Basil, parsley, cilantro–Sarah Lindblom started out growing these classic favorites for her CSA shares at Solar Fresh Produce. An SFA workshop with herbalist Connie Karstens soon sparked an interest in medicinal herbs. She began cultivating holy basil, marshmallow, calendula, and lemon balm–just to name a few.
Now Sarah sells both fresh and dried herbs at the farmers market, as well as herbal tea blends, creating a unique value-added offering in the marketplace and through the winter. She’s also integrated herbs into her soil health practices, using them to attract pollinators, keep a living root in the soil, and build plant diversity. On today’s episode of Dirt Rich: “Herbalism for Everybody!”, she shares how she ensures she grows a quality product, the benefits of cultivating herbs that continue to unfold on her farm, and how simple it is to start growing your own herbs–whether it’s in your windowsill or tucked into a row.
Dirt Rich episodes are available to listen on your favorite podcast platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and Google Play. You can also listen on the SFA website. Share with your friends, subscribe, rate and review to help us bring more people into the farmer-to-farmer network!