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On behalf of everyone at Heritage Line Herbs, I'd like to thank you for visiting our website.

We are again growing our potted herbs to sell this year - at The Horton Street Market in St. Thomas or by ordering direct from me to pick up in Sparta at the Village Collective or alternately, by calling (519-619-2153) or emailing (heritagelineherbs2014@gmail.com) and making other arrangements.

If you wish to receive a copy of our herb and heirloom vegetable plant list directly to your inbox please email us at heritagelineherbs2014@gmail.com. We will also attach a copy of the herb and vegetable descriptions. The 2017 list should be on our website shortly.

Although we no longer have our store on the farm, we do sell our products at The Village Collective on Main Street in Sparta, Ontario. Winter hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 11 to 4 and Sunday from 12 to 4.

Our dried herbs and blends are still available at some locations in Ontario, so visit our Where To Buy page to find a location close to you.

I want to thank everyone who has helped us transition our business over the years. Your outstanding loyalty and friendship will not be forgotten.

Deb Benner



Heritage Line Herb's dried herbs and herb blends are sold all over the country, so between our online store and our retail locations, it should be no problem for you to find a store near you. For your convenience, we have included a map with contact information for the province of Ontario. For a full list of our stores, please click here to view our PDF.

Herbs for Kitchen Gardens

Herbs are a joy to grow and even more of a joy to use in your cooking. Growing your own is so easy to do and with a bit of experimenting you will be using them all the time.


Another bonus is that they have no calories – so, for example, chocolate mint can be used in recipes in place of chocolate, allowing you to enjoy the flavour even though you are watching your calorie intake.


Now is the time to look through the gardening magazines to get some ideas. If you are a beginner, or someone who could use a bit of help, I have listed some of the more common kitchen herbs below, with a couple of not so common additions.


Check out our list of potted herbs available for 2016 and start planning. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at heritagelineherbs2014@gmail.com.




Basil – many varieties available. Start with sweet basil and once you become familiar with it experiment with the many other varieties. Try fresh basil on a bagel with fresh, local tomatoes, add it to an omelet, salad, pizza and more.


Sweet marjoram – this is an herb that is often ignored because people don’t know how to use it. Add it to meat dishes, soups, breads, cheese dishes and more and it won’t take long for you to appreciate the flavour.


Parsley – curled, italian, plain, root are a few of the varieties. Curled is probably the most popular although Italian is the one that chefs use in their cooking. Root parsley is exactly what is says – the root of the plant.


Rosemary – tender perennial in our zone so it will have to be brought inside over the winter. (I will have a blog in the fall on how to do that easily and painlessly). In the meantime us it in stews, with chicken, with vegetables or enjoy a cup of rosemary tea.


Sage – add colour with golden or purple sage. Garden sage is generally the most popular, used in stuffings and stews. If you have a sore throat drink a cup of sage tea and it will offer relief. Or pick a leaf and chew on it for even faster relief.


Chives – use the flowers in salads and the stem in anything. If you are cooking with dried herbs it is always beneficial to add at least one fresh herb to improve the flavour. Chives are perfect for this as they can be used in almost anything.


Thyme – a little bit goes a long way. Not everyone likes Thyme so take it slowly and make sure this is something you want to add to your cooking. A good way to experiment is to add a bit to something familiar, like cream cheese and sample it.

posted by deb benner


We believe that our dried herbs are the very finest on the market. We grow our herbs as naturally as possible, right here in Ontario. Then, using reconverted tobacco kilns, we dry our herbs at a low temperature, preserving their oils and flavour. We hand-mix the blends to ensure their consistency, and finally, we seal them in recycled glass bottles. Our process results in the very highest quality culinary dried herbs.



Heritage Line Herbs attends many festivals, special events and workshops throughout the year. Learn how to cook with herbs, how to create beautiful planters or bake your own BBQ pizza.

Valentine's Day Weekend @ The Village Collective (Main Street, Sparta, ON)
Saturday, February 13 - Sunday, February 14, 2016. Sales, teas, samples, new blend introduction (Beau Monde).