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Grand Oak Herb Farm
2877 Miller Rd.
Bancroft, Michigan

(989) 666-7012

2019 Events Schedule

Throughout the year classes, lectures, workshops, and garden tours are offered. All events are by reservation. You may register on the website, call us at 989-666-7012, or by check. For information email us, beulah@grandoakherbfarm.com.

We are open to visitors Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00AM-4:00PM, May 2nd through December15th. We are closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, as well as all major Holidays

 

April 13th 11:00 AM Propagation 101 and Southwestern Brunch
Meet in the Tea Room for today’s event. This has been planned for before we open for the season. That is because it is time to plant annual seed to transplant into your garden or planters. Learn to make new plants from seed, cuttings, divisions, and layering. Also, the best time to collect cuttings for rooting, how to help your cuttings produce roots. We have planned a Southwest Brunch for today, the menu: Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast, Southwest Breakfast Burritos and Ham Enchiladas
$28.00 register and pre-pay

 

April 20th 1:00 PM Explore the World of Herbal Tinctures And Infusions
Demonstrations, recipes and uses. Herbal waters and grow it yourself herbal teas. Soup and Sandwich luncheon provided.
$28.00 register and pre-pay

 

April 27th 1:00 PM Essential Oils and their Benefits
Learn to make essential oil blends such as, 4 thieves, immune boost, relaxing synergizer, and more. You will take home ½ oz( 14ml) bottle of 4 thieves oil that you will mix during the class. Refreshments provided.
$28.00 register and pre-pay

 

May 4th Noon Apothecary Container Garden
You will plant your Apothecary Garden in a 13-½ gallon galvanized tub, (wash tub size). We furnish the tub, 5 herb plants ( rosemary, lavender, oregano, basil and marjoram). A printed sheet listing the benefits of each plant provided. You will be furnished potting soil and suggestions for elements needed to grow your garden. Due to the weight of your garden you may choose to assemble and water your plants when you get home.
$71.95 Limited to 12 people register and pre-pay

 

May 11th 1PM Jackie Kennedy Luncheon with Museum Curator and Fashion Historian Barbara Kincaid
We are so happy to have Barbara Kincaid here for our annual Mothers Day Celebration. Her presentation will be, ‘Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy-Her Life and Legend’. Jacqueline Kennedy was one of our most beloved American First Ladies. Her life had its joys, sorrows and triumphs. Barbara will take you behind the scenes to see how Mrs. Kennedy conducted herself day-to-day with dignity and grace. There will be a display of memorabilia to impart even more insight into the life of this fascinating woman who will live forever in our American history.

We are serving the menu that Jackie Kennedy had prepared for President Kennedy’s lunch with the Prime Minister of Canada at the White House on February 20, 1961. The menu: Creamy Fish Chowder (the President was partial to chowder), Classic Cesar Salad, Poached Salmon, Potatoes Suzette, Buttered French Green Beans with Lemon Sauce and Ice Cream with Pomegranate Sauce.

Seating will be limited to 30 people. To insure seating, register early. You will not want to miss this event.
$45.00 register and pre-pay

 

May 17th 11AM Farm Brunch and Study of Using Herbs
The discussion will be on cooking with herbs and the benefits of herbs. We will demonstrate and, give you the recipe for ‘Lavender and Frankincense Wrinkle Reducing Moisturizer’ There will be handout on the subject and a sample to take home to try for yourself. Brunch Menu: Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole, Herb Sausage and Egg Bake, Blueberry French Toast and Fruit Compote.
$38.00 register and pre-pay

May 18th 1PM Tea Society Meeting and Afternoon Tea
The Tea Society meets 3 times this year. May 18th, August 17th and November 16th. If you are interested in joining us for fun, food and making new friends you can call us at the farm or call Lois Meldrum at 810-232-0266 or Pat Drouin at 989-662-6435. There is no cost. You are asked to bring a dish to pass.

