Hi Everyone! It’s Megan, Office Manager at Desired Health Chiropractic. I had the opportunity to visit Green Valley Garden Center in Ramsey, and I just had to share my amazing experience there!
Spring is bloom! They have everything you need for your planting needs, but the main reason for my visit was one of the many classes they offer throughout the year. My class was Cooking and Gardening with Fresh Herbs and was taught by Dehn’s Garden’s Bonnie Dehn, she is fondly known as Minnesota’s Herb Lady, after taking her class I know why!
First, I have to say the reason I love the farming and gardening community so much is their love for helping one another out. Both Dehn Gardens and Green Valley Green House have herbs and vegetables available for purchase, and both sites have very knowledgeable staff to assist with all your questions and they are willing to share their knowledge together and promote one another’s business!
Bonnie’s class was so informative, I learned so much about herbs, but especially how to cook with them! For those of us who want to be healthier the use of herbs in cooking is a great way to start that journey!
For example, if you are on a low sodium diet you can use fresh herbs instead of salt to draw out flavors. I also learned that adding parsley, thyme, oregano and basil to your regular diet can add lots of nutritional value as well as immune boosting agents to your diet.
Another great tip… do you love Tex Mex but to you, cilantro tastes like soap? Use Lime Basil instead! Green Valley Greenhouse carries it so pick some up and learn to love Tex Mex!
I had such a great time and look forward to taking another class at Green Valley in the future! I will be much more knowledge about how to plant, what to plant, how to maintain it, and how to use it. Herbs aren’t just for looking at, they should be used! I can’t wait to get started! Plus, if you are looking for ideas, they have beautiful displays throughout the greenhouse giving you ideas for all your planting needs! I just love walking around the greenhouse soaking up ideas!
Next time you are in I’d love to share some of what I learned with you. I give Green Valley Green House 5 stars!