Gahanna OH Convention & Visitors Bureau proudly welcomes guest writer Rowan Evans, Community Liaison with Jorgensen Farms, to our blog today.
Like a perfectly brewed cup of tea, Jorgensen Farms is infused with pleasure and vitality. While it’s not always easy to capture the experience of those qualities in words, many of our guests at the farm are, nonetheless, sure of the effect. Like a cup of tea, serenity.
As a member of Gahanna’s Herbal Trail, Jorgensen Farms is thrilled to share the pleasure and vitality of the herb gardens on the property in the programs and tours that we offer throughout the year.
Fresh herbs may star in a culinary class or, when dried, become part of the chorus in a potpourri presentation. We are devoted to sharing with our guests what we’ve learned about the practical aspects of growing, harvesting, cleaning and storing herbs. We are no less enthusiastic about taking a creative approach in our classes as we explore tea-blending or the sensory use of herbs in creating homemade personal care products.
Always popular are our classes that look at the revered, traditional use of herbs as good health allies and first aid friends. Whether to satisfy our guests’ casual curiosity or to encourage a deeper relationship with these priceless seeds, leaves, roots, flowers, fruits and bark, we find that offering folks new ways to experience the marvelous world of herbs is in perfect resonance with the farm itself.
In keeping with the learning opportunities, from 9:30-11 a.m. on October 22 , we’ll be offering a class titled “Blending Herbal Teas for Pleasure and Vitality.” (Offered as part of Mount Carmel’s Healthy Living series.) Imagine early morning mists at the farm segueing into fragrant steam from teacups as we explore basic herbal tea-blending techniques. We’ll visit and then venture beyond the familiar world of strictly leaf blends to discover other plant parts that offer unique flavor notes and traditional medicinal virtues. Registration is required and can be made through the Mount Carmel website.
Because Jorgensen Farms is a working farm, we are best able to share our story as well as our herbs, honey and produce at local farmers’ markets and the Ohio Herb Education Center in Gahanna.
Our request that visitors come by the farm “By Appointment Only” assures that the numerous tasks that provide vital support for the health and well-being of the farm get the attention they need. We invite anyone interested in visiting the farm to explore the Jorgensen Farms website where you can read about and plan to join us for the farm events that are open to the public. And, of course, we heartily invite you to visit us at the New Albany and Worthington Farmers’ Markets!
To learn more about Gahanna’s Herbal Trail partners and experiences, go to VisitGahanna.com or call 614/418-9114.