LOCAL Dried Fresh from One Farm or
Mountain Rose Herbs
Standardized: sweet marjoram
Origanum majorana L.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Marjoram is a culinary herb in the mint family. It needs a hot climate to develop its full aroma, but it loses some of its flavor when it is dried. Marjoram goes well with thyme, bay leaves, black pepper, and juniper berries. Marjoram is a Greek word meaning “Joy of the Mountain”. According to Greek myth, Aphrodite said that the smell of marjoram was the smell of impending good luck. Greeks also believed that if it was growing on a grave, it was a sign that the departed soul had found happiness. Throughout the middle ages it was worn by bridal couples to signify love, honor, and happiness. It was used in England for many years as an ingredient in snuff, then as a somewhat exotic flavoring for beer.
Marjoram can be add to herbal infusions, prepared as tea, used in cooking, and macerated i