Maple Spring Gardens
Cedar Grove, NC
Culinary & Medicinal Herbs
In December of 2013, our daughter Sunshine returned to the farm after 4 years in Sonoma County, California, where she completed the Roots program at the California School of Herbal Studies and worked for 3 years at the Sonoma County Herb Exchange - a collective of medicinal plant growers. Sunshine brings a broad range of experience and a passion for both growing and using herbs, and has become a partner in the business of the farm.
We now produce a wide variety of culinary and medicinal herbs, with operations expanding significantly in 2015.
Culinary herbs are available at the Carrboro and Durham Farmers Markets and for 2015 we are offering an Herb Share option with our CSA.
Among the culinary herbs available in 2015 will be:
Cilantro, Dill, Parsley, Thai/Lemon/Italian Basils, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme/Lemon Thyme, Chives, Coriander, Fennel, Turmeric, Burdock, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena, Anise Hyssop, and Nettles.
Also available at the Carrboro Farmers Market are herb based products such as Herb Infused Vinegars and Dried Herbal Teas.
Looking for fresh herbs for your restaurant? Sunshine can put you on our email or text contact list for availability of fresh herbs in season. If you're looking for something unusual, we can probably grow it for you.
We will also be offering edible flowers such as Johnny Jump-ups, Bachelor Buttons, Arugula Flowers, Calendula and Nasturtiums.
Medicinal Herbs are available by special order and may be contract grown. Please contact us for a price list and availability. Our Medicinal Herbs are mostly available fresh and in season at prime harvest time. Some will be available dried throughout the year. We offer high quality, potent medicinals for herbalists, medicine makers, and the individual user.
Among the medicinal herbs available in 2017 will be: Skullcap, Calendula, Yarrow, Lemon Balm, Anise Hyssop, Blue Vervain, Nettles, Milky Oats, Red Clover, California Poppy, Tulsi, Burdock, Elecampane, Marshmallow Root, Echinacea, Turmeric, and many others.
Sunshine also offers herbal skin and body care products through her separate business Blissful Sunshine botanicals. www.blissfulsunshine.com