HERB PRODUCTS
Herbs are very versatile plants and can find their way into many areas of everyday life. We try to demonstrate this idea in the preserved products we create, the recipes we share, the conversations we have at market. I think about and offer these products in two ways: As culinary and as medicinal/ wellness products.

Our culinary products include dried herb, herb seasonings, stevia, hot peppers. Our medicinal and wellness products include a variety of herbal teas, and dried herbs, berries and roots.


Unlike some herb and spice purveyors, I can tell you where and most likely when the herbs in our blends were grown and harvested. We rotate what we grown, so we may grow one herb in great quantity one year for use in subsequent years. If we do not have quantity to produce some of the items listed here, we don't, or we do it as a special request from customers. Items not grown on our farm have been chosen for a number of reasons, the main one being, we know the farm, farmer and the farming methods used to produce the herb or spice or we choose items we can't get otherwise locally, labeled as organic. We have a list of ingredients we may use in some products not grown at the farm here.

CULINARY HERB PRODUCTS

Cooking With Herbs: Bring distinctive fresh takes to your food with the fragrance of herbs

The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1

DRIED CULINARY HERBS

Herbs offered dried, chopped, crumbled or ground fine and in spice rack size jars.

HERBS SEASONINGS

Taking a sauce class at the Culinary Institute in Napa Valley many years ago inspired a lifetime of experimenting with food, especially spices and herbs.These blends come from years of travel and experimenting, they are nteresting blends to jazz up anything you're cooking. Offered in spice rack size jars

STEVIA PRODUCTS

We offer Stevia finely ground in shaker jars. You will also find our stevia in many of our teas and grilling rubs.

GRILLING RUBS

Herb combinations ground fine to add to oil for marinating prior to grilling. Packaged in a resealable tin.

FRESH HANDMADE
Filè POWDER

It is the powdered leaves of the sassafras tree. When ground, they smell somewhat like eucalyptus. Filè powder is used in authentic Creole or Cajun cuisine. Long before the use of Filè powder for Creole and Cajun cooking, American Indians pounded sassafras leaves into a powder and added them to soups and stews. Offered in spice rack size jars

WILD GINGER POWDER

Wild Ginger is rare and we harvest it in small quantities in late summer. We divide the plants in the field take the oldest roots and replant the remaining tubers. This encourages the field to grow larger and helps with spacing and better growth for the plants that remain.

FIRE POWDER

Made from a blend of 5 of our hottest peppers. Sun dried, ground to a fine powder. Offered in spice rack size jars.

HOT PEPPER SAUCES

We started growing hot peppers to dry for our personal use and for our market seasonings. Then we started growing more fresh peppers to make hot sauces. We make limited quantities of our hot pepper sauce in the late Summer or early Autumn.

DRIED HOT PEPPERS

We offer as available our hot peppers sun dried. We like it hot and so our peppers are also hot, hot, hot!

FRESH CUT HERBS

Herbs make any food taste better! Fresh herbs are the secret to many with a "secret ingredient" recipes! Starting as early as May and through out the summer we sometimes bring fresh cut herb bunches to market. Sold in rubber banded bunches.


Dinner Made Simple: 35 Everyday Ingredients, 350 Easy Recipes

 

FRESH HANDMADE MUSTARDS

Mustard making is a simple process, ground seeds and water added together. However, making an excellent mustard takes practice and fresh ingredients. Fresh mustard is very intense and is nearly invulnerable to deterioration. It is one of the more powerful anti-microbial plants we know of. We make small batches to ensure flavor and taste consistency.

 

STAGHORN SUMAC POWDER

The country lemon. Used in African, Moroccan and Middle Eastern cooking. Wild gathered, sun dried ground fine. Offered in spice rack size jars.


Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

 


MEDICINAL & WELLNESS HERB PRODUCTS
Many herbs and field collected information about herbs have not been evaluated by the US Food And Drug Administration. It should be noted that medicinal herbs can have a different effect on each person. If you are unsure how an herb may affect you, consult a health care professional. Medicinal and wellness herbs offered dried [as available] at market:


DANDELION
TEA - Sun dried. Wild dandelion root, leaves and petals. [Foraged]
CHICKWEED TEA - Sun dried. Wild chickweed, leaves and flowers crumbled. [Foraged]
SASSAFRAS - Crumbled sassafras leaves.[Foraged]
FEVERFEW - Crumbled feverfew leaves and flowers. [Cultivated]
LEMON BALM - Crumbled lemon balm leaves. [Cultivated]
SKULLCAP - Crumbled skullcap leaves.[Foraged]
RASPBERRY LEAF - Crumbled red raspberry leaf. [Cultivated]
GOLDENSEAL ROOT (YELLOW ROOT) - Sun dried roots, chopped into pieces.[Foraged]


THIRD WAVE HERBAL TEAS


Tea is echoing the “third wave” coffee movement where ingredients and process are put in the forefront. You can think of tea in three different stages as well. The first wave started at the turn of the 20th Century with commercial products like "Lipton" and "Luzianne".
The second wave though upscale, still involved commercial producers like “Celestial” and “Tevanna”. The third and current wave is being driven by small tea shops that source ingredients directly from farmers. The emphasis is on simple great tasting blends of ingredients, skipping imitation flavorings that don’t belong with tea combined with the process of the tea brewing.

The first thing with brewing the perfect cup is to source good tea. We've been growing herbs for 30 years and we know how to put the perfect blend of flavors and herbs together to produce a enjoyable yet purposeful cup of tea! While herbs generally are caffeine free, there are some herbs that can be used to achieve the same effect without the addictive qualities! Herbal tea also has many health benefits the significant benefits are included on the labels of our teas. You can read about the herbs in our teas here.

All of our purposeful teas provide information about the combination of herbs in the blend, so to decide which type of tea to drink, decide first by function:


Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America, Third Edition (Peterson Field Guides)

TEAS THAT HELP PRODUCE SLEEP

TEAS THAT HELP DESTRESS

WELLNESS TEAS

OUR UNIQUE FARM BLENDS

NATURAL REMEDIES

JUMP START THE DAY

 

How do you brew the best cup of tea?

Step 1: Pack it into your own bag or mesh teaball.

Trade the factory-produced dust stuffed tea bag for whole leaf, unflavored tea. The first thing with brewing the perfect cup is to source good tea. Good tea is tea that's produced in small batches and that is unflavored. Meaning no fruity or artifical flavorings in the list of i ngredients. Choosing a good tea means ingredients need to be consistent in size, shape, and color. And that consistency is only possible when there's a human hand involved in the process of picking and crumbling the leaves, flowers and berries. No machine can mass produce consistent herb tea ingredients.

Step 2: Use fresh, boiling water.

Filtered water is ideal, tap water has a flavor that changes the natural flavor of herb tea. 8 ounces boiling per 1 heaping teaspoon of tea and steeping it for 3-5 minutes.

Step 3: Make it personal.

Brew it how you like it. Unless you're brewing a whole pot for a crowd, tea is a personal experience. Any good tea brewed with these instructions will have a complexity, meaning it has an awesome aroma, it has a great taste, and a pleasent after taste. Enjoy the entire experience, from the visual of the tea in the jar to the pleasant after taste!





Mosby's Handbook of Herbs & Natural Supplements, 4e

The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook: Your Comprehensive Reference to the Best Herbs for Healing

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