BackyardPatch

Backyard Patch Herbs

Villa Park, Illinois · 944 Sales

BackyardPatch

Backyard Patch Herbs

Villa Park, Illinois 944 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(444)

Shop owner

Marcy

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Announcement   Many special activities for the holiday are planned
Pumpkin Hunt - November 21 to 25 midnight Check out this link for details: https://www.etsy.com/listing/84049949/the-8th-annual-great-pumpkin-hunt-2016?
Reindeer Hunt - December to Check back here for link and details
BlackFriday thru Cyber Monday Sale - use code for a discount FALLSPEC for $5.00 any order over $10.00 or try OOTBS15 for 15% off any size order, your choice!
Holiday OPENHOUSE - in house and online with special discounts. December 4, 2016

SHIPPING DEADLINES 2016
December 20 for first class mail
DECEMBER 23 for Priority and Express mail - see our special listing to get this shipping style.

All our shipping under 13 ounces is First class mail, to use Express or Priority Mail for your items, please purchase the Extra "Shipping Products" in our shop or use the shipping upgrade in the calculator. Anything over 13 ounces will be shipped Priority Mail and shipping prices reflect that.

The BACKYARD PATCH:
The best hand-made herbal items available, including cooking blends, teas, crafts and bath items. Made from home-grown, organically-raised herbs, my products contain no added preservatives. In my 3/4 acre herb garden I grow most of herbs I use in my blends and seasonings. This allows me to give you the freshest herbs, no preservatives, and great flavors.

I pride myself on easy-to-use mixes and the quality of my herbs which feature a long shelf-life. Since I hand blend the herbs if you have allergies or diet restrictions we can reformulate blends to eliminate certain herbs or seasonings to fit your needs. Please do not hesitate to use the conversation link to discuss your requests.

I am also able to create custom blend teas, make seasonal tea blends, and many, many cooking blends. Feel free to ask us to make something special for you or your family.

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Other news-- On our Blog (www.backyardpatch.blogspot.com) you can get recipes and tips for crafting, preserving and cooking with herbs both from here and your own. I am still transitioning from another e-store to Etsy, so if you want to see the entire line of products, check out the website: www.backyardpatch.com

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Last updated on Nov 23, 2016

Many special activities for the holiday are planned
Pumpkin Hunt - November 21 to 25 midnight Check out this link for details: https://www.etsy.com/listing/84049949/the-8th-annual-great-pumpkin-hunt-2016?
Reindeer Hunt - December to Check back here for link and details
BlackFriday thru Cyber Monday Sale - use code for a discount FALLSPEC for $5.00 any order over $10.00 or try OOTBS15 for 15% off any size order, your choice!
Holiday OPENHOUSE - in house and online with special discounts. December 4, 2016

SHIPPING DEADLINES 2016
December 20 for first class mail
DECEMBER 23 for Priority and Express mail - see our special listing to get this shipping style.

All our shipping under 13 ounces is First class mail, to use Express or Priority Mail for your items, please purchase the Extra "Shipping Products" in our shop or use the shipping upgrade in the calculator. Anything over 13 ounces will be shipped Priority Mail and shipping prices reflect that.

The BACKYARD PATCH:
The best hand-made herbal items available, including cooking blends, teas, crafts and bath items. Made from home-grown, organically-raised herbs, my products contain no added preservatives. In my 3/4 acre herb garden I grow most of herbs I use in my blends and seasonings. This allows me to give you the freshest herbs, no preservatives, and great flavors.

I pride myself on easy-to-use mixes and the quality of my herbs which feature a long shelf-life. Since I hand blend the herbs if you have allergies or diet restrictions we can reformulate blends to eliminate certain herbs or seasonings to fit your needs. Please do not hesitate to use the conversation link to discuss your requests.

I am also able to create custom blend teas, make seasonal tea blends, and many, many cooking blends. Feel free to ask us to make something special for you or your family.

__________________

Other news-- On our Blog (www.backyardpatch.blogspot.com) you can get recipes and tips for crafting, preserving and cooking with herbs both from here and your own. I am still transitioning from another e-store to Etsy, so if you want to see the entire line of products, check out the website: www.backyardpatch.com

Marcy

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Marcy

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(444)
Lauralyn

Lauralyn on Dec 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I adore the fragrance of your packages! Thank you once again for a fabulous shopping experience. Happy Holidays. ♥

Lauralyn

Lauralyn on Dec 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Your herbs are so delicious ! Love your blends. Thank you so much for my sample too !! YUM

Denise

Denise on Dec 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The aroma of these blends are awesome. I appreciate the information included about all their products. Extra recipes too. Thank you, I'll be back!

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About

It all Started in the Backyard

My friends and I took a class from local herb specialist Jan Butler of Aurora, IL, back in 1990. After that I started my own herb garden in 1991. It was 5 feet by 7 feet just outside the back door and was filled with vegetables and herbs. Each year the garden grew until that first garden was 17 feet by 22 feet and one of three on the property. I produced more surplus than I could use and after giving away all we could and canning our special "DuPage County Salsa" for holiday gift giving for several years, I started a business to sell the extra herbs. I named it The Backyard Patch in honor of the place my herbs came from.

Traveling to local farmers markets I slowly began to blend dried herbs into mixes because although my customers liked herbs, they did not know how to use them without a bit of guidance. Starting with a Dill Dip mix and an Italian Salad Dressing, I now make more than 40 herb mixes as well as seasonings, herbal teas and bath items.

That little garden in the backyard was outgrown and I moved to a production garden of 3/4 of an acre where I grow most of what I use to create my blends. I still grow most myself, blend all the herbs by hand and use only my own recipes to create my specialties.

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  • Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh

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    Back in the 1990s I planted my first herb garden. Now I manage 3/4 of an acre and craft those herbs into custom herb combinations for cooking and tea hand-crafted from my own recipes.

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Last updated on Mar 18, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

We will remake an existing product to facilitate anyone with a food or ingredient allergy. We can make specialized labels on existing products and will custom make packages, gifts and labels for events. We can custom design cooking blends and teas. Contact us to discuss options.

Sizing details

Our Herb Mixes (Zip seal packages) hold 3 Tbls. by volume, the All teas and Herb seasonings are 1/2 cup by volume. The weight of individual items varies and can be determined if requested. These change seasonally due to the herbs. We must ship at a minimum weight of 1 to 2 ounces due to USPS packing shipping requirements, so even if a posted weight is less than 1 ounce, the shipping weight will be rounded up to the next full ounce.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift baskets are wrapped as described, but all other items can be gift wrapped. We make our own herb wrapping paper see our listing for wrapping to purchase this service. We will make a personalized gift tag or card free of charge.

Wholesale availability

Our teas, herb mixes and herb seasonings are all available wholesale, please contact us to a current price list.

Sales to Canada and Europe

Due to custom restrictions on vegetable materials, we do not currently ship to any non-United States Addresses.