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A Letterpress Printer with a Vintage Press and a Rural Sense of Style

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

--- | BELL STREET FARM in Los Alamos, CA. Just go there! Great food, love the branding a passionate business owner!

Friday, May 27, 2011


The following local link provides contacts to help where it is needed after the tornado in Joplin Missouri.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


 June 6 & 7 exclusively at the Lynn Mitchell Group Showroom in LA! See you there!
If you can't make it our wholesale catalog [available June 1, 2011] is only a click away. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Friday, December 31, 2010


"Just because you start the day with a plan, doesn't mean you have to follow it..."

Sunday, July 25, 2010

---| Our New Collection Arriving Daily at...

Vintage Milk Bottle Cap Designs
--| Bennett Schneider, Kansas City, MO
--| Belle Fete, Great Barrington, MA
--| Epitome Papers, Edina, MN
--| Flax, Los Angeles, CA
--| Nest & Co, St John Virgin Islands
--| Paper Delights, Seattle, WA
--| Present Perfect, Portland, OR
--| Pulp, Provincetown, MA
--| Pulp, Washington, DC
--| R.S.V.P, Iowa City, IA
--| Stationery Station, Highland Park, IL
--| Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Pocantico Hills, NY
--| Summerhouse, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
--| The Dotted Line, Nashville, TN
--| The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY
--| The Paper Lady, Denver, CO

Friday, July 2, 2010

---| Notes from the Garden...

If you are in New York, head over to the Bronx and visit The New York Botanical Gardens. Now through October they are featuring Garden-To-Table Weekends. Home gardening demonstrations along with new culinary adventures to show you how to be creative in your own kitchen and garden. Missed your planting this year? Not to worry. We just shipped our new Garden Vegetable Greeting Cards to the gift shop and they arrived just in time for you to  harvest!

Friday, June 18, 2010

---| Commercial Worth Viewing....

I saw this commercial for the first time last night. I am by no means a person that is into cars, but the message within this Jeep Cherokee spot should not be missed. Specifically those of us who still proudly manufacturer in the USA. Video: First 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee commercial released — Autoblog
Support your local manufacturer and purchase Made in USA products. If a car is not on your short list, check out Still Made in the USA for other products. "The Things We Make, Make Us..." Well done.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

---| Ahhhhhh....!

My husband came home from work last night with this sweet flower posy from his Chef's Garden in Big Sur. "The Chef", was ranked by USA Today/Zagot as the #1 Hotel Restaurant in the State of California and #11 in the USA! SWEET!  ps... [ You can buy his cookbook here...]

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

---| GREETINGS etc...Going Green

Check out the NSS Issue from Greetings etc... we were showcased in the Going Green with Eco-Friendly Products section, page 28. See more of our sustainable-minded designs at the show booth #2254. Blind letterpress printed on 100% recycled cotton handmade paper style #TY86.

Friday, April 30, 2010


Were back to NYC for the National Stationery Show, May 16-19, 2010. Rajshel at The Stationery-Hustle is blogging a three part series following five different companies as they prepare for, experience and continue on with their business after the show wraps up. Check out her "Show Stoppers NSS special coverage" Fresh Heifers is included.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010


HOMESCAPES CARMEL has settled into their new Home & Garden Location in The Barnyard Shopping Village Hwy 1 in Carmel California. They have some wonderful one of a kind items for inside and out. Our Letterpress greeting cards made the move too! A must shop.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on."
Henry Ellis, 1721-1806

Friday, October 9, 2009


"Inspired by antique grain and feed sacks discovered in a machine shed..." Hot off the press! From our current greeting card line as featured in the Fall 2009 issue of Stationery Trends Magazine Fresh Picks -Folksy Style Z69

Monday, October 5, 2009


Heartbroken, laying in piles of my Gourmet subscriptions that date back to the last 10 years-there are more, but these are the most accessible at this moment-I can't believe what I just read.... "Conde Nast Closing Gourmet Magazine". After 68 years one would think about a bi-monthly subscription or ask the subscribers to pay a little more per subscription before just saying good-bye altogether? I left Bon Appetit for the new direction of Gourmet years ago, so I guess my remaining subscription will go back to a very basic BA. Soon, what will become of print media with all of these closures? With nothing left to print, are printers next? From where I stand, which most of the time is behind a century old vintage Letterpress, I certainly hope not.
Alas, Gourmet, you will be missed in my kitchen.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


The St. Louis Cardinals are the NL central division champions!!!! So, on that Cy Young engraving...is it capital Wain....YES!

