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 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 culinary mushrooms, grow-your-own mushroom logs, native fruits, and various other forest edibles in season from our forest farm, Blue Owl Hollow. Our mushroom selection is seasonal and includes: shiitake, nameko, mukitake, several oysters, wine-cap stropharia, lion's mane, reishi, and maitake. Not content with mere comestibles, we have a growing line of forest-derived crafts, such as rustic "rosewood" buttons (cleverly created from that invasive shrub every forest landowner loves to hate, multiflora rose!), fatwood firestarters, and Swedish log candles.

Our fascination with unusual-but-useful plants ensures that we always have something of interest on hand. Blue Owl products are usually sold at several Central Ohio farmers markets and small businesses. Visiting the farmers market is not quite the same with COVID-19, but we still have food to sell and you can still participate in the local economy! Thank you for your patience and support as we all find our way through this challenging time.

News: COVID-19 changes to Blue Owl sales

We have mushrooms, early fresh herbs, grow-your-own mushroom logs, and lots of teas & seasoning blends. How can we get them to you? Blue Owl products are currently available in 3 different ways:

  1. May 2 is the start of the Granville Farmers Market. In a (temporary) new location at the Granville High School parking lot, it will incorporate social distancing recommendations from the CDC and other health directives. While we'll be there in person for our customers who wish to browse our full selection, Blue Owl will continue to use Square Invoice to accept credit card payments for pre-orders. Pre-ordering is an excellent way to spead up the process and minimize contact. Go to Blue Owl Products for current availability and further instructions.
  2. Keller Market House in Lancaster, OH offers a variety of Blue Owl shelf-stable items like teas and seasonings and has just launched on-line ordering. In addition to what is available in-house, we are offering all of our fresh herbs/produce and a number of other items through on-line ordering only. Pick-ups are on Wednesdays. Visit the website or call Keller Market to order ahead, if you have specific questions about availability or would like to arrange curb-side pick up.
  3. Blue Owl Farm pick-up available. Finally, you may pickup "mailbox-side" directly at the farm. Pre-ordering is again required, but you are welcome to pay by cash (exact change please), check, or online pre-pay. We will then be happy to arrange a time for you to collect your purchase.

Markets:

The Granville Summer Farmers Market opens this week! Temporarily in a new location, check the website for details. The website also has a document listing local farms and food sources who offer pickup or delivery.

2020 Blue Owl Schedule:

May 2, 2020. Granville Farmers Market summer season opens, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.
Saturdays, 8:30 - noon (1st hour for vulnerable populations). Market will be held in the Granville High School parking lot at 248 New Burg St., Granville through at least the end of May. The market continues through the end of October. The Blue Owl will NOT be at market these Saturdays:
  • May 16
  • June 6, 27
  • July 4, 25
  • Aug 15
  • Sept 5
  • Oct 24

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

Current May 18 - May 25:

Pre-orders due noon, Fri

Fresh this week:

Loose-leaf teas:

Seasonings:

Dried herbs
(200+ varieties)

Crafted products: