Oregano – Italian


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Fresh Italian oregano in Louisville

Fresh oregano is a key component of Italian and other Mediterranean cuisine. We offer both Greek and Italian oregano varieties, though Greek is the one most often called for in recipes. Italian oregano has smaller leaves and  more delicate flavor, with notes of citrus and grass. It’s lovely when you need to garnish a dish or salad. Greek oregano has a stronger flavor and more pungent aroma. Look for notes of grass and menthol in Greek oregano and use it in sauces, stews, or other cooked dishes. It’s also excellent in vinaigrette.

In general, Italian oregano is great for dishes where the herb won’t be part of the cooking process. Greek oregano has a sturdy flavor that will mellow and develop during cooking without being lost in the process.

Greek oregano is a featured component of Herbs de Provence.

If you’re making tomato sauce, you won’t be sorry you threw a handful of fresh oregano leaves into the pot! And finely chopped fresh oregano is the perfect finish to Greek salads or a hummus plate.

Our oregano is sold as whole cuttings with soft stem and leaves. Either strip the leaves or mince both stem and leaves, all parts are edible and flavorful.

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Fresh Italian Oregano 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 10:30-2. If you wish to pick your order up at a different time, please email Hey.BigSplendor@gmail.com 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.

You can use fresh Italian oregano in most recipes that call for oregano. It doesn’t have the same strong, minty flavor as Greek oregano, however, so it’s not an exact replacement. The two herbs are also delicious together, so don’t be afraid to add some fresh Greek oregano to your order!


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. 

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