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Grand Oak Herb Farm
2877 Miller Rd.
Bancroft, Michigan

(989) 666-7012

2019 Events Schedule

Throughout the year classes, lectures, workshops, and garden tours are offered. All events are by reservation. You may register on the website, call us at 989-666-7012, or by check. For information email us,

We are open Friday and Saturday only.


May 31st 11:00AM Succulent Workshop and Hors d’oeuvres Luncheon
You will be provided a 20X7.75 chocolate brown Milano low bowl for your succulent planter. You will be provided with soil and 5 mature hard-to-find succulent plants. When we have finished our planter we will move to the tearoom for hors d’oeuvres and refreshing fresh herbal tea luncheon. The menu: Ham Crostini with Lemony Fennel, Shrimp in Phyllo Cups, Cucumber Canapés, party time mini Cheeseburgers and decadent Brownie Swirl Cheesecake.
$55.00 limited to 15 register and pre-pay

June 1st 11:30AM Kitchen Herb Container Garden
Everyone loves the taste of fresh herbs and growing your own kitchen garden. So lets get started. You will be provided a large 13.75 gallon galvanized farm tub planter, 5 or 6 herb plants, 2 annual edible flower plants and potting soil. We will discuss care and growing conditions, with a care sheet. After we finish our planter we will go to the tearoom for a light luncheon.
$75.00 register and pre-pay


Super Sale at Grand Oak Herb Farm June 8th and June 9th.
The Drying Barn will be packed full of new and vintage merchandise priced at 65% to 85% off. Sale price is marked on each item. Sale starts at 9AM and closes at 4PM each day.


June 8th 11:00 AM Make an Enchanted Fairy Garden with a Special Young Person in your Life
Fairy garden popularity is sweeping the nation. What child or grandchild would not love making their own Fairy Garden? We supply a low bowl planter, special blended soil, 5 mini plants and 2 fairies. Available decorations will be available for purchase if you choose to do so. Recommended age 5 years to12 years.
$48.50 register and pre-pay


June 15th 1:00 PM Welcome Spring Afternoon Lemon Tea
Touches of yellow brighten the table for this lemon/ lemon herb tea. The menu: Lemon-Roasted Pecan Scones, Lemon Thyme Devonshire Cream, Asparagus-Dill Quiche, Olive Almond Tea Sandwiches, Lemon Chicken Salad Canapés, Lemon Shrimp Bites, Springtime Lemon Cake and Strawberry Lemon Tea Punch. There will be a lovely lemon thyme plant for everyone to take home. Enjoy a relaxing event at the farm.
$38.50 register and pre-pay


June 22nd 11:30 AM Spring/Summer Wispy Hydrangea and Red Cedar Wren House Wreath
This lovely outdoor or indoor wreath with a functioning red cedar birdhouse is made with faux botanicals. If hung outdoors the wrens that nest in the birdhouse become your garden helper by eradicating mosquito’s and nuisance insects. This is a wreath that you will be proud to say, “I made it”. Refreshments provided.
$75.00 limited to 10 register and pre-pay


June 28th 11:00AM Rustic Galvanized Door/Wall Olive Bucket Arrangement & Farm Brunch
This unique rustic hydrangea arrangement is perfect for the front door or inside wall. The bucket is filled with pale blue hydrangea, brown and cream floral accents, seedpods and a wired burlap bow. The finished size is approximately 20”X20”. Brunch menu: Strawberry French Toast, Southwest Burrito and Ham Enchiladas.
$62.00 Limited to 15 register and pre-pay


June 29th Noon The Herbal Medicinal Tea Garden
Learn the health benefits of 13 herbs. We discuss blending your dried herbs for tea, growing herbs in a natural manner in an outdoor garden or containers. You will be given printed sheets for all 13 herbs listing the health benefits that have been used for generations. Following the program a tour of our medicinal garden and a salad luncheon of chicken basil salad, soup, cheddar sage wafers, and herbal beverage.
$28.00 register and pre-pay


