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Sawmill Herb Farm Workshops

Fall Cordials: How Sweet it Is w/ Jade Alicandro, Sept 25, 530 - 7 pm

Fall Cordials: How Sweet it Is w/ Jade Alicandro, Sept 25, 530 - 7 pm

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Learn how to make your own delicious and medicinal cordials, also known as elixirs. These concoctions are a combination of liquor of choice, plus honey, infused with aromatic and bitters herbs and fruits, and in class we'll be focusing on the the bounty of bioregionally abundant late summer and fall fruits, roots, and herbs widely available in our area. These are best enjoyed in fancy cordial glasses on cold fall and winter nights or throw into wine with herbs for a mulled wine beyond compare. And they can be taken medicinally too! We’ll cover formulation, dosage, and crafting your own cordials, with a focus on creativity and a folk medicine-making approach. Recipes will be provided and participants will leave with their own homemade cordial we make together in class.

Jade Alicandro is a bioregional herbalist and wild foods aficionado living in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts, where she runs a small herb school and hosts in-person and online classes. She’s been studying herbalism formally since 2006 and has been in clinical practice since 2012. Learn more about her work at or @milkandhoneyherbs

All workshops are held at our farm at 119 Old Sunderland Rd, Montague, MA. Workshops are rain or shine and are outdoors on grass with some uneven terrain. We have a covered location if it is pouring rain. If it is very bad weather we may cancel or postpone. When you sign up provide an email address for us to contact you in case of a last minute cancellation or delay.  There is an rustic composting toilet available.

Please register in advance for classes and email us with any questions. Workshop materials are included in the class fee. We believe that education should be accessible, while also compensating our teachers fairly. Please be in touch by email if you need a sliding pay scale. 

Refund Policy

  • If we cancel the workshop for any reason all registration fees are fully refunded
  • If a registrant withdraws from a workshop with more than 4 days notice (96 hours) a refund will be issued minus a $5 administrative fee
  • If a registrant withdraws from a workshop with less than 4 days notice (96 hours) or doesn’t show up for a workshop, no refund or exchanges will be given

BIPOC Discount

To honor Sawmill Herb Farm’s values of inclusion, reparations and accessibility, each upcoming workshop will hold at least two spots for low-cost BIPOC tickets at 50% off the posted workshop price. We recognize Black, Indigenous and People of Color have been historically and contemporarily economically harmed, exploited and marginalized. If you are BIPOC and interested in a low-cost ticket for upcoming workshops, please use code 50OFF when registering for classes.


119 Old Sunderland Rd, Montague, MA. Park across the street from the farmhouse, in front of the red and brown barns close to the road.

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