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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,

We are open Friday and Saturday only.


July 26th and July 27 9:00 AM-4PM. Inventory Reduction Sale
We appreciate you, our customers. We would like to thank you with an inventory reduction sale. Everything in the sale barn is marked 65% to 80% off. We have been adding daily to the things that we have to offer. If you were not able to visit us for our May sale we hope you will visit us this date.


Aug 2nd 11:30AM Friday at the Farm ‘Basil’
Basil is considered one of the healthiest herbs. We will discuss why that is and why scientist testing has shown. We will discuss growing, preserving, care, propagating and more.

Luncheon Menu: basil pesto bread, rich and creamy tomato basil soup, spaghetti squash with fresh tomatoes and basil pesto, chicken basil salad and fresh fruit with basil and fruity basil iced tea. Every one will take home a sample of basil pesto that will be demonstrated during your visit.
$30.00 Register and pre-pay


Aug 3rd 11:30 AM Edible Herb Wreath in a Tobacco Basket and Harvest Luncheon
You will be furnished a 15-¼ inch X 24 inch tobacco basket and fresh edible herbs to make a herb wreath that you will wire into the bottom of your basket. The arrangement is perfect for the kitchen. The herbs may be used for cooking or for decorative purposes.

Luncheon Menu: basil pesto bread, vegetable bisque soup, dilly potato salad, garden vegetable quiche, spaghetti squash with home canned spaghetti sauce, herbed green beans and squash pie.
$49.50 Register and pre-pay


Aug 10th 1:00 PM Study of Essential Oils, Herbal Tinctures Herbal Infusions
This study will cover rosemary, basil, oregano, marjoram and lavender from the garden. It will cover the benefits of frankincense, palmarosa and a variety of other beneficial oils. We will demonstrate blending essential oils for immune boost and other blends. You will be able to choose a tincture or essential oil blend of your choice to take home. Bring pad and pen for notes.

Luncheon Menu: chicken basil salad, heirloom tomato caprice, cold strawberry soup. fresh fruit compote with Victorian shrub dressing and refreshing herbal fruit tea.
$30.00 Register and pre-pay


Aug 17th 1:00 PM Tea Society Meeting and Buffet Tea
For information call Lois Meldrum at 810-232-0266, Pat Drouin at 989-662-6435, or call Beulah at 989-666-7012.


Aug 24th 1:00 PM Remembering Tasha Tudor and Adelma Simmons with a High Tea
It is my pleasure to have this High Tea in remembrance of these very unique ladies. Tasha Tudor and Adelma Simmons, known as the “ First Lady of Herbs”, were my inspiration when I started Grand Oak Herb Farm 40 years ago. Hear their story as we serve High Tea with their recipes. The menu includes wine cranberry salad, red flannel hash, spankopita (spinach pie), toffee tiramisu and more
$35.00 Register and pre-pay


Aug 31st 1PM Farwell to Summer with a British Afternoon Tea
The Royal Wedding last Summer has brought increased interest in Afternoon Tea. Perhaps because Megan Markle’s first meeting with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace was for an Afternoon Tea. One of the things the kitchens in Buckingham Palace always try to do is to make the best possible use of seasonal produce. With that in mind, it’s a good time to bid farewell to Summer with some of the foods that were prepared in the Royal Kitchens during the Summer.

Menu: apricot-pistachio scones, Devonshire cream, roast beef cheddar and watercress sandwich, corned beef tea sandwich, curried chicken salad sandwich, shepard’s pie, grand raspberry trifle and lady grey lavender tea. Today everyone will go home with a culinary herbal bouquet.
$35.00 Register and pre-pay


September 7th Noon Herbal Tea Blending, Herb and Fruit Water and Victorian Shrub
We will demonstrate and sample all of the above. There will be hors d’oeuvres served to accent your beverages.
$25.00 Register and Prepay


September 14th 11AM-4:30 PM Herb Crafting Seminar

#1 11AM Blending essential oils for health and happiness. You will make a citrus oil blend to help strengthen the immune system, balance emotions, relieve depression and help with concentration. Other blends will be discussed.

Noon Luncheon menu-tomato bisque with cheddar sage wafers, chicken basil pesto sandwich, fresh fruit in wine sauce and strawberry lemon tea.

#2 1PM Plant a succulent planter with 5 different succulents.

#3 2PM Make a fragrant 22/24 inch herb swag for the kitchen.

#4 3PM Make a 20-inch boxwood wreath and learn to make a wreath. You choose the ribbon to make your bow.