July 12th 11:30AM Friday at the Farm-Everything Lavender
‘Lavender Marketplace’, Essential oils, Health uses, growing, propagation, hardiness and luncheon, Luncheon menu: lavender potato cheddar soup, lavender chicken waldorf salad croissant, cheddar and beef with lavender horseradish cream, lavender cookies, lavender raspberry punch, refreshing raspberry, blackberry, peppermint and lavender water.
$28.00 register and pre-pay


July 13th 11:30 AM Everything Lavender
Same as July 12th.
$28.00 register and pre-pay


July 19th 11:30AM Friday at the Farm-Comfrey
Comfrey is one of the best healing herbs for external use of all times. Comfrey relieves pain and inflammation caused by injuries and degeneration-especially symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It is especially good for the relief pain and swelling from bee stings, deer flies and insect bites. Learn how to make tincture, tincture with lavender or thyme, salve and more.

Luncheon: chicken basil salad, fresh fruit, cold strawberry soup, herb bread and herb/fruit water and herbal tea.
$28.00 register and pre-pay


July 26th 11:30 AM Friday at the Farm- Sweet Marjoram
Marjoram is a versatile herb for cooking and aromatherapy. Best known for its aromatic culinary uses but overlooked for its many health benefits. Luncheon menu for today: roast chicken with tomatoes and marjoram, John Hargrove’s tomato- marjoram-basil, angel hair pasta, mushroom crostini, lemon marjoram cake.
$28.00 register and pre-pay


Aug 2nd (Fri) 11:30AM Basil Day at the Farm
Basil is considered one of the healthiest herbs. We will discuss why that is and what scientist testing has shown. We will discuss growing and preserving the harvest, and more. The basil luncheon: basil pesto bread, rich and creamy tomato basil soup, spaghetti squash with basil, lemon basil chicken and fruit and basil iced tea. Everyone will take home a Cardinal Basil potted plant.
$30.00 register and pre-pay

Aug 3rd 11:30 AM Edible Herb Wreath in a Tobacco Basket And Harvest Luncheon
You will be furnished a 15 ¼"QX24 " tobacco basket and fresh edible herbs to make a herb wreath to wire into your basket. The arrangement is perfect for the kitchen and the herbs in your wreath may be used for cooking. Luncheon menu: basil pesto bread, vegetable bisque soup, dilly potato salad, garden vegetable quiche, spaghetti squash with home canned spaghetti sauce, herbed tomato and green beans and squash pie.
$49.50 register and pre-pay


Aug 10th 1:00 PM Study of Essential Oils, Herbal Tinctures and Herbal Infusions
This study will cover, rosemary, basil, oregano, marjoram and lavender from the garden. It will cover benefits of frankincense, palmarosa, and. variety of herbal oils. You will learn to make essential oil and tincture blends and their benefits. Everyone will be able to choose a tincture or essential oil of your choice to take home. Bring pad and pen to make notes.

Lunch menu: chicken basil salad with heirloom tomato caprice, cold strawberry soup, fresh fruit compote with Victorian Shrub dressing and refreshing herbal tea.
$30.00 register and pre-pay


August 17th 1PM Tea Society Meeting and Buffet Tea
For information call Lois Meldrum at 810-232-0266 or Pat Drouin at 989-662-6435.


Aug 23rd and 24th 10:00 AM-4PM

Hugh End of Season Sale

Details will follow this Summer.


Aug 31st 1PM Farewell to Summer with a British Afternoon Tea
The royal wedding last Summer has brought increased interest in Afternoon Tea. Perhaps because Megan Markle’s first meeting with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace was for Afternoon Tea. One of the things the kitchens in Buckingham Palace always try to do is to make the best possible use of seasonal produce. With that in mind, it’s a good time to bid goodbye to Summer with some of the foods that were prepared in the Royal Kitchens during the Summer.

Menu: Apricot-Pistachio Scones, Devonshire Cream, Roast Beef, Cheddar and Watercress Tea Sandwich, Corned Beef Tea Sandwich, Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich, Shepard’s Pie, Grand Raspberry Trifle and Lavender Earl Grey Tea.

Today’s demonstration-Culinary Herbal Bouquet.
$35.00 register and pre-pay