The Herb society of America
Frankenmuth mid-Michigan unit
The Herb Society of America
Frankenmuth Mid-Michigan unit
Spring Herbal Luncheon
Chef David Tenney’s
Special Theme Menu
¨ Blueberry Lavender Lemon Spritzer
¨ Baby Arugula and Mixed Greens with Artichokes, Watermelon Radishes, Fresh Peas , Avocado, Cucumber, Fresh Dill, Roasted Hazelnuts, and Feta, with an Herb and Lavender Vinaigrette
¨ Chicken Breast Stuffed with Prosciutto, Fresh Spring Peas, and Fontina Cheese topped with an Herb de Provence Velouté
¨ Creamy Risotto with Blonde Morel Mushrooms, Ramps and Aged Parmesan
¨ Roasted Jumbo Asparagus with Fresh Lemon and Garlic
¨ Lavender infused white cake with layers of Lemon mousse and blueberry
10 am Garden Market Opens*
11:30 am Welcome by Chairman Cyndy Bellaver
Noon Lunch Served
1:30 pm Guest Speaker
2:30 pm Drawings
*JUST A REMINDER
* We want to remind all shoppers that Garden Market purchases must be paid for by cash or check,
as we do not take
debit or credit cards.
RESERVATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE ORDER THEY ARE RECEIVED AND WILL BE AVAILABLE UNTIL March 20th OR UNTIL THE LUNCHEON IS SOLD OUT; WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Ø Cost of tickets: $60 per person. NO REFUNDS.
Ø Checks must be made payable to HSA-FMMU and mailed with a reservation form to:
Debbie Sparschu, Registrar
5 Mary Lane Court
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Ø Seating is not guaranteed until both the reservation form and payment has been received, and Debbie calls you to confirm your reservation.
Ø Seating will be spaced and limited to 200, with 10 peopleper round table. If you want a table of 10, a list of all 10names and their payments must be received at the same time
Ø Contact information:
Telephone: Debbie Sparschu, 989-652-2852
If we need to cancel for any reason, we will contact you using the telephone number or email address on your reservation form. All payments will be held for deposit until the day of the luncheon, and rather than issuing checks and mailing refunds, all checks will be shredded
THE HERB SOCIETY OF AMERICA,
FRANKENMUTH MID-MICHIGAN UNIT
INTERNATIONAL HERB ASSOCIATION
2024 HERB OF THE YEAR
Yarrow, Achillea millefolium
· Common Yarrow is a hardy perennial that is popular in cutting flower gardens. It has dome-shaped clusters of tiny flowers, and while its beauty is delicate, yarrow is also considered an aggressive weed. In the wild, yarrow typically blooms in shades of white or cream, whereas cultivated yarrow has yellow, purple, pink, and red blooms.
· Yarrow is a perennial in Zones 3-9. It thrives in sun but can tolerate shaded areas. It does well in average soil. Yarrow blooms from May to September and it has distinct gray fern-like, hairy foliage that makes it a showy addition to any garden. Yarrow is drought tolerant, deer resistant, and loved by native pollinators.
· Yarrow is a member of the aster (Asteraceae) family. Its botanical name, Achillea, was derived from the Greek mythology war hero, Achilles, who, legend has it, used yarrow leaves to stop bleeding and heal wounds during battle. Millefolium comes from the Latin word for "thousand-leaved," in reference to its feathery-cut foliage.
· In the Language of Flowers, yarrow symbolizes healing and love, making it a perfect gift to send with get well wishes. The flowers remain beautiful and vibrant when dried and when yarrow is cut fresh, it has an excellent vase life.
· To encourage more blooms and keep yarrow tidy, it should be cut back to the next flower bud after the initial flowers fade.
It is the policy of The Herb Society of America not to advise or recommend herbs for medicinal or health use. and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical or health treatment. Please consult a health care provider before pursuing any herbal treatments.
Guest Speaker, Dawn McCormick
From McCormick Farmz
Dawn McCormick is living in gratitude. She is a wife and stepmom, a farmer, President of McCormick Farmz and The Northern Michigan Lavender Festival. Going into their fourth growing season, McCormick Farmz is a budding lavender farm in Wolverine, Michigan. Dawn is a graduate of Michigan State University and was recently elected to U.S. Lavender Growers Association Board of Directors.
While not a farmer prior to 2021, Dawn has found her bliss. Working with her family and friends, McCormick Farmz now has approximately 4,000 plants in the ground, is completing a culinary lavender processing facility and has lavender products that are being sold in nearly 50 stores in four states.
The farm is located in Cheboygan County, between Gaylord and Mackinac. Dawn and her husband Matt currently live in Wayne County with their soon-to-be-graduating son. In the future, they plan to transition north.
We are looking forward to hearing Dawn share with us her expertise on Culinary Lavender, an intense, sweet, floral flavored herb, with lemon and citrus notes, that can add robust flavor to both sweet and savory dishes
Celebrating our Unit’s
Featuring Dawn McCormick, McCormick Farmz,
Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth