Fresh Herbs

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Fresh (non-dried) Herbs at Oshala Farm

Thank you so much for your interest in ordering fresh (non-dried) herbs from the farm. We have taken all the orders we can for the 2022 harvest season. Please submit your orders for 2023 next January. We take orders on a first come first serve basis so get them in early! You can view the Fresh Herbs Price List for 2022 for reference below.

Fresh Herbs Price List

Thanks for your understanding and support,

Elise, Jeff and the Oshala Farm Crew

FAQs

Yes, we have a one pound minimum order per plant.

We require a $15.00 service charge for all fresh orders, including farm pick ups. This money covers the price of ice packs, packaging materials, and the extra time it takes to ensure that your fresh herbs arrive safely.

There are two options- Pick up at the farm or UPS Next Day Air

Unfortunately, we cannot give you a quote on the shipping until we pack up your order and know the exact box size but because all fresh (non-dried) herbs are shipped overnight on an airplane it’s expensive. Depending on how close you live to our farm in Oregon the shipping can be $40-80 a pound. Yikes, we know.

We encourage you to order with friends to cut down on shipping costs and the carbon footprint of packaging and transport. To be more efficient, we generally do all the orders for one particular herb at the same time. If you order several herbs, plan on them all being shipped separately. Thanks for understanding!

No, sorry! All herbs are shipped with UPS Next Day Air to retain freshness and reduce weight loss in shipping. We get a shipping discount through UPS and we are passing that discount on to you. We include close to 10% more plant material for each fresh order to allow for water loss during transport. This helps ensure that your herbs arrive with the weight you ordered.

We strive to notify customers a week in advance but it could be as little as 1-2 days before harvest. You will be notified via email to confirm your poundage and shipping information. Once it’s packed up, we will send an invoice via quickbooks. Your invoice will include a tracking number so you’ll know when your order will arrive.

Because fresh harvest orders are so labor intensive and the shipping often costs more than the herbs themselves, we require you to pay on receipt of your invoice before we send out your package.
* Aerial parts are hand harvested and weighed but not washed
* Roots are dug and carefully cleaned to remove as much dirt as possible but never washed with water. (We do not wash plant material with water to avoid any constituents being leached before it reaches you and to prevent issues during shipping.)
* All plant parts are carefully wrapped in food grade paper within the boxes and packaged with ice packs to ensure they arrive as close to the way they left our fields as possible.
* Herbaceous material loses weight during shipping. We include close to 10% more plant material for each fresh order to allow for water loss during transport. This helps ensure that your herbs arrive with the weight you ordered.