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 source 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 Television, 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!
We cannot guarantee this plant inventory.
We are open to the public daily and can easily sell out of a particular crop.
Please call to confirm availability. We may also have a few varieties not listed here, so please inquire.
We are the happiest when you are!
PRE- ORDER - PARKING LOT PICK UP
Email the Order
Include your phone number and your desired pick up time (we need at least a 2 hour notice) **
Receive a confirmation from us by email or phone.
Call when you arrive to the parking lot, then pay for order with your credit card on the call.
We will bring your order to your vehicle - GARDENS to GO!
** We can take some phone orders (as much as staff can handle) if you can't email. We appreciate your patience.
New selections for 2021 in bold
3.5" - 3.5" Square Container
Qt. - Quart Container
GAL - Gallon Size Container
4pk - 4 pack - (4 pk lettuce and greens are available but not listed here).
Aloe Vera 3.5" $4.49
Anemone 'Pink Charm' - GAL $10
Amsonia (Blue Star) 'Blue Ice' Qts.$7.95
Agastache Anise Hyssop 3.5" $4.49
Agastache 'Black Adder' QT. $7.95
Agastache scrophulariifolia (Purple Giant Hyssop) 3.5" $4.49
Agastache 'Sunrise Salmon Pink' (late May)
Arugula 4pk $1.99
Astilbe 'Ostrich Plume' (Early May)- Qt. $7.95
Baptisia (alba) White 3.5" $4.49
Baptisia Blue (australis) 3.5" $4.49
BASILS Qts. $6.49 -
Herbalea 'Wild Majic'
Lemon 'Mrs. Burns'
BASILS $3.5" $4.49 -
Genovese (sweet basil)
Geniale (compact Genovese)
Greg (small bush type)
Tuscany (lettuce leaf)
Beebalm Fuschia Qt. $6.49
Beebalm 'Jacob Cline' Qt. $6.49
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia) 'Mesa Peach' Qts. $7.95
Borage 3.5" $3.49
Buddleia 'Lavender Buzz' $9.95
Calendula 3.5" $3.49
Catmint 'Junior Walker' Qts. $7.95
Catnip 3.5" $4.49
Chives 3.5" $4.49
Chamomile, German 3.5" $4.49
Chamomile, Roman 3.5" $4.49
Chervil 3.5" $4.49
Cilantro 4 pk $3.49
Cilantro, Lemon 3.5" $4.49
Coreopsis 'Curry Up' Qt. $7.95
Comfrey QT. $6.49
Daisy (Leucanthemum) 'Becky' Qts. $7.95
Dill 'Teddy' 4 pack $3.49
Elecampange 3.5" $4.49
Echinacea Purple Coneflower Qt. $6.49
Echinacea Paradoxa Yellow Coneflower Qt. $7.95
Eucalyptus Lemon 3.5" $5.49
Eucalyptus Blue Gum 3.5" $5.49
FERNS Qt. $7.95
Lady in Red (Athyrium filix-femina)
Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis)
Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)
Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum Pedatum)
Feverfew QT. $6.49
GERANIUM SCENTED QT $6.49 -
Attar or Rose
Germander Upright Qt. $6.49
Heuchera macrorhiza 'Autumn Bride' Qts. $7.95
Helleborus oreintalis (lenten rose) 'Red Mountain' Qts. $7.95
Hops Humulus lupulus 'Centennial' Qts. $7.95
Horehound 3.5" $4.49
Hyssop 3.5" $4.49
Ivy (Hedera helix) Yellow Ripple Qts. $6.49
Lamb's Ear Qt. $6.49
LAVENDER Qts. $6.49 -
Big Time Blue (mid June)
French (dentata) 'Paris Blue'
Sentivia Early Blue
Spanish (stoechas) 'Papillon'
