Way back in the summer Juanita and Rosa would pick Calendula flowers for us a couple of mornings a week. They laid them out on tables in the shade house to dry. This took only 3 days after which we vacuum packed and froze them. Now Juanita is opening the bags to infuse them into Olive oil. The oil is used for our calendulas salves and sugar scrubs. The oil takes on a strong orange hue. The healing properties of this flower have been known for centuries. You can order the products with your harvest share.