SHAGBARK FARM - ADAMS COUNTY, OHIO

 

FARM OPERATION
WHAT WE OFFER
Fresh Fruit
Dam Good Jam
Mushrooms
Hickory Products
Herbal Products
Wild Edibles
Honey

AT MARKET
OUR RECIPES
BOOKS & GADGETS

 

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.

 


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

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

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

 

CULINARY HERB PRODUCTS

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

HERBS SEASONINGS
These blends come from years of travel and experimenting, they are interesting 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 our grilling rubs and some of our teas.

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

The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler

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

CATNIP
Leaves and flowers for your feline friends! Packaged in a resealable tin.

Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets

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.

PICKLED HOT PEPPERS
We offer as available pickled hot peppers for your cocktails, charcuterie boards or any other culinary application where some fire is needed.

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.


Dinner Made Simple: 35 Everyday Ingredients, 350 Easy Recipes

 


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

SIMPLE SYRUPS
(Herb, fruit, flower, berry infused syrups)

Simple Syrups we make:
HOT PEPPER
LAVENDER
BASIL
LEMON CHAMOMILE
LICORICE
& OTHER HERB COMBINATIONS

We make simple syrups from foraged ingredients as well. Read about them here.

We also make a variety of shrubs(drinking vinegars), read about the foraged varieties here and the cultivated fruit varieties here.

Find a complete list of all mixers and cocktail recipes here.


The Wildcrafted Cocktail: Make Your Own Foraged Syrups, Bitters, Infusions, and Garnishes;

 


The Wildcrafting Brewer: Creating Unique Drinks and Boozy Concoctions from Nature's Ingredients

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.

All of our purposeful teas provide information about the combination of herbs in the blend right on the label.

PURPOSEFUL TEAS WE BLEND & OFFER AT MARKETS
Tea varieties vary each season, check out the red baskets at market!


TEAS THAT PRODUCE SLEEP

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WELLNESS TEAS

OUR UNIQUE FARM BLENDS

NATURAL REMEDIES

JUMP START THE DAY

CREATE YOUR OWN TEA BLEND
In 2019 we are offering the opportunity to create and blend your own tea.

Purposeful teas generally are a combination of 3 or more types of herbs. A base herb, which sets the overall purpose of the tea, medicinal herbs that contribute to the overall purpose of the tea, flavors to make the taste more enjoyable and often times, a sweetener.

When blending herbs for teas, we think about what we'd like it to do - if anything. Do we want it to help us go to sleep? Do we want to enjoy something soothing and relaxing while reading a book or cruising online? Are we having a tea party? Do we need something that's like coffee in the morning but that doesn't have the buzz caffeine provides? Will it be hot or iced when you enjoy it? How about the flavor, do we want it sweet? Tangy? Bitter?

In mixing herbs together for purpose and taste, we want to balance bitter herbs with something mild lemony or sweet - or all of these. You can also hide bitter flavors with strong flavors. Mild herbs can be boosted with a lemony or floral taste. Lemony flavors are best alone or enhanced with something more floral or sweet. The combinations are endless, but if you keep in mind the purpose and keep it simple, you will have created a beautiful custom blend all your own!

Below is a list of the herbs we offer at markets. The descriptions are more lengthy than what's on the labels to assist you in blending your own custom blended tea:

Teapot Kettle with warmer - Tea Pot and Tea Infuser Set- Holds 3-4 cups

Grateful Gnome - Hummingbird Feeder - Hand Blown Glass - Blue Egg with Flowers - 36 Fluid Ounces


The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle

Sweese 2102 Porcelain Tea Mug with Infuser and Lid, 15 OZ,

Hiware Good Glass Teapot with Stainless Steel Infuser & Lid,



Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use

BASE HERBS

LEMON BALM - Reduces stress and anxiety, promotes sleep, improves appetite, and eases indigestion. A natural antihistimine. May help to make the thyroid slow in people with hyperthyroidism. Predominately lemon balm promotes relaxation. Has a lemony aroma, but not too strong with lemony taste.

RASPBERRY LEAF - Promotes good health, calms anxiety and stress. High in vitamin C and antioxidents. Commonly used by nurse midwives to ease delivery. In women, can induce labor and can act like estrogen hormone treatment. The taste is more like green tea than anything else.

