Spring Thyme Nursery located in Dillsburg Pennsylvania was founded in 1999. The nursery is owned and operated by Jason Spring.
Jason has participated in The Pennsylvania Herb and Garden Festival since the beginning show in 1999. He is the main supplier of herb plants at the festival.
Recently I spoke to Jason and he shared with me how he started the business and how it has grown over the past 22 years.
"I started Spring Thyme Nursery in my parent's backyard in 1999. They allowed me to build 2 greenhouses on their property and see what I could do. They helped me have a successful first 2 years and I was able to buy the property across the road and expand to 8 greenhouses. I started out growing herbs, but a customer asked me to grow annuals for them, which I enjoyed. I now grow 50% herbs and 50% annuals. The herbs are still my favorite, but I also love to see the first blooms on the little plants in the spring. The festivals are my favorite part of the business; they are fun and I love talking to people who love plants as much as I do. Nothing feels better than for a customer to tell me how well my plants grew the previous year. My wholesale customers are wonderful and I enjoy close relationships with them as we talk every week. After 22 years, my mother still gives her all for the business and is one of the hardest working people I know. Spring Thyme Nursery continues to be a small family business as my priority is quality, not quantity".