Welcome to the PYO Garden
All CSA share members have access to the pick your own (PYO) herb and flower garden when you come to pick up your share.
Each variety of flowers or herbs is labeled by a wooden sign. The rhubarb is the last row on the right of the garden, which will be used as a location reference but is not available for pick your own. Please see below for tutorial links or ask us for help during CSA pick-up if you are unfamiliar with how to harvest herbs and flowers. We are happy to help! We suggest bringing a container or vase for your cut flowers and we can provide you with water. See below to find out what herbs and flowers are ready for harvesting. Feel free to check out the PennState Extension Herb & Spice Pairing Guide.
Basil is one of the most beloved herbs, striking the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Please do not cut the entire plant and click here to watch a harvesting tutorial.
Mint is by far one of the favorite herbs in the garden. The mint box is in front of the rhubarb patch.
Dill has a unique taste, perfect for a cucumber dish or making pickles. Dill is planted multiple times each season.
Parsley has a slight peppery taste, but very versatile in dishes. We have both a curly and flat leaf variety
Chives are a wonderful addition to many recipes. The mild flavor is similar to onions and garlic. The blossoms are also edible. Find them in the first row above the rhubarb in the front of the garden.
The adorable chamomile flowers make a wonderful tea. Find it towards the back of the garden in the first row above the rhubarb.
Cilantro & Coriander
Cilantro is a very popular herb. The dried seed (coriander) comes after the plant flowers and is also a popular spice. We will have multiple plantings throughout the season.
White sage is NOT culinary sage. Do not use in recipes calling for culinary sage. White sage is often dried to be burned in smudging rituals or as a tea.
Cutting celery, also known as leaf celery, is a mini form of normal celery. The stronger taste is a great addition to soups, stocks, and salads! Harvest the top 3/4 of the stems, so that they can continue growing.
Lovage leaves can be used as an herb and seeds as a spice. It has a similar taste to celery and is great in salads or chicken or fish dishes.