The Herb society of America

Frankenmuth mid-Michigan unit

Established 1983

                     The Herb Society of America

                     Frankenmuth Mid-Michigan unit

                     39th Annual

                      Spring Herbal Luncheon

 

                                                   

 

                                                    THE HERB SOCIETY OF AMERICA,

                                    FRANKENMUTH MID-MICHIGAN UNIT

                                 39th ANNUAL

                                 HERBAL SPRING LUNCHEON

 

                           With Guest Speaker, Kirk Brown as

                           John Bartram, The King’s Gardener

 

                  Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth,

 

                  Thursday, April 7,2021

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new friends…..have a safe trip to Frankenmuth

 

                                                                       

 

                                                                                                  

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kirk Brown is an accomplished horticulturist who lectures throughout the country on garden design and history. Currently he holds the position of National Outreach Coordinator for Magnolia Plantation and Garden in Charleston, SC.

Kirk has a theatrical background and is well-known for his first-person reenactment of the amazing colonial era botanist, horticulturist, and explorer, John Bartram.

Bartram was instrumental in sending seeds from the New World to European gardeners. He also shared seeds with his American friends, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. In 1765, King George III appointed Bartram as his Royal Botanist.

We invite you to join us as we take a journey back to the 18th century and enjoy Kirk Brown’s transformation into what Carl Linnaeus said “was the greatest natural botanist in the world.”

 

 

 Luncheon Menu

 CHEF DAVID TENNEY’S

SPECIAL THEME MENU

 

Wild Spring Field Soup

Spring Leek & Parsnip Soup w/ Potatoes & Fiddlehead Ferns

 

Bartram’s Box Salad

Early Season Cress & Miner’s Lettuce, Dried White Mulberries, Toasted Almonds, Julienned Carrots & Marionberry Shrub Vinaigrette

 

Cornmeal Breaded Stuffed Landfowl

Chicken Breast Stuffed w/ Salt Ham, Dried Figs, Wild Ramps & Colonial Crowley’s Family Cheese, w/ a Savory Raspberry Sauce

 

Carolina Gold & Sea Island Red Pea Hoppin’ John

A staple in the southern colonies w/ Carolina Gold Rice, Red Peas, Dried Berry, Pecans, Yams & Ham Hock

 

Open Fire Roasted Root Vegetables

Turnip, Parsnip, Rutabaga & Carrots,

Fire Roasted & Drizzled w/ Early Season Maple Syrup Glaze

 

Boysenberry & Blackberry Sally Lunn Cake

While Sally Lunn remains a mystery in the professional baking world, her cakes were a favorite of American Colonists, especially George Washington. Our twist on a recipe from Meta Given’s early 1900 cookbook claims to be a “Sally Lunn” original

 

Program Schedule

 

10 am Garden Market Opens

 

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.

RESERVATION GUIDELINES

 

 

Ø RESERVATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE ORDER THEY ARE RECEIVED AND WILL BE AVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 1ST OR UNTIL THE LUNCHEON IS SOLD OUT; WHICHEVER COMES FIRST

 

Ø Cost of tickets: $40 per person

 

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 our registrar confirms your reservation by telephone

 

Ø Whenever possible, we offer group seating to parties of ten, and if you want a table for ten, a list of all ten names and their payments must be received at the same time

 

Ø Contact information:

 

Telephone

Debbie Sparschu

989-652-2852

Email

frankenmuthherbsociety@gmail.com

Website

frankenmuthherbsociety.org

 

Ø SORRY, NO REFUNDS

2021 Herb of the Year

Raspberry, Bubus spp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is the policy of The Herb Society of America not to advise or recommend herbs for medicinal or health use. This information is intended for educational

purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical or health treatment.

2021 LUNCHEON RESERVATION FORM

 

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       Special Dietary Needs _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Rubus genus is a diverse 250-700 species, and is included in the Rosacea or rose family. Common names for members of this genus include brambles, brambleberries, and caneberries, as well as individually known raspberries, blackberries, and hybrids such as loganberries and boysenberries.

When settlers from Europe came to America, they found Native Americans already utilizing and eating berries.

Settlers brought cultivated raspberries that were native to Europe with them to the new colonies. In 1761, George Washington began cultivating berries at Mount Vernon. The first commercial nursery plants were sold by William Price in 1771, and in 1774 Jefferson planted raspberries at Monticello.

Raspberry tea made political history after England imposed the Boston Port Act, which exacted a tea tax on the American Colonies in 1773 to help the financially troubled East India Company. Tea made from sage or raspberry leaves then became a popular substitute for the colonists’ favorite beverage.

Our

Speaker

 

Kirk

Brown

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