Our Basil Fest:

 In June we have the "Basil Fest" where we focus on the many varieties of Basil.  The highlights of this event include free seminars on basil, chef presentations, activities for the children, basil plants to purchase and a "Chef's Challenge “where the proceeds for the event are given to a local charity that shares our mission. 


Our Herb Market:
 Each year on the third Saturday of October we bring you "Herb Market"  - a fun day of education on the uses of herbs.  It is a free family day event with activities that are sure to interest family members of all ages.  Here you will find Texas growers selling fresh herb plants, vendors and artisans offering herbal soaps, crafts, books, nutritional information and foods. We have cooking events that highlight the herb of the year and activities for the children.

Our Seminars:

Throughout the year we hold educational seminars at various locations in and around Bexar County.  We focus on how to grow herbs and the nutritional value of adding herbs to your diet.  We hold food demonstrations and give free recipes to all who attend.  

In 1991 local herb growers gathered  with the Texas Department of Agriculture to host an event to showcase herbs.  The event was held at Aggie Park and was a tremendous success.  As the Herb Market concept grew, we decided to incorporate and we began looking for another location that could hold the increase in patrons.  In 2008 we relocated to the Historic Pearl Brewery and in 2009 we added the Basil Fest to our events. 2012 and 2013  found us moving out into the community even more with our Educational Seminars on growing and using herbs.  Our focus has shifted over the years to be more than a one-day event. We are working to achieve our goal of sharing with the public the wonderful world of herbs - how to grow them, how to cook with them and how to incorporate them into a healthy lifestyle.

As interest continues to increase in herbs, growing and purchasing  local products and healthy eating, the San Antonio Herb Market Association will continue to be here supporting our community. Look for our booklet "Herbs: Nutritious & Delicious" when you are at our next event!

IN SUPPORT OF OUR MISSION

2016 Officers:

Chair - Mary Dunford
Vice Chair - Rob DeRocher
Secretary - Leslie Bingham
Treasurer - Joan Saucedo
Elected Member - Jack Hoover
Elected Member - Cindy Wilson-Ferris


OUR HISTORY

We are a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to educate the community about herbs.

 

We provide community outreach through educational programs and charitable gifts throughout the year as well as providing opportunities for herb related businesses to showcase their products grown or crafted in Texas. We have several events each year to support this mission. 

San Antonio Herb Market Association

P.O. Box 591382

San Antonio, TX  78259

866-923-2226

Email:  saherbmarket@gmail.com