Midsummer Farm is evolving dramatically for the 2018 season - We will be refocusing much of our efforts - and our land's production - on herbs.
Our goal for this upcoming season is supporting and building our herbal plantings, strengthening the energy of our gardens using herbs, building on our herbal product lines, and invigorating and enhancing our local herbal community.
Our herbal program is growing in 2018!
All new ways to learn about using and growing and knowing herbs...
This year we're refocusing back to what we love most - the herb plants. We'll have more of everything - so we hopefully won't sell out of what you are looking for.
We are also currently working on creating new herb signage for the sale, with info on using the herbs as well as planting - so even if an herb is new to you, you may be inspired to add it to your garden.
We want the plant sale to be a learning experience, introducing everyone to the amazing array of medicinal and culinary plants that can be grown in this area.
We usually organize our herbs in alphabetical order, but this year, we will be grouping them according to use and type as well!
We will be continuing to update and add ... if you would like to be notified when we do a major update, please sign up for our free email newsletter.
Some of our Currently available
articles and videos:
Growing Marjoram (video)
The 5 Session Topics include:
This is an intensive herbalism course - for students who have already taken our Building a Sustainable Herbal Apothecary Course.
In this course, we will be building on what we covered in our First Apothecary Course, and building on those herbs and herbal actions. You'll get a stronger foundation of how to approach herbs and use herbalism as both an art and a science.
More herbs than ever! We're expanding again!
We're introducing over 40 new species and varieties of herbs - both medicinal and culinary! And more of each species and variety!
If you are looking for something rare and unusual - please come by early or email us as we tend to sell out!!!
An Herbal Community
Not only do you gain a solid understanding and plan for using herbs in supporting the health and well-being of your household, but you also become a part of our Midsummer Farm Herbal Community.
Herbal Students are invited to various gatherings and events... And they get to shop our plant sales early! Over the years, we are becoming an ever-evolving and developing supportive and fun group of local and passionate herbalists.
Two afternoon sessions - we will work with herbs from a craft and artful perspective. Depending on what herbs are available seasonally, we will do an assortment of herbal crafts from dream pillows to wreaths and beeswax candles.
This course will be completely hands-on and you'll be going home after each session with your creations.
2 Sessions - 1 pm - 4 pm
$108.00 per person ($114.50 online); all materials are included in price
During these full day sessions, we will be cooking away and exploring techniques for using herbs in simple and easy recipes you can incorporate into your daily eating regime. We will also be tasting and developing new relationships and approaches to herbal flavors and how to combine and use them!
Recipes will reflect both medicinal and health-boosting tonic style recipes like our Garlic Broth as well as just plain delicious herbal dishes. Many dishes will include meat and dairy but vegan options will also be explored.
5 Sessions. 11 pm - 2 pm
We are expanding our comprehensive Herbalism Program at Midsummer Farm. (Currently all of our workshops and courses are held in person at the farm.)
We have a wide selection of fun 2-hour workshops on various herbal topics. The 2018 schedule of short-workshops will be posted and announced shortly!
New workshops in development for 2018 (Dates to be announced):
Herb Farm Tours - we're re-focusing our schedule to be able to host more tours and walks of our herb growing spaces. Weed Walk 5/18/18, 1-3 pm, Herbal Spaces Tour 5/17/18, 1-3pm & 5/27/18, 10-12noon.
AND we also offer an intensive set of courses and experiences that will really develop your knowledge and experience as an herbalist ... take a look at our new, as well as our tried & tested Herbal Offerings below:
Join Us for an intensive Herbal Year at Midsummer Farm
3 sessions, from 10 am to 12 noon. This class is for the beginning and developing herb garden grower. We'll discuss how to grow, harvest, and use 25-30 herbs that no herb garden should be without. All of these herbs are easy to grow and fun to use in cooking, teas, salads, and as medicinals. A great way to get inspiration and plan your spring herb garden! Workshop takes place at Midsummer Farm
We are doing an Herbal CSA Program in 2018! Get a taste of our home-crafted and locally and organically grown herbal preparations and products on a monthly basis! Our herbs are grown in a respectful environment right here in Warwick and crafted into safe and effective healing salves, soothing balms, medicinal tinctures, tasty teas, and more. As an herbal CSA member, you'll collect 6 different herbal products each month!
The Midsummer Farm Herbal Guild is a group of herb-loving people who will be meeting here every two weeks for a Friday afternoon to work on a huge variety of herbal projects - really hands-on... Guild members are basically working members of Midsummer Farm and a big part of the herbal structure of the farm.
Guild Members will also be automatically registered for our new Herbal CSA Program for free!