There is nothing more satisfying than picking fresh herbs from your garden that you planted and grew yourself to prepare the evening meal. Growing your own herbs for ultra-fresh culinary creations can be a bit daunting. Though I assure you there is nothing more satisfying in the kitchen than using fresh herbs rather than the dried ones hiding in the back of your cupboard. This event is super fun because if you love to cook you will want to have your own miniature herb garden whether you live in the city and the suburbs the country or even a small apartment there is always room for an herb garden in the kitchen window. You will walk away from this event knowing exactly how to choose the right herbs to have maximum success and never-ending bounty of fresh herbs to cook with.
Brendan Monaco (a sixth-generation 300-acre market vegetable farmer from Ransomeville NY) will be hosting this event along with Chef Steven Binks at Binksberry Hollow on Saturday, June 18th, 2022, from 10:00am in the morning until 1:00pm in the afternoon.
Topics to Include
- When to plant
- Soil types and problems to keep a watchful eye on
- Plant selection
- Go small or big?
- Starting from potted plants or seeds
- Natural and chemical pest control, pros and cons of each
- Troubleshooting problems in the herb garden
- Creating a culinary herb garden
Event Timeline: (the timeline below is tentative, we both like to share as much as possible and leave no question unanswered. We sometimes go long)
10:00 am – brief introductions and then Brendan will be jumping right into various topics related to small herb gardens you can easily produce in your own backyard for sustainability, food certainty, and enjoyment.
11:00 am – hands-on transplanting of herbs into small pots that you will get to take home!
11:45 am – Binks will wrap up the learning part of the event discussing how to think like a chef when planning your herb garden to ensure you have delicious healthy fresh herbs for your latest culinary creations.
Q&A – Q&A is continuous throughout the event.
12:00 pm – A light lunch showcasing various herbs from Goodman Farms and meats produced at Binksberry Hollow.
What do you get:
- A one-hour presentation on getting your backyard herb garden started right from a fifth-generation vegetable and fruit Farmer
- 3 potted herb plants to take home and plant in your own backyard garden
- A light lunch prepared by Chef Binks showcasing fresh herbs and how they can create powerful flavors in your kitchen.
Whats the Price?
The price is $25.00 per person for adults.
Can I bring the kids?
Absolutely, kids are free and will be fed lunch, but you will only get to take home 3 potted vegetable plants per paying adult. Just let us know in the order notes if you will be bringing any kids.
What’s for Lunch?
Binks will create a light lunch including herbs that are appropriate and most commonly grown in the Western New York vegetable season. Meat will also be included on the menu from Binksberry Hollow’s butcher shop.