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 The Philadelphia Unit is one of the 44 autonomous units which belong to The Herb Society of America. The unit was organized in 1937 in the Philadelphia suburbs as “The Central Unit” and became “The Philadelphia Unit” in 1940. Our mission is to increase our own knowledge and enjoyment of herbs and to share this knowledge and delight with the community.

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The Philadelphia Unit of The Herb Society of America will present its 75th Anniversary Herb Sale on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 10 am to 1:00 pm (rain or shine) on the meadow at Historic Yellow Springs.  Thousands of herbs, dozens of vegetable seedlings, and many rare and unusual scented geraniums and salvias will be offered for sale. 

To celebrate our Diamond Jubilee, we will be presenting gifts throughout the day.  

In addition, there will be many herbal offerings in our boutique tent including, chutneys, jams, mustards, and homemade baked goods lovingly made by our members.  

A gourmet herbal brunch, catered by The Three Crazy Ladies, may be reserved for $15.  The brunch will be served starting at 10:30 am. (Patrons can reserve their brunch by sending checks made payable to "HSA Philadelphia Unit" and addressed to: P.O. Box 273, Chester Springs, PA 19425)

What to Bring: Cash or checks: credit and debit cards are not accepted.  Also, a large basket, garden cart, or child's wagon to carry your purchases is extremely helpful. Yellow Springs Farm: Artisan Cheese and Goat Milk Products can be ordered in advance on their website: The cheese will be delivered on the day of our Herb Sale.

Location: Historic Yellow Springs                                                                                           1685 Art School Road                                                                                                           Chester Springs, PA 19425

Parking directions: 

There are 3 areas designated for parking:    

  • the field off Art School Rd, 
  • the public parking lot at the W. Pikeland Township Building, and 
  •  the parking lot next to the Washington Building on Art School Rd.

Contact Information: 

Barbara Chambers, Publicity Chairman

Phone: 610-964-8823



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