Rosemary

Rosemary

You can find our rosemary on the retaining wall behing the Tasting Centre at Green Olive at Red Hill.

 

Rosemary is a herb most commonly used in roasts, stuffings and sauces, belonging to the same family as many other aromatic herbs like mint, basil, oregano and thyme. Its name comes from the Latin name ros marinus, meaning “dew of the sea”, as it was discovered natively growing on the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean. Since it’s quite a hardy, drought-resistant plant, it’s easy to grow in your backyard and well-suited to the Australian climate. It’s a great herb to throw in to dishes like roasts and bolognese to add a beautiful, rich flavour. We use fresh rosemary in our meatballs and sausages and roast it with pumpkin for our Winter Salad. We also dry the rosemary and use it along with other garden herbs to make our Herb Salt. Try some of our freshly picked rosemary in our ‘Roasted local farm potatoes’ dish on our farm tapas menu.

 

Interesting Facts about Rosemary

  • Rosemary grows as an evergreen bush but can reach up to two metres in height.

  • Rosemary is a perennial plant which means that it survives for more than two years.

  • Rosemary is easily pruned into shapes and can be used for topiary.

A rosemary plant
Our rosemary