Treat mom to some special herbs and vegetables for her containers, patio garden or vegetable garden from Gilbertie’s Herb Garden at 7 Sylvan Lane in Westport. Gilbertie’s is a family-owned business started in 1922 and is the largest grower of herb plants in the US. They supply over 400 different varieties of USDA Organic herbs, some of which are very hard to find, to outlets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US. Visit their garden center in Westport to enjoy the formal display gardens, themed greenhouses and gift shop offering herbs and vegetables from the usual to the exotic. Open Saturday from 8:30-5:30 and Mother’s Day from 9-4.
Ambler Farm in Wilton and Holbrook Farm in Bethel are also excellent sources for organic vegetable and herb transplants. Ambler Farm will be selling transplants and maple syrup from the farm on May 7 from noon until 3 pm. The farm stand opens for the season on May 23. Holbrook Farm’s Farm Market & Bakery is open Monday through Saturdays from 9-5 and is a great place to buy fresh vegetables and eggs from the farm, raw milk from Stonewall Dairy, milk and other dairy products from Arethusa Farm, award-winning Flaxette bread, and other artisan and farmstead products. Holbrook Farm has a wide variety of organically grown vegetable seedlings for sale including more than a dozen varieties of heirloom tomatoes. I was thrilled to see the Mortgage Lifter on the list.
Happy Mother’s Day!