Spanish (stoechas) 'Primavera'
LAVENDER 3.5" $5.49
Yellow (L. viridis)
Lobelia, Great Blue (L. siphilituca) 3.5" $4.49
Lemon Balm 3.5" $4.49 Qt. $6.49
Lemongrass (Early May) Qt. $7.95
Lemon Verbena QT. $6.49 GAL - $10
Lovage 3.5" $4.49 QT." $6.49
Maltese Cross (Lychnis chalcedonica) 3.5" $4.49
Marjoram QT. $6.49
Marshmallow 3.5" $4.49
Marshmallow Qt. $6.49
Milkweed, Showy 3.5" $5.49
MINTS Qts. $6.49 -
Spearmint ' Kentucky Colonel'
Motherwort, Chinese (l. japonicus) 3.5" $4.49
Mugwort 3.5" $4.49
Mullein 3.5" $4.49
Mullein, Silver (V. bombyciferum) Qts. $6.49
Mullien Pinks (Lychnis coronaria) 3.5" $4.49
Nasturtium 3.5" $3.49
Nettles (Stinging) 3.5" $4.49
OREGANO Qt. $6.49 -
Greek 'Hot and Spicy"
Mexican (Poliomentha longiflora) Qts. $6.49
Parsley, Curled 3.5" $4.49, QT. $6.49
Parsley Italian 3.5" $4.49, QT. $6.49
Passion flower (Passiflora caerulea) QT. $6.49
Patchouli Qt. $6.49
Pennyroyal 3.5" $4.49 Qt. $6.49
Phlox, Tall Daughter of Pearl Qts. $7.95
Phlox, Tall Solar Flare Qts. $7.95
Poppy, 'Lady Bird' 3.5" $4.49
Rosemary 'Salem' QT. $6.49
Rosemary Trailing 'Irene' Qt. $6.49
Rudbeckia (Black eye susie) Qt. $6.49
Russian Sage (Perovskia) Qt. $6.49
SAGE Qt. $6.49
Holy-land (S. judaica)
Salvia sylvestris "Blue Hill' Qts. $7.95
Salvia 'Rocking Deep Purple' Qt. $7.95
Salvia farinacea 'Unplugged So Blue' Qt.7.95
Santolina, Gray Qts. $6.49
Savory, Lemon 3.5" $4.49
Savory, Summer 3.5" $4.49
Savory, Winter Qts. $6.49
Sempervivum 'Hens & Chicks' 3.5" 4.49,
St. John's Wort 3.5" $4.49
Strawberry 'Eversweet' 3.5" $2.49
Stevia Qts. $6.49
Tansy 3.5" $4.49
THYME QTS. $6.49
Valerian 3.5" $4.49
Verbena bonariensis Qt. $6.49
Vervain (V. officinalis) 3.5" $4.49
Wormwood (limited) 3.5" $4.25
YARROW (Achillea) Qts. $7.95
Terracotta Deep Rose
YARROW (Achillea) Qts. $6.49
YARROW (Achillea) 3.5" $4.49
Our plants are grown using all natural methods, and all our gardens flourish without the use of harmful chemicals or pesticides. We were organic before organic was cool!
Our collection of basils, lavenders, oreganos and thymes is unmatched in East Tennessee.
We offer a good selection of medicinal herbs for the backyard apothecary, and teach how to grow, harvest and use them in our classes.
Events at Erin's Meadow Herb Farm!
April 11th, Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 Beekeeper’s Field Day FREE Event
Anderson County Beekeepers Association presents A FREE Beginning Beekeeping Seminar.
Pre-register by email - Cathy Lowden: email@example.com or 865-216-3709
April 17th, Saturday 1:00 - 2:30 Wilderness Medicine FREE Event
Wilderness medicine, providing "vital emergency care in remote settings", is a rapidly evolving field and is of increasing importance as more people engage in hiking, climbing, kayaking and other potentially hazardous activities in the backcountry.
Laura Brudecki is a local family physician with special interest in Wilderness Medicine. She is currently working towards her Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine and would like to share her knowledge and interest with the community.
