Herbs

Herbs


There's nothing like stepping out into the garden and clipping your own fresh herbs to add to your favorite summer dishes. We carry a wide selection of both perennial & annual herbs. Below find listed some of what you'll find available at the Farm.

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BASIL The scent & flavor of summer! Use in salads, curries, teas and sandwiches. Varieties include 'Broadleaf Sweet', 'Mammoth' and 'Pesto Perpetuo' (variegated). Annual.
BORAGE Clusters of hanging sky blue star shaped flowers. Cucumber flavored flowers & foliage can be used in salads. Annual.
CHAMOMILE Apple scented foliage. White flowers. Dry for use in teas. Annual.
CHERVIL Finely cut fern-like leaves have a mild sweet licorice flavor. Excellent in salads or cooking. Revered by French cooks and considered one of the classic "Fines Herbes". Annual.
CHIVES Chop leaves to flavor salads and for use in fish and potato dishes. Self sows. Perennial.
CILANTRO
(AKA CORIANDER)
Leaves used in Asian, Mexican and Middle Eastern cuisine. Seeds used for pickling.
COSTMARY Also known as "Bible Leaf". Mint scented foliage. Used in teas and as moth preventive. Perennial.
DILL Excellent in fish dishes, salads, omelets and herb butters. Essential for pickling! Beloved by beneficial insects. Annual.
FENNEL Celery-like stalks and feathery dill-like foliage. Sweet anise scent and flavor. Varieties include 'Florence' and Bronze Leaf. Annual.
LAVENDER Highly fragrant silver foliage used in potpourri as well as in baking & teas. Perennial.
LEMON BALM Lemon scented & flavored foliage used in teas, fruit dishes, candies and as a mosquito repellent. Perennial.
LEMON MINT Fragrant lemony-mint scented foliage and whorls of violet colored flowers. Excellent as a dried flower or for garnish or teas.
LEMON VERBENA Strongly lemon scented leaves for use in teas, jams, salads, liqueurs & garnishes. Annual.
LOVAGE Celery-like foliage. Use leaves & stems in soups, stews & salads. Seeds used in baking. Perennial.
MARJORAM, SWEET Use in meat dishes and pasta. Similar to Oregano but sweeter. Annual.
MINT Pungent foliage used in teas, beverages, jellies & syrups. Colonizing Perennial.
MYRRHIS "Sweet Cicely". Strongly anise-scented/flavored foliage & seeds. Used historically for medicinal uses. Currently used occasionally in baking. Perennial.
NASTURTIUM High in vitamin C. Crisp peppery taste is a great addition to salads or as a garnish. Annual.
PARSLEY Green leaves used in sauces, butter, dressings & stuffing. Varieties include Plain Italian and Triple Curled. Annual.
ROSEMARY Leaves used in meat dishes, potato dishes, soups, stews and vinegars. Perennial but not winter hardy in Wisconsin. Bring indoors to a bright window to overwinter. We also carry the variety 'Hill Hardy' which is selected for the ability to survive temperatures to
-15 ◦F.
RUE Attractive glaucous blue-green foliage. Has been used medicinally in the past but should not be taken internally or topically as it contains caustic oils that can cause severe reactions. Perennial.
SAGE Silvery foliage. Use in sausages, stuffing, tea. Will overwinter outdoors with protection. Perennial. We also have the more tender but very ornamental 'Tricolor' and 'Golden' culinary sages.
SALAD BURNET Nutty cucumber-like taste. Use in soups, stews, salads and in wines. Perennial.
SAVORY, SUMMER Use in soups, stews, gravies, stuffing & salad dressing. Annual.
SAVORY, WINTER Use for flavoring salads, dressings, stews & stuffing. Perennial.
SHUNGIKU EDIBLE CHRYSANTHEMUM. Use fresh green leaves & yellow flowers in salads & stir fries. Oriental heirloom herb.
SORREL Leaves have distinctive tart/sweet tanginess. Use in soups, stews & salads. Use sparingly as large doses can be dangerous. Perennial.
STEVIA "Sugarleaf Plant". The leaves of Stevia are 300 times sweeter than sugar. Use as a sugar substitute sweetener. Annual.
TARRAGON Anise flavored leaves good for use with fish, veal, chicken, eggs, sauces, soups, vinegars. Perennial to Zone 8.
THYME Used to flavor marinades, vegetables, meat dishes & fish dishes. Perennial.
 VIETNAMESE CORIANDER  aka RAU RAM. Harvest leaves when tender & young. Pungent, tangy flavor. Use in salads or to garnish Asian noodle dishes. Overwinter indoors or treat as annual.
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