La Vie Rustic

La Vie Rustic

This is my an on-line store dedicated to bringing, in the French style, the best and most authentic products to the new wave of backyard and urban gardeners, animal husbandmen and women, home cooks, and anyone, anywhere who, like me, wishes to practice a sustainable lifestyle mindfully producing, cooking, and caring for their own food, even if only a small part of it.

The store opened in September, 2014,  and people have been purchasing such products as  Heirloom French Lettuce and Chicory Seed Collections, Sel de Figues, Herbes de Provence,  fresh-cut True Sweet Bay leaves,  seeds for Red Poppy Fields, and even a Potager Garden Set with Maps and 13 different seeds, pictured below, and all created by me in the spirit of Provence, on my small farm in Northern California.

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0302_2015-04-24_LaVieRustic-MedYou can even find DIY charctuerie sets for Jambon Cru and Roulade, pictured at left, photograph by Thomas Kuoh.

La Vie Rustic’s products have been featured in numerous publications, including Sunset Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Sacramento News and Review, Edible Marin and Wine Country, Remodelista and more. See the links to these on

Come and visit and see the simple, but beautiful things you can buy to enrich life in the French style.