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The Parsley Porch

The Parsley Porch The Parsley Porch offers a large variety of spices, blends, and essential oils. You can order online or email us for information about specific products.

ABOUT US

Andy and Pat Benko purchased The Parsley Porch in 2007 from Brad Loercher. He had owned several such stores dating back to the 1970’s but only the one at The Green Dragon farmers market still remained. Like Brad, Andy and Pat were former teachers retiring in 2011. Pat taught 4th grade for 24 years, entering the workforce after spending 10+ years as a full-time mother of 3 chi

ABOUT US

Andy and Pat Benko purchased The Parsley Porch in 2007 from Brad Loercher. He had owned several such stores dating back to the 1970’s but only the one at The Green Dragon farmers market still remained. Like Brad, Andy and Pat were former teachers retiring in 2011. Pat taught 4th grade for 24 years, entering the workforce after spending 10+ years as a full-time mother of 3 chi

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Special thanks to our many wonderful customers that have made the 1st four months of 2022 the best start ever in our 15 ...
04/29/2022

Special thanks to our many wonderful customers that have made the 1st four months of 2022 the best start ever in our 15 year history. Pictured below is our replacement inventory from just last week. As our customer base, both online and at our brick and mortar store on Fridays at the Green Dragon continues to grow, it is obvious that in this stressful economy people are looking to get the most from their hard-earned dollars which become worth less and less each month. Tomorrow, Friday, April 29 from 8 AM until 8 PM come out to building six at the Green Dragon and see what we mean by our catchphrase “The BEST Spices at GREAT Prices”. It is supposed to be a very nice day . Either employee, Janey or Joy will be happy to serve you. But if time or distance is not on your side, we will be happy to serve you online at parsleyporch.com
We sincerely appreciate your patronage either way. Bon appétit! :-)

Spring is here and with fresh air also comes allergens, such as pollen from many sources.  I have many allergies and whi...
04/27/2022

Spring is here and with fresh air also comes allergens, such as pollen from many sources. I have many allergies and while I deal with them as best as possible there are some options for us.

Aromatherapy is a way to provide pleasant fragrances that have positive effects on our mental state and disposition and there is increasing scientific data to show these outcomes. In the background pic are rosemary, lavender and mint.

The Parsley Porch sells many essential oils and the health benefits are significant. While essential oils have been used for many centuries, we have learned much more about their holistic value in just the last decade. Everyone likes pleasant smells, but we now know that there are health benefits. Lavender, rosemary and peppermint oils are potent and effective mood enhancers. Put a drop of any of these on a lightbulb and notice how the atmosphere of the room improves. AND we sell the highest quality oils, most of which are pharmaceutical and food grades, rated well above "fragrance grade".

Check out all of our 200+ products, including essential oils at parsleyporch.com and remember our promise to you, "The BEST Spices at GREAT Prices" Bon appetit! :-)

This order of three large shakers of Mesquite BBQ Rub is off to a loyal customer in the “Garden State ” of New Jersey.  ...
04/27/2022

This order of three large shakers of Mesquite BBQ Rub is off to a loyal customer in the “Garden State ” of New Jersey. We have worked very hard to keep our prices down in these stressful times of rampant inflation.
One of the things we cannot control is our shipping costs… The USPS has gradually raised its rates over the last year and recently gave another hike to priority mail rates. We were content to lose a small amount to shipping charges over the last year but with the sudden spike due to gas prices we had to raise our shipping charges. We do not make one extra penny on shipping and wish it were not so but to maintain a profitable business you must charge customers at least what you must pay. Because of the extra charge we also had to raise free shipping options to a $60 minimum. I encourage all of our customers to look to combine their orders with friends & relatives to reach the $60 minimum and get their products shipped right to their door absolutely free. Thank you for your continued patronage. Bon appétit! 🙂

Here is a special order off to a loyal customer in New Jersey who obviously loves our mesquite barbecue rub.  This would...
04/26/2022

Here is a special order off to a loyal customer in New Jersey who obviously loves our mesquite barbecue rub. This would be great on steaks burgers or chops and it contains great grilling ingredients like garlic, onion, pepper, & cumin with a subtle flavor of mesquite wood and is a unique blend found only at The Parsley Porch. While we have 200+ products in as many as six different sizes obviously this customer has found one Parsley Porch product that he loves & doesn’t want to run out of. In these difficult times, when the supply chain may fail you, you can always count on The Parsley Porch to provide all of your culinary needs and as always get a break for quantity discounts. Remember our promise to you… “The BEST Spices at GREAT Prices". Bon appétit! :-)

A tip of my “Parsley Porch” hat to the hundreds of customers that made Good Friday, our best day of the year thus far.  ...
04/18/2022

A tip of my “Parsley Porch” hat to the hundreds of customers that made Good Friday, our best day of the year thus far. Acres and acres of thousands of parked cars as you can see from the pictures created an atmosphere much like a state fair. The Green Dragon was recognized in the USA today as the #2 farmers market in the country, and as I have told our customers, the Parsley Porch does more than its fair share to help them achieve that ranking as we have many out-of-state customers who make a trip a few times each year. We have both a reputation and a catchphrase… “The BEST Spices at GREAT Prices”, and while the pandemic may have affected travel plans of some, particularly our seniors, our online business absolutely exploded and we were shipping our products all over the country but particularly to states that were locked down. We love to see you at our brick and mortar store at the Green Dragon but we value your patronage online and gladly will serve you in whatever way you choose. Bon appétit! :-)

