable transplanter
We’re even open on Mother’s Day from 12 – 4 pm for last minute selections.
If you’ve shopped at City Folks, chance are good you’ve seen Gerry. Husband of shopkeeper Shawn, Gerry built and installed many of the fixtures in the store, from the seedling rack to the bamboo stake shelf to the birdhouse hangers. He is a friendly, easy-going handy man.
Gerry gets his experience from years of working as a master plasterer and helping Shawn and friends garden at home.
Gerry builds custom raised beds from reclaimed or new material, installs and maintains water catchment systems, and hangs clotheslines. He can assist home owners with backyard updates and offers delivery of City Folk’s materials within a limited area.
Contact Gerry for a quote for your project by email, calling the store at 614-946-5553, or through the Contact Page. You and your garden will be benefit from his experience.
We are still smiling from a successful Grand Opening!
The weather was cool but visitors enjoyed hot G.Nix comfort food and sparks were flying in the Sharpening on Site truck.
Inside, the store bustled with so many people that we could hardly keep up at times. A group organized a cash mob that filled the shop! We sold out of quite a few items and are busy re-ordering. We are also selecting some new items in that should be here for Mother’s Day.