Tue 3/14-Sun 7/30
Northeast Ohio’s most passionate herb growers have the week of St. Patrick’s Day circled on their calendars – and not because they’re planning to wear shamrocks and wash down corned beef with green beer. That’s the week that Mulberry Creek Herb Farm in Huron opens for the season.
Although many of them won’t be ready this early, the family-owned organic herb farm features a daunting array of herbs and varieties of herbs. A dozen different mints? Check. 15 oreganos and two dozen thymes? Yup. Rosemaries, lavenders, basils abound in a multitude of cultivars, and odd, exotic herbs are tucked in between them.
In addition, Mulberry Creek features a variety of succulents, lots of fairy plants and accessories for fairy gardens (a specialty) and, once the growing season gets closer, vegetable starters and a CSA. In recent years they’ve branched out with some exotic additions including dwarf citrus trees, rice and hops. It’s a tad early to put many plants outside, although most perennial herbs can go on the porch soon — just keep those basils indoors on a sunny windowsill for another couple of months. But bring some home now and scent your house with the aroma of approaching spring.
Mulberry Creek is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am-5pm and Sundays from noon-5pm. You can bring a lunch to eat in the pavilion and there are chickens, a peacock and miniature trains to entertain the kids.