Here is a customer From Florida that obviously loves our fajita blend.  As its name implies, it is terrific on fajitas, ...
03/17/2022

Here is a customer From Florida that obviously loves our fajita blend. As its name implies, it is terrific on fajitas, but I use it for marinating meats, I sprinkle it on refried beans, homemade salsa using “salsa supreme”, another Parsley Porch custom blend. Don’t forget to add a tablespoon or two to your rice water and you will have Mexican rice with a flavor that will have you shouting “Ole”! If you like Mexican food don’t forget our no salt taco seasoning as well as our Santa Fe seasoning… While there are some similarities there are enough differences that you will enjoy all three depending on your personal tastes. See all of our 200+ products in as many is six different sizes. Visit
parsleyporch.com where you always get “The BEST Spices at GREAT Prices“ Bon appétit! :-)

This is one of our best selling products, and it is a custom blend and found ONLY at The Parsley Porch.  It is an exquis...
03/11/2022

This is one of our best selling products, and it is a custom blend and found ONLY at The Parsley Porch. It is an exquisite blend of garlic and many herbs ground together, but absolutely no salt in this custom recipe. For those of you that would like to restrict your sodium intake, this will be your first choice for seasoning… But it also is a terrific value as most spice companies add copious amounts of salt to their blends to increase the weight as well as the price. Garlic herbs is so popular and prized that this alone is off to one of our many customer in the garden state of New Jersey. He is willing to pay shipping for one item because with the quantity discount, saving his gas and time, and the convenience of USPS priority mail, he still considers this to be a bargain. See all of our 200+ products at parsleyporch.com where are you always get “The BEST Spices at GREAT prices!“ Bon appétit! :-)

Here is an interesting order off to a customer in central Pennsylvania near the Maryland border.  Here are sizes you are...
03/10/2022

Here is an interesting order off to a customer in central Pennsylvania near the Maryland border. Here are sizes you are very unlikely to find in grocery stores and once again exhibit a quantity discount. From left to right, minced onions, pot herbs, veggies, and medium pepper. Minced onions can be used anywhere that fresh onions can be used in a fraction of the time ready to go, and with no tears. Pot Herbs are a great soup or stew starter or throw a handful into a meatloaf recipe… The same is true for the veggies and they keep indefinitely so you are always ready to go… Finally a mid pack of medium pepper which I seldom see offered in grocery stores but it is a special grind and chosen by many of our customers as opposed to fine or coarse grinds which we also offer. See all of our 200+ products in as many of six different sizes at our new website parsleyporch.com where you always get “The BEST Spices at GREAT Prices!”. With the cost of gasoline skyrocketing order exactly what you want and the sizes that you want delivered right to your door without having to drive all around town for special items. Bon appétit! :-)

This is a special order off to a loyal customer in the great state of Florida.  While it is not a stock item, it was a p...
02/27/2022

This is a special order off to a loyal customer in the great state of Florida. While it is not a stock item, it was a personal request. He says he puts this on everything and just loves the flavor. It is 50% minced garlic and 50% Tellicherry peppercorns ground to the consistency of baby powder. Tellicherry peppercorns are my personal favorite as they are larger with more pungency & complex flavor than our black peppercorns. The size of this order qualified him for free shipping and he will have his delicious blend which contains no salt in 2 to 3 days because we use USPS priority mail. While we have 200+ products which you can easily see at parsleyporch.com and we can make any special blend that you would like. And you can have “The BEST Spices at GREAT Prices" delivered right to your front door. Bon appétit! :-)

Here is an online order off to Lebanon Co., PA.  This customer is obviously a vanilla lover.  Parsley Porch vanillas are...
02/23/2022

Here is an online order off to Lebanon Co., PA. This customer is obviously a vanilla lover. Parsley Porch vanillas are some of the best products we offer and at a price seldom found anywhere. The green taped bottle of “Two Fold” is twice the strength of our regular vanilla and is a $28 value and probably our "Best Buy". The orange taped bottle is our regular vanilla extract which is probably 60% stronger than the best extract you can buy in a grocery store and contains two different species of Vanilla beans giving it an unmatched flavor profile… The label says it was brewed for at least six months but in this particular case it is well over a year. We sell 5 oz. for $14… Grocery stores sell 4 oz. for over $16. In the small round container at the bottom is our vanilla powder… rich and intense in flavor with a multiplicity of uses… Sprinkle a small amount anywhere you want a delicious flavor of vanilla. See all of our 200+ products at parsleyporch.com were you always get "The BEST Spices at GREAT Prices!” Bon appétit! :-)

Address

Building #6, The Green Dragon Farmer'S Market, 955 N. State St.,
Ephrata, PA
17522

Opening Hours

8am - 8:30pm

Telephone

(717) 397-8045

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Just received my order a few days ago. Thank you soooo much. picked a few new things to try out since I am home. My family is ok being a Guinea pig for new things. Hope to be there to shop soon. Stay safe and thank you again.
Through the years. We were last there Oct 2019.