ABOUT THE WILD PLANTS IN OUR RECIPES

MINT

Mint family (Lamiaceae)

What we use it for

Icing, Shrub, Syrub,Tea

Common mountain mint, Pycnanthemum virginianum

Native plant: Tallgrass prairie

Common mountain mint a very fragrant mint plant found throughout the Illinois tallgrass prairie. It is a good nectar plant for many native pollinators, and the leaves and flowers make an excellent flavoring in many desserts.

IMore information on Mountain Mint


Hairy Wood Mint, Blephilia hirsuta

Native plant: Woodland

Common mountain mint a very fragrant mint plant found throughout the Illinois tallgrass prairie. It is a good nectar plant for many native pollinators, and the leaves and flowers make an excellent flavoring in many desserts.

IMore information on Hairy Wood Mint https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/woodland/plants/hairy_mint.htm


How to harvest

Select complete unmarred leaves and young tender stems.

Cut directly above the node on the stem.

Rinse gently in water.

Lay on toweling to dry. You do not want standing water on the plant material, but it cannot get too wilted and dried out.

Place in paper or ziplock bag.

Store in refrigerator until delivery.

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No storefront; You can find us at: Champaign Farmer's Market

Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm

Occasional other local markets

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