This coming Friday, we fling open our gates and welcome everyone to Jekka’s ultimate Herb Farm Open Days of 2011 (2nd-4th September, 10am-4pm), featuring her spectacular end-of-season plant sale (roll up, roll up, perennial herb bargains a-plenty). If you’re tempted to buy at least four herbs, you’ll get the cheapest one FREE. So if you buy 12 herbs, you’ll be getting 3 free organic herb plants. And so on.
If you’re a rare plant/herb plant collector, don’t miss it. We have a superb selection (over 650 varieties) of organically grown, culinary, medicinal and aromatic plants in 8cm, 1 litre and 2 litre pots for you to browse and buy. Landscape gardeners and garden designers – bring a van: we’re selling off a choice selection of specimen herbs in larger pot sizes (up to 20 litres) at very reasonable prices.
Sale-aside, Jekka’s Open Days are simply a lovely day out for gardeners, cooks, or those with aspirations. Award winning Jekka gives a FREE farm tour (or talk, depending on numbers) at 10.30am and 2.30pm on each open day. Jekka will also be on hand to sign copies of her best selling books, chat about herb care and growing tips (and what to do with them once they’re grown), and her new range of organic herbal teas (which will also be on sale).
When the scents and aroma of Chocolate Peppermint, French Tarragon and Lemon Verbena conspire to get your tummy growling, you can nip over to the Berry Blue pop-up cafe, relax and feast upon ‘Home Grown Thai Red Curry Squash Soup, with fresh bread and Coriander Pesto’ or ‘Slow Cooked Beef in Guinness, with Herbed Potatoes & Wilted Spinach’. Prepare to be overwhelmed with temptation for ‘Home Grown Greengage Meringue Sundae’ and ‘Apple and Lavender Sorbet with Lavender Shortbread’. Then, wash it all down with Jekka’s fresh herb tea, or a jug of Pimms with Jekka’s fresh mint, or ‘Home grown greengage crush’, and you’ll be feeling all refreshed and ready to get back to the lovely business of handpicking your herb garden.
Entry is FREE on Friday 2nd September, and £2 per person on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th. But if you’ve already purchased a hard copy of our catalogue, then bring it along and wave it wildly (or sedately, as your character permits) at whoever is manning our gate, and you’ll have free entry for 2 people on Saturday and Sunday too!
Members of the Royal Horticultural Society, the Soil Association (timely, as Jekka’s open days fall right at the start of Soil Association initiative ‘Organic September’ including the Bristol based Organic Food Festival - so if you’re visiting us, why not visit them too?), the West of England Herb Group (of which Jekka is president) and copy holders of the latest issue of Grow Your Own magazine also have free entry on all 3 days.
This will be Jekka’s biggest, best, end-of-season herb plant sale ever. More info’ required? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01454 418878. See you there!