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Rent a 2018 Honey Hive!

5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

Honey-making is a season-long job for bees and beekeepers. These flower-specific honeys have a fragrance and taste distinct to each delicious honey. We garner the different honeys at precise intervals to avoid the mixture of floral combinations. The result? Pure, 100% natural honey straight from the hive: Rich in texture, uncooked, unfiltered & with all its nutrients intact. Lots of work (just ask the bees!), but the results are worth it!

Honey is shipped as it’s garnered:

  • Blueberry in June
  • Raspberry in July
  • Wildflower in August
  • Cranberry in Sept.
  • Rent a Honey hive for someone who would enjoy Honey from their own hive.
  • The Lease Document is calligraphed with your recipient’s name, and comes with an Announcement Card explaining the program. Periodic Progress Reports provide facts, anecdotes and folklore about the hive. We can even send a photograph of the hive “hard at work”.
  • We do all the work and you get all the raves (while helping support America’s family farms).

Give a friend honey from their own hive or hives. Choose from our 4 (Raspberry, Blueberry, Cranberry & Wildflower) delicious “flower-specific” honeys – each with a delicate, yet distinctive, fragrance, color, & taste. These pure, 100% natural honeys, straight from New England honey hives, are uncooked, unfiltered, & all of their nutrients are intact!

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Blueberry Honey Lease ($39.95 )  

Cranberry Honey Lease ($39.95 )  

Raspberry Honey Lease ($39.95 )  

Wildflower Honey Lease ($39.95 )  

Wildflower & Cranberry Honey Lease ($69.95 )  

Raspberry & Blueberry Honey Lease ($69.95 )  

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Rent a 2018 Lobster Trap!

5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

Next best thing to owning a fleet! We’ll set your friend’s lobster trap for any day they select. Our “pier-fresh” live lobsters are sweeter, more tender, better tasting, and just all ’round better than you can get anywhere else. No supermarket tank or restaurant can provide you with a fresher lobster.

As the delivery day nears, our lobstermen head out from sleepy harbors at dawn to check their heavy traps by pulling them up onto the pitching deck. It can take up to 50 traps to catch 6 lobsters. Then it’s back to port in the afternoon, where the lobsters are sorted, selected, packed (with seaweed), and shipped via FedEx Priority overnight. We even include lobster bibs and “how to eat a lobster” instructions.

We do all the work and you get all the raves (while helping support America’s fishermen).

Give someone lobsters from their own traps. We’ll set your friend’s lobster traps for any 7-day period they select. We’ll bait, & haul the traps; weigh, pack & ship the lobsters to arrive on the date your gift recipient chooses. These “pier-fresh” live lobsters are sweeter, more tender, better tasting, and just all ’round better than you can get anywhere else.

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Lobster Trap Lease ($175.95 )  

$175.95

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Rent a 2018 Maple Tree!

4.80 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

A gift of a Sugar Maple Lease which provides 100% natural organic maple syrup, will delight your recipients all year long!

  • First comes the handsome, personalized lease document. This reproduction of an 1890 U.S. Treasury “License for Sugar Producer” is printed on parchment and embossed with a gold seal.
  • Then, three lively newsletters will keep lessees updated on the activities of the sugaring crew as it snowshoes its way about the sugarbush. Maple sap is collected by connecting trees with environmentally benign tubing so that the clear, cold sap flows directly to the sugarhouse. In which – without using any chemical anti-foaming agents – we boil it down using a blazing wood fire. No petroleum fumes pollute our mountain air.
  • Transforming raw sap to syrup takes dedication, snowy walks, muscle, fire and patience. It’s a slow process to boil down 40 plus gallons of sap into one gallon of pure wood-fired syrup. Talk about reducing a sauce!
  • We do all the work and you get all the raves (while helping support America’s family farms).

 

A Sugar Maple Tree Lease is a delightfully different gift for anyone on your gift-giving list. Their tree produces delicious 100% natural and organic maple syrup made using the most environmentally-safe methods -no formaldehyde pellets in our trees, no anti-foaming chemicals in our boiling vat, and no petroleum fumes in our mountain air.

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Maple Tree Lease ( was $74.95 ) $69.95  

Maple Bucket Lease ($59.95 )  

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Rent a 2018 Fair Trade Coffee Tree!

