Occasionally we try to provide CSA members with a choice of herbs in your weekly share. I thought you might like to see where they are grown. We grow and sell a lot of herbs, mostly for restaurants. We also sell small herb packets at the farmer’s market and sometimes give herbs to the CSA. Tending and harvesting the herbs is a big part of my job.
This is the herb patch at the 63rd St Farm.
We grow lovage, sage, thyme, chives, garlic chives, oregano, orange mint, chocolate mint, pineapple mint, regular mint, violas, marjoram, rosemary, and sorrel at 63rd St Farm. Parsley and cilantro are growing at the Teller Farm.
Restaurants like the violas to add to our fresh greens and salads. Here is how they grow.
I harvest them 100 per bag. This order was for 300 violas.
We sell small packets of herbs at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday. Maybe you have seen them by the register at our Farm Stand? I harvest about 100 assorted packets a week for Market.
Hope you enjoyed learning a little more about Red Wagon’s herbs!