I grew sage in my garden this summer. I have three sage plants that are all producing a great amount of leaves. I use it fresh in some recipes but I have way too much to use now. I harvested some of it this week and used my food deyhdrator to dry it for future use. It took 24 hours in the dehydrator for the leaves to be ready. The instructions in the dehydrator suggested breaking it so it dries faster, but then not crushing it after it is dried until it is time to use it. This makes the flavor better.