4.75 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

Give someone Fair Trade coffee beans grown in Nicaragua.

  • The gourmet coffee beans are certified organic and kosher.
  • The taste and aroma are exquisite.
  • Fair Trade encourages & teaches ecologically-sound methods of agriculture.
  • You are helping some of the poorest farmers in the world double their standard of living.

The gift starts with a personalized, parchment Lease Document and Announcement Folder, followed by Progress Reports that will glow with local color, describing the elaborate ritual involved in making your gift recipient’s coffee beans- the long journey from the mountains to their cup.

Coffee Leases cover more than one tree, since a single tree will yield only enough for one pound of finished coffee beans.

Lease a Fair Trade Coffee Tree for a friend who won’t be “seen without their caffeine”! They will receive a blend of dark and medium roasted, 100% organically grown, aromatic coffee beans from the mountains of Nicaragua. Our farmers are paid a premium so that we can offer you the “cream of the crop”.

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Two Tree Coffee Lease ($49.95 )  

Two Tree Coffee Lease (decaf) ($54.95 )  

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Rent a 2018 Goat!

5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
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Your friends will be able to say “Our goat contributed to this cheese. Isn’t it wonderful? Would you like to see her picture?”

  • The lease document entitles your gift recipient to fresh goat cheese that is produced from the milk of their very own ‘French Alpine’ Goat.
  • The cheese will be shipped directly to their door when they want it.
  • Progress Reports will keep your recipients up-to-date about life at the goat farm.
  • We do all the work and you get all the raves (while helping support America’s family farms).

A small family farm in the Berkshires, dedicated to the principles of sustainable agriculture, produces this artisanal cheese. Absolutely no preservatives, stabilizers, artificial ingredients, or additives of any kind are ever used.

Surprise someone with farm-fresh, all natural, goat cheese (aka chèvre) from their own French Alpine goat that lives on a small family farm in the Berkshires.  Your recipient will be able to say “Our goat contributed to this cheese. Would you like to see her picture?”

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Dairy Goat Lease ($49.95 )  

$49.95

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Rent a 2018 Pistachio Tree!

4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
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Share in the harvest of California “high desert”, sun-ripened (roasted and salted) pistachios – extra large and meaty with natural non-dyed shells. Our California farmer says: “We honestly believe that we produce the best-tasting and largest pistachio nuts in the world”. He is absolutely right! These pistachios have twice been judged as the “World’s Best Tasting” in blind-taste contests. Because the average tree is 12-16 feet tall and will yield 30 to 40 pounds of nuts, we will divide the harvest from each tree among a dozen tree-tenants.

  • Rent a pistachio tree for someone who would enjoy pistachios from their own tree.
  • The Lease Document is calligraphed with your recipient’s name, and comes with an Announcement Card explaining the program. Periodic Progress Reports provide facts, anecdotes and folklore about the grove. We can even send a photograph of the tree “hard at work” at blossom time.
  • We do all the work and you get all the raves (while helping support America’s family farms).

Treat a friend to the harvest from their own California pistachio tree. These “high desert”, sun-ripened (roasted and salted) pistachios, with natural non-dyed shells, are the best-tasting and largest pistachio nuts in the world! They have twice been judged as the “World’s Best Tasting” in blind-taste contests.

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Pistachio Tree Lease ($69.95 )  

Pistachio Branch Lease ($59.95 )  

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Rent a 2018 Sheep!

4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

Experience the warmth, comfort, and durability of a natural wool blanket from the wool of a flock that includes your own Dorset sheep, a beloved member of a shepherd’s cooperative.

  • It all starts with the tender care we take of the sheep of your choice.
  • Sheep are first sheared in April (they get a second shearing if their fleece gets too long).
  • The pure virgin wool, nature’s premier fiber, is carefully washed -without the use of solvents, bleaches, moth-proofing or harsh chemicals- by skilled weavers.The wool is then carded, spun, woven, and napped into natural, custom-woven blankets. An heirloom that will be appreciated and enjoyed for generations.
  • Our three progress reports will keep your recipient up-to-date on the tender care of their sheep, connecting them to the land and the flock.
  • We do all the work and you get all the raves (while helping support America’s small family farms and craftsmen).

Treat a friend (or newlyweds) to the warmth and comfort of a natural, organic blanket made from their own sheep’s wool. After your gift recipient’s sheep is sheared the wool is rushed to the mill to be custom-woven into a pure, virgin wool blanket -made as nature intended with no compromise on quality, and without the use of any dyes or chemicals.

The perfectly natural way to stay warm.

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2 Sheep Lease 90" X 90" Blanket ($249.95 )  

1 Sheep Lease 90" X 66" Blanket ($199.95 )  

Lamb Lease 45" X 40" Blanket ($119.95 )  

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Rent a 2018 Peach Tree!

5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
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Now you can share in the yield of fabulous tree-ripened peaches that taste and smell as fresh as peaches should! These juicy beauties are hand-picked at the peak of perfection and shipped to arrive within 2 days after being plucked from the tree. Peaches in supermarkets have been picked 6 weeks before they ripen -when they are still hard as a rock!

  • Rent a peach tree for someone who would enjoy peaches from their own tree.
  • The Lease Document is calligraphed with your recipient’s name, and comes with an Announcement Card explaining the program. Periodic Progress Reports provide facts, anecdotes and folklore about the grove. We can even send a photograph of the tree “hard at work” at blossom time.
  • We do all the work and you get all the raves (while helping support America’s family farms).

Sorry, Georgia Peaches can’t be shipped to California or Arizona.

Give a friend a share of the harvest from a small Georgia peach farm by leasing one of their peach trees. Their fabulous tree-ripened, fresh peaches taste, feel & smell as peaches should! These juicy beauties are hand-picked at the peak of perfection and shipped to arrive a few days after being plucked from the tree.

Sorry, Georgia Peaches can’t be shipped to California or Arizona.

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Peach Tree Lease ($69.95 )  

$69.95

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Rent a 2018 Cow!

5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
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On a picture-perfect Vermont hillside, complete with red barns and a 150-year-old stone farmhouse, a small family farm makes the finest farmstead cheddar cheese, just for you and your gift recipient!

  • Our cows are fed only fresh hay, grain, and pasturage since any cheese is only as good as the milk that goes into it.
  • No BST or other chemicals are ever used.
  • Your cow  spends time outside every day, unlike those cooped up in a modern “factory farm.”
  • The high butterfat content of the milk from your pampered toast-colored, soft-eyed, long-lashed Jersey cow ensures a rich, smooth cheese.

Progress Reports will tell recipients about the fine art of cheese-making, farm life, and all the moos that’s fit to print about the herd. And, if you like, we can take a photo of their cow to add to the family album!

We do all the work and you get all the raves (while helping support America’s family farms).

Surprise someone with the rental of a Vermont dairy cow for superior cheddar cheese from an animal they will be on a first-name basis with. The high butterfat content of the milk from their pampered toast-colored, soft-eyed, long-lashed Jersey cow ensures delivery of a rich, smooth, hand-made cheese.

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Cow Lease ($59.95 )  

$59.95

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Rent a 2018 Organic Cocoa Tree!

4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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Your 100% organic cocoa will also be naturally processed so that it has a smoother taste, lighter color and more refined aroma than commercial-grade cocoa. Because most of us only know chocolate that is packed with sugar, this organic cocoa is a taste revelation. Cocoa from Costa Rica has a distinctively chocolate flavor, with a floral bouquet. Choose Baker’s cocoa if you don’t want any organic sugar or dry milk added.

Cacao, the fruit from which chocolate is made, is the ideal agricultural commodity for the rainforest because it depends on the rainforest canopy for its survival!

The Rent Mother Nature Fair Trade Cocoa Lease meets the highest standards for social and environmental responsibility. The farmers receive fair compensation to support their families and communities and incentives to work their land wisely, while you enjoy this delicious product and help protect the rainforest of Costa Rica.

We do all the work and you get all the raves (while helping support sustainable agriculture).

Giving a friend the harvest from their own Fair Trade cocoa tree will help protect the Rainforest of Costa Rica & support a farmer’s cooperative. This 100% organic, naturally processed cocoa has a smoother taste, lighter color & more refined aroma than commercial-grade cocoa. Choose cocoa (hot chocolate) or, for the chef in your life, baker’s cocoa (no sugar or milk).

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Cocoa Tree Lease ($69.95 )  

Baker`s Cocoa Tree Lease ($69.95 )  

Cocoa Branch Lease ($49.95 )  

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