To sign up call 865-435-1452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bring a chair, masks required.
Group Visits and Corporate Wellness Programs
Erin's Meadow Herb Farm Instructors
Kathy E. Burke Mihalczo
Owner of Erin's Meadow Herb Farm
Kathy is a community herbalist who started Erin's Meadow Herb Farm in 1995. Kathy teaches a variety of herbal education classes on growing herbs, using herbs in the kitchen, herbal and natural skin care, herbal teas, and herbal medicine making. Her classes are informative and fun!
Knoxville Culinary Artist/Instructor and Owner of The Savory Whisk
Amy shares her joyful spirit and incredible talent offering a variety of culinary classes in our beautiful kitchen classroom. Her students describe her dishes as uniquely delicious and truly memorable!
Come enjoy Amy's fun step-by-step cooking demonstrations, hands - on instruction, and delicious meals. Everyone takes home recipes and inspiration!
Creator at Dexter's Designs
Katherine grew up crafting, sewing and gardening with her mother and grandmother. Her craft business Dexter's Designs creates unique gifts that can be personalized for any occasion or person, no matter their age or gender. Katherine's cat Dexter was the inspiration for her company name. He is her one eyed wonder, assisting in most creations, or he at least supervises! Dexter's Designs continually seeks new and exciting crafting ideas to learn, create, and share.
Crow Caller writes about his life and journey---“In 1990 I began a journey of remembrance. Having come from a background of traditional Christian teachings, the study of world religions, and deep involvement with A Course in Miracles, I was led by Spirit to become active in the study and practice of Native American teachings and Shamanism. On this journey I expanded my studies to include Hawaiian and Celtic Shamanism. When researching my family history, I discovered a Native Cherokee Indian ancestry in my mother’s lineage that led me to a deeper appreciation and dedication to walking the Good Red Road. My Shamanic training comes from the teachings of Michael Harner and the Foundation for Shamanic Studies as well as Huna (Hawaiian) Shamanism taught by Serge Kahili King. The Shamanic procedures I incorporate into my practice include Soul Retrievals, Shamanic Extraction, and Shamanic Counseling. I also facilitate hands-on workshops on these techniques.
In 1992 I met Joseph Rael, Beautiful Painted Arrow (a Southern Ute), and Native American Elder Picuris Pueblo, and began yet another journey. Beautiful Painted Arrow gave his Teachings and Blessings for me to facilitate Sweat Lodges and to lead Dances based on his visions. Over the years I have been involved with the leadership and facilitation of Long Dances, Drum Dances, and Moon/Sun Dances in the United States and Australia. I also guide individual and group Vision Quests and teach explorations of the Medicine Wheel, modalities which provide experiential opportunities for life changes.
For the past ten years I have been actively involved in the ManKind Project USA, an international men’s network of interdependent centers. We are an order of men called to reclaim the sacred masculine for our time, through initiation, training, and action in the world
With Honor & Respect – Charles Patterson – Crow Caller
CoreyPine Shane, RH (AHG)
Director of the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine in Asheville, NC
CoreyPine has spent well over 20 years helping clients by artfully blending Chinese and Western herbal traditions with a focus on local plants. As a seasoned harvester, he has extensive knowledge of wild plants as well as medicine making. He is the author of the e-book, “Herbs for Pain,” has taught at many national herb conferences, and is a registered member of the American Herbalists Guild. CoreyPine believes that laughter is an essential part of any medicine chest, which is why he is a part of the “Wise Guy” school of healing
River Fern Bryant
Owner of River Song Massage and Herbs
River Fern Bryant has been holding space for cacao ceremonies for a few years and recently had the opportunity to be in Guatemala with the Cacao Shaman, Keith Wilson. Through her study of Plant Spirit Medicine, Native American Spirituality, Compassionate Communication, and Circling, River has developed a sweet, safe way to hold space for deep heart opening and healing through Cacao Ceremony.