Basil – Sweet Genovese


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Fresh Basil in Louisville

Basil is one of the hallmarks of summer! And the Genovese variety is everything you could want in a basil – flavorful, tender, slightly sweet and perfect for pesto. But don’t stop at pesto! Sprinkle basil over pasta, salad or watermelon. Put a whole leaf onto a slice of tomato and eat with a piece of fresh mozzarella. Add it to your favorite vinaigrette.

Basil is freshly cut just for you and sold in bunches, leaves and stem. In mid-summer, we’ll have Pesto Packs for sale, which is just six cups of gorgeous leaves, enough for one big batch of pesto.


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Fresh Basil in Louisville

Ordering and Policies for Fresh Herbs

  • ONLY available for local pick up in Louisville, KY.
  • currently, the scheduled pickup time is Saturday from 11-2. If you wish to pick your order up at a different time, please email to set up a time. 
  • there are no refunds, returns or exchanges on herbs, including due to missed pickups
  • to pick your order up Saturday, it must be placed before 5 on Friday

The Pickup Process

Your order will be handpicked and prepared just before pickup. Each type of herb will be secured with a piece of twine. Then all of your herbs will be placed in a biodegradable, compostable paper cup, which will have a tag with your name and order. 

When you arrive to pick up your herbs, they’ll be in the red cooler by the back fence. Look for the Splendor in the Ville sign and you’ll know you’re in the right place. Find the tag with your name and take your cup(s). The cups have enough water in them to keep your herbs fresh until you get them home. You can store them in the cup for several days as long as you change the water. Once you’re done with the cup, don’t forget to recycle or compost it!

What to Do With Fresh Herbs 

Many people who purchase fresh herbs will use them for specific recipes or other cooking applications. In most cases, fresh herbs are added towards the end of the cooking process or sprinkled over the finished dish. Herbs can be steeped in warm (not HOT) water to make herbal teas or marinated in vinegar to flavor it. Here’s a few more ideas for using your herbs.

Basil is a great standalone addition to savory soups, sauces and stews but it’s also the key ingredient in pesto.


While herbs are generally safe to consume, there are always exceptions or contraindications. You should always seek medical advice before using herbs medicinally. We are not medical professionals, any information on herbs we offer is just that, information. By ordering, you agree to hold Splendor in the Ville harmless in relation to the purchase or use of any herbs, produce, eggs or other items. 

Get your fresh basil in Louisville all summer long