A few years ago I started seeing fresh herbs pop up in the produce section of my local grocer, usually in the $4-$5 price range. Now that summer has gone and my fresh herb supply is gone, I was pleasantly surprised to run across these small herb packets again, but this time for only a dollar! These packages from The Herbal Garden were found at my local Jewel Osco for just a buck. I was totally sold as dried herbs in this part of the country are ridiculously expensive (and lame anyway).
Each package is stamped with the herbs' origin, so you can pick your herbs from the US or at least know if they've come from a different country. The herbs made all the difference in my latest soup and (bonus) didn't hurt my pocketbook in the process.
Do you have a good source for fresh herbs now that farmers' markets and outdoor growing season is passing us by?
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(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)