$75.00 for the day limited to 10 Register and pre-pay


September 21st 1PM Olde English Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea and High Tea are enjoying a renaissance on the London scene. High Tea is a cozy supper that includes eggs, meat, fish, scones with clotted cream and rich desserts. Afternoon Tea will be a menu of breads, tea sandwiches, savories and desserts. The menu for today’s Afternoon Tea includes: English muffins, classic shortbread, white chocolate dipped strawberries, mushroom turnovers, English cucumber sandwich, corned beef sandwich with horseradish sauce, lemon mini cakes with apricot sauce, strawberry tart with orange pastry and English herb tea.
$35.00 limited to 25 Register and pre-pay early


Sept 28th 1PM Fall Harvest Table Arrangement
This arrangement will be made with all natural Fall harvest. Included in the table arrangement: Annabelle hydrangea, boxwood, eucalyptus, an assortment of dried flowers and pods, bittersweet and more. Meet us in the tearoom and enjoy hearty beef stew, Cheddar chive biscuit, lemon thyme butter, fresh fruit with raspberry shrub and apple cake.
$48.50 Register and pre-pay


October 5th 1PM Natures Harvest Wreath
Meet us in the tearoom at 1PM for a tasty luncheon of hearty herb enhanced soup, basil pesto bread, corned beef sandwich, apple cake and tea. After lunch we will make a 26-inch wreath using a grapevine wreath base. To that we will use dried fruit, pods, dried flowers, boxwood, bittersweet, grasses and more.
$38.50 Register and Pre-pay


October 12th 11:30 AM Herbal Gift Ideas
This is a make and take gift idea workshop. Everyone will make Warmth of the Season Room Spray, Raspberry Cordial, Comfrey Lavender tincture, 4 thieves essential oil blend with a printed sheet for the uses of 4 thieves oil. In addition other items will be on display with verbal instructions for any you may be interested in. Join us in the Tearoom at 11:30 for Brunch.
$65.00 Limited to 12 Register and pre-pay


October 19th Noon Essential Oils, Aromatherapy, Tinctures and Infusions
Join us in the Tearoom at noon for Lunch. After lunch we will delve into the benefits of all of the above. You will take home tincture of comfrey lavender and plantain.
$48.50 Register and pre-pay


October 26th 11:30 AM Herbs for the Holidays and Holiday Brunch
As the Holiday season approaches I start to think of the lovely fragrant herbs that I have grown this season and ways to use them for decorating. Today we will all make an arrangement in a milk glass container. Before we make the arrangement, join us in the tearoom for a Holiday brunch. The Menu: raspberry cream coffee cake, cranberry scones, Devonshire cream, spanakopita cups, sausage and egg casserole, mini key lime cheese cake, fruit cup and tea & coffee.
$40.00 Register and pre-pay


November 9th 11:30 AM Silver and Gold Holiday Wreath and Holiday Brunch
Join us in the tearoom at 11:30 for a sumptuous Holiday Brunch. The menu: chocolate cranberry scones and apple spice scones, Devonshire cream, eggs benedict casserole, buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy, and bourbon baked ham. After brunch we will make an elegant silver and gold 26/28-inch Holiday wreath.
$50.00 Limited to 12 Register and pre-pay


November 16th 1:00 PM Tea Society Potluck Tea and White Elephant Gift Exchange
This is the Tea Society’s last meeting for 2019. If you plan on attending or have questions, please call Pat Drouid at 989-662-6435 or Lois Meldrum at 810-232-0266.


November 23rd 1PM Grapevine Snowman
Build delightful snowman for outdoors or to use indoors. Your snowman will be made with 3 grapevine wreaths of different size. You will add lights, hat, scarf, pine and poinsettia. We had this class last year and everyone loved it. A light luncheon is provided.
$40.00 Limited to 12 Register and pre-pay


November 29th and 30th Annual Black Friday and Saturday Sale

The Sale Barn is filled again. Everything is priced 50%-75% off. You will find some very nice gifts.


December 7th 1 PM Grand Oak’s Annual Christmas High Tea
A Christmas High Tea with loved ones and friends inspires cherished memories. Our Christmas Tea, as much as any beloved tradition is planned to bring joy and lasting memories. The menu for this special event: basil pesto bread, pumpkin nut bread, chicken marsala, creamed baby peas and shallots, carrots with cinnamon butter, roasted red potatoes with garlic and calendula, caramel pecan cheesecake, white chocolate sweet potato cake and spicy apple spice tea. A Christmas gift and table favor for everyone.

Our end of the year sale in the gift shop will be today. We are closing a week earlier this year. For the past 3 years we have had bad weather for our later year-end sale. This date is early enough to get some very nice gifts at a good price.
$35.00 Register and pre-pay