Our Story

Big Thyme Farm is owned and operated by us, Charles and Kate Cathcart. In one way or another, the natural world has always been a big part of our lives together.  Having learned about the wide variety of plants that make delicious tea and tisanes, we started experimenting and brewing up the results.  We especially loved learning about native plants and “old ways” of doing things. 

As we shared the results with friends and family, we were encouraged by their response.  We seemed to never get tired of being at the farm, learning more about what works, what tastes great, and staying positive through all the challenges.  We joked about becoming farmers.  And then, over time, the joke was no longer funny.  It seemed like a transition to a farm-focused life was a decision we could make – if we were brave enough, and if we were true to ourselves.  And if we learned a whole lot about soil, water, seeds, etc.!

One thing has led to another.

Still early on in the business, our farm is steadily, amazingly, becoming real.  We specialize in herbs and teas, (or tisanes, to be more precise), and currently offer chamomile, clover mint, lemongrass, lemon thyme and passionflower tea.  We also grow luffa gourds. 

Many new herbs and teas are planned for the future, so stay tuned!  (And dang – could someone get those yaupon trees to grow a bit faster, please?! We can’t wait to offer yaupon tea!)

In the soft light of each morning, we awake with thanks that friends and family have offered their encouragement, and that customers have offered their interest, feedback and support.

Our Story