Welcome to the Blue Owl!
Blue Owl Garden Emporium herb farm offers locally and sustainably grown culinary herbs, edible flowers, herbal seasoning blends and teas, and a variety of other unusual herbal concoctions. With about 200 dried herbs available during the winter and as many as 175 fresh ones during the summer, it's likely we can fill your every culinary herb need. All grown in Licking Co. Ohio without synthetic pesticides or artificial fertilizers.
We also offer fresh culinary mushrooms, grow-your-own mushroom logs, berries, and various other forest edibles in season from our tree farm, Blue Owl Hollow. Our fascination with unusual edibles ensures that we always have something of interest on hand.
Blue Owl products are sold locally at several area farmers markets and small businesses. Come visit us!
March 23, 2017: Welcome to Spring!
Mushroom Workshare: Our mushroom inoculation workshare is about to begin. Here's how it works: every Sunday afternoon (noon-4) and Tuesday all-day (10-6) you have the opportunity to join me in renewing Blue Owl Hollow's mushroom production infrastructure by inoculating new hardwood logs with various types of culinary mushroom spawn. You'll learn the process and have the opportunity to earn your own log to take home. There is no charge for this adventure, but to take home a log, you must contribute 10 logs to the farm's mushroom growing capacity. This year we'll start Sunday, Mar 26 and continue through Tuesday, May 9. Sign up now, spaces are limited! Email if you are interested.
Markets: The Worthington Indoor market season is still going strong, but we're already looking forward to the summer outdoor farmers market season in Granville.
Until the end of April, we can be found inside The Shoppes at Worthington Mall, Saturdays 9 - noon. Starting in May, going through October, you'll find us out on the street in downtown Granville from 8:30 - noon. For the exceptions to this schedule check our 2017 Schedule below.
CSA - Partnering with Bird's Haven Farms: Again this year we're offering a Blue Owl Herb CSA add-on in conjunction with Bird's Haven Farms 2017 CSA program! Don't know quite what you get from a CSA subscription? Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically the share consists of a set amount of produce, but other products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "subscription") and in return receive a bag of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.
It is also possible to expand your subscription to include products from other local businesses. For example, in addition to your Bird's Haven produce, you may now purchase a Blue Owl Herb CSA add-on to include some Blue Owl Garden Emporium dried culinary herbs in your weekly bag. CSA add-ons supporting other local producers are also available, including: Oink Moo Cluck, Osage Lane Creamery, One Line Coffee, Latshaw Honey, Winding Trails maple syrup, and Branstool Orchards. Learn more about how to sign-up and the pick-up locations and times in Central Ohio. What a wonderful way to support a whole community with just one bag!
Plan ahead for the May 13th Ohio Herb Day Celebration: Come celebrate all things herbal! Speakers, local artists, vendors, herb demonstrations, live music, and herb plants for sale from Mill Creek and others. Blue Owl will have a booth selling early season fresh herbs (think ramps!), the full range of dried herbal goodies, as well as fresh mushrooms and grow-your-own mushroom logs. Creekside Plaza in Gahanna OH. Sponsored by The Ohio Herb Education Center 110 Mill St., Gahanna OH 9 AM - 4 PM. Mark your calendars now!
If you can't find us at a convenient time or place, remember that Blue Owl products are available year-round at Brasseur's Botanicals in Newark OH.
- Nov. 5, 2016. Worthington Indoor Winter Farmers Market begins!
- Saturdays 9 AM - noon, November through April, inside The Shoppes at Worthington mall, Worthington OH. Blue Owl will attend most weeks, with the following exceptions:
- Jan 21
- Feb 11
- Mar 18
- Apr 29
- May 13, 2017. Gahanna Herb Day Celebration
- 9 AM - 4 PM. Speakers, local artists, vendors, herb demonstrations, live music, and herb plants for sale at Creekside Plaza in Gahanna OH. Sponsored by the Ohio Herb Education Center, 110 Mill St., Gahanna OH.
- May 6, 2017. Granville Farmers Market
- Granville Farmers Market summer season begins: Saturdays, 8:30 AM - noon, downtown on Main St. between College and Broadway, Granville OH through the end of October. We will be there weekly with the following exceptions:
- May 6
- May 13 (see Gahanna Herb Day above)
- July 1
- July 22
- Sept 2
- Oct 14
Past news items of interest, including links to various presentation materials, are also available.
- Early fresh herbs
- Spruce tips
- Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms
- Dried herbs
- Herbal teas
- Seasoning blends
- Kitchen herb racks - hardwood
- Herbal cookie jar mixes
- Herb soup wreaths
- Mushroom logs
- Lavender hearts
- Hardwood grilling planks
- Pine cone & fatwood firestarters
- Herbal clothes sachets
- Insect repellent herbs:
- American pennyroyal