What are herbs?
Herbs are the edible and aromatic leaves of some varieties of plants. They are sometimes used for medicinal and religious purposes, but they are most often used for culinary purposes. Imparting strong and vibrant flavors to all kinds of dishes from around the globe, herbs are also a welcome addition to any garden with their delicious scent, beautiful foliage, and often colorful blossoms.
What’s the difference between herbs and spices?
Herbs are the edible leaves and stems of some varieties of plants, while spices are the flavorful seeds, bark, or flower buds of plants. While spices are often ground into a fine powder to release their flavor, herbs only need to be chopped, crushed, or muddled.
Why use fresh herbs in place of dried?
Fresh herbs impart a purer and fresher flavor to foods than dried herbs, which have lost some of their essential oils during the drying process. Because dried herbs are more concentrated than fresh herbs, substitute fresh herbs for dried at a three to one ration or one tablespoon of fresh herbs for every teaspoon of dried herbs.
Why use Organic herbs?
Organic herbs are free of synthetic fertilizers, chemical herbicides, and pesticides that have not been approved by the USDA National Organic Program, so they are a healthy choice for both consumers and the environment.
Where to buy fresh, organic herbs?
Shenandoah Growers, located in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, has been growing fresh, organic herbs since 1989. Their fresh cut and living organic herbs are of the highest quality, grown by farmers who truly care about creating a sustainable, nutritious, flavorful, and satisfying product for their customers. Shenandoah Growers’ products are available at fine grocery stores in the eastern region of the United States.