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WNC Herb Festival 2014

I anxiously await the WNC Herb Festival at the Farmers Market every year.  On the first mildly warm days of spring I mark the event in my calendar, counting the weekends until it’s time.  It’s one of my favorite things to do in Asheville.

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I feel like this is the weekend that I finally put winter behind me and embrace the spirit of the fresh season.

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This year was no different.  The hubs was sick, so I tagged along with my friend Holly and her hubby to pick up this year’s stash.

Red rider wagon and all!

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The booths are all local vendors who sell herb and vegetable plants, as well as products made with herbs like soaps and candles.  They carry all sorts of cute garden décor.  I wanted this guy so badly!

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There is also a collection of perennial plants and annual flowers.  It is a celebration of all things you can grow.

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The selection of plants is like nothing you have ever seen.  They have products that you never would think coming from a tiny little plant.  A Wasabi plant surprised me this year.

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I always enjoy the variety of tomato plants for the season.  You can’t find these options just anywhere.

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I sincerely hope I have better luck growing them this year.  Last year all the rain caused massive crop failure.  Stupid fungus!  I got some good tips from some of the vendors this year.  I have an organic product called Serenade on order.

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The challenge is when you get home finding space for all of your tiny plants, knowing that within weeks they will multiply in size.  It’s easy to get a little carried away when staring at five different kinds of basil!  I highly recommend LIME basil.  It might change your life.

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Oh, I am so excited about the delicious seasoning we will have all summer!

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This truly is a quintessential Asheville experience and really captures the essence of what living in this beautiful mountain town is all about.

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Click here for last year’s WNC Herb Festival post!

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By | 2017-08-15T14:04:26-04:00 May 6th, 2014|Asheville / WNC Living, Fun, Gardening|7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. […] miss my previous Herb Festival posts—> 2014 and […]

  2. […] market looked so different from when I went to the WNC Herb Festival in the spring.  Maybe it’s just that I am getting (eh-hemm) older, but it seems like the seasons […]

  3. John Benjamin May 8, 2014 at 9:45 am - Reply

    We love the herb festival. My main reason to go is to buy hot peppers. I grow them and freeze them, grind em up and put in a shacker. The hotter the better!

    • JulieWunder May 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      That sounds great!

  4. Norma Clayton May 7, 2014 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    My husband and I enjoy the Herb Festival each year. I often come home with plants that I purchase just because the name sounds good. This year it was Tansy. (Should have done my research first!) By the way, I am the strange lady that told you that I admired you so much. I should have introduced myself but as usual I was rushing hither and yon. I truly do admire your compassion for animals as well as your dedication to healthy living.

  5. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie May 7, 2014 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    I love beautiful outdoor festivals! I hope your garden does well! Sadly, I don’t have a gardening bone in my body, so I have no tips for you.

    • JulieWunder May 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      Great to see at the festival Norma! 🙂

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