Grow Your Own: Herbs: Growing, Cooking, and Taste Tests

05/18/2024 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM ET


Please join us at the Hardwick Health Center community kitchen on May 18. Peggy Newfield of Newfield Herb Farm in Craftsbury will lead this workshop on growing and cooking with herbs, including taste tests. Background on Peggy can be found at her website:

Culinary Herbs – History, Uses, Tastes, and Health Benefits

Basil, Dill, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Oregano, Marjoram, Fennel, Coriander, Cilantro, Cumin, Mint, and more

Come and learn more about the culinary herbs you already use and be introduced to herbs you may have never tasted. The workshop will cover:

- The difference between culinary herbs and spices and a brief history of both.

- How to evaluate and shop for culinary herbs – fresh and in jars.

- How to grow, harvest, and preserve culinary herbs -- starts will be available to take home for free.

- How to use which herb or combination of herbs for which type of dish. (Hint – most can be used in any dish.)

We will have a chance to share our favorite herbs and our experiences buying, finding, growing, and cooking with herbs.

And we will wind up the workshop by trying out each herb, either alone or in combination, in a few different drinks and dishes.

This workshop is open to all (including kids) but we ask that you pre-register by May 16 as space is limited. As always with Grow Your Own workshops, there will be time for sharing your own ideas, successes, and challenges, and questions and just in general camaraderie among those of us who love to get our hands in the dirt and see what happens! Grow Your Own is a project of the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and the Center for an Agricultural Economy. The mission of Grow Your Own is to increase community food independence and wellbeing through shared skills, knowledge and experience. Workshops are always free. Donations are gratefully accepted online when you register. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Bethany at: 


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