Here at Lizzy Lane Farm we grow many but not all of our own organic fresh dried herbs. Our seeds start with heirloom varieties, our farm animals, and kitchen scraps provide the compost needed to keep them growing healthy and happy. Some are wild crafted and picked from safe areas. Herbs not grown here come from reputable farmers and their quality is unsurpassed in freshness and eco friendly manufacturing.
All of our fresh dried herbs are the finest quality to be produced, raised organically or wild crafted picked fresh at just the right time. They are dried, cut and sifted; then while here at Lizzy Lane Farm they are stored in our vast collection of vintage blue Ball Mason jars.
Only when you order them are they removed from our cupboards, weighed out, packaged and labeled for shipping to you. I do this because I don’t store my personal herbs in bulk plastic container or bags and I won’t do it to yours.
I do ship in plastic zip top bags to save you money on shipping and feel the few days in plastic out weights the cost of shipping in tin or glass containers. It is my hope that when your dried herbs arrive to you, you will transfer them into your own glass containers.
For herbs to be at their peak of freshness and flavor they also need to be stored properly. Away from excessive heat, light and moisture. The cupboard above your stove is NOT the place for quality herbs.
Here at the farm my personal herbs are stored in vintage blue Ball Perfect Mason jars inside a wooden cupboard in the cool basement. I have a collection of smaller herb and spice jars in the kitchen and fill them when needed.
Some say all herbs and spices should be tossed out after a year because they go bad. Well I myself have found when stored properly they will last for many years. When they start to lose their flavor and color, that’s the time to retire them to the compost bin.
While browsing our growing selection of herbs you will notice all are available in 1 ounce packages, for you to try if you haven’t ordered from us before and for those who don’t use large amounts of a particular herb.
Most, but not all are also offered in ¼ pound, ½ pound, 1 pound and 5 pound packages. These larger volume packages have a greater discount on the per ounce price than do purchasing single ounce packages. I do this because it uses less packaging and takes less time to package and I can pass that savings on to you.
As always if you have any questions we are happy to help.