FARMER JOHN'S HERBS... adding spice to your life for over 30 years!

 Here in the beautiful Annapollis Valley we are pleased to be growing excellent Summer Savory and using it to create the "Flavors of the Maritimes" in our spice mixtures; 

Jacoba and Bram Lohr, came from Holland in 1958 and started farming here on this farm in 1960. Farmer John's Herbs has evolved and today we have three generations of family working together. We have been wonderfully supported by the public and the grocery stores of the region. Our goal is to bring you the " Flavours of the Maritimes" through our summer savory and many spice mixes. We are a certified organic processor and use mostly organic herbs in our spice mixtures.

We are always working on new projects and are proud to announce a new line of products for Farmer John's Herbs: OMEGA CRUNCH Flax Seed and products! Omega Crunch is made up of 50 % flaxseed kernel. Using a patented shelling process to open the seed, the seed’s natural oils are not disturbed, allowing the product to be shelf stable but also digestible within the body. It's the Flax seed that you do not need to grind!

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Here's the recipe that started it all. Our mother, Heather, a Newfoundlander, grew up with this recipe. It's a traditional Stuffing recipe using bread and Summer Savory.

Farmer John’s Herbs Recipe Traditional Stuffing

(Yield: enough to stuff a chicken, double recipe for a turkey)


1/4 cup, (60 g) butter

1/4 cup (125 ml) chopped onions

1/4 cup (125 ml) chopped celery

2 Tablespoons (9 g) Summer Savory

1/2 Tsp (2 ml) Salt

½ Tsp (2 ml) Black Pepper

4 cups (400 g) dried bread, cubed


In a large frying pan, melt butter over a medium heat. Sauté onions, celery, summer savory, salt and pepper until tender. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Add the bread and mix well. Stuff the turkey/chicken at both ends with the mixture immediately before cooking. Do not stuff and allow the turkey to sit around.