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 farmers markets and small businesses. Come visit us!

March 15, 2018: Waiting for Spring....

The sun is shining, but it's definitely not spring yet! Soon, though. Which means it's once again time for the mushroom inoculation workshare! More about that below... First, do you think growing mushrooms is a cool type of farming? Love spending time in the woods? You might want to consider Forest Farming as a business. There's a great opportunity to learn more about it on March 23-25 at Rural Action's Planning, Managing, and Growing Your Forest Farming Business intensive workshop. Janell will be talking about her own diversified forest farming operation on Saturday afternoon. Co-sponsored by Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition. Sign up soon!

Mushroom Workshare: Our mushroom inoculation workshare is about to begin. Here's how it works: for about 6 weeks in early spring you have the opportunity to join me in renewing Blue Owl Hollow's mushroom production infrastructure by inoculating fresh-cut logs with various types of culinary mushroom spawn. You'll learn the process and have the opportunity to earn credit towards a log to take home.

This year's dates are:

There is no charge for this adventure and each log you inoculate for the farm earns you $4 credit towards your own mushroom log ($45 value). Appropriate attire is required and you should allow 4-5 hours for the full experience. To learn more or reserve a space, email us with your preferred date, number of people interested in participating, and a reliable email contact. Herb groups, garden clubs, etc. are also welcome; we can make special arrangements, if necessary.

Worthington, OH - The Worthington Indoor market season continues until the end of April; we can be found inside The Shoppes at Worthington Mall almost every Saturday, 9 - noon. For exceptions to this schedule check our 2018 Schedule below.

Granville, OH - The Granville Summer Farmers Market gets underway the first Saturday in May. We'll be there with some early mushrooms, the very earliest fresh herbs, maybe ramps, maybe spruce tips, as well as the full selection of dried herbs, teas, seasonings, and various other herbal goodies....

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.

Other Events:

Plan ahead for the May 12th 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. 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!

2018 Blue Owl Schedule:

Nov. 4, 2017. 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 these exceptions:
  • Nov 25
  • Jan 6
  • Feb 10
  • Mar 24 (see Forest Farming workshop above)
  • Apr 28
May 5, 2018. Granville Farmers Market
Granville Farmers Market 2018 summer season begins: Saturdays, 8:30 AM - noon, downtown on Main St. between College and Broadway, Granville OH through the end of October.

Past news items of interest, including links to various presentation materials, are also available.

Late winter/early spring features:


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