Culinary Herb Production


Workshop audio recording from the 2016 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Chris Blanchard
Friday 3

Fresh-cut herbs provide an attractive addition to the farmers’ market, CSA, or wholesale market farm, but they have unique requirements for production, post-harvest handling, and marketing. This session offers an overview of propagation, field production, harvest strategies, and marketing.

Chris Blanchard, Purple Pitchfork consulting, hosts the Farmer to Farmer Podcast. He has years of experience as a farm manager, and had his own operation in Iowa, where he grew vegetables, herbs, and greenhouse crops for a 200-member year-round CSA, food stores, and farmers’ markets.