Nelson’s Herbs, 65391 Dailey Rd. Edwardsburg, MI
Summer Hours Start April 20th: 10am to 6pm Wednesday through Sunday,
Closed Mondays and Tuesday.
Winter Hours Start October 1: 12 Noon to 5pm Thursday through Sunday.
Closed Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesday
We are not your typical farm. Nelson’s Herbs is a Market Farm that services the community and local restaurants directly. We were established in 1989 as an herb garden business with most of the land under tillage for corn or soybeans. In the early 2000’s we grew into an ornamental plant business, adding greenhouses, expanding the display gardens, and in 2007 building a new retail building. In 2015, with my son Jason as my business partner, we got rid of all ornamental and returned a food based business with a focus on bring fresh picked food to the community. Out of the greenhouse we offer a large variety of vegetable and herb plants, and micro-greens. Outside we have 35+ raised bed vegetable and herb gardens for fresh pick harvest. We added a 3 acre warm season grassland prairie in 2017 with trails for walking and to use as an education opportunity as to what a prairie offers in the way of pollinators and the ecology. We have now, in 2020, planted another 3 acres into prairie and have started a Food Forest. We offer education, and internships.
In the Herb Shop we offer 100’s of dried and packaged herbs and teas. Also we work with a number of local farmers to stock our freezer with local meat and our shelves with local Honey, Maple Syrup, Flour, Cereal, Eggs, Jam, Jelly, Salsa, and Pickles. Other local producers provide us with Fresh Bake Goods, Coffee Beans, Soaps and Lotions, Jewelry, and Art. Also in the Herb Shop are a great selection of books on Farming and Gardening, Cooking, Foraging, Fermenting and many nature based children’s books. We are always adding to this list.
In the future we hope to add another 10 acres to the prairie, add more raised bed gardens and a cold frame for year round greens and cole crop production.
We offer visitors a chance to see how their food is produced which we feel is important, especially for children, to educate visitors on how to raise their own food. We have a yearly charity event in mid May to bring awareness to the local food crisis and people in emergency need that benefits Helping Hands of Cass County.
All farmers support their community, we invite the community in to ‘Get Lost in the Experience”.
I have written for The Edwardsburg Voice for 14 years and am currently the acting Chair of the Cass Michigan County Conservation District.
My son, Jason, is now my business partner and he has a Masters in Zoology with an emphasis on Landscape Ecology. He also was working on his Phd. in Evolution, Ecology, and Environmental Biology only to leave in 2013 to pursue his passion in Brewing Beer and Sustainable Farming.
Things, and life, are always changing. There is always a new adventure to explore, lots of gardens to weed, and new friends that I haven’t met yet. So on with LIFE!
April 18, 2011 at 4:30 am
Thats great that you and Ken are still together. You made a good choice there and he definitely made a good choice with you.
Peace,love,light and true abundancy,
October 29, 2016 at 3:04 pm
I’ve tried to call three times today and it says that I have reached a non working number. Are you closed for the year till next spring? Please send me an email.
November 1, 2016 at 2:04 pm
I apologize, I just checked the number on the About page and the About the Shop Page and the number is correct. We disconnected our land line and are only using our sell phones. The #574-215-8212 is the correct number for Nelson’s Herbs. Karen
September 8, 2021 at 12:48 pm
Yes, hi Karen! I would like to become a member if picked to the CSA for next year!
September 9, 2021 at 8:26 am
Hi, could you email Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure that put all 3 S’s in the address or it goes somewhere else and we won’t see it. He would then have your email address and can send you a copy of this years CSA so you would know what to expect from our CSA. We can talk next time you come in also. Thank you so much for your interest and support of the farm market. we really appreciate it. Karen
December 24, 2021 at 10:24 am
Do you carry Yohimbe in a all natural form???
December 26, 2021 at 8:56 am
No, we don’t. Sorry
Rebecca L Rohrer
December 30, 2021 at 8:11 pm
Do you sell homemade soaps?
January 5, 2022 at 11:40 am
Yes we do in the Herb Shop, Thank you
March 18, 2022 at 5:45 pm
Would like to know more about your csa
March 19, 2022 at 11:17 am
Please E-mail email@example.com for information and so we have your email address in our file
May 15, 2022 at 9:36 am
Can I please join your food co-op?
May 20, 2022 at 7:48 am
I’m Sorry, we are already full.
March 30, 2023 at 4:41 pm
It was a beautiful article and a lot of work to get where you are! It is so important that we can purchase locally grown organic food! Thanks for all your hard work!
May 8, 2023 at 2:02 am
Hi I create herb wands and need a new supplier as I’ve recently been transferred to this area. Do you carry mugwort, chamomile, sage and like herbs?
May 9, 2023 at 7:36 am
Hi Melonie, I am assuming that you mean fresh herbs. We also carry dried and packaged herbs, about 300 varieties, from Frontier Natural Products Co-op in the Shop in small packages. We do order in by the pound and carry a lot herbs by the pound. I don’t sell Mugwort plants, but do have Roman Chamomile, Sage and many culinary herb plants for sale like Rosemary, Lavender, and such. We also cut fresh herbs for people out of our herb gardens. Thank you for the inquiry. Karen Nelson