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Celebrate Herbs: SA Herb Market Offers an Abundance at the Pearl

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San Antonio Herb Market Association’s annual market will be held Saturday, but this is an auspicious year. The association marks its 20th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone this year’s theme is “20 Herbs to Remember.”

Nationally recognized herbalist Susan Belsinger will be a special guest; she has appeared on national television programs including Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, and on National Public Radio. She is a contributing writer to Herb Companion, Vegetarian Times, and other publications.

Mary Dunford, San Antonio Herb Market organizer, says,  “Herb Market is a one-day, once-a-year event— everyone looks forward to it.  Remember that it does not continue every week with the ongoing Pearl Saturday market—so we want everyone to save the date, Saturday, Oct. 15, our 20th anniversary.”

The market has much to offer: Plenty of healthy herb plants of all kinds will be offered for sale by vendors from San Antonio and Central Texas. Plus, Herb Market incorporates tips for planting, care and use of herbs in the garden and in the kitchen and home decor.

Gardening advisors, culinary experts, and health-related herb speakers will offer free programs throughout the day.  There will be food booths around the grounds as well.

Dill's feathery leaves impart herbal flavor for everything from pickles to sauces.

San Antonio Herb Market presenting sponsor is San Antonio Water System with assistance from the Texas Department of Agriculture, Gardening Volunteers of South Texas, and San Antonio Herb Society.  San Antonio Herb Market is an official “Go Texan” event, recognized by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

This is the third year the herb market will be held at the Pearl Brewery, the popular marketplace at 312 Pearl Parkway at Broadway.

Herb Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Admission is free and open to the public. Parking is free and is available in the expansive area underneath the adjacent U.S. Hwy 281, as well is in the parking tower at Pearl.

For information, call 210-688-9421 or visit the herb market or Gardening Volunteers online.

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