Spring Shares– Herbal package

Hey!  How did you like the surprise?–that little bag of herbs–What you got may have contained Sage, Hyssop, and three kinds of mints:  Lemon Mint, Peppermint, and Spearmint.   These are the herbs that are currently growing in our garden.  Wikipedia will enlighten you on their uses and history–most are medicinal and culinary, both.   We sell our herbs for $3.00 for 1/4#.  Hyssop is harvested in the Spring and Fall–We are almost done with the Spring Harvest.  The Mints grow like a weed–especially the lemon balm–and are available most of the summer.  Sage has one more week of harvest and then we’ll give it time to recover.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these items, send me an email.

We will also have Basil, Oregano, Parsley, Cilantro, Dill, and Fennel later in the season.  We use the Basil, Parsley, and Oregano in our Spaghetti Sauce kits for canners.  These are in their infancy stage right now– 

Remember to open your bags up.  Use your fresh herbs within a week–if you can’t get to them, then dehydrate them for use within the next two years.  Fresh herbs are the best, fresh dried are a good second best!

The Farmer’s Wife


4 responses to this post.

  1. Audra–Some of the shares had a light green round thing and some had a purple round thing–commonly known as Kohlrabi, nicknamed German turnip, though not a turnip at all but a member of the Brassica family (broccoli and cauliflower). What to do with it?–peel it and slice it up for a snack, grate it into your coleslaw or tossed salad….or, my favorite: cube it and fry it up with your potatoes! I think you can also steam it with some of the carrots from your share, and maybe add some cauliflower and broccoli if you have them from the weeks before. Lightly butter it before you serve it–hmmm

  2. Posted by Audra Crouse on June 26, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    T: Loved the lettuces and didn’t know those were herbs – late and tired when I got home last night so just didn’t do anything with that particular bag. Made a salad with the fresh greens with grapes, green onions, candied pecans and Raspberry Walnut Litehouse dressing. Fabulous!! Would have been good with a little feta but didn’t have any. We’re having a stir fry tonight with the baby bok choy (that’s what it is, right?). Question: what was the round purple thing? Thanks! A

  3. Dr. Bob–Bee Healthy on Big Horn Ave. $5 for 1# bags of Spinach, and 12 oz bags of Gourmet Baby Leaf Lettuce mix. Soon–Large Leafed Kales, Swiss Chard…and when we have time to pick it– Baby Leaf Red Russian Kale. Bee Healthy hours are 10-5:30, Monday through Friday, and 10-3:00 on Saturday’s. CHECK IT OUT! We’ll try to keep the greens available all summer.

  4. Posted by Dr. Bob Bayuk on June 26, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Any extra veggies available for non – Spring Share folks? If so, when/where are they available?

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