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 ramps and shiitake mushrooms for sale! How can we get them to you? Blue Owl products are currently available in 3 different ways:

  1. Worthington Farmers Market curb-side pickup of pre-paid orders at the Worthington Community Center. Pickup details are listed on the Worthington Farmers Market website. Blue Owl will be using Square Invoice to accept credit card pre-payments. 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; beginning the first week in April we will be bringing in fresh products weekly. Keller Market House hours are restricted due to COVID-19, but they are open at least 4 days/week. They are also going to be launching on-line ordering soon. Call the Keller Market if you have specific questions about availability or would like to arrange curb-side pick up.
  3. 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:

Worthington Winter Farmers Market, Worthington, OH - The Worthington Indoor Farmers Market season , like many other activities, has transitioned its operation to accommodate social distancing. The Mall is closed to us, but the market continues to operate with pre-paid curb-side deliveries through the end of April. We will be participating starting April 4. For exact dates, check our 2020 Schedule below.

We remain committed to the Granville Summer Farmers Market, but the exact operation during these times is still unclear. Please visit the Granville Chamber of Commerce website for more details as the May 2 opening date approaches.

2020 Blue Owl Schedule:

March 30 **Pre-paid Curb-side Pickup only** Worthington Indoor Winter Farmers Market continues despite COVID-19!
Saturdays 9 AM - noon, through April, at the Worthington Square mall, Worthington OH. Blue Owl will be taking delivery orders for the following weeks:
  • Apr 4, 11, 18, 25
**CANCELLED** Sunday, Apr 5, 2020. Mushroom Production for the Home Grower hands-on workshop.
Noon - 4 pm at Blue Owl Hollow, Newark OH, sponsored by the Licking Park District. Learn about a straight-forward log inoculation technique suitable for small-scale production of several different culinary mushrooms. Each participant will have the opportunity to inoculate a grow-your-own shiitake log to take home.
May 2, 2020. Granville Farmers Market summer season opens, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.
Saturdays, 8:30 AM - noon, downtown on Main St. between College and Broadway, Granville OH May through the end of October. Very much subject to change, Blue Owl is likely to be at market these Saturdays:
  • May 2, 9, 30
  • Jun 20, 27
  • Jul 11, 25?
  • Aug 15, 29
  • Sep 12, 19, 26
  • Oct 3, 10, 17, 24

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

Current Mar 5-Apr 11:

Orders due 8 AM, Fri

Fresh this week:

Loose-leaf teas:

Seasonings:

Dried herbs
(200+ varieties)

Crafted products: