Matt Mayernik is a gardener, herbalist and plant medicine maker based in Northern New Jersey. Co-Owner of Mayernik Kitchen, Beekeeper & Educator. Matt’s passion for gardening started at a young age while being put in charge of the families small garden. Over the next 30 years Matt educated himself on growing vegetables and medicinal herbs. Today Matt’s garden in Northern New Jersey grows over 100 different species of vegetables, herbs and fruit annually. From seedlings in February to harvesting and seed collection throughout the year, Matt has developed a sustainable ecosystem to produce hundreds of pounds of harvest each year all on a small backyard garden.
I had been using Vick’s Vapo Rub for as long as I can remember. Some of my fondest childhood memories - though they involve being sick - were of my mom rubbing the soothing cream on my chest in the hopes of some easy breathing at bedtime.... read more.
I love this time of year. I really do. The weather is getting warmer, but not hot enough to be suffocating. We are getting more hours of daylight. And, best of all, we have a series of unsung hero spring holidays. With... read more.
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Seed Planting in March? In New Jersey? Not always easy!
The center of the Mayernik Garden is an enclosed area surrounded by a five foot fence to keep the deer out, as well as any other little critters! We have been less successful keeping out... read more.
One of our favorite members of the new March Out of the Woods Apothecary Box is our own Organic Boo Boo Cream. Though most people reach for their tube of Neosporin when the roughest of ouchies hits, our cream is worlds better for one main... read more.
If you’ve ever been pregnant, you’ve probably heard that ginger is one of the most typically prescribed all-natural remedies to morning sickness. Since we’ve never been pregnant in this house, we just know that ginger helps... read more.
With Spring only 20 days away, we are so excited to announce our March Out of the Woods Apothecary Box. With the weather warming up (hopefully) and the days getting longer (YAY!), we have some awesome products for you that will help ease... read more.
Have you ever found yourself feeling down and out during the winter time? It makes sense: the weather is colder, there are less hours of daylight, less sunshine, and people just seem moodier. Don’t fret, though, because there are... read more.
If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you will see that we spotlighted the Organic Rose Facial Toner yesterday! Today, we wanted to educate you on why this toner is one you should keep on hand all the time.
This is one of my personal... read more.
If you need some quick snack ideas, the Healthy Living Guild | Snacks will be perfect for you.
I had the privilege of reviewing the guild before the re-launch of Emily Beatty's new website. The website is so clean and cheerful! The photo's on the... read more.
Another awesome inclusion in February’s Out of the Woods Apothecary Box is our Organic Warming Massage Oil. Yes, it sounds sensual, and it sure can be, but it’s so much more. When the weather has us feeling run down, and our... read more.
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Once the holiday season passes, the colder, darker days of winter tend to be all-consuming.
We often get stuck in a work-a-holic rut where we go into work (and it’s still dark outside) only to come home from work (while it’s dark... read more.
We are super excited to announce the inclusion of our coffee sugar scrub in February’s Out of the Woods Apothecary Box. Though most people know coffee has the helpful little tool to wake them up in the morning, many are completely unaware... read more.
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