 

May 25th Noon Growing Herbs for Seasoning Blends
This demonstration will cover growing herbs for making a delicious, Steak Seasoning, Herbs de Provence, Lemon Herb Seasoning and Italian Herb Seasoning. We will discuss growing herbs in containers as well as in the garden. Everyone will take home Lemon Herb Seasoning. I find Lemon Herb Seasoning to be a good salt substitute. Luncheon for today will be made with some of the blends. Recipes for the blends provided for everyone.
$28.50 register and pre-pay

 

May 31st 11:00AM Succulent Workshop and Hors d’oeuvres Luncheon
You will be provided a 20X7.75 chocolate brown Milano low bowl for your succulent planter. You will be provided with soil and 5 mature hard-to-find succulent plants. When we have finished our planter we will move to the tearoom for hors d’oeuvres and refreshing fresh herbal tea luncheon. The menu: Ham Crostini with Lemony Fennel, Shrimp in Phyllo Cups, Cucumber Canapés, party time mini Cheeseburgers and decadent Brownie Swirl Cheesecake.
$55.00 limited to 15 register and pre-pay

June 1st 11:30AM Kitchen Herb Container Garden
Everyone loves the taste of fresh herbs and growing your own kitchen garden. So lets get started. You will be provided a large 13.75 gallon galvanized farm tub planter, 5 or 6 herb plants, 2 annual edible flower plants and potting soil. We will discuss care and growing conditions, with a care sheet. After we finish our planter we will go to the tearoom for a light luncheon.
$75.00 register and pre-pay

 

June 8th 11:00 AM Make an Enchanted Fairy Garden with a Special Young Person in your Life
Fairy garden popularity is sweeping the nation. What child or grandchild would not love making their own Fairy Garden? We supply a low bowl planter, special blended soil, 5 mini plants and 2 fairies. Available decorations will be available for purchase if you choose to do so. Recommended age 5 years to12 years.
$48.50 register and pre-pay

 

June 15th 1:00 PM Welcome Spring Afternoon Lemon Tea
Touches of yellow brighten the table for this lemon/ lemon herb tea. The menu: Lemon-Roasted Pecan Scones, Lemon Thyme Devonshire Cream, Asparagus-Dill Quiche, Olive Almond Tea Sandwiches, Lemon Chicken Salad Canapés, Lemon Shrimp Bites, Springtime Lemon Cake and Strawberry Lemon Tea Punch. There will be a lovely lemon thyme plant for everyone to take home. Enjoy a relaxing event at the farm.
$38.50 register and pre-pay

 

June 22nd 11:30 AM Spring/Summer Wispy Hydrangea and Red Cedar Wren House Wreath
This lovely outdoor or indoor wreath with a functioning red cedar birdhouse is made with faux botanicals. If hung outdoors the wrens that nest in the birdhouse become your garden helper by eradicating mosquito’s and nuisance insects. This is a wreath that you will be proud to say, “I made it”. Refreshments provided.
$75.00 limited to 10 register and pre-pay

 

June 28th 11:00AM Rustic Galvanized Door/Wall Olive Bucket Arrangement & Farm Brunch
This unique rustic hydrangea arrangement is perfect for the front door or inside wall. The bucket is filled with pale blue hydrangea, brown and cream floral accents, seedpods and a wired burlap bow. The finished size is approximately 20”X20”. Brunch menu: Strawberry French Toast, Southwest Burrito and Ham Enchiladas.
$62.00 Limited to 15 register and pre-pay

 

June 29th Noon The Herbal Medicinal Tea Garden
Learn the health benefits of 13 herbs. We discuss blending your dried herbs for tea, growing herbs in a natural manner in an outdoor garden or containers. You will be given printed sheets for all 13 herbs listing the health benefits that have been used for generations. Following the program a tour of our medicinal garden and a salad luncheon of chicken basil salad, soup, cheddar sage wafers, and herbal beverage.
$28.00 register and pre-pay