CHAMOMILE - Chamomile is known to induce sleep and can strengthen the immune system. Can reduce stress and anxiety by raising the levels of serotonin and melatonin. Acts as a diuretic in some. May be helpful in reducing colic in babies by improving digestive function. The taste is floral and unique. Blends well with honey.

MEDICINAL HERBS

FEVERFEW - Remedies for headaches, fevers & arthritis. Mostly used for migraine headaches. (bitter).

SKULLCAP - Sedative & nerve tonic. (mild to no taste)
GINKO LEAF - Enhances memory. (mild to no taste)

DANDELION ROOT - A rich source of vitamins A, B complex, C & D & minerals (iron, potassium, & zinc). Has antioxidant properties. Diuretic. Appetite stimulant. (mild, tastes somewhat like green tea).

COLTSFOOT - Soothe dry cough & throat irritation. Can reduce fever & chest congestion. Natural antihistamine. (bitter)

CHICKWEED - A rich source of calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C. Diuretic. Appetite suppressant. An expectorant & cooling to the lungs. Used for constipation & stomach disorders. (mild, tastes somewhat like green tea)

BORAGE - Improves function of lungs. Reduces fever. Reduces cough. Reduces pain & swelling. Antidepressant. Can be used to increase lactation. Cures hangover in some. (mild to mildly minty).

GOLDEN SEAL - Natural antibiotic and immune system enhancer. (VERY bitter)
LAVENDER - Relaxes mind & body. Reduce stress. Sleep aid. Relieves indigestion. Reduce muscle stress. Antidepressant. Antiseptic. Antibiotic. (perfumey & floral)

FLAVORING HERBS

SUMAC BERRY - Tart, lemony.
LEMON PEEL - Tart, lemony.
FENNEL SEED - licorice like but without the sweetness.
HIBISCUS - Tart, lemony, tastes somewhat like cranberry
ELDERFLOWER - Antioxidant. Antiviral. A defense against cold and flu. Boosts immune system. Flavoring is flowery.
GINGER ROOT - Spicy, tangy
LICORICE ROOT - Spicy, tangy, sweet.

HERBS THAT SWEETEN

STEVIA LEAF - sweetens with almost zero calories, does not encourage cavities and is non-glycemic. In its raw leaf form stevia is 10 to 15 times sweeter than cane sugar.

CRYSTALIZED GINGER - pungent, spicy sweetness. Is ginger root coated with cane sugar.

LICORCE STICK - Long segments(sticks) of the licorice plant root. You'll need a nutmeg grater of some sort (find them in our market booth) to unlock the sweetness.


nutmeg or hard herb/spice grater

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 start with 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 ingredients. 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, filtered if possible, boiling water.

Tea is 90% water so think about the quality and temperature of the water you're going to use. The purity and freshness of the water adds to the flavor of the tea. If you can - Opt for filtered or bottle spring water, and avoid distilled water, as this is purified of its natural content of minerals and will lead to a flat tasting beverage.

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. When preparing tea, we’re tempted to let it steep for longer for obtaining a stronger taste, but the general rule says you should add more leaves, not extend the brewing time - this may lead to a bitter taste. Tea leaves expand so it’s better to let them move freely inside the brewing pot, more flavor will be extracted and will be visually pleasing.

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!

Hamilton Beach 40865 Glass Electric Kettle, 1.7-Liter, Brushed Metal

Teabloom Tea-For-One Brewing Mug Set Large Insulated Double Wall Glass Mug,

Porcelain Butterfly & Dragonfly Teapot Trimmed In Gold

MOON MILK POWDER
Beginning in 2019 we are offering one of the oldest sleep remedies known to man.

Moon milk is one of the oldest natural remedies for sleeplessness. Simply put, it’s a soothing glass of warm cow’s milk consumed right before bed. When included as a part of your nighttime routine, this bedtime beverage may help you get more rest.

Milk contains two substances that are related to sleep regulation: the amino acid - tryptophan and the hormone - melatonin which plays a role in our sleep-wake cycle. Typically combined with finely ground soothing herbs and ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is considered to be an adaptogen which is said to enhance the body’s response to stress.

Moon Milk powders:

PINK MOON MILK - a blend of ground beetroot, hibiscus, rose petal, ginger and ashwagandha.

GOLD MOON MILK - a blend of ground tumeric, chamomile, lemon peel, maitake mushroom, lions mane mushroom, ashwagandha.

 


Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal


Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook


Ayurveda (Idiot's Guides)

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