Detroit Lakes

Herbs, specifically Oregano and Basil have been chosen as the 2017  Vegetable of the Year to rally the community around growing, cooking and sharing this year’s selection of vegetables.

Did You Know?

Herbs add more than just flavor. Many of the culinary herbs grown in Minnesota are members of two plant families: the mint family and carrot family. Culinary herbs are different from vegetables in that they are used in small quantities and are mainly grown for seasoning foods.

We want to see the vegetable of the year growing in gardens, in containers on front porches, in front of businesses, churches, and in school gardens everywhere. We provide starter kits with free seeds, growing tips, and project ideas to get you going. You provide the ideas and enthusiasm. Then share your ideas and experiences about One Vegetable One Community on the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce Facebook page

Free Kits include:

  • Seeds
  • Growing information
  • Basic recipes
  • Project ideas
  • Garden stake

Pick up your kit at:

  • DL Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Essentia St. Mary’s Guest Services
  • Detroit Lakes Public Library
  • Price’s Fine Jewelry
  • Bergen’s Greenhouse & Garden
  • Becker Pet & Garden and Candy
  • First Security Bank

Sponsored by:

Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce

Essentia Health St. Mary’s – Detroit Lakes

Prices Fine Jewelry


To learn more, click here. For recipes using herbs, see our Herb recipe page.