I have learned the joy of Mexican Oregano. While the dried that I am currently using is fine, I would like to grow some to use fresh. The problem is that I have been looking for a year now, and cannot find any anywhere. (Local or online)
Does anyone have any leads for me to follow?
Rancho Gordo heirloom beans is growing and selling it. I believe he's selling it dried right now, but it may be worth investing in a phone call to see if he could sell you a plant, or perhaps seeds
If you happen to be in NorCal or Napa you could stop by his facility and ask in person.
There are several plants known as oregano in Mexico. The most common is Lippia graveolens but the other big player is Poliomintha longiflora, sometimes known as Oreja de Raton or Oregano Indio. It's not as citrusy as the Lippias and it has an earthier, more complex flavor.
Here's a link to a cooperative in the Huasteca of Hidalgo and how oregano is changing lives!