"If your not going to have farmland...

...you are not going to have food..." Glad to see our First Lady continue her support of farms and farmers- video

Thursday, September 10, 2009


We finally tackled the paper vault and are offering odds and ends of greeting cards from years past including stationery and bulk envelopes at less than 1/2 price! Check out our Etsy shop each day through this weekend, prices start at $2.00... stock up now!

Sunday, September 6, 2009


I am a re-purposer of sorts. I like to find another good use for things other than the intended one. Growing up, a coffee can had many lives...it held nails, screws, bolts, seeds, buttons, pens & pencils, mud pies, plant starts, scraps...you get the idea. At the end of its life, it was hammered flat and put into a box to then be recycled. Today I am thrilled to see these "we survived the depression" ways of living resurfacing. IDEA: I buy limes and lemons that come in the plastic mesh bag and I found the ultimate reuse-I store my bulbs in them each season. The bulbs get plenty of air, I can write over the label as to the contents and they stack/store in the shed until ready to plant again. While on the topic of bags, check these out...reMADE USA.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Fresh Heifers Artisan Letterpress will be presenting new Sustainable-Minded Wedding Invitations and Bridal Ephemera at the "Plan Your Perfect Day" Bridal Extravaganza Sunday August 30, 2009 from 12-4 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort and Spa. {Brides there will be hourly drawings for wonderful give-aways including our new Letterpress Wedding Menus.} BOOTH #6 see you there.

Friday, August 14, 2009


The tomatoes at the Farmers Market this week arrived just in time! I used my last can of sauce this week for Craig's Birthday meal...{ spaghetti with meatballs of course! } After printing today, I could hardly wait to put up the first batch of the season! These tomatoes are grown at Borba Farms located in Aromas California.

Friday, August 7, 2009


I sit here with my 40+ year old Girl Scout sash, complete with the tattered badges for sewing, cooking and first aid. I remember the trips to GS Camp, the meetings after school and SELLING COOKIES. The Thin Mint, is a bit of tradition in most America households. As youngsters, we learned responsibility and how to interact with people by selling cookies. Our customers were able to support a very worthwhile national organization. The fact that someone would rip off the recipes and try to compete with the Girl Scouts for piggish profits is bad. I don't go looking for these bad acts, Wal Mart just seems to do them repeatedly. Knocking off 2 Girl Scout cookies to resell under their own name is shameful, even if they do give RV's a free ride in their parking lots. My advice, don't shop there and eat the real cookie, by buying yours from a Girl Scout.

Friday, July 31, 2009


What happens when cycling culture collides with poster art? ARTCRANK. Fresh Heifers was invited to submit a letterpress poster design for the bicycle-themed poster art show making its debut in St. Louis on Saturday, August 29. As international racing teams gather for The Tour of Missouri, St. Louis will host a unique art show that celebrates bicycles and the people who ride them. If your in town, check it out: RGG Photo Gallery on 509 North Garrison Avenue, just outside of downtown, admission is free and all posters sell for just $30 each.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


We live in the world of unique, different and anything is possible. We design with all aspects of your special event in mind. We thrive on intriguing first impressions, subtle details and the phrase, " I have never seen anything like this before..." and we love it when our clients smile. Our residence, no question, is outside the box.
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Monday, July 20, 2009


The LA Gift Show was a nice couple of days out of the studio and a chance to be social. { our cats were begging us to go on a mini trip } One of the highlights was taking my husband to the Getty where we had lunch on the patio in the midst of the most amazing views. The Jo Ann Callis photography exhibit was a favorite as we are already trying to find time to go back and see what we missed. { The Cardinal's are playing the Dodgers in August and that would get me out from behind the press in an instant } At the showroom, a fellow vendor, Heidi from Rock Scissors Paper brought up a quote from Tom Waits pertaining to wonder. I have thought about it a lot and couldn't agree more with his quote: "This is what's wrong with the world. Everything is explained now. We live in an age when you say casually to somebody 'What's the story on that?' and they can run to the computer and tell you within five seconds. That's fine, but sometimes I'd just as soon continue wondering. We have a deficit of wonder right now."

