Erin's Meadow Herb Farm began as a weekend business for Kathleen (Kathy) Erin Burke-Mihalczo and husband John T. Mihalczo Jr.
Twelve acres of land located just outside the city of Oak Ridge,Tennessee turned into a home based business selling fresh cut herbs at local farmers markets.
Cold frames grew into three greenhouses, and herbal display gardens were built over the first five years. Greenhouse plant production produced thousands of herbs, some varieties rarely seen for sale at the time.
Herbal education programs were held outside in the gardens under a tent, and brought gardeners and cooks alike to the herb farm, eager to learn herb growing methods and culinary techniques. Interest in plant based medicine resurfaced and Erin's Meadow Herb Farm became a local souce for herbal medicine makers.
In 2005 the herb shop and kitchen classroom were constructed. Herbal education classes and workshops expanded. A large production garden was built to grow herbs and vegetables used in classes.
2005 also brought the first wedding held in the herb gardens. The years to follow brought film crews to the farm from Jewelry Televison, PBS, and local Knoxville TV stations.
Erin's Meadow Herb Farm is dedicated to the beauty, usefulness and enjoyment of herbs! We love sharing our knowledge and passion for herbs with friends and clients!
The Mihalczo Family celebrates the 15th anniversary of Erin's Meadow Herb Farm with a lavender cake in April 2010.
L-R Allison, Kathy, Thomas, and John Mihalczo