Monday, June 15, 2009


So, you have probably figured out by now that I am a lifelong St Louis Cardinals fan. They seem to be in a little bit of a slump the past few weeks. In a perfect world, they would be on top instead of the 1/2 game back. {YES THEY ARE ONLY 1/2 GAME BACK} Yet in true Cardinal fashion, they like to keep it interesting and we {the fans} like to keep it positive by supporting TLR and his crew. Unlike a certain rival team who is currently "'booing" one of their players each at bat. Your either a fan or your not a fan. You cheer on your team during a shut-out loss or the World Series win. Tuesday is a new day as Detroit visits ST Louis for three games. No matter what the score, a little positive support can go a long way. GO REDBIRDS!!!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Earthbound Farm kicked off their annual Chef Walk in Carmel Valley today. It is always wonderful to get out in the "dirt" and harvest. If you are not familiar with the Chef Walk, it goes like this. A guest Chef, {in this case my husband Craig} and farmer Mark {a fellow hillbilly} escort guest to the fields to walk, talk, learn and harvest what's in season. The Chef then demonstrates a dish or two with the bounty for all to enjoy. You leave with a new recipe, your produce and a "thing or two"'' about healthy organic growth as Earthbound Farm celebrates 25 years of Food to live by. Today the menu was based around Baby Gem Lettuces and Savoy Spinach resulting in 2 amazing salads! {even if he is my husband...they were great!} For the recipes click the links below although it takes a few days to post. What does this have to do with Letterpress you ask? Countless Inspiration for new eco-friendly Wedding Invitation designs and recalling a wonderful idea for Wedding Parties. The Idea comes from a conversation at a local Bridal event with Janice Twomey, the catering sales manager at Carmel Valley Ranch. Why not arrange for a "Wedding Party Chef Walk" as part of the celebration with family and friends? I think it is an amazing idea for the perfect "green" addition to your wedding celebration.

Monday, June 1, 2009


A tattered feed sack was my inspiration for 2009... weathered ticking stripes, blind letterpress, faded ink impression, stiching and cottage florals. Just got home and getting reorganized after the New York Stationery Show. Check out the Greetings ETC May/June 2009 issue...Letterpress article included Fresh Heifers Letterpress in a very timely article by Joann fink ...Affordable Luxury.


I ran across an interesting company out of Chicago...WomanCraft. They make paper from 100% recycled office paper and reclaimed flowers. The note cards and gift tags are especially nice. Speaking of nice, WomanCraft provides artisan positions and transitional jobs to women facing barriers to employment. You can buy directly from their site ... http://www.womancraft.net/


AT&T PARK, San Francisco a Sunday afternoon game...even after loosing yesterday to the Giants, 5-3, we love our Redbirds! It reminded me of the joyous 4 hour drive we would make to Busch Stadium on a sweltering July afternoon to cheer on our favorite team, the St Louis Cardinals. Yesterday, the fog rolled in as we had our beer and hot dog tail gate, a wonderful view of the Bay Bridge and lots of Cardinal's fans! My husband, also a fan since childhood, scored some great seats between home and first. The only thing we missed was the Mike Shannon KTRS broadcast. EXPLANATION: My dad had it down...when the game was on TV, he would turn down the volume and tune the radio to Mike Shannon's call of the game. Thank goodness for the MLB baseball package as even in CA we can watch all the Cardinal's games. We even, on occasion, turn down the volume, tune in KTRS on the computer and cheer them on the way to another World Series Championship....

Saturday, February 28, 2009


This is a wonderful source for shoppers wishing to buy quality products that are made in America ... http://www.stillmadeinusa.com/ The site incourages feedback, so don't hesitate to send along your favorite manufacturers, retailers or craftspeople.

Monday, February 23, 2009


You can't explain it any better than that. America looses 1.2 million acres of farmland annually. This continues to be a disturbing fact and when you think about it, we are all involved whether we want to be or not... because we eat to live. Then there are those of us who live to just eat. Whatever camp you support, the thought of not being able to buy a beautiful, juicy ripe tomato in August from a local farmer during the weekly Market is distressing. It's bad enough that I have to wait out the winter and spring for my favorite fruit to produce naturally, while hoping I have enough canned from the previous season to keep me in savory tomato sauce until summer. The idea of purchasing a tomato that has taken the "around the world in 80 days" route to the super market could be on the horizon sooner than we think. Supporting your local farms and farmers is one logical step in the staircase of many to not letting our farmland disappear. No Farms No Food... click here to order your bumper sticker for free. The AFT is a great source with tips on how we all can engage and support the future of agriculture.
Sometimes its the simplicity we unknowingly yearn for.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

MADE IN USA-yes we are!

As part of Fresh Heifers sustainable-minded design, we diligently source for made in USA materials and supplies. Not just because it is the "in" thing to do, but because we believe it is the right thing to do. Fresh Heifers Artisan products are Made in the USA. We love paper, if you are a local artisan, drop us a line.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


" The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt